I’ve been researching the history of our Volvo PV544. We knew it was a race car from new and came from the states but we new little more than that. So far I have found out that the car competed as a hill climber in Pennsylvania for most of its life. The earliest sticker on the dash is from the 1964 Hershey Hill Climb. I know that it was driven by John Flannery in the early days and later by Craig Danks. Still trying to find out what it was up to from 1958-1964. The rear bulkhead was signed by Bill Rutan who raced a PV544 in many endurance races in the late 50’s and early 60’s with famous Volvo racer Art Riley. I will keep you posted. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Hill Climb Association for all their help.
The Trans-Am race series was created in 1966 by the SCCA. Plymouth entered the Barracuda Formula S through Team Star-Fish in this inaugural season. Drivers included Richard Petty, Scott Harvey, Bruce Jennings and Charles Rainville. The Barracuda proved to be formidable in the corners, however, it lost out on the straights to the Mustang. These photos are courtesy of http://gwadagone.fotki.com