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Racing History Maserati Birdcage 2459

Racing History Maserati Birdcage 2459
Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61 2459 - 08-20-61

After the car was tested properly, the Tipo 61 #2459 was very successful in most races. First place at Cumberland, Maryland; Bridgehampton, New York; and Montgomery, New York in 1960. It was usually the fastest car in all of the races and unless there was a mechanical failure always won. At the end of each racing season, Momo’s shop rebuilt the car for the next season.

DateResultEventDriver#Reference
02/27/1960 – Briggs Cunningham, Green Farms, CT, USA
03/26/1960dnf (differential)12h SebringWalt Hansgen / Ed Crawford#25Bollée Birdcage p61, 70, 72, 73
05/15/19601st OASCCA CumberlandWalt Hansgen#60Bollée Birdcage p98
05/30/19601st OASCCA BridgehamptonWalt Hansgen#60
06/18/19601st OASCCA Roosevelt, Rickenbacker TrophyWalt Hansgen#60
06/19/19601stVanderbilt Cup RaceWalt Hansgen#60Finn TPSC p120
08/07/19601st OASCCA MontgomeryWalt Hansgen#60
09/05/19602nd OASCCA ThompsonWalt Hansgen#60
09/23/1960dnfSCCA Watkins GlenWalt Hansgen#60Bollée Birdcage p110
10/16/1960dnsUSAC Times GP, RiversideWalt Hansgen#60Bollée Birdcage p111
1961 – repainted white with 2 blue central stripes
03/25/1961dnf (transm)12h SebringJohn Fitch / Dick Thompson#21Bollée Birdcage p145
04/30/19601st OASCCA 3h President Cup, VIR, DanvilleWalt Hansgen#60
05/28/19611st OASCCA BridgehamptonWalt Hansgen#60Bollée Birdcage p173, 174
08/06/19613rd OASCCA BridgehamptonDick Thompson#61
08/20/19611st OASCCA Indianapolis RacewayWalt Hansgen#60
09/24/19614th OASCCA Watkins GlenAugie Pabst#61Bollée Birdcage p183
10/15/1961dnfUSAC Times GP, RiversideWalt Hansgen#61Bollée Birdcage p185, 187, 188
02/11/1962dns3h DaytonaAugie Pabst#61
– accident in practice
– parted out, running gear sold to Rob Walton

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