Book: 12 Hours of Sebring 1965
In 1965, the Ford
Motor Company was using all the resources at its disposal to beat the might of
Ferrari in international endurance racing. After winning its first race ever at
Daytona, the Ford GT was looking for a repeat a month later at the notoriously
rough Sebring circuit.
Under the supervision of Carroll Shelby, Ford brought two GT40s and four Cobra
Daytona Coupes to challenge the Ferraris, Porsches, and Corvette Grand Sports.
Drivers including Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, Mark Donohue, Graham Hill, Pedro
Rodriguez, Ken Miles, and Phil Hill were ready to see who would take the
checkered flag at the end of 12 grueling hours of racing.
But Jim Hall, one of the most innovative race car designers of all time, had
other ideas. He and his partner, Hap Sharp, had entered their radical sports
racer, the Chaparral. The question on everyone’s mind was: “Could the fragile,
but extremely fast, sports car go the distance?” And, more important, “What if
Take a trip back in time as the story of this memorable race is told through
photographs and the remembrances of people who were there.
Photographs by Dave
Text by Dave Friedman and Harry Hurst
Foreword by Jim Hall
Commentary by Jim Hall, Dan Gurney, Mark Donohue, and others who were there.
- 196 pages
- 11.3"H x 8.6"W x 0.9"D
- over 180 B & W and color photos of the 12 hour race
- Published in 2006