Metaphors in Motion

Posts tagged with “Phil Hill”


    If the Bahamas Speed Week proved anything it was that the team of Reventlow and Daigh was ready for bigger things. But where did all the pros go? More historic sports car racing led me to recreate this article from Rod Builder & Customizer May 1959 which featured Bahama Speed Week the cars, the personalities, and the controversies of the day.........and you have to check out the photos of the LeMans start - this was seat of our pants racing at it's best, the golden age of sports car racing and the transition from amateur to professional status and organizations.


    In the beginning there was the Daytona Continental which evolved into a 24 hour race and today while Continental still sponsors a race the 24 hour race now belongs to Rolex. This article recreated from Sports Car Graphic May 1966 gives great background and insight into the begins and transformation of these races. Please read my earlier post on the creation of Daytona International Speedway if you are interested in the building of the racetrack "Daytona: Is It Too Hot To Handel?"