Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pebble Beach 1950

In November of 1950 Phil Hill won the Pebble Beach road race, one of the first European-style open road races in America. Whatever qualms Hill may have felt that day, he could take comfort in his car, a curvy, long-hooded Jaguar XK-120 that had accompanied him from England six months earlier on the Queen Mary. It was the first sports car that Jaguar had made after the war and the fastest vehicle on the road--a gleaming trophy for a post-war world besotted with speed.

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