Lowenbrau Special Porsche 962 of Al Holbert at the 1985 24 Hours of Daytona

Celebration of the 24 Hours of Daytona – Photo Gallery

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1988 Daytona 24 Hours
Photographed from the front straight grandstand, the Porsche 962 of Al Holbert, Derek Bell and Chip Robinson stops for service during the 1988 race. The car developed engine problems, completed 660 laps and was classified in 7th place when the checkered flag fell on Sunday afternoon.
1988 Daytona 24 Hours
Daytona's vast grandstands provide spectacular, mesmerizing, night-time views of pit road activity as well as the entire race track as seen here in 1988.
1988 Daytona 24 Hours
Eddie Cheever, Johnny Dumfries and John Watson finished third in one of Tom Walkinshaw's Jaguar XJR-9 entries in 1988.
1988 Daytona 24 Hours
A.J. Foyt started his Copenhagen-sponsored Porsche 962 from the fifth row in 1988. Foyt had tapped Al Unser, Jr. and Elliott Forbes-Robinson as co-drivers, and the trio completed 675 laps to finish in sixth place.
1988 Daytona 24 Hours
The Porsche 962 of Al Holbert, Derek Bell and Chip Robinson leads a group of cars through the Daytona tri-oval during the early laps of the 1988 race.
1988 Daytona 24 Hours
A.J. Foyt hustles his Porsche 962 through Daytona's "bus stop" chicane during the Saturday morning warmup before the 1988 race. Foyt, along with co-drivers Al Unser, Jr. and Elliott Forbes-Robinson, brought the car to the finish in 6th place.
1988 Daytona 24 Hours
The Brun Motorsports Porsche 962 sweeps past the Alba AR6 Ferrari of Gaston Andrey Racing going through Daytona's tri-oval during the 1988 event.
Dan Gurney, 1989 Daytona 24 Hours
Dan Gurney, American auto racing legend, and a winner at Daytona both as a driver and team owner.
1989 Daytona 24 Hours
The Eagles of Dan Gurney's All American Racers were among the most popular entries in IMSA's fabled GTP category, with the 1989 24 Hours being the team's first race in the category.
1989 Daytona 24 Hours, IMSA GTP
The field falls into formation approaching the green flag in 1989, during the golden era of IMSA GTP competition.
1989 Daytona 24 Hours
The pole-sitting Nissan GTP ZX-T, entered by Electramotive Engineering and driven by Arie Luyendyk, Chip Robinson, Geoff Brabham and Michael Roe, on the Daytona banking in 1989. Engine problems left the car in 27th place at the finish.

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  1. I was a bit surprised looking at all these great pictures. It appears that Daytona is just about an all Porsche field. I thought that there were many more vehicle makes involved in that race than that ???

    Art G

  2. These pictures warm the heart on a cold winter’s day in Ohio. They seem to focus on the GTP era and that’s not a bad thing.

  3. I drove a Cobra in the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour race, but I hadn’t realized that 1966 was the first year it was run.
    I remember it was very cold at night and in an open car.

  4. Great pics it’s a blast to be able to see all the cars from the past in one place I’am glad to be able to say its off of my bucket list of races to see

  5. Bob, I remember those years before digital, waiting to develop and send photographs of the winning teams for race/win ads. Your photographs are a beautiful archive of racing history.