Champion Race Car Driver Phil Hill in His Own Words

I had the privilege of sitting down to talk with Phil Hill about his career as the only American born, Formula One World Drivers' Champion and someone who'd won three times at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Among many other accomplishments including becoming a writer for Road and Track magazine.

In addition to racing, he loved to restore antique autos and his attention to detail earned numerous prizes at major auto concours.

He caught the racing bug as a child who would use the streets of Santa Monica as his test track. Luckily he always beat the poor cops who could never catch him. But no one should hold that against them, the most skilled drivers in the world, couldn't catch Phil Hill.

He started racing Alfa Romeos and Jaguars at Pebble Beach and kept moving up as he honed his skills to become a world-class contender.