May 26-27, 1962 Dave MacDonald is back at Santa Barbara with his 1962 Vette. Dave gets the hole shot and leads Red Faris (#11)
and a pack of Corvettes on lap 1. Dave would score victory in this Saturday race.
This photo from the the Sunday 5/27/62 race shows Dave MacDonald stalking the banged up Corvette of Paul Reinhart. MacDonald
ran strong early but left the race with mechanical problems. Corvettes finished 1-2-3 with Scott Briley scoring victory and Paul
Reinhart and Joe Freitas placing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Dave MacDonald was back at Santa Barbara for the Sep 1-2, 1962 races. Dave entered his '62 stock Corvette in the A-B Production
races on Saturday & Sunday - and at the last minute decided to run his stock vette in the modified main event on Sunday.
Saturday's 9/1/62 A-B Production race and Dave MacDonald dicing through the Santa Barbara road course in his #00 Vette.
Saturday 9/1/62 and Corvettes of Dick Guldstrand and Joe Freitas sliding through a corner
Saturday 9/1/62 and Dave MacDonald going inside to pass Scott Briley
Corvette great Joe Freitas getting a little loose as he drifts wide thru a turn
Late in the Saturday 9/1/62 race Dave puts some distance between himself and Corvette star Paul Reinhart's #6 Vette.
Dave MacDonald went on to win the Saturday 9/1/62 A-B Production race at Santa Barbara. Briley & Reinhart finished 2-3.
Dave MacDonald accepts the checkered flag for Saturday's 9/1/62 victory but he never got the chance to run in the Sunday 9/2/62
production main because his good friend Bob Harris was involved in an accident in the 9/1/62 Modified race. (see below)
While Dave was running his stock '62 Vette in Sunday's 9/2 Modified main event (held immediately before the production main) he
(Below is another view of Bob's crash). Sherry MacDonald (Dave's wife) left the track as well and drove to Cottage Hospital to join
Article recapping the Sep 1,2, 1962 races at Santa Barbara
Article detailing Bob Harris' crash
Article for the upcoming Sep 22, 23 1962 Reno Grand Prix talks about Bob's crash at Santa Barbara
Letter Dave MacDonald received from SCCA after the Santa Barbara race. Officials were not happy that Dave stopped to
help Bob. Ironically the letter was signed by board member Lew Spencer - Lew would be Dave's future teammate at Shelby.