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Programme Cover - Daytona 3 Hours 1963
Event: Second Annual Daytona Continental 3-Hour Grand Touring Road RaceDate: 17.2.1963
Track: Daytona International Speedway (USA), 6.132 kmsDistance: 3 hoursAttendance: 9000

Daytona 3 Hours

Start time: unknown; Grid: 2-2-2, PP left, rolling start; Weather: cold, dry

Entered: 50

Practiced: 47

Started: 42

Classified: 26

Class 15 - GT Div III - +5000 (GT+5.0) : P:16, ST:13, CL:3
Class 14 - GT Div III - 5000 (GT5.0) : P:3, ST:3, CL:2
Class 13 - GT Div III - 4000 (GT4.0) : P:2, ST:2, CL:1
Class 12 - GT Div III - 3000 (GT3.0) : P:5, ST:5, CL:4
Class 11 - GT Div III - 2500 (GT2.5) : P:3, ST:3, CL:3
Class 10 - GT Div II - 2000 (GT2.0) : P:5, ST:5, CL:3
Class 9 - GT Div II - 1600 (GT1.6) : P:5, ST:5, CL:5
Class 8 - GT Div II - 1300 (GT1.3) : P:6, ST:6, CL:5
Entry List
Entry list is not available.
Photos by courtesy of: Tom Davidson (8), Maranello-Literature.com (4) and Nigel Smuckatelli (2)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 20/05/2012 Last photo update on this page: 12/05/2013
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44 - Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray - Mickey ThompsonChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Mickey ThompsonClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill Krause (USA)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 20/05/2012Photo by courtesy of: Nigel Smuckatelli
1010 - Chevrolet Corvette - Grady DavisChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Grady DavisClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Don Yenko (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: dark blue (+white)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Tom Davidson
1818 - Ferrari 250 GTO #4219GT - North American Racing TeamFerrari 250 GTO #4219GT - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
North American Racing Team (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX)Result: winner - (164.272 kph) - margin: 1m12s000
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Maranello-Literature.com
2222 - Ferrari 250 GTO #3223GT - North American Racing TeamFerrari 250 GTO #3223GT - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
North American Racing Team (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Fireball Roberts (USA)/John Cannon (CDN)Result: 15th (16 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: gray (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Tom Davidson and Maranello-Literature.com
2626 - Ferrari 250 GTO #3767GT - David PiperFerrari 250 GTO #3767GT - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
David Piper (GB)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: David Piper (GB)Result: 21st (23 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 20/05/2012Photo by courtesy of: Nigel Smuckatelli
2929 - Ferrari 250 GTO #3987GT - John MecomFerrari 250 GTO #3987GT - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
John Mecom (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Roger Penske (USA)Result: 2nd (1m12s000 behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Tom Davidson
6363 - TVR Grantura - Russell BeazellTVR Grantura - BMC B-Series L4 1622 cc N/AGT2.0
Russell BeazellClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jere Mosiman (USA)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Tom Davidson
9797 - Shelby Cobra 260 Mk I #CSX2014 - Shelby AmericanShelby Cobra #CSX2014 - Ford V8/90° 2v OHV 4279 cc N/AGT5.0
Shelby AmericanOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Skip Hudson (USA)Result: 23rd (27 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Tom Davidson
9898 - AC Cobra 260 Mk I #CSX2002 - Shelby AmericanAC Cobra #CSX2002 - Ford V8/90° 2v OHV 4279 cc N/AGT5.0
Shelby AmericanOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dan Gurney (USA)Result: did not finish (Ignition)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 12/05/2013Photo by courtesy of: Tom Davidson
No photos available:
1The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Ed Cantrell-
Front-engined
Driven by: Ed Cantrell (USA)
listed, never drove:
Art Huttinger (USA)
Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
3The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray # - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Mickey Thompson (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Doug Hooper (USA)
listed, never drove:
Junior Johnson (USA)
Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
3TThe car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Mickey Thompson-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill Krause (USA)Result: practiced only
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
4TThe car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Mickey Thompson (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Doug Hooper (USA)Result: practiced only
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
5The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Dixie Motor-
Front-engined
Driven by: Johnny Allen (USA)Result: 6th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
6The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray # - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Dixie Motor-
Front-engined
Driven by: Jef Stevens (USA)
listed, never drove:
George Robertson (USA)
Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
7The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Alan Green-
Front-engined
Driven by: Jerry Grant (USA)
listed, never drove:
Don Campbell (USA)
Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
8The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray # - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Dick Lang-
Front-engined
Driven by: Dick Lang (USA)Result: did not start
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
9The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray # - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Ralph Salyer (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Ralph Salyer (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
11The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette Sting Ray - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Grady Davis-
Front-engined
Driven by: Dick Thompson (USA)Result: 3rd 1st in GT+5.0 (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
12The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Delmo Johnson (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Delmo Johnson (USA)Result: did not start
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
14The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL #1013 - Porsche F4 2v DOHC 1966 cc N/AGT2.0
Porsche (D)-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bob Holbert (USA)Result: 7th (6 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
15The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL #1015 - Porsche F4 2v DOHC 1966 cc N/AGT2.0
Porsche (D)-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Jo Bonnier (S)Result: 5th 1st in GT2.0 (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
