Saturday, April 24, 2010

Steve McQueen does the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring...with a Broken Foot

Everyone knows Steve McQueen loves cars and can make great films about racing. However, this quick clip is great - a quick interview with McQueen after a stint talking about driving with a cast on his left foot. Apparently, strapping sandpaper to your cast gives traction enough to make the drive doable. Incredibly, with a co-driver and fellow 'Merican Pete Revson - who also ran in Formula One - the pair came in first in their class and 2nd overall in a Porsche 908/02 just a few seconds behind Andretti's Ferrari 512 for a controversial finish.

Photos credited to The Selvedge Yard and an awesome article they've got posted up from last year. Click here to see the article and accompanying pictures.

Take that Frankie Muniz.

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