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1967 24 Hours of Daytona Photo Gallery Part Two

Our recent 1967 24 Hours of Daytona Photo Gallery continues to be a very popular story, as it featured great vintage pictures of the fabulous Ferrari P series prototypes and Ford’s GT40 and their who’s who list of drivers.

Our second photo gallery features more vintage race cars, including Ferraris and Ford GT40s, Chaparral 2F and 2D, Porsche 906 LH and E, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, among others.

To recap, Ferrari entered the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona bitter from multiple sports car racing defeats at the hands of the potent Ford GT40. Determined to change course in 1967, Ferrari entered their upgraded P series prototypes with high hopes.

The Ferraris were indeed the right configuration, as the Ferrari P series prototypes, led by Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon in a Ferrari P3/4, took home the top three spots, culminating with a triumphant side-by-side-by-side parade finish.

Ferrari must have thought that they again had the upper hand in sports car racing after their strong Daytona performance. But as they would soon find out, the victory at Daytona was the highlight of the racing season, as the new GT40 Mk IV put Ford back in the winner’s circle.

1967 24 Hours of Daytona Photo Gallery Part Two

Start of the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona
Start of the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona with the #3 Ford GT40 Mk II on pole and #15 Chaparral 2F starting second. The second row consisted of the #26 N.A.R.T. Ferrari 412 P and the race-winning #23 Ferrari 330 P3/4, while the third row had the #5 Ford GT40 Mk II and the #24 factory Ferrari 330 P4.
Squadra Tartaruga Porsche 906 LH - Dieter Spoerry and Rico Steinemann
The #55 Squadra Tartaruga Porsche 906 LH, driven by Dieter Spoerry and Rico Steinemann, finished 5th overall.
Holman-Moody Ford GT40 Mk II - Mark Donohue and Peter Revson
The #4 Holman-Moody Ford GT40 Mk II, driven by Mark Donohue and Peter Revson, left the race with gearbox problems.
Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM
The #32 Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM finished 21st overall driven by Peter Clarke and Edward Nelson.
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - Tony Denman and Robert Ryan Brown
The #8 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, driven by Tony Denman and Robert Ryan Brown, did not finish.
Bob Johnson and Bruce Jennings, #14 Chaparral 2D
The Bob Johnson and Bruce Jennings-driven #14 Chaparral 2D left the race with gearbox problems.
Chaparral 2D in the garage at 1967 24 Hours of Daytona
The #14 Chaparral 2D gets looked over in the garage.
Factory Porsche 906 E - Gerhard Mitter and Jochen Rindt
The #51 factory Porsche 906 E, driven by Gerhard Mitter and Jochen Rindt, wrecked on lap 194.
Modern Classic Motors #34 Dino 206 S
The Bill Harrah's Modern Classic Motors #34 Dino 206 S left the race with engine problems.
Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II - Bruce McLaren and Lucien Bianchi
The #1 Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II was driven to a 7th place finish by Bruce McLaren and Lucien Bianchi.
Bruce McLaren in the Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II
The #1 Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II driver Bruce McLaren wearing his Goodyear driving suit.
Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II at Daytona 24 Hours, 1967
Great shot of the #1 Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II.
Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II - Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt
Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt watch as their #3 Shelby American Ford GT40 Mk II gets worked on. The team started on the pole, but left the race with engine problems.
John Wyer Automotive Ford GT40 Mk I - Dick Thompson and Jacky Ickx
The #11 John Wyer Automotive Ford GT40 Mk I was driven to a 6th place finish by Dick Thompson and Jacky Ickx, who can been seen sitting on the pit wall. Note the red and yellow Alfa Romeo GTA in the background.

[Source: photo credit: Al Wolford]

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  1. The caption should read “The #32 ex-Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM finished 21st overall driven by Peter Clarke and Edward Nelson.” – Nathan

  2. The #11 Ford GT40 of the Grady Davis Gulf team is P1049, a MkI and not a MKII as captioned. – Gramps

  3. Thank you for posting these historic photographs. It is a treat to see them. Do you have any of the Ferraris that dominated this race?
    Tom Bucher

    1. These photographs are really great! No reflection at all on the gallant, and sadly the late italian drivers, but Ferrari did not dominate this race. My memories are of the fastest race car that I’ve ever seen in my entire life — in one of the most outstanding racing epics (both cars and drivers) that has ever taken place on the planet. This was the fantastic Chaparral 2F, driven masterfully by the late, and great, Phil Hill. Yes, misfortune beset him in the wee hours of the morning, but he was seemingly far enough ahead to coast to victory — an exaggeration, of course, but the fastest combination that I’ve ever seen or heard of, before or since. He had nearly a half lap on Lorenzo Bandini in the first lap! What a field of classic race cars, and incredible drivers! What a sad day for Ford, with a DOZEN Mk IV prototypes — all out due to transmission mainshaft failure — at least that’s what they said on that day! Stacks of Ford spare parts in the pits, but no mainshafts — imagine a dozen or more custom formed glass windows for the Mk IV, in each variety. Like a parts warehouse, all packaged with part numbers, shipping paperwork, etc, etc. Just like a production car! It was several years before you could buy a glass window for the back of a Corvette, for example — they were all plexiglass. Regards…

    1. Hey, i was just wondering if you had any more pictures of the #32 ex-Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250LM.
      My Grandad, Peter, was one of the drivers. It would be nice to get hold of more images of him/the cars he drove.

  4. I had a job as a pit runner in that race when I was in high school and have some slides I took. How can I post them here? I’ll try one here and see if it posts.


  5. I have a TR4 that wasz owned by Joe Hines and we think it is tha car that raced in the 1967 24 Hour, running for 186 laps. I am looking for pictures of it and any information would be appreciated

  6. I just looked through my slides and I don’t have a picture of the TR4.

    I still have the program from the race and it lists No. 45 TR4, GT Class, 2138 cc, 1964. In addition to Hines, drivers were listed as C.C. Canada, Camden, S. C. and T. J. Kelly, Savannah, Ga.

  7. I have managed to locate Joe Hines and he is sending me a period picture of the car. He reported that T.J. Kelly was a Morgan racer and that he built the engines for the car. He also said that he raced the car twice in the 24, once at the 12 hour Sebring and at the 67 ARRC. I have verified that last one so far. I think I got lucky finding this car.

  8. Thanks a HEEP for the story and the Pictures… Now all I need is to get Mr Peabody and Sherman to let me use the “Wayback Machine” … and I’m there !

    The 1967 Daytona 24hrs .. When Men were Men and the machines were magic…..

    thanks again … Very well Done ! well done indeed ..

    C.D. @ Austin Tejas

  9. I remember this race. It was the first 24 hours i attended but was not the last! I will be attending the 2010 race on saturday. I distictly remember the winged chapparal starting from the outside of the first row. The beginning of the the race was the chapparal 2f show as the car blew off the rest of the field and took a commanding lead. I then remember it bouncing off the wall exiting the infield and that was the end of the run.Too bad for Jim Hall but the aerodynamic revolution had been started and auto racing would never been the same. GREAT PICTURES!!! thank you

  10. One word: Wow! Almost like being back there! Thank you for these WONDERFUL time machine windows on these magnificent racing cars and the scenes. If not like being there, surely it conjures up another wonderful memory. Almost like curling up with a brand-new issue of my old Sports Car Graphic magazine, hot off of the press! Thank you, thank you!