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Born on this day: Masten Gregory, the 'Kansas City flash'

Phillip van Osten 29/02/2024 at 11:3029/02/2024 at 10:00 ©TheCahierArchive American racer Masten Gregory, the man known during his time as the Kansas City flash, was born on this day in 1932. Sports car legend Carroll Shelby once described the short, slight-built, bespectacled Gregory who took part in 38 Grands Prix as having an abundance of natural talent. "Man, those glasses were as thick as Coke bottles," the Texan once said. "But he was the fastest American that ever went over to drive a Grand Prix car. Hell, he scored more points than anyone did in their first year!" One might also add that the American did it while only competing in four of the eight World...
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