12 Hours of Sebring 2012 - Sebring MGA Reunion (March 13-17)

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This year’s 12 Hours of Sebring support race with SVRA is a ‘do not miss’ event for the MG enthusiast. This year marks the 50th year of the last MGA participation in the 12 Hours. In honor of the MGA’s proud place in Sebring history, 8 surviving Sebring MGAs will return to the track to join other vintage and historic race cars.

MGAs participated in the 12 Hours of Sebring from 1956 through 1962, with the exception of 1958. During this brief span MGAs finished 1st in class twice, 2nd in class three times, third in class twice, and 4th in class 5 times, while winning the manufacturer’s team prize in 1956, and 1957. In 1961, an MGA built to Deluxe specifications finished 14th overall and took 1st and 2nd in class! A total of 19 MGAs participated in the 12 Hours of Sebring; ten of these are confirmed survivors.

The Sebring MGAs will also be a featured class at the Amelia Island Concours on Sunday, March 11. This “Pebble Beach of the East” is an outstanding automotive event with many attractions over a four day period.

Special Sebring MGA features include a display at the Reunion Tent in the paddock area, along with a “Cowboy BBQ” Friday night (tickets available for $30 through David Harrison @ davidmharrison@yahoo.com) where Michael Eaton will present a live photo history of Sebring MGAs. Guest speaker will be famed MG driver Gus Ehrman.

SVRA has posted their event entry and provisional event schedule on their website. Go to the right side of their home page and look under NEWS. There is a limited supply of rooms available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Jacaranda in Avon Park. Call Elaine at 863-453-2211 and tell her you are with David Harrison’s MGA gang…but do it NOW to guarantee a room. David Harrison is in need of a room mate-see his email above.

I hope to see you at this year’s Sebring MGA Reunion at Sebring!

Chris Meyers, Editor, MG Vintage Racers' Newsletter

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Last updated on January 31, 2012.