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Races to Remember: 1970 Twelve Hours of Sebring

Submitted by on March 11, 2012

Revson & McQueen Sebring 1970

“I busted it in six places and uh.. I’d already said I’d drive so I got the cast on and we just taped it up and it’s OK.”

They don’t make ’em like they used to!

Our build up to the 60th anniversary of the 12 Hours of Sebring continues with this excellent video about the 1970 event.

The first running of the 12 Hours of Sebring for the ’70s was dominated by one famous and incredibly captivating story. Racer, movie star and all-round cool cat Steve McQueen took part in the event alongside Grand Prix winner Peter Revson.

They were driving a Porsche 908 – a legend, but no longer expected to compete with Porsche’s 917s and Ferrari’s 512S.  McQueen was racing with a broken foot. They were up against the likes of Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx.

But they had Peter Revson about to put in one of the sport’s most mammoth efforts, and the unpredictability and excitement of classic endurance motorsport on their side.

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The Interview with McQueen:

A recap of the race:

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