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Not just an actor, Steve McQueen was an accomplished competitor on two and four wheels. In March of 1970, McQueen and co-driver Peter Revson contested the 12 Hours of Sebring in the 3-liter class and almost took the overall victory. Their car was McQueen's own #48 908/2 powered by an air-cooled 3-liter flat 8 engine. McQueen started the day with the disadvantage of a broken foot suffered in a motorcycle accident two weeks prior. The pain he endured led to Peter Revson driving the majority of the race, between 8 and 9 hours by most accounts. From the start, the race was dominated by the 5-liter class V12-powered Ferrari 512S and flat 12-powered 917s.

 

Ten hours into the race, the #48 McQueen/Revson 908/2 was running 3rd overall and 1st in-class when mechanical problems struck the leading #19 Ferrari 512S driven by Mario Andretti and Arturo Merzario. This elevated the #48 McQueen/Revson 908/2 to 2nd overall, behind the #15 917 of Pedro Rodríguez and Jo Siffert.

 

With 27 minutes remaining in the race, the #15 917 retired with suspension problems giving Peter Revson piloting the #48 908/2 the overall lead. As these events unfolded, Mario Andretti - whose #19 Ferrari retired earlier - took over driving duties of the #21 Ferrari 512S which was a lap down on Revson's 908/2. Andretti put on a blistering performance, getting the Ferrari 512S back on the lead lap and overtakingthe 908/2 for 1st overall. With the race winding down, Andretti was forced into a pit stop for fuel, once again elevating Revson and his 908/2 back into the overall lead. With one lap remaining, Andretti and his Ferrari were able to overtake Revson and win the race by 23 seconds.

 

The #48 908/2 finished the race 2nd overall and 1st in the 3-liter class, a great performance by the car despite being down on power, and an exceptional performance by Peter Revson behind the wheel. The #48 908/2 went on the serve as a camera car for Steve McQueen's 1971 film 'Le Mans'.

 

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908 Steve McQueen Peter Revson 1970 12 Hours Of Sebring racing T-Shirt

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