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1963 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance In the Le Mans start at Sebring 1963 some of the drivers broke on the count of “two.” Photograph by Tom Bigelow.
Click here to see more photos and to read Louis Galanos' fascinating article about the race on the Sports Car Digest web site. Morgan photos feature on page 7 of the article. If you enjoy Louis Galanos' article please leave him a comment at the bottom of the page. He has been really helpful in providing this material.
Racing Iron Man George Waltman in the
1968 Daytona 24-Hour Endurance Race
A recent obituary, written by Louis Galanos, to this remarkable man was stumbled upon by a UK Morgan racer and it is amazing that so little seems to be known about him before now. The Autoweek obituary starts like this: "In 1968, Waltman completed the 24 Hours of Daytona by himself - no co-drivers, no pit crew. His Aztec Racing Morgan Plus 4 finished 30th, 335 laps behind the winner. During mandatory rest periods, bathroom breaks and meals, he would park his Morgan in the pits and place an “Out To Lunch” sign on the seat. To get additional seat time, he drove his Morgan to and from Daytona, a 2,000-mile round trip."
To read the full obituary and to learn more about George Waltman click on the links below.
Images reproduced with the kind permission of ISC Images & Archives/DIS
Many thanks to Louis Galanos for allowing us to use his material
Links to more information about George Waltman
Florida Racing History