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A black and white look back at IMSA in the mid 1990s

Story and photographs by Mike Beckers

There have been many twists and turns in the IMSA saga, including the 1990s, when cars like the Riley & Scott Mk II and Ferrari 333SP ruled the tracks. There were other contenders in what was known as the “WSC” or prototype division, such as some Spice chassis fitted with a variety of powerplants and the last of the screaming Mazda rotary racers. The V-12 333SPs were a crowd favorite, and in this era some of the privateer teams made respectable showings as well.

The GT cars were divided in several classes and in this time the Jack Roush organization fielded over 30 chassis which competed with a variety of bodywork kits. They appeared mostly as Ford Mustangs, but achieved success with Mercury Cougar skin and others. One of the more famous of these cars was the number 70 “Nobody’s Fool” Mustang driven to third overall and a class win in the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona. One of the drivers was a 70-year-old Paul Newman. As always there were also fleets of Porsche 911 derivatives, BMWs and assorted tube framed Detroit based racers.

In this time period there were the old garages at Daytona, where the teams lined up side by side and the fans could wander through late at night and watch the frantic activity to keep some cars in the race and examine the remains of those racers that had failed.

The photos are from the files of Sportscarillustrated.com and were taken at Daytona and Sebring. They are in no particular chronological order, and we hope that you enjoy them.

 

04/17/17

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