Sport: Red for Ferrari

The eyes of Texas—some 35,000 pairs of them—were on sprawling Bergstrom Air Force Base at Austin this week. The biggest crowd in Texas sports-car history turned up for a chance at the gate prizes—a Jaguar, an MG and a Studebaker—and the promised thrills and spills of four races, jointly sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America and General Curtis LeMay's Strategic Air Command.

Cigar-chewing Curt LeMay, a sports-car enthusiast who does his own highway driving in a Cadillac-Allard, was on hand to watch a pet LeMay project. Airport racing, with admissions at $2...

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