Fred Wacker III, Robert Birmingham
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Fred Wacker, Gentleman Racer covers a special time in racing history. Fred played several important roles in the early years of sports car racing competition in post-WWII America. Fred competed in a range of events as a driver. He started out in an MG, moved up to a Cadillac-powered Allard, and drove internationally for both Briggs Cunningham and the French racing team in the Grand Prix format. Additionally, he helped to found the Chicago region of the Sports Car Club of America, serving as National President of the SCCA in 1952 and 1953.
Whether driving for his own team or others, or helping to organize the sport, Fred played an important role in this golden era of racing. This is his story.