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[COMPLETE] Sebring Crashes

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DONE//INCOMPLETE

1958
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-22.html

Luigi Musso +OFFLINE (?)
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/musso58sebring.jpg
Nigel Smuckatelli



1964
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-21.html

William McKelvy/Richard Holquist + 5 OFFLINE
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/tn_sebring1964.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/holquist_mc ... ebring.jpg
sebringrace.com


Art Tattersall + OFFLINE
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring1964volvo.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1964sebringnotag.jpg
„The articles culminated in "Project Volvo at Sebring" in 1964, wherein the Christy white car, Riley's *14* and Art Tattersall's red coupes -- numbered 50, 51 and 49, respectively -- were entered by Volvo and were considered as a factory team, although really three quite independent efforts. Through mix-ups in rules interpretation, the FIA-affiliated Automobile Racing Club of Florida, the ARCF, as sanctioning body forced the three cars to run in the Prototype Category, where their fitted headers (and Weber carburetors, and a host of other goodies they did not bring) would be legal -- but the "team" would be no match for the factory Porsche 904s. This was moot, for Tattersall rolled under the MG bridge in the esses breaking his back, never again to race; Christy and Dave Jordan retired due to the camshaft boring a hole in the front cover due to hasty preparation, and Riley's car, after many lost laps due to a thrown fan blade and a broken spindle, crossed the line in the hands of Nick Coné in a shower of sparks, 4th in class but well down -- the second spindle having gone on the last lap.”
The Sebring Story



1978
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-18.html

Peter Gregg +OFFLINE
http://www.benhuset.dk/petergregg.jpg
https://www.racingsportscars.com/result ... 03-18.html



1982
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-20.html

John Fitzpatrick +OFFLINE (?)
http://www.benhuset.dk/1982sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/brumosporschesebring1982.JPG




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DONE

1952
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-15.html

Gary McDonald/Bob Kennedy
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/kennedy_mcd ... ebring.jpg

The slippery surface put the Jag out of the race after only 37 laps.
Year: 1952
Driver(s): Gary McDonald/Bob Kennedy
Description: The slippery surface put the Jag out of the race after only 37 laps.
Year: 1952
Driver(s): Gary McDonald/Bob Kennedy
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: Jaguar XK120
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: No




1955
https://www.racingsportscars.com/result ... 03-13.html

Jack McAfee, Fire
http://www.benhuset.dk/1955mcafeesebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1955mcafeesebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcafee55sebring3.jpg


Jean Rédélé
http://www.benhuset.dk/1955sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1956sebring-4.jpg


Bob Said
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/said55sebring.jpg
The Ferrari 750 Monza of Masten Gregory and Bob Said was forced to retire from the 1955 Sebring 12 Hours after Said crashed collided with an ambulance only three laps into the race.
racingsportscars.com


Phil Stewart & Ted Boynton
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/boynton_ste ... ebring.jpg
racingsportscars.com




1956
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-24.html

Len Bastrup
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/bastrup56sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/bastrup56sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/chapman56sebring1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/bastrup56sebring4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebringfirelotus.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/chapman56sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/bastrup.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/bastrup56sebring8.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/bastrup56sebring9.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/chapman56sebring3.jpg
“Meanwhile Colin Chapman had arrived at Sebring with his new creation, the Eleven. The car had been brought from New York by Briggs Cunningham for Chapman and Len Bastrup to drive in its world race debut. Eleven #156 had the first 1500cc Climax FWB under the bonnet, an MG-A transmission, limited-slip differential and long range fuel tanks. It was built to win the race. Just two years earlier a 1,500cc OSCA had won, and this time Chapman knew his car was faster. But it all ended when Bastrup took the car out for practice on Friday. It looked particularly quick, as Sheppard recalls, going down the pit straight, and on through the two sweeping left hand bends after that. The next turn, a much tighter left, that led onto a short straight where the MG bridge would be built a year later, was where Bastrup came in too hot, dropping a wheel over the edge and plowing out into the hay bales. The Eleven caught the sand and flipped over, trapping Bastrup inside. Onlookers righted the car, but as Bastrup sat up dazed in the cockpit, flames erupted from under the bonnet. The debut Eleven then went up in smoke. Chapman was devastated by that crash. It upset him to no end. Although the car was rebuilt later, at Cunningham's shop in New York, it was through as the Team Lotus entry at Sebring. On race day, spectacular stop-action photographs of the Eleven demolishing itself were featured in newspapers across the country -- including the front page of the New York Times. In many papers, the little English Lotus got more attention than the race itself. Of course Chapman took little consolation from the publicity. He needed a ride.”
lotuseleven.org; sportscardigest.com


Julio Pola/Enrique Muro
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sebring56pola.jpg
“What a bunch of ludicrous hats.”


