SEBRING 2022: Photo Memories from 1960’s and ’70’s at The Florida 12 Hour Race

Coming up is the second IMSA Race of 2022 at the famed Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. The 72nd running of the 12 Hours of Sebring by Mobil 1 will start on the morning of March 16 2024 and end later that night in the darkness. The Sebring facility is very special as it is the last of it’s kind in the United States for a major full race being held on an Airport Circuit and former training facility for B-17 pilots from World War 2.

The 17 turn 3.74 mile layout is notorious for it’s VERY BUMPY racing surface and it is a very demanding race for the 12 hours on both man and machine.

Most “traditionalist” racers and enthusiasts alike would like to keep it that way as part of our motorsport history and lets hope it’s kept that way. As they say in the racing community……”Respect the Bumps”!

Just thought with this post, we would put up some of our favorite pics from Sebring past races that we have featured before in some of our articles as a tribute to this great event in International Sports Car Racing from “Back in the Day”

As always, until next time…….TACH IT UP!!!

Mario Andretti in a Ferrari 512 S and Steve McQueen in a Porsche 908 battle in 1970
Ken Miles and John Morton drove the first Big Block Shelby Cobra “THE TURD” in 1964
Ken Miles wins in 1966 in the open top GT-40 for Ford and Shelby American
North American Racing Team (NART) Ferrari Daytona in 1971
Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti dominate the field to win in Ford GT MK IV 1967
Start of AMC Javelin Racing with Peter Revson driving in 1968
Bob Holbert and Dave McDonald win in GT 1964 with Cobra Coupe
Start of 1968 race with Porsche in lead, then Ford GT, Lola and Mustang out quickly
Penske/Donohue Camaro in 1968 Trans Am race as part of the 12 Hour Race
Jerry Titus in the Shelby/Terlingua Mustang runs away to win Trans Am in 1967
AJ Foyt leads a BMW 2002 in a Ford Mustang in 1966

Ken Miles hustles the “updated” Ford GT in 1965

Ferrari 512 with Chris Amon

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