Sebring Classic 12 Hour

1966 McLaren M1B. [Photo by Jack Webster]

1966 McLaren M1B. [Photo by Jack Webster]

By Jack Webster & Eddie LePine

It is an interesting idea. Have a HSR race weekend at the historic Sebring International Raceway and hold a 12 hour race for classic race cars. Of course, you won’t race them for 12 straight hours, as in the real endurance race held each March, but each group will get the opportunity to race four different one hour enduro races on the classic airport circuit. The racing got underway Friday afternoon and continues off and on through Sunday afternoon. In addition to the Classic 12 Hour, the rest of the weekend will be filled with various HSR sprint races. There will be something for everyone.

Oh, and to make things a bit more interesting and to pay tribute to the history of this great race track, how about throwing in a mixture of classic airplanes which will do a flyover before landing at the circuit.

It is a racing and aviation buff’s dream come true.

HSR and Classic Motorsports Magazine are hosting this outstanding event, which is presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network. The weather is outstanding, the field of cars is fantastic and it is marvelous to see some of these classic cars brought back to life at such an historic venue.

It is hard to top the sound of a Ferrari 365 GTB at full song on the main straight, or the sight of a Gulf Ford GT40 braking hard for the hairpin. This is vintage racing at its best, and we are pleased to be on hand to take in the experience.

There is still time for you to get here to enjoy this event in person, so come on down to Sebring if you can and experience some of the sights and sounds of racing from the past.

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