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.
1964 12hrs of Sebring - Winners Dave MacDonald & Bob Holbert in Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287
Dave MacDonald & Bob Holbert co-pilot the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe to its first-ever victory in the 12 hrs of Sebring race held March 21st, 1964. This is CSX2287, one of six Coupes ever made, and the only one built entirely in the United States. MacDonald and Holbert drove the Peter Brock designed Coupe to a 1st in GT and 4th overall finish here at Sebring to give America it's highest ever finish in the grueling international endurance race. Sidenote. This was a milestone victory for Dave MacDonald too as it would distinguish him as the man who drove each of the legendary Shelby Cobras - Cobra Roadster 260ci, Cobra Roadster 289ci, King Cobra, KIng Cobra Lang-Cooper & the Cobra Daytona Coupe - to their first-ever victories.
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.