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.
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.
1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 3 of 5
This is the third video clip of five dealing with the legendary 1965 12
Hours of Sebring Grand Prix. Jim Hall and his Chaparral won the race but
they had great competition from the Ford GT40's of Shelby American and the
pseudo factory Ferrari team entered by FORA or Ferrari Owners Racing
Association. Half way through the race a huge deluge of over five inches
of rain strikes the track inundating everything.
12 Hours of Sebring Race 1966
The 1966 12 Hours of Sebring was an endurance race held at the 5.2 mile
(8.3 km) Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida, United States on
March 26, 1966. It was the sixteenth running of the endurance classic and
the second round of the 1966 World Sportscar Championship season. The race
proved to be a disastrous event; one of the darkest in American motorsports
Ford had just come off a 1-2-3 triumph at the first 24 Hours of Daytona in
February, with 2 of their 7-liter engined GT40 Mk.II's being run by Carroll
Shelby. They had effectively trounced Ferrari and Porsche, and were looking
to do the same thing at Sebring in March.
Ford's assault on Sebring (which has always been a good preparation run for
Le Mans) was unprecedented. There were 11 GT40 Mk.I's, Mk.II's and a
special X-1 Roadster (which was a heavily modified GT40 Mk.I with an
aluminum chassis, a Mk.II nose, no roof and a 7-liter 427 engine, the same
motor in a Mk.II) at Sebring- these cars were entered by at least 5
different teams- all of whom had direct factory support. The two main works
teams, however, were Shelby-American, a team with direct connections to
Ford and seasoned with lots of road-racing experience; and the Holman &
Moody team, which was known for its successes in NASCAR. There were also 2
works Ferrari's (originally there were supposed to be 5) and 2 Chaparral
2D's. American Dan Gurney qualified his Shelby-entered Mk.II on pole
position with a lap record of 2:54.6, followed by the new Ferrari 330P3 of
Bob Bondurant and Mike Parkes, then a Mk.I of Britons Graham Hill and
Jackie Stewart, then another Mk.II of Americans Mark Donohue and Walt
Hansgen, then the X-1 of Briton Ken Miles and American Lloyd Ruby and then
a Chaparral 2D of Americans Jim Hall and Hap Sharp.
Ford would dominate yet again. Gurney and Grant were leading- and on the
last lap, while Gurney was driving, the car's engine failed. People at the
pits were expecting Gurney to take victory- but Ken Miles crossed the
finish line first in the GT40 X-1. Gurney was pushing his GT40 Mk.II on the
course, and he made it to the finish line. Although pushinlg a car during
the race was illegal- and the car was disqualified, and the Holman/Moody
entered GT40 Mk.II was awarded 2nd place. 3rd was an Essex Wire entered
GT40 Mk.I of Skip Scott and Peter Revson, and then a works Porsche finished
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1960 Chaparral Mark 1 - Jim Hall's First
2010 Limerock Park CT 25th Annual Vintage Race Car Festival 4 days with 320
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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
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.
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.
WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHEELLS
Host Loyd Bridges takes you on a tour of motorsports in the 60's. Cobra
test at Riverside with Ken Miles, Shelby driver of the era. See the 007
Bond Astin Martin and Sean Connery; slot car racing; bubbletops; Craig
Breedlove at salt flats; classic drag racing big daddy Ed Roth George
Barris This is a 40 min. transport back in time. You will be light-headed
watching this show. It is the complete uncut version broadcast Thursday,
Sept 8, 1966, on CBS. This is a digital re-master directly from the film
print. It looks great!
Aston Martin at Le Mans 1959 Part 1
After ten years of racing, it all came good for Aston Martin in 1959 when
their DBR1s came 1st and 2nd in the famous 24 hour Le Mans race.
They then went on to win the World Sportscar Championship for the same
Please also see part 2 of this film.
DAYTONA COUPE FORD SHELBY FILM 1965
THIS IS MY NEW PREMIERE FILM!
Just found in the archives of car films The American Challenge this film
produced by Dynamic film shows the shelby race team at there best, cars
like cobra, daytona coupe, Gt40
this is the year shelby won the manufacturers chamionship 1965
the film is 25 min and is avaliable at www.carfilms.com this dvd has 2
tittles american challenge and times Grand prix 1965.
total running time 1hr
this remaster was made from the A/B roll negative that was found in a film
all carfilms dvd's are mastered from the original source
THIS IS CAR HISTORY AT ITS BEST!!!