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.       Chaparral changed […]

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. For Ferrari, Sebring 1956 represented a terrific opportunity to win the Manufacturer’s Championship they did not win in 1955 and so Ferrari made their first factory team appearance, entering three cars, a pair of 860 Monzas and an 857 Monza. The factory paired […]

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.   In the beginning there was an idea and an abandoned airport.   The first […]