One of the most enjoyable highlights for fans and your HistoricRacingNews.com team members at this year’s HSR Classic 24 at Daytona presented by IMSA was the appearance of the famed Holbert HR1 Porsche 962. This was the first 962 not built by the Porsche Factory and was ultimately the most successful non-factory built 962/962C. This car was built at the Holbert Racing shops in Warrington, Pennsylvania and many of those who had a hand in its creation were on hand.
Driving the car at Daytona was Derek Bell who won 16 races driving with or for Al Holbert. Joining Derek in the cockpit were his son Justin, Gunnar Jeannette, Todd Holbert, (son of the late Al Holbert), and the car’s owner Rodrigo Sales.
For our Jim Roller it was a walk down memory lane and a chance to see some old friends.