Carlos Menditeguy INJURED
http://www.benhuset.dk/menditeguy2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/menditeguy1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/mendi ... ebring.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/mendit1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/mendit2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/mendit3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/mendit4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1956sebringmenditeguy.jpg
Argentina's Carlos Menditeguy turned over in his 2.9-liter Maserati, and was rushed to the hospital with a fractured skull.

Lance Macklin/Archie Scott-Brown
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sebring1956.jpg




1957
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-23.html
http://www.racingsportscars.com/results ... 03-23.html


Bob Goldich FATAL
http://www.benhuset.dk/bgo1.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/goldich57fatal2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/goldich57fatal3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/bgo3.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/bgo4.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/bgo5.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/1957goldichfatal.jpg
theselvedgeyard.com


Ray Cuomo
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/cuomo57sebring.jpg
uniquecarsandparts.com




1958
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-22.html

Luigi Musso & Archie Scott-Brown
http://www.benhuset.dk/1958sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1958sebring.jpg


Luigi Musso +OFFLINE
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/musso58sebring.jpg
Nigel Smuckatelli


George Crowder
http://www.benhuset.dk/1958crowdersebring.jpg




1959
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-21.html

Walt Hansgen/Dick Thompson
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/hansgen59a.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/hansgen59b.jpg


M. R. J. Wyllie/Skip Lange/Margaret Wyllie
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sebring59.jpg


Edwin Lawrence, FATAL
http://www.benhuset.dk/1959edlawrencefatal.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1396




1960
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-26.html

Fred Spross
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/spross60sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/spross60sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/spross60sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/fredsprossSEB60a.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring60.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/spross60sebring6.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring60b.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/fredsprosssebring1960.jpg
Year: 1960
Driver(s): Fred Spross/John Colgate
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: Austin-Healey 3000
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: No
Photo Credit: Dave Nicholas; Willem Oosthoek


Jim Hughes (driver) & George Thompson (photographer), FATAL
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/hughes_thom ... 0fatal.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1960jhughes.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/hughes_thom ... fatal3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1960sebringfatal.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring1960.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/hughes_thom ... fatal6.jpg
Pete Lyons
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1550


John Fitch
http://www.benhuset.dk/johnfitchsebring1960.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/johnfitchsebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1960briggsey.jpg


Ed W. Crawford
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/crawford60.jpg




1961
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-25.html

Lars Giertz/Bob Liess
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebr.jpg
Bob Liess


Leo May
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/may61sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/may61sebring2.jpg
Leo May rolled his AC Cobra during the 1961 12 hours at Sebring. The roll bar gave way during the incident.
racingsportscars.com; sportscardigest.com


Formula Junior
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/FJ61_W18.htm

Jean Lloyd
http://www.benhuset.dk/1961FJ1960jeanlloyd.jpg




1962
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-24.html

Denise McCluggage/Allen Eager
http://www.benhuset.dk/1962sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mccluggage62sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mccluggage62sebring2.jpg
In 1962 at Sebring she co-drove a 1-liter NART OSCA with boyfriend Allen Eager. He spun out after just getting the car handed to him by Denise and was T-boned by Ken Miles in a Sunbeam Alpine. Apart from substantial body damage, the incident caused the car's throttle to stick wide open and Eager abandoned it on the course and walked back to the pits. Denise was disgusted that he left the car so she jogged/walked to where it was and pushed the OSCA back to the pits, where the NART mechanics deemed it beyond repair.
sebringrace.com


Art Tweedale/Ben Warren/Alan Ross
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebr62.jpg


Don Yenko/Ed Lowther
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/yenko ... guez62.jpg


