Mark Ward, winner of the 1963 Gold Cup Race of Champions also won the trophy
dash that day.
Mark Ward accepts his trophy after winning the 1963 Gold Cup main event. Also
seen in this photo is V.C. "Mac" McGowan. The young boy standing
by Mac's right shoulder is Freddie Ede.
Mark Ward wrote this message about this car, "This is the coupe with a Hemi
in it that Dick and I tried to take to the 1962 cup race but it only got 2 mpg
on straight alcohol and there was no way we could carry enough fuel to make the
entire race. We tried to tune it to burn gas but ended up scattering the
engine so I ended up on Pombo's pit crew that year."
Page 1 of the Racing Wheels article about the 1963 Gold Cup.
Sacramento Bee article telling about Mark Ward's 100 mile monza win at West
Capital Raceway a few weeks after he won the 1963 Gold Cup.
Action at Roseville with Ed Watson in the 444 car, Larry Burton in #1 and Rich
Venerable in the #10
Larry Burton in Austrailia
Ed Watson in the 444 gets by a car that is taking out the crash wall
Ed Watson collects a main event win at Santa Rosa
Jim Clemovich on the Sacramento Mile
Larry Damitz on the left with Ed Watson on the Right, at Vallejo speedway. April
The Don Hicks supermodified
Ed Watson in the #55 with Larry Burton in the #77
Left to right are Jimmy Gordon, Jack Gordon, Larry Burton, and unknown
Jimmy Sills at Calistoga
The Bowes Seal Fast Special
Gary Koster in the #11 with Jim Clemovich parked on top of his left rear tire.
Ed Watson on the right with Duke McMillan, center, in the infield at Roseville
The Showcase car in front of Larry Burton's gas station
Larry Vickery in the #7 spins with Mike Wasina in the #1. Driver of the
101 is unknown.