From David Kelly – The Historic Sports Car Racing series held their Sebring “Classic” 12 Hour and “Pistons & Props” event this past weekend at the famous historic race track.
There is no better way to see all of the famous marques in head-to-head competition again than to attend one of these events, and the Sebring HSR “Classic” is one of the best. If you enjoy seeing Porsches mixing it up with Ferrari’s, BMW’s, Jaguars, Lotus’s, Mustangs, and Corvette’s, not to mention the Chevron’s, Lola’s, LMP1 & 2 cars, among others, then this was the event for you.
These are legendary race cars competing by designated race group in one-hour sessions, one after the other throughout the weekend, starting with the green flag on Friday. Complementing the “Classic 12 Hour” format were the HSR Sprint Races and Endurance Series. There truly was something for everyone who is interested in classic sports car racing.
To complement the focus on classic racing machines in action, there were also classic aircraft on display lining the race grid and occasionally in the sky over the race track. Please keep that in mind as you go through the photos as vintage airplanes may pop up here and there.
Click on the links below to see your favorite race cars from the sixties, seventies, eighties, and nineties, as well as some notable semi-modern racing prototypes. There were some very special and somewhat rare Porsches there, along with GT3 Cup Cars, and lots of RSR Ducktails everywhere you looked. You’ll see familiar driver names on the cars and in the garages, including one of our own. As always, it is best to view the photos on the largest screen possible to see the most detail.
You should find a few interesting surprises if you look closely. The “augmented” expansion tank on the Red Superformance GT40 is one example of many. I hope you enjoy the photos.