Fitch-Whitmore Le Mans Special (1951)
The modifications to the car were intended for Le Mans, but Fitch and Whitmore soon realized potential Achilles’ heals. The car’s exposed wheels and cycle fenders may not have been well suited to the high-speed LeMans course. Rather, the car performed well on the shorter American road-racing circuits, where it proved to have excellent acceleration, cornering, braking and handling.
The Fitch-Whitmore Special made its racing debut at Bridgehampton on May 26th of 1951, where Fitch drove it to a class victory and fourth overall. Fitch would race the car three more times and into late 1952, when it was sold to Gerry Georgi of Nyack, New York.