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Le Mans style start at Sebring 1960. | by Nigel Smuckatelli
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Le Mans style start at Sebring 1960.

That superb athlete you see in the photo is non other than Stirling Moss flying across the track at the start of the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring. Moss was racing to get into his 2.8-liter Maserati Tipo 61. He and co-driver Dan Gurney led for 8 of the 12 hours of hours until the transmission failed. This car was not the one originally assigned to Moss. Moss blew the engine in his first car during night practice. This car was taken from two other drivers and given to Moss and Gurney. Moss had a long standing reputation for being tough on cars. If any car could survive Moss it had a good chance of winning. Automobile Year photo.

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Taken on February 16, 2014