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Daytona 24 Hours

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Daytona 24 Hours

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The Definitive History of America’s Great Endurance Race

Author: J. J. O’ Malley

Foreword: Hurley Haywood

Format: Hardcover, 11” x 13”, 452 pages

Photos:  386 color and 94 black-and-white photographs

ISBN: 978-1-935007-00-5

 

When Dan Gurney coasted his crippled Lotus Climax 19B to victory in the inaugural Daytona Continental in 1962, he began a tradition of dramatic finishes that have characterized Daytona competition ever since. In Daytona 24 Hours: The Definitive History of America’s Great Endurance Race, J. J. O’Malley chronicles the complete history of the Daytona 24 in 46 year-by-year chapters illustrated with rare, color and black-and-white photographs, many of them never before published. Originally published in 2003, this newly updated edition of the book adds five more chapters and scores of additional photographs, as well as a revised driver index and race results tables.

Over the years, the event has attracted the great cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Jaguar, and many more, including a host of specialized chassis builders. Drivers who have competed in the event read as a who’s who of international talent, including Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Mark Donohue, A. J. Foyt, Peter Gregg, Dan Gurney, Hurley Haywood, Phil Hill, Al Holbert, Gianpiero Moretti, Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez, the Unsers, and Bob Wollek.

With a foreword by five-time winner Hurley Haywood, 384 color and 94 black-and-white photos, and a comprehensive drivers index with year-by-year race results compiled by noted motorsports historian Jànos Wimpffen, longtime and new fans alike will savor the action in this ultimate history of the Daytona 24 Hours.

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The Definitive History of America’s Great Endurance Race

Author: J. J. O’ Malley

Foreword: Hurley Haywood

Format: Hardcover, 11” x 13”, 452 pages

Photos:  386 color and 94 black-and-white photographs

ISBN: 978-1-935007-00-5

 

When Dan Gurney coasted his crippled Lotus Climax 19B to victory in the inaugural Daytona Continental in 1962, he began a tradition of dramatic finishes that have characterized Daytona competition ever since. In Daytona 24 Hours: The Definitive History of America’s Great Endurance Race, J. J. O’Malley chronicles the complete history of the Daytona 24 in 46 year-by-year chapters illustrated with rare, color and black-and-white photographs, many of them never before published. Originally published in 2003, this newly updated edition of the book adds five more chapters and scores of additional photographs, as well as a revised driver index and race results tables.

Over the years, the event has attracted the great cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Jaguar, and many more, including a host of specialized chassis builders. Drivers who have competed in the event read as a who’s who of international talent, including Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Mark Donohue, A. J. Foyt, Peter Gregg, Dan Gurney, Hurley Haywood, Phil Hill, Al Holbert, Gianpiero Moretti, Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez, the Unsers, and Bob Wollek.

With a foreword by five-time winner Hurley Haywood, 384 color and 94 black-and-white photos, and a comprehensive drivers index with year-by-year race results compiled by noted motorsports historian Jànos Wimpffen, longtime and new fans alike will savor the action in this ultimate history of the Daytona 24 Hours.