From David Kelly – Here are photos of the Sebring Classic “Pistons & Props” event and the Sebring HSR Historic Races held on Friday 12/06/19 and Saturday 12/07/19. There were lots of Porsches competing against classic Mustangs, Cobras, Corvettes, Camaro’s, Lola’s, BMW’s, Ferrari’s, Chevrons, Ginetta’s, and racing prototypes for a great weekend of racing. Several Porsches were among the top winners with podium finishes in their classes. Look for our own Scott Kee in the #351 Club Sport as he mixes it up with Ferrari’s and GT3 Cup Cars in the sprint and endurance races. There was lots of action on the track and many things to see in the Paddock, with essentially something for everyone who is a fan of racing.
And, there was the classic WWII era “Parade of Planes” along the back straight at sunset and into the Grid area for display. A P-51D Mustang, a Texan T6-G, and Stearman Bi-plane were among several of the aircraft participating in the event. Race cars and classic airplanes made a great combination for the drivers, pilots, pit crews, and spectators throughout the weekend.
You will find interesting details in some of the photos. There is everything from a spare engine for the race-winning Audi R8 to the unique piston & flower centerpieces for one of the race teams. I hope you enjoy the photos.