Sunday 22nd April 1956
Carroll Shelby drove a Ferrari to victory in the 100 mile ‘Del Monte Trophy’ race held on the 2.1 mile Pebble Beach public road circuit. The race was marred by an accident fatal to Ernie McAfee. McAfee was running 3rd, close behind Shelby and Phil Hill when his Ferrari skidded, hit a hay bale and went broadside into a pine tree. The accident brought an end to racing on the public road circuit. In a preliminary race for Production Cars over 1500 c.c., Tony Settember drove a Mercedes 300SL to a close victory over Dick Thompson’s Corvette.