Support race
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 3-24g.html

Clark/Mabry's pre-race wreck (1) for the 1962 3-hour support race
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/clark_mabry62sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/clark_mabry62sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/clark_mabry62sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/clark_mabry62sebring4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/clark_mabry62sebring5.jpg
sebringrace.com


Bruce McLaren
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebr62.jpg



http://www.formula2.net/FJ62_W18.htm

Charlie Parsons +OFFLINE
http://www.benhuset.dk/1962charlieparsons.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/parsons62sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/parsons62sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/parsons62sebring4.jpg
sebringrace.com



1963
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-23.html

Howard Franklin & Jack Wright
http://www.benhuset.dk/1963sebsaab.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1963sebsaab1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1963sebsaab2.jpg
https://sebringrace.com/page17.html


George McClure
http://www.benhuset.dk/1963semkomccluresebring.jpg
Description: The sandbank at the hairpin was a well visited place. This is the #53 TVR Grantura of George McClure and Dick Semko. A.J. Foyt in the Corvette avoids the scene. Both cars retired later with engine problems.
Year: 1963
Driver(s): George McClure/Dick Semko
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: TVR Grantura
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: No
Photo Credit: racepace.se


Hap Sharp
http://www.benhuset.dk/tn_hapsharp1963scca.JPG
SCCA, Cooper




1964
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-21.html

Ken Miles
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/miles64sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/miles64sebring2.jpg
dailysportscar.com; Pete Lyons


Art Tattersall
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring1964volvo.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1964sebringnotag.jpg
„The articles culminated in "Project Volvo at Sebring" in 1964, wherein the Christy white car, Riley's *14* and Art Tattersall's red coupes -- numbered 50, 51 and 49, respectively -- were entered by Volvo and were considered as a factory team, although really three quite independent efforts. Through mix-ups in rules interpretation, the FIA-affiliated Automobile Racing Club of Florida, the ARCF, as sanctioning body forced the three cars to run in the Prototype Category, where their fitted headers (and Weber carburetors, and a host of other goodies they did not bring) would be legal -- but the "team" would be no match for the factory Porsche 904s. This was moot, for Tattersall rolled under the MG bridge in the esses breaking his back, never again to race; Christy and Dave Jordan retired due to the camshaft boring a hole in the front cover due to hasty preparation, and Riley's car, after many lost laps due to a thrown fan blade and a broken spindle, crossed the line in the hands of Nick Coné in a shower of sparks, 4th in class but well down -- the second spindle having gone on the last lap.”
The Sebring Story


Newton Davis/Paul N. Layman in the Hairpin (they finished the race):
http://www.benhuset.dk/1964seb.jpg


Charlie Kolb/Tom O’Brien/Ronald Hutchinson
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/obrien_kolb64sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/obrien_kolb64sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/obrien_kolb64sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sebring64a.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sebring64b.JPG
Description: The NART-Ferrari of Tom O'Brien (USA)/Charlie Kolb (USA)/Ronald Hutchinson (USA) catches fire on lap 31. This resutled in a retirement. Driver Kolb escaped unhurt.
Year: 1964
Driver(s): Charlie Kolb
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: Ferrari 250 LM #5149
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: No
Photo Credit: Dave Friedman/ Tom Burnside/ Pete Biro


Bob Johnson & Consalvo Sanesi
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sanesi19641.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sanesi19642.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/dayto ... itfire.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sanesi64.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sanesi19643.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sanesi19644.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/sanesi64b.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1964sebringfirecrash.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/sanesi64sebring9.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/sanesi64sebring10.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/sanesi64sebring11.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/bobjohnsonsebring1964.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/sanesi64sebring13.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1964sanesisebring.JPG
Sanesi's Alfa was hit by Johnson (and went up in flames?????)
zagato-cars.com


Delmo Johnson/Dave Morgan
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/johnson_morgan64sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/johnson_mor ... bring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/johnson_mor ... bring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/johnson_mor ... bring4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/johnson_mor ... bring5.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/johnson_mor ... bring6.jpg
sebringrace.com




1965
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-27.html


Roger Heftler/John Norris
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/heftler_norris65sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/heftler_nor ... bring2.jpg
sebringrace.com; sportscardigest.com


Al Pease/Brad Picard
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pease_picard65sebring.jpg
sebringrace.com


Nick Cone/Art Riley
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/cone_riley65sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/cone_riley65sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/heftler_norris65sebring.jpg
sebringrace.com; sportscardigest.com



Peter Bolton
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring1965.png


Richard Holquist
http://www.benhuset.dk/1965sebringflip1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1965sebringflip2.jpg
Richard Holquist lost control of his Abarth-Simca in the Esses and flipped. He remained unhurt.


