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1296Chuck Diagh

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  • scshmoo@earthlink.net
    May 3, 2008
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      Aloha All,

      In 1958 when Lance Reventlow made his eastern sweep with the Scarab I thbnk they
      ran at Marlboro. Will have to dig up a photo.

      Marlboro was very tight for a Scarab. Do not know how they did.

      In any case:

      Chuck Daigh (November 29, 1923 - April 29, 2008) was an American racing car
      driver. He broke into Grand Prix racing through Lance Reventlow's
      Scarab team, through the virtue of being one of the resident engineers. Born in
      Long Beach, California, he participated in six World Championship Formula
      One races, debuting on May 29, 1960 and scoring no championship points. He also
      participated in one non-Championship Formula One race.

      Following the 1960 season, Chuck Daigh went on to contest races in the
      International Formula league in Europe, driving the previous year's
      Scarab. He finished eighth at Goodwood contesting the Lavant Cup, and finished
      seventh in an attempt at the International Trophy. He went on to crash out
      of the British Empire Trophy at Silverstone.

      He was also a successful sportscar driver in America, winning the 1959 Sebring
      endurance classic & also tried to qualify twice for the Indianapolis 500, but
      without success.

      He died in hospital in Newport Beach, California after a brief battle with heart
      and respiratory problems.