These shots were taken in 1955 when the Speedster was brand new to the Porsche U.S. market. This unlucky guy had decided to take his new car to the track to do some sports car racing...note it has no roll bar as was the norm back then. By the look of the background I think it was at the "Torrey Pines" track although the photos came from a "Santa Barbara" race program in late '55.
The program also talked about James Dean running his 1500 super at that race. I'll cover more about that in a future post.
These photos were taken by Dave Iwerks.