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Video: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona

Submitted by on December 15, 2011

The 24 Hours of Daytona kicked off the 1970 World Sportscar Championship in sublime style. Defending champions Porsche were gearing up to fight off a feisty Ferrari, who had returned to the championship after protesting changes in prototype regulations.

The Porsches put in a pretty spectacular performance. At one point Pedro Rodríguez, Leo Kinnunen and Brian Redman were leading by 190 miles and they broke the Daytona distance record by 372 miles. It was not, however, entirely smooth sailing for the second 917.

Hear from Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez and John Wyer as they talk about their experience of the 24 hour race in this terrifically retro video.

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