1966 Historical Photos
Northwest Grand Prix
Pacific Raceways - Kent, WA
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The 1966 Northwest Grand Prix (NWGP) was the final chapter of several mid-60s Pacific Raceways events of the same name which were headliners on the West Coast road racing circuit.
For more information and photos from the event, please see
Weekends of Glory
, Martin Rudow’s book on 1960s PNW racing history
Charlie Parsons, frequent 60’s competitor at Pacific Raceways, won the 1966 NWGP in his McLaren M1B-Chev.
Portland’s Bill Amick and his McLaren M1B-Mercury took a great 2nd in the 1966 NWGP, one of the few times he duplicated his dominance in local events.
Don Jensen and his homebuilt Burnette Special got a good 5th overall at the 1966 NWGP.
Masten Gregory in his McLaren-Chev put in the fastest lap (1:20) at the NWGP but failed to finish.
Local drivers Lew Florence (Lotus 19-Chev) and Bill Amick share the front row of the 1966 NWGP first heat with eventual winner Charlie Parsons (#10).
Great line-up of mid-60s West Coast power comes down the hill towards Turn 3A on the first lap of the 1966 NWGP. Front to back, it is Lew Florence (Lotus 19-Chev), Paul Hawkins (Lola T70-Chev), Ed Leslie (Webster Special), Bill Amick (McLaren MB1-Chev) Charlie Parsons (McLaren M1b-Cheve), Terry Kniss (Cooper-Ford), Don Wester (Porsche 906), and the rest of the pack.
Paul Hawkins (Lola T70-Chev) leads Lew Florence (Lotus 19-Chev) and Ed Leslie (Webster Spcl) through Turn 3A in the first lap of the second heat of the 1966 NWGP
Charlie Parsons and his wife celebrate his win at the 1966 NWGP