Silvio Moser
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/moser65sebring.jpg
mycarquest.com
“The other Iso Grifo entry driven by Silvio Moser went off course and hit a spectator's car.”


Mike Gammino
http://www.benhuset.dk/1965sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/rainvilleandgamminoSebring65.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/gammino65sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/gammino65sebring4.jpg
sportscardigest.com
“As Paul Rainville tells it, his father Charlie brought in the Bizzarrini Iso Grifo he was driving for a scheduled pit stop and driver change. The rain was still pounding down when co-driver Mike Gammino got into the car. He didn’t bother to fasten his safety belt before reentering the race.

Two or three laps later the car hydroplaned on the start/finish straight and struck the Mercedes-Benz Bridge abutment broadside cutting the car in two.

When the corner workers arrived to render assistance they found Gammino in his seat in the front half of the car. His hands were still on the steering wheel. The driver’s seat was still firmly affixed to the floor. His firmly affixed seat belts were with the back half of the car which was now twenty-plus feet distant. It was a lucky day for Mike Gammino.

When the corner workers initially assisted Gammino from the car it was still raining heavily and he really didn’t take note of the condition of the car. After determining that he didn’t suffer any serious injuries he was allowed to walk back to the pits. When he got there Charlie Rainville asked, “how bad’s the car?” He replied, “don’t know.” Charlie said, “Well, let’s go see.”

When they arrived at the accident scene Gammino took one look at the car cut in two with the pieces over twenty feet apart and promptly fainted.”


George Reed, Chuck Stoddard, Nick Cone
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1965sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1965sebringreed.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring6.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring7.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring8.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring9.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring10.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/65seb.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/pileup65sebring13.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sebring1965.jpg
racingsportscars.com, Rick Hayden, sebringrace.com,
https://www.racingsportscars.com/result ... 03-27.html



1966
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-26.html


Bob McLean FATAL
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal5.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal6.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal7.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal8.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal9.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal10.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal11.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal12.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal13.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal14.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal15.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal16.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal17.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal18.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal19.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal20.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal21.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal22.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal23.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal24.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal25.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1966mcleanfatal.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1966sebring2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mclean66fatal28.jpg
Description:During the race Bob McLean went off the with his Comstock-GT40. He hit a telephone and somersaulted. McLean just came from an pitstop with full tanks. Those split and burst into flames. McLean was trapped in the car and perished. Near the crash scene was a fire truck but they only had water, which didn't help for the burning magnesium wheels. Also they only had two 10-pound dry chemical extinguishers which were quickly used up. The car had just made a pit stop right before the accident and was fully loaded with gas. The heat was so intense that the magnesium wheels ignited and burst into white hot sparks. The fire drew a ghoulish crowd of 2000 and police had trouble controlling the mob and the police roughed up some people including a television cameraman.
Later in the race 4 spectators were killed.
The wrecked GT40 is possibly buried near the circuit as the ghost of Sebring.
Year: 1966
Driver(s): Bob McLean
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: Ford GT40 #1000
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: Yes
Photo Credit: Dave Friedman; Harry Kennison; Bill Stowe; sportscardigest.com; Sports Illustrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pObRIh8-rO4


Don Wester & Michael Andretti, FATAL + X OFFLINE
http://binaryapi.ap.org/6e3563f3eff5481 ... 761455.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryf ... 575463746/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryf ... 575463746/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryf ... 575463746/
https://i1.wp.com/s3.amazonaws.com/scar ... D-27-1.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryf ... 575463746/
http://www.benhuset.dk/donwesterwreck.jpg
Dave Friedman collection; sportscardigest.com;
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1250


