Vintage Daytona Footage only an IMSA Enthusiast Could Love

The 24 Hours of Daytona came to a close yesterday (Congrats, ESM).

In honor, we went looking for some vintage film and found some gold.

In 1977, a team from Illinois competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Someone on the team brought a camera with them. The result is a soup of footage that could only have come from that glorious decade of racing.

Points of interest:

  • Paul Newman, Vic Elford, Hurley Haywood, and Sam Posey
  • The sparse paddocks
  • Vintage porsche
  • "GT stands for great truck" and "I stole this from the last crew..."
  • Super cool McLaren Martini BMW 320i - First time out on the track.