1953 Ferrari 375M Spyder

(1955 Race Season Details)

February 27, 1955
Lion's Club Trophy Race, Fort Pierce, Florida

2nd place
Carrol Shelby drove 0286AM to second place behind Sherwood Johnson in the main event. Shelby was recuperating from a broken arm sustained in an accident in the Mexican Road Race. He drove a brilliant race in the large field of competitors which included nine Ferraris.

December 9, 1955
Nassau, Bahamas

Lou Brero, Sr. negotiates 0286 AM to a fourth place in the Governor's Cup Race.

July 10, 1955
SCCA National Event, Torrey Pines, California

1st place
Carrol Shelby drove 0286AM to an easy victory in the 100 mile event. Phil Hill was second driving a Ferrari 750 Monza for John von Neumann.

July 10, 1955
SCCA National Event, Torrey Pines, California

A view from the main event.

July 31, 1955
SCCA National Event, Seafair Trophy Race, Kitsap County Airport, Washington

3rd place -- Ken Miles drove 0286AM to a third place behind Phil Hill. The winner was Carrol Shelby in a 4.9 Ferrari.

July 31, 1955
SCCA National Event, Seafair Trophy Race, Kitsap County Airport, Washington

Ken Miles drive to third place.

December 9, 1955
Nassau, Bahamas

Lou Brero, Sr. negotiates 0286 AM to a fourth place in the Governor's Cup Race.

December 10, 1955
Nassau Bahamas

Lou Brero Sr. drives his 375MM to a third palce finish in its final race.


December 9-11, 1955
Nassau Speed Week, Nassau, Bahamas

4th place Governors Cup - 105 miles
3rd place Ferrari Race - 17.5 miles
DNS Nassau Trophy Race - 210 miles


Lou Brero, Sr. drove 0286AM in the weekend races at Nassau. Lou was having a tough time in the now outdated Ferrari. Saturday's hot weather and competitive race produced overheating in the Ferrari. The heating problem caused cracked cylinder heads, and the Ferrari was unable to run in Sunday's feature race. This was the end of the racing career for 0286AM. The Ferrari never ran again. Lou Brero, Jr. unsuccessfully tried to fix the engine in 0286 AM after his fathers death. Lou, Jr. also attempted to install a Jaguar engine and tranmission in the Ferrari, but never finished the project. The Ferrari was then entombed in a twenty foot trailer for 39 years in Arcata, California.



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