1983 Mazda RX-7 - GTO Class Winner - 24 Hours of Daytona - Vintage Racing Photo Print Series - 20" X 30"
The Racing Beat photo archive contains 1000's of fascinating photo images showing various racing endeavors from the early 1970's through the mid-1990's. We've looked through these photos and are making available a limited number of exclusive photo prints. Here is your chance as a rotary enthusiast to collect a genuine piece of rotary history direct from the source.
Each photo print has been digitally scanned from the original color transparency and hand colored-corrected and retouched to optimize clarity and color detail. Each photo is printed on luster-finish photo paper for outstanding color retention and resistance to fading. Printed in an oversized 20" X 30" format, each print is carefully packaged for shipping and arrives ready for framing. (UPS shipping charges will be added separately.)
This photo shows the Racing Beat RX-7 charging around the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway during the 1983 24 Hours of Daytona followed closely by a Dan Gurney Racing Toyota Celica. Although the Racing Beat RX-7 was competing in the GTO (over 2.5 liter engine displacement) class, this powerful RX-7 was able to muscle its way up through the field. Although the faster, more powerful GTP cars could outrun the RX-7, attrition forced many of the GTP cars to retire, sending the RX-7 closer and closer to the front of the field.
After a long, grueling night run, and an early morning run-in with a slower GTU (under 2.5 liter engine displacement car), the Racing Beat RX-7 pushed on to a 1st in class win, and a 3rd place overall finish!