The Annotated History of Sebring, Part 3

(Note: the 2016 running of The 12 is over, now, but the series on Sebring’s incredible history continues. Here’s Part 3). The Plastic Fantastic: How Chaparral Changed Sportscar Racing. Continuing our look into the cars, companies, drivers, and personalities who have made the 12 Hours of Sebring a legendary race.   [table] Year, Car, Entrant, […]

Keyless Entry: Why it’s easy to steal a car with electronic keys

Paying Attention:  Keyless entry for automobiles is not only supposed to be more convenient and safe (you just walk up, the car unlocks, you get in, push the start button, rev up, and drive off) but more security (the codes from the electronic keys are scrambled constantly and there is nothing to duplicate, as with […]

Keyless Entry: Why it's easy to steal a car with electronic keys

Paying Attention:  Keyless entry for automobiles is not only supposed to be more convenient and safe (you just walk up, the car unlocks, you get in, push the start button, rev up, and drive off) but more security (the codes from the electronic keys are scrambled constantly and there is nothing to duplicate, as with […]

The Annotated History of Sebring, Part 2

This is the second post in the  Annotated History of Sebring Series. [table] Year, Car, Entrant, Drivers 1956, Ferrari 860 Monza, Scuderia Ferrari, Juan Manual Fangio/Eugenio Castellotti 1957, Maserati 450S, Maserati, Jean Behra/Juan Manual Fangio 1958, Ferrari 250 TR58, Scuderia Ferrari, Phil Hill/Peter Collins 1959, Ferrari 250 TR59 Fantuzzi, Scuderia Ferrari, Dan Gurney/ Chuck Daigh/ […]

The Annotated History of Sebring, Part 1

A series of posts on overall winners of the 12 Hours of Sebring since 1950, along with comments and background on people and events of historical interest. This is Part 1 of the series and covers Sebring from 1950 to 1955. [table] Year, Car, Entrant, Drivers 1950, Crosley HotShot, Victor Sharpe/Tommy Cole, Frist Koster/Ralph Deshon 1951, Not […]