Sunday 19 August 2012

Sebring 1962 - The GTO Starts it’s Winning Ways

The 1962 12 Hours of Sebring was one of the first major races for the brand new 12-cylinder Ferrari 250 GTO.

The initials of this famous racer stand for "Gran Turismo Omologata", Italian for “Grand Touring Homologated”.

The Phil Hill/Olivier Gendebien driven N.A.R.T. GTO #24 was very successful in the race, not only beating all the cars in the GT Class, but finishing the race 2nd overall.

In my most recent sketch below, The N.A.R.T. and Scuderia Serenissima Ferraris are being prepared the night before the race.

Behind the GT Class-winning N.A.R.T. GTO, Luigi Chinetti chats strategy with Phil Hill. In the background is the race-winning 250 TRI/61 of Jo Bonnier and Lucien Bianchi.

Original available, as are limited editions.
Pen&ink and markers on white archival stock
18"x 14" (45.7cm x 35.6cm)  © Paul Chenard 2012

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