Jack Slottag
Jack Slottag is the unlucky driver in the pic. During training he was wearing tennis shoes but they were getting too hot and slippery. So he switched to Gucci loafers. However they had a rather unusual high heel. Around the 5th hour it happened into the hairpin when Jack inadvertently hit both brake and accelerator.
http://www.benhuset.dk/1966sebringslottag.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/slottag66sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/slottag66sebring2.jpg
racingsportscars.com; sebringrace.com; velocetoday.com


Jo Bonnier/Phil Hill
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/bonnier_hill66sebring.jpg
Description: The Chaparral 2D of Phil Hill/ Jo Bonnier had retired from an oil leak in the race. This damage is from practice.
Year: 1966
Driver(s): Jo Bonnier/Phil Hill
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: Chaparral 2D #2D001
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: No
Photo Credit: Harry Kennison


Teodoro Zeccoli/Giacomo "Geki" Russo
http://www.benhuset.dk/66sebringno61a.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/66sebringno61c.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/66sebringno61b.jpg


Support race
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 3-26t.html

Bill Campbell
http://www.benhuset.dk/NASCAR/billcampb ... ebring.JPG




1967
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 04-01.html

Jack Ryan
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/ryan67sebring.jpg
Nigel Smuckatelli


Support race
http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/S ... 4-01t.html

Norberto Mastandrea
http://www.benhuset.dk/1967sebmas.jpg


Howard Hanna & Robert Clark
http://www.benhuset.dk/1967sebringcrash.jpg




1968
http://www.racingsportscars.com/results ... 03-23.html

Dave Horchler
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/horchler68sebring.jpg
camaros.org

Armando Capriles & Alfredo Atencio
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring1968.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/atencio_cap ... ebring.jpg
Louis Galanos




1969
http://www.racingsportscars.com/results ... 03-22.html

Vic Elford
http://www.benhuset.dk/1969elfordsebringpractice.jpg

Blessing/Cummings/Stumes wreck in the 1969 Sebring 12 Hours:
http://www.benhuset.dk/1969sebring88.jpg




1970
https://www.racingsportscars.com/result ... 03-21.html

Mike Parkes/Chuck Parsons
http://www.benhuset.dk/1970sebring.jpg


Ben Scott/Dave Houser/Lowell Lanier
http://www.benhuset.dk/1970sebring1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1970sebring2.jpg




1971
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-20.html

Gregg Young
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/young71sebring.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/greggyoung1971.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/young71sebring3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/gregg71.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/young71sebring5.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/greggyoung.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/gregseb.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/young71sebring8.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/gregg ... ng1971.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/1971sebringaftermath.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/young71sebring11.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=silOwv3-nlc
a2zracer.com


Chuck Parsons
Description: After only 19 laps into the race Chuck Parsons went straight into the sandbank at the hairpin. The hit destroyed the oil coolers and the NART-Ferrari was out. Co-driver David Weir never got a chance to drive the car
Year: 1971
Driver(s): Chuck Parsons
Category: Sports cars
Series: World Sportscar Championship
Vehicle: Ferrari 512S #1028
Country: United States
Circut: Sebring
Event: 12 Hours of Sebring
Fatal: No
Photo Credit: Associated Press
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/parsons71sebring.jpg




1972
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-25.html

Regazzoni/Redman fire
http://www.benhuset.dk/1972claysebring.jpg
http://www.racingsportscars.com/results ... 03-25.html
ebay.com

Roger McCaig
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mccaig72sebring.jpg
http://gpma.org




1973
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-24.html

Michael Keyser/Milt Minter
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/keyser_minter73sebring.jpg
Nigel Smuckatelli




1980
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-22.html


Marty Hinze
http://www.benhuset.dk/1980sebringhinze1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1980sebringhinze2.jpg


Manuel Quintana FATAL
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/quintana80fatal.png
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/quintana80fatal2.png
newspapers.com
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1870




1981
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-21.html

Pierre Honegger's Mazda RX-7 burns down rather spectacularly during the 1981 12 Hours of Sebring
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/honegger-se ... fire-1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/honegger-se ... fire-2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/honegger-se ... fire-3.jpg




1988
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-19.html

Jim Rothbarth/Bernard Jourdain
http://www.benhuset.dk/1988sebringrothbarthjourdain.jpg


