Pete Brock “The Boy behind the Daytona Coupe”

He was the first paid employee at the Carroll Shelby School of High-Performance Driving at the age of 21.
Involved in a couple of race cars designs such as the De Tomaso P70, but the Daytona Coupe was the Ferrari ass-kicker race car.

Brock said that Shelby seemed immune. Either he didn’t understand what I had created, or he didn’t care what anyone else thought (people were very sceptical about that design). All he asked was, “Do you think it’ll work?” Yeah, I replied. “Okay, let’s build it.” That was it—pure Shelby.

The #15 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe was driven by Bob Bondurant and Jo Schlesser. The car finished 4th overall and first in GT 5.0. The #16 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe of Lew Spencer, Jim Adams and Phil Hill finished 21st. The #30 Ferrari 330P of Pedro Rodriguez and Graham Hill did not finish.

 

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