The 1970 Sebring 12 Hour Race
This page documents HAN9-R-238's race at the 1970 Sebring 12 hour race where Janet Guthrie, Judy Kondratieff, Rosemary Smith, and Sharlene Seavey drove it to a historic 1st place class win.
Watching the race from the Baker "Ring Free" Transport.
"The All Girl Race Team."
"The Team" mugging a shot for their sponsor.
Crew Chief and owner Jim Baker at the race.
"The Team" celebrating their big win with Jim. (Note: Sharlene Seaver is not in photo as she did not drive in the race for reasons unknown to this author).
Janet and Judy going over race strategy with crew member Billy Cook (His name appears on the side of the car as "Paint by Billy Cook").
"The Team" celebrating their big win with crew. (Note: Rosemary Smith was probably the finishing driver as she still wears a helment).
James Garner in the Sebring Pit
Dickie Smothers in the Sebring Pit (Note Ring Free flag in the background).
Another shot of James Garner in the Sebring Pit (looking scruffy!). NOTE: Ring Free Sign in the background.
Steve McQueen in the Sebring Pit - Looking Cool...as usual! Note: Steve co-drove the # 48 Porsche 908 in this race. See photo on this page of the HAN9-R-238 Coupe racing with Steve.
Steve McQueen sitting on pit wall. NOTE Steve's broken left foot from a motorcycle race the week before. See YouTube video below for his comments.
Dickie Smothers in Sebring Pit.
The entry list reads like a "Who's Who" of racing, with drivers like Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx, Don Yenko, Steve McQueen, Michael Rahal, and Donna Mae Mimms.
The " Race Results.".
#73 started 50th and finished 19th overall and 1st in class (P2).
Gridding before the race.
Sometime early in the race. Interesting photo with Steve McQueen in #48 Porsche 908 and noticeable airplanes in the background.. (Photo by Louis Galanos)
It was no doubt a grueling race.
A great straight away shot.
Yet another good picture. (NOTE: Driver is Rosemary Smith).
Still in the fight!
Sometimes it's lonely out there.
The series of pictures below show the great work in the pits that contributed to the win.
1970 Sebring video with Steve McQueen.
1968 Austin Healey Prototype Sprite Coupe HAN9-R-238
Photo by Louis Galanos