Almost 50 years ago – at the tender age of 19 – Harry Hurst was track photographer for the Sebring 12-Hour race in Florida. He also photographed races at Daytona and Road Atlanta during, what many feel were, the “glory days of racing.” Displayed here are some of the photographs he took at those memorable races.
Harry has also published two books on the Sebring 12-Hour race. His first book, 12 Hours Of Sebring 1970, was published in 2004. Thos. Bryant, the 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, Harry published his second book on the 1965 Sebring, with photos by Dave Friedman and commentary by Jim Hall. This book was a Gold Award Winner at the 2006 International Automotive Media Awards.
In 2013, and again in 2018, he had a showing of his photographs at the Quail Lodge, a Motorsports Gathering. His photos have appeared in numerous books and magazines all over the world.
Today, Harry works in advertising/public relations, specializing in automotive aftermarket clients, for an agency in Philadelphia. He helped Dr. Simeone launch the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in 2008 and still assists the museum with communications and special events. He also helped with the Radnor Hunt Concours for several years in its first decade.