The Road America 500 was first held in 1950, and in 1951 it was added to the SCCA National Sports Car Championship. After the tragic spectator death at the 1952 Watkins Glen Grand Prix, racing on open roads became far less commonplace and the Road America race went into hiatus until 1955, when organisers opened a permanent circuit.
The 1964 race was significant for a number of reasons, perhaps none more so than the extraordinary group of cars that gathered to contest the race. You’ll see everything from the Ferrari 250 LM, to the Shelby Cobra to the car that would be the basis of the iconic Ford GT40 – the Lola Mk 6.
Frustratingly the race coverage is separated into 3 parts, so I’ve added the first part above and linked out to the other following two parts below for the sake of convenience.
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