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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.


 


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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.





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.





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 behind.





1960 Chaparral Mark 1 - Jim Hall's First
2010 Limerock Park CT 25th Annual Vintage Race Car Festival 4 days with 320 entries including Jim Hall's first build Chaparral Mark 1 with an Aluminum body, still has original paint & the original 318 ci small block Chevy (today with a Holley).





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.





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.





Amazing CLASSIC ENDURANCE RACING at Spa Classic - CER Racing - Ford GT40 Lola T70
The great first grid of MPZ´s most favorite classic racing series at Spa Francorchamps 2011. http://www.spa-classic.com/ Special thanks to http://www.motorsportvideo.tv/ for the great inboard footage. CER 1 - GT´s 1966 / 1974 & Prototypes 1966 / 1972 See and hear motor legends as Lola T70, Ford GT40, Chevron B16, Plymouth Barracuda, Porsche 906, Porsche 910 and the unique Howmet TX Turbine car.





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! www.carfilms.com





RRDC Evening with Jim Hall - Introduction by Sam Posey / Interview with Bobby Rahal
At the 2012 Long Beach Grand Prix, The Road Racing Drivers Club paid tribute to Jim Hall 1963 Monaco footage courtesy of Steve Earle.





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.





DAYTONA COUPE FORD SHELBY FILM 1965
THIS IS MY NEW PREMIERE FILM! www.carfilms.com 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 vault all carfilms dvd's are mastered from the original source THIS IS CAR HISTORY AT ITS BEST!!!





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.





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.





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.





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 year. Please also see part 2 of this film.





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