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GALLERY: Behind The Scenes Of The 24 Hours Of Daytona

Ted Gushue By Ted Gushue
January 30, 2017
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Photography by Ted Gushue

As automotive enthusiasts there are few halls as hallowed as the 24 Hours of Daytona. For me, this was my first pilgrimage to the Eastern Florida town that’s made and broken so many of the automotive legends that are the cornerstone of Petrolicious. I was the guest of our friends at Lamborghini, who while have no official factory team in the race were present in force supporting the many privateers that make the push for victory (more on that in a separate post).

I spent the entirety of the 24 hours running around, camera in hand, trying to soak up the sights and sounds of a truly bucket list event. These are some of the better shots I was able to fire off, each one tells a bit of its own story – if there’s anything that you’d particularly like to know, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll shed a bit of light.

 

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Nico Röder
Nico Röder

Gorgeous pictures! Love them. The 356 with Brumos written on the license plate is awesome! Looks so rad.
I’m really curios what camera and lens you used for the pictures? The bokeh looks so interesting with the middle more blurred than the corners.
Please tell me how you did that. Thanks

Russell Jones
Russell Jones

Always enjoy the VW busses and the way their showing has grown, the addition of the 356 around the corner and the presentation is like taking a step back in time.
The Busses have given me inspiration to do a Datsun pick up as a race support vehicle for my old 240Z and Datsun 510. One of the people that helped do the painting on the busses lives round the corner so hopefully I will have something out thee for next year.

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Fernando Souto
Fernando Souto

I have to say that the TV commentary of this event and the 2016 LeMans was god awful. I don’t think it’s entirely the commentators fault but more an issue with the directors. I see lots of common sense mistakes throughout the coverage. I’ve given up and am watching it on the internet now.

Ryan Kennedy

Ted, so which was your favorite historic and current racer that weekend? Also, gorgeous shots! It was wonderful following you doing the 24 hours. Hate I missed it this year.

Tatiana Noel
Tatiana Noel

Funny, the old Ford DPs had a pretty unique fart sound downshifting too. Last year, I was pretty tickled to hear the same sound coming from the GTs.

Ted Gushue
Ted Gushue

Really impressed by the Ford GTs. Such an interesting downshift exhaust note, almost like a robot fart. Very interesting!

As for classics, the Brumos Porsche all the way!

Vic
Vic

I forgot to mention, how about the sound of the Ford GT down-shifting into turn 1? Maybe I’m just a car nerd but it literally made me laugh like hell every time.

Vic
Vic

Wish I would have known you were there! Next year I’ll gladly buy you a beer.

tim bogert
tim bogert
Ted, great shots and writeup. Glad you had a good time despite the really challenging weather this year. It was colder than i’ve ever experienced for this race. Daytona is a fantastic event for people who like to be immersed in the race for the entire 24+ hours, or just be around a wide variety of petrol heads. Thurs-Sun is our normal schedule. My two kids and I drive down from Charlotte and meet up with some friends who fly in from Dallas (hi Brian, Greg and David!). Meeting drivers, getting close-up with the cars, the garage access… they love… Read more »
Ted Gushue
Ted Gushue

Love it, thanks for sharing Tim! Hope to catch you out there soon.

Jim Dickinson
Jim Dickinson

Nice work.

It’s always good to have friends at Lamborghini.

Ted Gushue
Ted Gushue

Indeed!

Douglas Anderson
Douglas Anderson

I am the consumate racing fan , and the 24 hour event at Daytona is the beginning of my racing season. I’m so pleased that IMSA has finally come to grips with identifying different classes of cars and getting an equal playing field for most.
This years event was the best in recent memory . Especially since the new Ford GT did so well, the Acura program is strong and will get it better as the season goes on. The pictures you have posted only make me salivate waiting for Sebring in a few weeks.

Ted Gushue
Ted Gushue

Really excited for the season, see you out there Doug!

Mike
Mike

Excellent. Thank you for sharing!

-mike (one of the drivers in the #991)

Ted Gushue
Ted Gushue

Hope to see you again soon Mike!

Brandon Taylor

Some very great shots in there. I love the spar FGT noses and the Ferrari Daytona on display. Are you attending Sebring as well? Let’s have a drink and share camera tips!

MaxwellTrdina
MaxwellTrdina

Absolutely beautiful. The shot of the GT leaving the pit pre-race is jaw dropping.

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