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Fred Stout's serious accident, 1975 SCCA meeting at Mid America Raceway

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:45 am
by hollie3sa
This is the only article I found at newspapers.com:

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Do you know more/have anything about it?

Re: Fred Stout's serious accident, 1975 SCCA meeting at Mid America Raceway

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:35 pm
by PTRACER
Had a look around FB, did not find anything.

Re: Fred Stout's serious accident, 1975 SCCA meeting at Mid America Raceway

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 13:19 pm
by hollie3sa
I read about the accident in the following group on Facebook. Nothing visual availabe:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1618871458205354/


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Fred Stout, Surtees 500 Formula A. This is the one he propped up on a telephone poll and broke both legs.
We were in the stands in turn 1. No one would give us a status, and we thought he must be dead. Later I found out it was because gas was leaking and he had to be cut out. They were afraid of fire. Dad had us paint both of his leg casts with flags, British and US, for the bicentennial.
-Beth Strout

Re: Fred Stout's serious accident, 1975 SCCA meeting at Mid America Raceway

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 13:37 pm
by PTRACER
You could post there and request a photo?

Re: Fred Stout's serious accident, 1975 SCCA meeting at Mid America Raceway

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 16:10 pm
by Everso Biggyballies
Nothing really that we dont know (I dont have a facebook a/c and cant access the above) but the car history at oldracingcars.com tells us:
Chassis # TS5A/006
...... Bought from Johnson by Fred Stout (Brentwood/St Louis, MO) and his mechanic partner Bland McCoy, and raced in SCCA Nationals and occasional Pro races in 1975. In September 1975, Stout crashed the car very heavily in a SCCA race at Mid-America Raceway. He lost control, hit the guardrail and then hit a telegraph pole. The cockpit of the car had folded in, trapping him, and the dashboard and other metal had to be cut away to free him. He was taken to hospital with two broken legs and a broken ankle. Stout's nephew, Fred Stout Jr, recalls that the car was later 'purchased by unknown but went to England for restoration and racing'.
Full car history: https://www.oldracingcars.com/surtees/ts5/. Scroll down page to TS5A/006

A bit of trivia about Fred Stout is that he is an accomplished artist painting race cars (oil paintings)
A painting of his of the 1931 Le Mans winning Alfa 8C (in spoiler as it is a bit irrelevant to this topic!)
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Painting By Fred Stout, oil on canvas, showing the winning Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 of Earl Howe, Henry Birkin and Francis Curzon in front of the Mercedes at the Pontlieu corner,


Another is this Blitzen Benz.
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Re: Fred Stout's serious accident, 1975 SCCA meeting at Mid America Raceway

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 17:45 pm
by PTRACER
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
10 months ago
Nothing really that we dont know (I dont have a facebook a/c and cant access the above) but the car history at oldracingcars.com tells us:
Chassis # TS5A/006
Borderline unrelated, but there is a picture of Stout's Surtees and the source is quoted as etceterini.com. On the site, there seems to be complete SCCA race programs and results from the 1950s up to 1962. That is such a useful resource to have!

@hollie3sa Take note of this one for our Research topic:
http://www.cliffreuter.com/SCCARaceResu ... terini.htm