Chip Mead
http://www.benhuset.dk/1988sebringchipmeadfire.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mead88sebring_fire.jpg


Bob Copeman FATAL
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/BobCopeman1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/BobCopeman2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/BobCopeman3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/BobCopeman4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/BobCopeman5.jpg
newspapers.com
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1306




1990
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-17.html

Henri Pescarolo
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/pescasebr.jpg
Autosport




1997
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-15.html

Tim Banks/Henri-Louis Maunoir/Don Arpin
Dorsey Schroeder/Peter Cunningham/John Green
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring1997a.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/sebring1997b.JPG




1998


Wayne Taylor in the 1998 Sebring Fall Classic:
" [...] Rich was fifth or sixth in line behind Wayne Taylor in his Ferrari 333 SP and a pack of GT3 BMWs. Taylor went to the right side of the front straight to pass the BMWs and found trouble. The first I saw was a Ferrari hugging the inside of the front straight wall starting to go side ways. Taylor hit the water on the right side, over corrected, and his car went across the track to the opposite side. Rich, coming out of the spray and on the left side of the track staying out of everyone’s way, found a Ferrari parked rear first into the wall and in his way. Afterwards Rich joked saying, “When I saw Taylor’s car in front of me all I could think of was, ‘well, I’ve never hit a Ferrari before’!”. Rich slid right just narrowly missing the front of Taylor’s car. He didn’t even loose the auxiliary airfoils that stick out at the front of the car. I thought for sure those bits were goners! The track immediately went yellow. Taylor was out on the spot. [...] "

- from here: http://www.mulsannescorner.com/classic.htm




2000
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-19.html

Tom Kristensen in qualifications for the 2000 12 Hours of Sebring:
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/tomsebring.jpg




2002

John Gorsline
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring1.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring2.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring3.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring4.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/sebring5.JPG
gorsline.com
http://cfrscca.org/wp-content/uploads/T ... r-2017.pdf




2004
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-20.html

2004
Jean-Philippe Belloc/Tom Weickardt/Kevin Allen
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/belloc.JPG
Jan Hettler


Will Haney
Panoz Racing Series (no results available)
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/2004s ... anoz4a.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/2004s ... anoz4b.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Sportscars/2004s ... anoz4c.jpg




2008
https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/ ... 03-15.html

Ben Devlin
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/bendevlinsebring.jpg
Ben Devlin had a big accident during qualifying for the 2008 Sebring 12 Hours. The car did not make the race.

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

Project finished apart from the photos in the Content Requests section.


All recent additions to the forum are now in the database as well.

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Well done! :thumbsup:
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Post by hollie3sa » 10 months ago

No further progress made over the last weeks. This can be counted as "[COMPLETE]" I guess.

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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

Hey @hollie3sa, are these the same? Not sure if the two entries should be merged or not.

http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4967
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4968
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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
9 months ago
Hey @hollie3sa, are these the same? Not sure if the two entries should be merged or not.

http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4967
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4968
In a way they are, in a way they're not. I wasn't sure about this one.

The fire was not part of the initial damage as seen in the last photo of the first entry. So I counted it as a separate incident. But since it likely was a consequence of the actual accident, these can be merged into one.

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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

hollie3sa wrote:
9 months ago
PTRACER wrote:
9 months ago
Hey @hollie3sa, are these the same? Not sure if the two entries should be merged or not.

http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4967
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4968
In a way they are, in a way they're not. I wasn't sure about this one.

The fire was not part of the initial damage as seen in the last photo of the first entry. So I counted it as a separate incident. But since it likely was a consequence of the actual accident, these can be merged into one.
Ahhh, I see. So, the last photo in the first entry was pre-fire?
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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
9 months ago
hollie3sa wrote:
9 months ago
PTRACER wrote:
9 months ago
Hey @hollie3sa, are these the same? Not sure if the two entries should be merged or not.

http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4967
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=4968
In a way they are, in a way they're not. I wasn't sure about this one.

The fire was not part of the initial damage as seen in the last photo of the first entry. So I counted it as a separate incident. But since it likely was a consequence of the actual accident, these can be merged into one.
Ahhh, I see. So, the last photo in the first entry was pre-fire?
Exactly.

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