Robert Pauley, no stranger to these pages, attended this race in Cuba in 1957. Years later, David Seielstad, who is also a contributor to VeloceToday and well-known Ferrari historian, recalled the event for Forza and wrote a comprehensive article which appeared in August, 1998, issue number 12, with photos by Tom Burnside.
Recently Robert Pauley sent us dozens of color slides he took at the Grand Prix. Below, we use portions of Seielstad’s Forza article with permission of David Seielstad and Forza magazine. Seielstad provides the history, Pauley the images he and recalls his experiences in italics. This is Part 1 of 3.
By David Seielstad and Robert Pauley
Color photography by Robert Pauley