The winning Ferrari of Jo Bonnier and Lucien Bianchi. Count Giovanni Volpi bought some of Ferrari’s all conquering 1961 250TRI race cars for his Scuderia Serenissima team.  This would be the last great Ferrari Serenissima would use.  By late 1962 Volpi and others were caught up in a typical Ferrari “moment of confusion” and left.
 Bonnier sits in the car while mechanics check something in the engine compartment..
 The two Scuderia Serenissima Ferrari entries. The modified 250 Testa Rosa renamed 330 TRI and the 250 GT Berlinetta. #23 would win, the #22 Berlinetta would not finish.  During the tumultuous great palace revolt of 1962, Enzo aggravated Volpi enough that the Vount funded a new company formed by ex-Ferrari people called ATS.
 World Champion Phil Hill in the new Ferrari GTO.  Typical of the erratic Mr. Ferrari, he decided not to send any factory cars to Sebring.  Hill was disappointed not to be in one of the Sports race cars but the GTO was quick and finished 2nd overall entered by NART (North American Racing Team) the US importer Luigi Chinetti.
 It appears here that the #53 MGA is passing Hill’s GTO.  Honest, that’s my story and I am sticking to it.  The Oltoff,/Whitmore MGA would finish a fine 20th overall.
 Olivier Gendebien, aka Jellybean taking his turn in the GTO.  Later in the year Hill & Gendebien would win the 1,000K of the Nurburgring and LeMans.  Then Ferrari would go on a rampage and Phil Hill, along with several others, would simply walk away from the chaos.
 Bill Wuesthoff, Bruce Jennings and Frank Rand would take their Porsche RS-60 to 3rd overall and just 1 lap behind the Hill/Gendebien Ferrari.
 Bob Holbert would team with Dan Gurney is the Abarth-Porsche to finish 7th overall and first in the 1.6class.
 The Gurney / Holbert Porsche accelerates out of the last turn.  The Abarth bodied cars were very successful.  As the Italians from Carlo Abarth’s factory made every body by hand, no two were exactly the same.  This drove the Germans crazy, but they could not deny it was beautiful, fast and it sold out immediately.
 Edgar Barth & Paul-Ernst Strähle in the second factory Abarth-Porsche were 9th overall and second in 1.6 to Gurney and Holbert.
 This Cunningham Cooper Monaco was powered by a Maserati engine.  Driven by Bruce McLaren and Roger Penske nobody thought the car would last - but it did and even led.  Rarely out of the top 5.  The electrics went bad as dark settled and it took the crew an hour to fix the lights.  Even with that huge delay the car was 5th overall and only 16 laps behind the winner.
 Roger Penske guides the Cooper Maserati T-61 under the MG Safety Fast bridge.
 Innes Ireland in the Ferrari 250TRI 61.  Ireland and Moss took the car to a 3 lap lead when a mistake by a pit steward caused a DQ for illegal refueling.  Moss brought the car in about 2pm to check the brakes.  The pit for the NART team was full so the car was pushed to the refueling area.  A pit steward mistakenly cut the fuel seal and a mechanic filled the tank.
 Moss leads before the DQ.  It took officials 3 more hours to find that car #26 had refueled after 17 laps rather than the minimum 20 laps.  While it was not the fault of the team - officials had no mercy and the car was not allowed to continue.
 This Chaparral I was driven by Jim Hall, Hap Sharp, Ronnie Hisson andChuck Daigh.  The Chaparrals were fast and #10 finished 6th overall.  The Texas oilmen knew they could compete with the best and over the next two decades Hall and the Chaparral’s won in long distance, CanAm, Indy and pioneered the black art of aerodynamic.
 Originally built by Troutman & Barnes and called Chaparral, Jim Hall bought two and had great success.  Hall asked to buy the name and hence the change to Chaparral I.  He then hired Troutman and Barnes to continue with the Chaparral 2 and the rest is history.
 The number 11 car fights with the eventual winning Ferrari.  Chuck Hall (Jim’s brother) and Chuck Daigh drove this car until the steering broke.
 Front straight action as the #11 Chaparral goes past one of the Corvettes and continues to lead the #23 Ferrari.
 George Constantine (in car) and Gus Andrey were two great New England drivers.  Constantine had great success with this Ferrari TR 59/60 and owner John Bunch decided to race Sebring.
 The car appeared with Constantine’s usual #49 left over from his win at the 1961 Watkins Glen Grand Prix.  Gus Andrey (in shorts) oversees the work.
 Thursday practice and somehow officials let Constantine go out with the wrong number on the car.  Both George and Andrey were well known and liked by the SCCA and that influence may have worked for them.
 One of Dave Nicholas’ life highlights.  Here he sits on a Thursdy morning having ridden from the middle of Sebring city through the orange fields with the Flying Greek George Constantine in a real Ferrari Testa Rossa.
 Roy Bishara, BARC #16, stands next to the Ferrari with his camera.  Mechanic Adolph Reinsinger and Dave Nicholas lean on the car.  What they are looking at is lost to history.
 Being with the Ferrari was a huge deal for us.  From L-R is Spankey Smith, Adolph the mechanic, Dave Zych and Roy Bishara.  The BARBBOYS were famous for our straw hats.
 George and Gus arrive on Saturday morning with the correct #20 on the Ferrari.  The car was running fine in the top 5 until it broke an axle after 40 laps.
 Bob Grossman at the wheel of the Ferrari Dino. Alan Connell co drove but the car failed to finish due to a broken oil pump.
 Ferrari 246SP driven by the Rodriguez brothers, Pedro and Ricardo.  We had seen the first version at Sebring in 1961.  This car was much improved.
 Pedro brakes hard in the 246SP Ferrari.  These cars were excellent racers and won the Targa Florio and Nurburgring 1,000 in 1961 and 1962.  Their results at Sebring and LeMans were not good.
 Walt Hansgen gets pushed to his starting position in the rear engined Tipo 64 Maserati.  The car was doomed from the beginning.  The front suspension broke in practice and the rear failed and put the car out of the race after only 30 laps/.
 Ed Hufus and George Reed always came up with great Ferrari’s.  This year was no exception and they brought this 250GT special bodies Berlinetta 8th overall and 3rd in GT
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