Almost 50 years ago – at the tender age of 19 – Harry Hurst was track photographer for the Sebring 12-Hour race in Florida. Hurst also photographed races at Daytona and Road Atlanta during, what many think were, the “glory days of racing.”
Hurst has published two books on the Sebring 12-Hour endurance race. His first book, 12 Hours Of Sebring 1970, was published in 2004. Thos. Bryant, the iconic editor of Road & Track, devoted his entire monthly column to a review of the book, calling it “one of the best racing event books I’ve ever read.”
Following on the success of that book, Hurst published a second book on the 1965 Sebring race, with photos by Dave Friedman and commentary by Jim Hall. The book was a Gold Award Winner at the 2006 International Automotive Media Awards.
In 2013, and again in 2018, Hurst had a showing of my photographs at the Quail Lodge, a Motorsports Gathering. His photos have appeared in numerous books and magazines all over the world.
Today, Hurst works in advertising/public relations specializing in automotive aftermarket clients. In 2007, he helped Dr. Fred Simeone launch the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, twice selected as the best automotive museum in the world, and still assists the museum with communications and special events. He also served as a board member with the Radnor Hunt Concours for several years in its first decade.