American factory Porsche driver Patrick Long will team up with Porsche legend Hurley Haywood in a very significant early Porsche 911 for this weekend’s Classic 24 Hour historic race at Daytona International Speedway.
The 1967 S is a very early production (July 25, 1966) 911 S that was a racecar from new, with is first race being the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, at which it finished FIRST in GT (Grand Touring) Class and an amazing 9th OA, driven by Jack Ryan, the car owner and Bill Benker from Brumos. It is the first 911 S/RS/RSR to ever win an FIA race anywhere in the world.
Also taking part will be sports car and rally legend “Quick Vic” Elford is to join the very stout line up of drivers attending the Classic 24 Hour.
The star drivers at the event will be be participating in Driver Panels on Friday.
Run by Historic Sportscar Racing, “The Classic 24 at Daytona” is dedicated to cars that have raced in the Daytona endurance races of the past. Five days of exciting on and off track action, including HSR’s sprint and endurance race series, driver’s panel, and night practice lead up to the start of “The Classic 24 at Daytona” at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, and finishing 24 hours later on Sunday.
Learn more about the event in the video below: