Outstanding husband-wife team in the booming sports car racing field are the Wyllies of Allison Park, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. Both won at the recent Cumberland (Md.) national championship events—he in his Lotus Mark IX-A (rear), she in her Jaguar XK 140 MC. Born in South Africa, Malcolm Robert Jesse Wyllie earned his doctorate in chemical engineering at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, now is a director of the Gulf Oil Research and Development Corp. The Wyllies met when both were studying at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore after the war. In addition to collecting sports car trophies (they have 60-odd in their Allison Park den) the Wyllies raise and train Arabian horses. The Wyllie children (a boy, Ashton, 6; a girl, Peta, 3) can't wait to ride and drive like mommy and daddy.
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June 18, 1956
Some old champions improve with age. Thus Swaps sets a new mile record at Hollywood Park and Archie Moore defends his title by scoring the 88th knockout of his career in London. But the overpowering onrush of youth is one of sport's inevitable and most exciting dramas, exemplified last week by a 21-year-old Floyd Patterson battering his way a step nearer the coveted heavyweight championship. And by the brawny young man at the right, Mickey Charles Mantle, who eyes the most famous baseball record of all: Ruth's magic 60
MEET L. ERNEST DUROCHER, THE INSIDE-THE-SHIRT HIT, ON THE SIDELINES AT THE OPEN, UP-TO-DATE HOROSCOPE FOR THE PIRATES, OVERLOOKED PATENTS, MILER DELANY
- By Jack Burke Jr.
- X-RAY 44