Vintage Sebring Footage Gets Us Pumped for Saturday's TUDOR Race [video]
This week, we're at Sebring International Raceway for the second installment of the inaugural season of the TUDOR Sportscar Championship. And we're pumped. Sebring was opened in 1950, and though that's a little later than some of the more historic tracks, the circuit has nonetheless experienced some of the more iconic eras in motorsport. PHOTOS: See More of the 1971 Ferrari 512 Don’t believe us? Check out this video of the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring. The first car out of the gate is Mario Andretti, piloting a Ferrari 512S. You might know this car as the rival vehicle to Steve McQueen and his Porsche 917 in the film LeMans. Well, the Porsche is there too, as are plenty of other epic vehicles:
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The track has changed through the years, including a shrinkage from 5.4 miles down to the current 3.74-mile configuration. Throughout those years, an unmistakeable aesthetic has endured. The sun-soaked airfield-turned-raceway has hosted some of auto racing’s greatest names, and will continue to in the years ahead.
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Welcome to Throwback Thursday. This is our new feature where we’ll look back at car reviews and ads from days done by and poke fun at how ridiculous our hair looked from decades past. Enjoy!