Sebring Hall of Fame Inductees
Induction ceremonies for those joining the Sebring Hall of Fame
are held every other year, and the select group nominated for 2004
(with a celebrity luncheon at Chateau Elan on the Friday of the
March meeting), are as follows:
Sir Stirling Moss, Mario
Andretti, Carroll Shelby, Bobby Rahal, Bob and Al Holbert, race
official Ford Heacock Sr., and Ferrari (the manufacturer).
The achievements of this
group at Sebring include the following:
Moss - recorded a stunning upset win at Sebring in 1954,
driving an OSCA with Bill Lloyd. He finished second in 1957 and
set the fastest race lap three times.
Andretti - one of only four three-times winners at Sebring.
His dramatic 1970 win in a works Ferrari 512S (remember when the
917s had stub axle problems?) was the only championship win for
the 512S – and he also won in a Ford Mk lV (1967) and a 312PB
Shelby - finished second at Sebring in 1955, his cars won
the GT class at Sebring in 1964 and 65, and his Shelby American
team engineered an overall win for Ford (Ken Miles / Lloyd Ruby)
Rahal - won at Sebring in 1987 (with Jochen Mass in the
Bayside 962) and in 1982 he took the pole and finished second.
Holbert and his son Al - both had remarkable
careers at Sebring. Al Holbert won twice at Sebring (1976 and 81),
and also recorded two second-place finishes. Bob Holbert drove to
a record six class victories, including second overall in 1960 and
a historic GT class win driving a Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe in
- becomes only the second manufacturer inducted into the Sebring
Hall of Fame. The legendary "Prancing Horse" has won Sebring
12 times, with 16 major class wins, nine pole positions and fastest
race lap eleven times.
Heacock, Sr. - a key official during the infancy of Sebring's
classic endurance race.
"The 2004 inductees
represent some of the greatest names in road racing history,"
stated Sebring Raceway President Tres Stephenson. "The selection
committee had the difficult task of narrowing the list to this exclusive
group. We are truly honored to have such a prestigious class of
Previous inductees include
Juan Manuel Fangio, Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, John Fitch, Porsche, IMSA
founder John Bishop and former promoters Alec and Mary Ulmann, Charles
Mendez and John Greenwood.