1965 Sebring Recap

We saw a bit of film from the 1965 Sebring back in March, but I ran across a much larger piece on Nigel’s YouTube channel. This was the year that the late race deluge of rain saw open-top drivers working hard despite racing in a quickly-filling bathtub. The commentator says something about “water up to their elbows”, but that has to be exaggeration—doesn’t it? The footage of the rooster tails coming off of some of these GT cars must have been thrilling and terrifying in person.

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3 responses to “1965 Sebring Recap”

  1. […] Update: Much more footage from the ’65 12 Hours of Endurance here. […]

  2. Robert E. Richer says:

    Wow! What heros Hall and Sharp are!

  3. roy says:

    The film quality is amazing, the race was a little before my time but it’s really something to see all of those black and white photos from my older brother’s Road & Track, and Car and Driver come to life in color. Hall, Gurney, Donohue and all of the rest… Chaparrals, Porsches, Cobras, Corvettes, MGs, Austin Healeys, large healthy diverse grids, independents and factory efforts. How did it all go so wrong?

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