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Topic Title: 12 Hours of Sebring!
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Created On: 03/18/2024 07:50 AM
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 03/18/2024 07:50 AM
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RustyTruck

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Hell of a race this year.

GTP cars battling to the end, door to door in that last 10 minutes after 11 hours plus.

I love that race. And $4 beers.

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 03/18/2024 03:01 PM
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Cole

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I have a site on the property and got to watch some of the warm up runs. It's way better than watching circles.

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 03/18/2024 03:21 PM
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Nearby, in the scrub, there's some extraordinary local plants. The nearest local educational stop for scrub is Archbold Biological Station, south of Lake Placid.
 03/19/2024 06:16 AM
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RustyTruck

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It is an interesting anomaly, internationally known race track out in the middle of seemingly nowhere.

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 03/19/2024 11:58 AM
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There's a maker of replica cars in England named Sebring. I saw one of their cars in Japan
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Sorry, double post. I think Sebring got somewhere by being warm and even dry when much of the US wasn't, and it didn't hurt that it was something of a hideaway.

Edited: 03/19/2024 at 11:59 AM by ww
 03/19/2024 12:35 PM
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Central Floridave

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I have a friend who went to Sebring. I'll see him Thursday and he said he has photos.
 03/20/2024 06:50 AM
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Sebring was the site of Hendricks Army Airfield where they trained B-17 pilots during WWII. After the war a lot of the surplus airfields (runways) were popular with sports car racers, and it helped that Curtis LeMay was a fan.

http://speedtour.net/articles/...-force-saved-sebring/



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 03/23/2024 11:23 AM
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It's also one of the largest swaths of urban sprawl in the know world. Miles and miles of junk town, all brought to a near halt by retirees plugging along 10 under the speed limit.

It is the absolute opposite of a raceway. The perfect juxtaposition, and par for the course in this bizarro state.

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Edited: 03/23/2024 at 11:26 AM by Cole
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