16The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL # - Porsche F4 2v DOHC N/AGT1.6
Chuck CasselClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Chuck Cassel (USA)Result: 8th 1st in GT1.6 (6 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
17The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Nickey Chevrolet-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Johnson (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
19The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette #20867S103980 - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Tony Denman-
Front-engined
Driven by: Tony Denman (USA)Result: 22nd (24 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
25The car is not available on a photoFerrari 250 GTO #3589GT - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
Rosebud Racing Team-
Front-engined
Driven by: Innes Ireland (GB)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
31The car is not available on a photoJaguar E-type - Jaguar XK L6 DOHC 3781 cc N/AGT4.0
B. S. Cunningham-
Front-engined
Driven by: Walt Hansgen (USA)
listed, never drove:
Briggs Cunningham (USA)
Result: disqualified (Push start) (6 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
32The car is not available on a photoJaguar E-type - Jaguar XK L6 DOHC 3781 cc N/AGT4.0
B. S. Cunningham-
Front-engined
Driven by: Augie Pabst (USA)Result: 10th 1st in GT4.0 (8 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
33The car is not available on a photoMG A Twin Cam - BMC B series L4 DOHC 1588 cc N/AGT1.6
John E. Hill-
Front-engined
Driven by: John E. Hill (USA)Result: 19th (19 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
35The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Bill Eve-
Front-engined
Driven by: Don Evans (USA)Result: did not start
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
41The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette - Chevrolet V8 5359 cc N/AGT+5.0
Robert Ryan Brown-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Brown (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
42The car is not available on a photoAC Ace - Bristol L6 OHV 1971 cc N/AGT2.0
Tom Kneebone-
Front-engined
Driven by: Tom Kneebone (USA)Result: did not finish (Spin)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
43The car is not available on a photoTriumph TR3 - Triumph L4 OHV 1991 cc N/AGT2.5
Cannon Auto (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Dana Kelder (USA)Result: 18th (19 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
44The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera 2 - Porsche F4 2v DOHC 1966 cc N/AGT2.0
Brumos Porsche-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bill Bencker (USA)
listed, never drove:
Robert Stoddard (USA)
Result: 12th (10 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
46The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera - Porsche F4 2v DOHC N/AGT1.6
Chuck Cassel (USA)-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Mike Kurkjian (USA)Result: 24th (29 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
48The car is not available on a photoLotus Elite # - Climax FWE L4 2v OHC 1216 cc N/AGT1.3
Bill Storey-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill Story (USA)/Ray Heppenstall (USA)Result: 16th (17 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
50The car is not available on a photoPontiac Tempest - Pontiac 421 V8 6900 cc N/AGT+5.0
Ray NichelsClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Paul Goldsmith (USA)
listed, never drove:
Joe Weatherly (USA)
Result: did not finish (Fuel pump)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
52The car is not available on a photoTriumph TR3 - Triumph L4 OHV 1991 cc N/AGT2.5
Cannon Auto-
Front-engined
Driven by: Tony Mannino (USA)Result: 17th 1st in GT2.5 (19 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
59The car is not available on a photoTriumph TR3 - Triumph L4 OHV 1991 cc N/AGT2.5
Cannon Auto-
Front-engined
Driven by: George Cornelius (USA)Result: 20th (22 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
62The car is not available on a photoAlfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce - Alfa Romeo L4 2v DOHC 1290 cc N/AGT1.3
Jesse Emerson-
Front-engined
Driven by: Charlie Mathis (USA)
listed, never drove:
Jesse Emerson (USA)
Result: 26th (43 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
70The car is not available on a photoAbarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero - Abarth L4 2v DOHC 1288 cc N/AGT1.3
Abarth-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Hans Herrmann (D)Result: 9th 1st in GT1.3 (7 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
71The car is not available on a photoAbarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero - Abarth L4 2v DOHC 1288 cc N/AGT1.3
Abarth-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Mauro Bianchi (B)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
77The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera - Porsche F4 2v DOHC N/AGT1.6
Bruce Jennings-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Bruce Jennings (USA)Result: 11th (9 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
82The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356B Carrera - Porsche F4 2v DOHC N/AGT1.6
John Norwood-
Rear-engined
Driven by: Charlie Kolb (USA)Result: 14th (15 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
83The car is not available on a photoAlfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato - Alfa Romeo L4 2v DOHC 1290 cc N/AGT1.3
John Norwood-
Front-engined
Driven by: Paul Richards (USA)Result: 25th (31 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
91The car is not available on a photoAlfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato - Alfa Romeo L4 2v DOHC 1290 cc N/AGT1.3
Durant/Swanson-
Front-engined
Driven by: Ross Durant (USA)
listed, never drove:
Bob Richardson (USA)
Result: 13th (13 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
99The car is not available on a photoShelby Cobra #CSX2026 - Ford V8/90° 2v OHV 4727 cc N/AGT5.0
Shelby American (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dave MacDonald (USA)Result: 4th 1st in GT5.0 (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
23The car did not arriveFerrari 250 GTO #3387GT - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
Mike Gammino-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Bob Grossman (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
28The car did not arriveFerrari 250 GTO - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AGT3.0
North American Racing Team-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Rodger Ward (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
45The car did not arrivePorsche 356B Carrera - Porsche F4 2v DOHC N/AGT1.6
Bruce Jennings-
Rear-engined
Drivers listed: Bruce Jennings (USA)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
More photos from this race:
Photos by: Tom Davidson (2)
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