HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring Gallery One

December 10, 2016 Updated: December 12, 2016    

SEBRING, Fla.—Classic competition cars, WWII vehicles and warbirds came together at Sebring International Raceway to celebrate power and speed.

Classic sports car, historic sports racers, turn-of-the-century prototypes, and even NASCAR stock cars turned out for the Historic Sportscar Racing Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, Pistons and Props Dec. 1-4, 2016.

While the M8 Greyhound scout car and the P-40 Warhawk fighter were interesting, the greatest excitement was generated on track

Here is a small sampling of the vintage iron racing around Sebring’s 17 bumpy turns during the four-day event.

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This disparate pair, the #94 1994 Chevron B23/36 and the #5 1976 Porsche 935/K1, dueled for several laps Saturday before the Porsche collided with a Corvette, sidelining both cars. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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A tight fight in Turn Ten between the #27 and #917 Porsches. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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The #18 Pescarolo-Judd completed 80 laps in the 12 hours, two more than its nearest competitor. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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The #74 2009 Porsche 997.2 Cup car of John and Paul Reisman sweeps towards Turn Six. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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A classic Trans-Am battle recreated: the #45 1966 Ford Mustang and the #81 1967 Chevy Camaro, both cars driven in turns by Ben Beighton, Chris Beighton, and Alec Hammond, fight their way through Turn Three. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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The third-placed (in class and overall) #2 Audi R8 of Travis Engen (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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Alan Brynjolfsson drives the #777 BGB Motorsports 2011 Porsche Cayman he shared with Chris Hall. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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This should be either P.K. White or Curtis Farmer at the wheel of the #26 1987 Porsche 911/964 which finished ninth in Group F. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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Kevin Wheeler, Hartmut Von Seelen, and Jonathon Ziegelman won Group F in their #51 1974 Porsche 911 RSR. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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William Hubbell shared this 2009 Coyote-Corvette with current IMSA WSC Prototype champion Eric Curran. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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Florent Moulin brought this rare (one of six) Chrysler LMP-Judd all the way from Luxembourg to compete in the Classic 12 Hours. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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A duel which could only happen at an historic race: Ken Marlin and Peter Argetsinger’s #15 2000 Ferrari 360 cuts under Oliver and Bryant Grahame’s 1967 Chevy Camaro Z/28. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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Florent Moulin’s #16 Chrysler LMP-Judd finished second twice and third once in the three stints it completed; a broken shifter sidelined it one stint, destroying its hopes for overall success. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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John Harrold’s #94 1994 Chevron B23/36 won Group B with 68 laps completed. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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Miguel Vidal brought his 1.6-liter 1996 #32 Toyota WSR to battle the much bigger Porsches, Mustang, and Camaros in Group F. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

 

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