Ray Cuomo Shelby Group 2 1966 notchback
© Frank Dobias, Jan Nelson, Wolfgang Kohrn - Sept. 29th, 2004, last updated 26th. July 2014
The History of
the Ray Cuomo
Number 6 was originally
purchased from SA by Gofaster, Inc. of Long Island City. Gofaster, owned by
John Norwood, was the East Coast Distributor for Goodyear racing tires at the
time. The car was entered by the Ring Free Oil Racing Team in the 1967 24 Hour
Daytona Continental. Ray Cuomo of Gofaster along with co-driver Paul Richards,
brought the car home 1st in Class and 11th Overall.
Jan Nelsen and Frank Dobias purchased the car
from John Gimbel in March of 1970. Frank used the car to attain his regional
and FIA license. In 1971 they entered the car in the IMSA Camel GT Summit
Point 4 hour Enduro. Jan and Frank brought the car home 5th in T/O. The car
was entered in and driven by Jan in numerous East-Coast Trans-Am events from
St. Jovite/Canada to Mid-Ohio during 1970, 1971 and 1972. The highest
finishing position being 16th, for the 6 year old race car, in the Schaefer
Trans-Am at Lime Rock Park/CT in 1972.
Jan and Frank had hopes of pulling a HAT TRICK at the 24 Hours of
Daytona, a six year old car was definitely becoming harder to qualify in
professional evetns. As teh saying goes "there is nothing slower than
last years race car".
and Frank started the restoration of #6 around 2004.
There are other photos of this car at www.carmemories.com/submitters/dobias
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