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1970 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix

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.


 


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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 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.





The 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix - Part 1 of 5
The 1965 12 Hours of Sebring Grand Prix is legendary because it was won by American drivers driving an American car. Jim Hall and his Chaparral cars broke several speed records but the overall records were not broken because of the record rainfall half way through the race. That deluge, the worst in Sebring history, also makes this race a legend. Sit back and enjoy the race in five parts.





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.





1965 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 4 of 5
This is the fourth of five parts 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.





1965 12 Hours of Sebring - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 5 of 5
This is the last part of a five part series on the legendary 1965 12-Hours of Sebring Grand Prix of Endurance. 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. Make sure to view the other four parts as well as this one for some great vintage racing from The Golden Age of Sportscar Racing.





Sebring 1967 12-Hour Race Ford MkIV GT Porsche Ferrari Chaparal 2D 2F LOLA T70 SHELBY M.G. VOLVO
Just discovered this in some old family film transfers. Shot by my Dad, my brothers and I that day at the race. Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti had a 12 lap lead when the checkers waved that night. The radical design of the Chaparal was way ahead of its time. 58 cars started the race that featured 6 Ford GT's, led by the 7 Liter engine equipped factory prototype. The yellow No. 1 MkIV was the car to beat and the class of the field and that car went on to finish 4th at Le Mans later that year . 2.0 Liter Factory Porsche 910 was one of their most distinctive cars and they prided themselves by doing more with less.





1965 Sebring Grand Prix
The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race for sports cars held at Sebring International Raceway, on the site of the former Hendricks Army Airfield World War II air base in Sebring, Florida. The event is the second round of the United SportsCar Championship and in the past has been a round of the now defunct World Sportscar Championship, IMSA GT Championship and American Le Mans Series. It is known as preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the track's extremely bumpy surface, combined with south-central Florida's perennial hot weather, is a test of a car's reliability. After Daytona, the next match was at Sebring. Once again, Shelby fielded his Cobras and the two GT 40's. One of the drivers hung on the tail of the leading Ferrari and bided his time. Another challenger, the Corvette Chaparral was a strong contender. The other GT 40 developed suspension trouble and was out of the race. It was now up to the remaining car. A heavy rainstorm added to the tension. It turned into a grueling race. The rear end broke in the leading Ferrari and the car retired. This cleared the way for the GT-40 to come in second behind the Chaparral. Shelby and his team were ready to take on the world. CO23 For Licensing: Global ImageWorks, LLC., 65 Beacon Street Haworth, New Jersey 07641 info@globalimageworks.com telephone: 201-384-7715 fax: 201-501-8971





12 Hours of Sebring - /TRACKSIDE
What is it like to stand trackside at a major motorsports event? Well, now you know with trackside. No story, no opinion, just raw energy and excitement. This is what it's like to hear, feel, and see the best racing cars in the world, from just over the other side of the wall.





A Ferrari State Of Mind
A compilation of Ferrari race photos taken by me at Daytona and Sebring in the 60's and 70's during what many call the Golden Age of Racing. Featured cars are the 512S Spyder, 312P Coupe, and 365GTB/4.





Sadness in Formula 1 Part 2
This is the second version of part 2 of my tribute video, the first version was put offline due to copyright claims by FOM, I have cut all post 1980 footage so now I hope it should be ok. This is a tribute to all Formula 1 drivers that lost their life in a Formula 1 car or a F1 event. I want to say that no graphic footage is shown here but since they are fatal crash some of the videos may result shocking to watch. This is the second part from 1968 to 1994. Hopefully there will never be a part 3. List of the driver in part 1 : 1953 Charles de Tornaco Modena Ferrari 1954 Onofre Marimon Nurburgrin Maserati 1958 Luigi Musso Rheims Ferrari 1958 Peter Collins Nurburgring Ferrari 1958 Stewart Lewis-Evans Ain-Diab Vanwall 1960 Harry Schell Silverstone 1960 Alan Stacey Spa Lotus 1960 Christ Bristow Spa Cooper 1961 Wolfgang von Trips Monza Ferrari 1962 Ricardo Rodriguez Mexico Ferrari 1964 Carel Beaufort Nurburgring 1966 John Taylor Nurburgring 1967 Bob Anderson Silverstone 1967 Lorenzo Bandini Monaco Ferrari Part 2: 1968 Jo Schlesser Rouen Honda 1969 Gerhard Mitter Nurburgring BMW 1970 Piers Courage Zandvoort Williams 1970 Jochen Rindt Monza Lotus 1971 Jo Siffert Brands Hatch 1973 Roger Williamson Zandvoort 1973 Francois Cevert Watkins Glen Tyrrell 1974 Peter Revson Kyalami Mclaren 1974 Helmuth Koinigg Watkins Glen 1975 Mark Donohue Osterreichring Penske 1977 Tom Pryce Kyalami Shadow 1978 Ronnie Peterson Monza Lotus 1980 Patrick Depailler Hockenheim Alfa Romeo 1982 Gilles Villeneuve Zolder Ferrari 1982 Riccardo Paletti Montreal Osella 1986 Elio de Angelis Paul Ricard Brabham 1994 Roland Ratzenberger Imola Simtek 1994 Ayrton Senna Imola Williams.





2007 12 Hours of Sebring
A great race and a fantastic finish with Porsche and Ferrari battling it out in the last lap.





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.





12 Ore di Sebring 1970.mp4
La 12 Ore di Sebring del 1970, un bellissimo documentario dell'unica vittoria della ferrari 512 S nel campionato mondiale Marche del 1970. Nino Vaccarella ed Ignazio Giunti divideranno il trionfo con Mario Andretti.





SCCA Trans Am Qualifying and Racing Sebring
SCCA PRO Trans AM Racing from Sebring International Raceway.Presented by Fansofthe12hours.





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