The Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 was staged November 12-16 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the inaugural Classic 24 was dedicated to the cars and drivers that raced in Daytona’s classic endurance races of the past.
Six period correct groups of race cars were featured, each based on performance and age, competing in one-hour sessions, four times each over the 24 hours. The first group took the green flag at noon on Saturday for 45 minutes of wheel-to-wheel competition. A five-minute pit stop during each session (driver change optional) was required. When one group took the checkered flag the next group was on the grid and ready to roll out behind the pace car for their chance to race on the high banks of Daytona.
Notable and interesting cars at the Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 included a 1969 and 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Competition; 1967 Porsche 907 Langheck; 1966 Porsche 910; 1965 Ford GT40 Mk1; 1965 Ford GT40 MkII; 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group IV; 1977 Greenwood Chevrolet Corvette; 1970 Chevron B16; 1972 BMW 3.5 CSL; 1998 Ferrari 333 SP; 2004 Maserati MC12 GTA; 2005 Audi R8 and a gaggle of impressive array of 956, 962 and 911 Porsches.
Photographer Michael DiPleco documented the 2014 running of the Classic 24 Hour Daytona by HSR, offering the following pictures of the historic race cars navigating the Daytona International Speedway road course. We split up Michael’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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