"Blue," she said.
After that was over, everybody settled down again for the finish. In the last two hours the only serious Porsche problem occurred when the second-place car pitted for 22 minutes to replace a burned-out wheel bearing, but that was all.
At 10 p.m. fireworks lighted the clear Florida night, and Alec Ulmann's wife Mary walked into an impromptu victory lane and kissed Huschke von Hanstein, the Porsche team manager, who was dressed immaculately in British tweeds.
Then the trophy was filled with champagne, Herrmann and Siffert sipped from it, and everybody started home, vowing never to come back to the Florida midlands—until next year.