Part one of the legendary 1970 12-Hours of Sebring. Some judge this race as the greatest Sebring of all time. The driver line-up alone was larger-than-life, featuring Mario Andretti, Peter Revson, Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez, Jo Siffert among many others. Then you have actor and racer Steve McQueen and what will be the closest finish in Sebring history up to that time. Lots of action, spins, flips and great racing.
1970 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix - Part 2 - Funny Ferrari Pit Stop
In part 2 Andretti comes in for the first pit stop and driver change.
Watch it carefully and you can't help but smile at their confusion and
bumbling. It is typical Italian and I have seen it at Daytona as well.
Brian Redman brings in his Porsche 917 with an electrical problem. Watch
for the Mike Parkes Ferrari 312P coupe as it does a 360 spin on the course
and then recovers. This clip ends with a view of some Corvettes and the
Rodriguez 917 limping into the pits with a blown tire.
1970 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix - Part 5 - The Last Episode
Nino Vaccarella brings in the #21 Ferrari 512 for Andretti to take over.
Watch closely as he tries to exit the car because his crew drops the car
door on his head. Luckily he was wearing a helmet. I don't think he was
aware that Andretti was going to take over. With 20 minutes left in the
race the leading Porsche 917 comes into the pits with wheel hub failure.
This would be their third hub replacement and it ruins their chance for a
win. With the 917 in the pits Andretti overtakes Revson for the lead.
Then with just minutes left Andretti roars into the pits very low on fuel.
When he reenters the race the McQueen/Revson car is in the lead but just by
a few seconds. Andretti pushes the Ferrari to its limits and passes Revson
to win by 23 seconds. Watch the celebration at the end of the video. Note
how exuberant everyone is around Andretti but not as much around Giunti and
Vaccarella. Because of the combination of a close race and so many iconic
cars, legendary drivers plus actor Steve McQueen this race is considered by
many the best Sebring race ever run. Sadly Giunti would die the following
January in a horrific racing accident driving a Ferrari 312P in Buenos
Aires. Steve McQueen would take his Sebring car to Le Mans in 1970 to use
as a camera car to get film footage for his movie Le Mans. He wanted to
drive at Le Mans in 1970 but his insurance company vetoed that idea.
1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 2 of 5
This is the second part of "The 12 Hour Grind" which deals with the
legendary 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix. This is the race where Jim Hall
and his Chaparral went on to victory despite the notoriously rough Sebring
course and the deluge of five inches of rain that struck half way through
the race. For the first time in many years American drivers driving an
American car had won the race. The race video will be shown in five parts.
1970 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix - Part 3 - Andretti still leads
In this clip Ferrari still leads but the surprise is the underpowered
Porsche 908 of Steve McQueen and Peter Revson. Watch the interview with
McQueen about his broken foot then see Revson and Masten Gregory do 360's
on the course. Tony DeLorenzo and his Vette is also doing very well. The
sun sets and the final hours of the race and the great drama are not far
1970 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix - Part 4 - Leading Ferrari Fails
In this clip it is night and the leading Ferrari 512S pits with gearbox
problems. Mario Andretti is remarkably candid in predicting that the car
will not finish the race. Peter Revson brings the McQueen/Revson Porsche
908/02 in for a final pit stop. Amazingly the car has not had to change
tires or brake pads for the entire race. At the end of the clip the leading
Ferrari is dead on the course and the #15 Porsche 917 takes the lead with
the McQueen/Revson Porsche in second place and the #21 Giunti/Vaccarella
Ferrari third. Andretti wants to fly home for a race on Sunday but the
Ferrari team manager makes a decision to put Andretti in the third place
car with orders to catch up to the other two. Notice the look on Giunti's
face as he talks to Andretti. He is not happy about being replaced in what
will become the winning car.
1970 Sebring 12 hours
This film captures the excitement of the 1970 12-hour endurance race at
Sebring. A film shot during the golden age of racing. It features notorious
race drivers like Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez,
celebrity driver/actor Steve McQueen and mythical cars like the Ferrari
512S and Porsche 917. There is non-stop racing action as Ferrari driver
Mario Andretti barely escapes with the lead over Steve McQueen, driving
with a cast on his broken foot. Produced by Triangle Productions in
association with the Automobile Racing Club of Florida.
1967 BOAC 500 Sports Car Race Brands Hatch.mp4
Coverage of the 1967 BOAC 500 Sports Car Race at Brands Hatch which sealed
Ferrari as Sports Car Champions over the Ford GT40's that year.
The intro shows a Ferrari 412P - a "customer version" of the famous 330 P3
race car, built for independent teams like NART (0844), Scuderia
Filipinetti (0848), Francorchamps (0850), and Maranello Concessionaires
0854 is seen behind the Ford Transit at the beginning of this film with its
unique Cambridge Blue stripe on Rosso Corsa.
These cars had carburetor engines instead of the factory Lucas fuel
injection of the P4 but were otherwise very similar - A P3 was also updated
to p4 spec -the 0846 being since the subject of an intense investgation of
authenticity since Ferrari have previously decklared it as destroyed and
Surviving 412P cars are worth approximately $8 million at auction. 0854 is
currently undergoing restoration and conversion from Spyder back to
Belinetta by James Glikenhaus.
Porsche Does It ! (Part 2 / 4)
This is an excellent recap of the 1970 World Championship Season featuring
the Porsche 917S and 908S battle with the Ferrari 512.
Produced by Porsche+Audi, for the public pleasure.
1967 24 Hours of Daytona - A Ferrari Sweep
A short video clip from home movies taken at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.
Note at the beginning of the video a white Triumph TR4 which was a private
entry of friends to the gentleman (Mario Levetto) who took the film of this
race. The car finished 14th in the event. Also, right at the beginning are
films of Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti who came in first and
second in the race. Pedro Rodriguez came in third. All were driving
Ferrari's. I have posted a still photo of the three Ferrari cars crossing
the finish line at the same time on my Flickr page. Just Google "Ferrari
Sweep - Daytona 1967" to see the photo.
1971 1000 Kilometers of Monza - Porsche Wins Again
This is a short video clip from the 1971 1000 Kilometers of Monza. The race
was won by Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver in their #2 Gulf/Wyer Porsche
917K. They also won at Daytona in January of that year. Second place went
to another Gulf/Wyer Porsche 917K driven by Jo Siffert and Derek Bell.
Third place went to Andrea de Adamich and Henri Pescarolo in their Alfa
T33/3. 1971 was a bad year for Ferrari fans. Enzo Ferrari pulls out his
factory teams to concentrate on building a new 3-liter car. Plus Ferrari
favorite Ignazio Giunti was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina in
January. Video courtesy of Mario Levetto.