About the Authors of 12 Hours of Sebring 1965

Dave Friedman first started shooting races while a student at Beverly Hills High School in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s, he went to work for Carroll Shelby as the official photographer for Shelby American. During this time, he was able to cover what many people feel was the “golden age of American racing.” His photographic archive of this period is unparalleled, and he has published over two dozen books chronicling the cars, drivers and races of this era.

After Shelby American closed its doors in the mid 1960s, Dave worked in the motion picture industry as a still photographer, but continued to shoot international motorcycle and automobile races. Today, he lives in Newport Beach, California, and has turned his attention to photographing classical ballet in addition to continuing to shoot international sports car racing.

Harry Hurst has been involved with cars and racing most of his life. A native Floridian, he began taking photographs at races in the mid-1960s, including Daytona, Road Atlanta and Sebring, where he was track photographer from 1969 - ‘71. He studied Fine Arts at Florida State and received his degree in photography/cinematography in 1972. After graduating, Harry opened his own English sportscar repair/restoration shop in Tallahassee and translated that technical knowledge into a job producing training programs for Jaguar and as East Coast technical representative for the DeLorean Motor Company.

In 1982, Harry went to work for the Philadelphia office of Foote, Cone & Belding, a global advertising agency. Over the last twenty years in advertising, Harry has been instrumental in helping several of his clients become involved in motorsports, including Black & Decker, Exide batteries, SKF bearings and Chilton Books. Today, Harry operates his own advertising and public relations agency in suburban Philadelphia. In 2004, he published his first book, 12 Hours of Sebring 1970.

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