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A Tribute to Peter Revson


1961


Peter & Mark Donohue at Virgina International Raceway circa 1961
Peter & Mark Donohue at Virgina International Raceway circa 1961


1965


Peter in 1965
Peter Revson circa 1965


1970


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Revson & McQueen's Solar Productions Porsche 908/02 #48 at Sebring


March 23, 1970 - Sebring, Florida - Peter Revson teamed up with movie star Steve McQueen to race the Solar Productions Porsche 908/02 #48 in the 1970 Sebring 12 Hours race (above). They started the car from 15th and almost won the thing! (below) Revson/McQueen finished second to the Ferrari 512S driven by Ignazio Giunti, Nino Vaccarella & Mario Andretti.

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Revson & McQueen: Racing is Life!



1973


IROC Poster

October 27, 1973 - IROC Round 1 - Riverside, California - Peter started the very first IROC race the same way he started his Morgan some 13 years ago on the eastcoast, next to polesitter Mark Donohue. The first IROC races were 30 lap races run in indentically prepared Porsche Carerras. Peter finished the first round behind winner Mark Donohue and Bobby Unser.

The IROC Porsches exiting turn 9 at Riverside in 1973
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The IROC Porsches exiting turn 9 at Riverside in 1973

October 27, 1973 - IROC Round 2 - Riverside, California - With the starting lineup inverted from the finishing order of the first round results, Revson was forced to start round #2 from the back in 9th spot. A throttle problem for Mark Donohue on lap 7 allowed Peter to gain points on Donohue who finished last. Peter finished 4th. George Follmer won the second round of IROC.

October 28, 1973 - IROC Round 3 - Riverside, California - In IROC round three, Peter started 9th and finished 7th. Mark Donohue won his second of three IROC rounds so far. The top six in the IROC series would now travel to the Daytona Speedway for the fourth and final round on February 14, 1974.

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Revson enters turn 7 at Riverside in the IROC Porsche



1974


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The IROC finalists after race 3 at Riverside in 1973
L-R: Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Bobby Unser,
George Follmer, David Pearson & A.J. Foyt

February 14, 1974 - IROC Finale - Daytona Beach, Florida - Peter started 2nd in the 25 lap IROC Finale on the 3.810 mile road course at Daytona International Speedway. Peter finished in second to Mark Donohue who became the first ever IROC series champion. Peter Revson was awarded $21,200.00 for his second place points standings.



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