Re: =CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB= "60 Years of Sebring" poster released.
Whatever the criteria, I believe those involved in promoting the Sebring event are shooting themselves in the foot in failing to recognize the charter event, Dec 31, 1950, to promote the series that began in 1952. It is more than disingenious, it is a failure to recognize recorded history and certainly a slap at those pioneers who championed the race car and post war car racing. The first Sebring event deserves more credit than as a cause célèbre foot note.
--- On Mon, 4/2/12, LouRugani <x779@...> wrote:
From: LouRugani <x779@...>
Subject: =CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB= "60 Years of Sebring" poster released.
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012, 7:05 PM
"The 60 Years of Sebring" poster commemorates the 60th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida as one of America's most prestigious sports car events. Sebring opened the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday, March 17.
Painted by artist Roger Warrick, the poster also shows the evolution of the famous Sebring pit structure from what he calls "the first race in 1952". The Koster-Deshon #19 Crosley that was the victor in the 1950 race - the *1950* race - isn't seen in the poster. A car vaguely similar to #19 is seen heading the pack but the number is way off. See our New Photos for a look at it. We have challenged the authenticity of the photo and are awaiting a response.
The circuit originated from a World War II USAAF training base known as Hendricks Field. Several B-17 bombers are shown in the artwork, along with other historical details.
In addition to the limited edition version, the official event poster was released in February. For more information, go to sebringraceway.com.