Sebring Historic Races (Friday 12/4 & Saturday 12/5)

Sebring HSR

From David Kelly:  The Sebring Historic Race (HSR series) was held this past weekend (Friday 12/4 & Saturday 12/5) and there was a good turn-out despite some spotty weather on Friday.  There were many vintage and modern Porsche race cars there, along with a white VRC Porsche 906 replica, and a silver 904 replica; each of them racing head-to-head with other period race cars such as Mustang GT 350’s, Ferrari’s of various sorts, several Corvette big and small-block racers, E-Jag’s, BMW’s, and Lotus race cars.

Additionally, there were several Lola’s and Chevron’s, along with other special race cars, including two of the modern Ford GT race cars, two Gulf-liveried Ford GT40 replicas (Baily Motorcars), and a number of current and historic prototype cars.  As always, there was much to see in the Paddock and team garage area, and on the grid and track as well.

Sebring is a special place since everything is up close and accessible, with many things happening at the same time in the same general space.  No matter what interest you may have, there is always something to see wherever you look.  The history of the place is ever present, from the names of famous drivers on the tower wall to the Sebring Hall of Fame and Gallery of Legends, to just knowing that you’re at the same track where Juan Fangio, Phil Hill, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Derek Bell, Brian Redman, Steve McQueen, and many others raced.

The race teams had to contend with light intermittent showers on Friday, but qualifying and racing went ahead as planned.  There were full race schedules Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday.  You can see much of the action on Friday and Saturday in the two photo links below.  Just click on a link, wait for the web page to fully load, then click on any photo to see it in a full page view.  You can advance from one photo to the next, or you can browse through them to find which ones interest you the most before viewing them.  It is always best to view them on as large a screen as possible to see the most detail.

I hope you enjoy them.

Sebring Historic Race – Friday 12/04/15

Sebring Historic Race – Saturday 12/05/15

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