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Hi everyone, this year I am hosting alfa alley at the sebring fall historics, friday, november 30th thru sunday december 2nd.

its going to be a low key, low cost event. all cars and drivers are welcome to Sebring, and all Italian makes are welcome at Alfa Alley. Just pay your ticket to get in and alfa alley is free. This year the special event is that Richard, AKA Drivers71 here of alfabb is crossing the pond from England to visit. Richard and his son have owned 25 alfa romeos and Richard is also a huge fan of Briggs Cunningham. Lets have a good turnout of of alfas and show him how well we do classic cars here in the colonies.

Visit www.sebringraceway.com and look for the fall historics on their website. i will post more information as it comes available.

http://www.sebringraceway.com/tickets_fallclassic.lasso more specifically for ordering tickets and info.
 

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alfa alley @ sebring november 30-dec 2nd

Hi everyone,

Just a note to let you know that i reserved a 30 car spot on the start-finish line at sebring for our alfa alley Italian car corral. It will be on the concrete this year so the ants wont get us and we will have our own section of grandstands to watch the races from. look forward to seeing you there.

I will post a schedule of events in a couple of weeks.
 

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I will see you Saturday Dec 1st in the morning.

"Those of us departing from the central Orlando area will gather at the Home Depot parking lot on Lee Road (a block west of I-4) between 8:20 and 8:30 am, departing promptly. We will join with members departing from other areas at the Bob Evans parking lot on U.S. Rte. 27 (just south of I-4) at approximately 9:15 am.
We will arrive at Sebring Raceway in time to observe the Classic Enduro One Hour at 11:00 am. After this race, at noon, we will particpate in a track tour and then enjoy a picnic lunch together, with each person responsible for bringing his or her own food and drinks. Following lunch, we can observe the races listed:
1:30 - 2:30 pm - GTP/WSC Enduro
2:30 - Qualifying Races all Groups
4:30 - Anglo/American Challenge Race
Following the day's racing schedulue, we select a place for dinner together.
So that we may know whom to expect at our rally points and to enable Carlos Rojas to set up the parking plan for Alfa Alley, it is imperative that we receive your response by no later than Tuesday evening, November 27th. Howard Bernstein"
 

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Thanks Carlos

Hope I can live up to your great introduction Carlos! I'll definitely be there on Saturday and Sunday, and hopefully on Friday, depending on my schedule. Also hope they let me into Alfa Alley with whatever the CarHire gives me.
Really looking forward to seeing Sebring, along with all the Alfa BB members.
 

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Hi everyone,

Just a note to let you know that i reserved a 30 car spot on the start-finish line at sebring for our alfa alley Italian car corral. It will be on the concrete this year so the ants wont get us and we will have our own section of grandstands to watch the races from. look forward to seeing you there.

I will post a schedule of events in a couple of weeks.
Carlo-

I'm fairly new to Alfa(bought my 91 Spider last Nov.), so I'm not familiar w/THIS Sebring event. What is it all about? Are there "races"? What does the advertized 'SuperTicket' cover?

Thanks & regards
 

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sebring fall historics november 30 december 2nd

Hi Slam,

HSR puts on a series of races for three days at Sebring. There are different classes and such, the most interesting of which are the historic races. There are races of historic gt cars, gtp cars, historic stock cars and the like. There are usually 3 or 4 alfas racing. The event culminates in the rolex 4 hour historic endurance race on sunday. There is also a night race, and a night practice, and there are usually a couple of one make races of mazdas, audis, and/or porsches.
All of the pits, cars, crews and drivers are readily accessible to spectators. That is what we are there to watch. Without fail there is at least one race that is just a total blast to watch with lots of close, aggressive racing and a nailbiter finish.

Alfa alley is a get together of alfa and italian car owners where we show and tell our cars to each other. there is a drive to a magnificent state park nearby, a luncheon by Sebring Lake, and parade laps of the track usually around 11am-noon.

Some here on alfabb are content getting their technical questions answered on the alfabb. Events such as Alfa Alley encourage more people to own alfas by being visible and generating awareness at a great racing event. They also help form a social network of friends who own alfas and other italian cars. Generally speaking, we all have more in common with each other than not. and its not just the cars. We all generally share a love of beautiful artefacts, living life large, and a sense of humor. Plus we are all above average intelligence and a little eccentric. generally speaking, of course.

I have a 91 spider too, and i would love to meet you. Hope to see you there. BTW, Sebring has not yet posted the schedule of races. I am waiting on that schedule before I can put together the alfa alley schedule. I will post it all here as soon as its available.
 

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Carlo-

Thanks for the 'clueing(sp?)-in'! I'm checking on hotel/motel availability(you have any suggestions?) & I'll see you all there!

Regards
 

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where to stay

Sebring has lots of hotels, none too expensive really. Chateau Elan is right on the racetrack and is expensive because of its location. Hotels in town are your average variety of days inn, motel 6 and the like. A cheap and fun option is to camp out at the track. Lots of people do it. The weather is usually fair, and the track has showers and bathrooms. At this event, its not crowded either. The BMW club camps out by their cars every year. just one thing though, the red ants are out for murder. But it can be done. Ask the experienced guys how they manage. hope this helps.
 

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sebring fall historics november 30 december 2nd

I just received the track schedule, posted below. shortly i will post the alfa alley schedule.

Friday, November 30

Morning practices all groups

noon track touring

4:30 Klub sport porsche challenge

6:30 Night Vintage Race

7:30 Night Historic class


Saturday December 1

8:00 Am Vintage Enduro

9:30 Am Historic Enduro one hour

11:00 am classic GT one hour enduro

noon track touring

1:30 GTP/WSC Enduro

2:30 qualifying all groups

4:30 Anglo/ American Challenge race


Sunday December 2

8:30 am feature races all groups

11:30 trans am race

noon track touring

12:30 historic stock cars

1:00 Sebring Historic Gran Prix 4 hour Endurance
 

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sebring fall historics november 30 december 2nd

Alfa Alley Italian car corral Schedule


Friday, November 30

11:30 Open and setup for track tour

noon track touring

6:00-10:00 byob ****tails and/or dinner at nearby restaurant


Saturday December 1

8:00 Am open to watch racing

10:30-11:30 car show judging

11:30 setup for track touring

noon track tour

2:30 lunch by the lake in Sebring, dutch, awards presentation

3:30 after lunch drive to Highland Hammocks State Park

7:30 dinner at Outback Steakhouse restaurant, dutch


Sunday, December 1

8:00 am open to watch racing

11:30 setup for track tour

noon track tour

12:30-5:00 watch racing
 

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A month to go, and I'll be in Florida!
What will the weather be like Carlos? Do I need to pack umbrella. raincoat and gum boots, or shorts and T-shirts?
 

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A month to go, and I'll be in Florida!
What will the weather be like Carlos? Do I need to pack umbrella. raincoat and gum boots, or shorts and T-shirts?
Sebring is a 'strange-strange' place! I'd bring ALL THE ABOVE
plus at least one sweatshirt/sweater!

Regards & I'll see you there!
Nick/Slam105
 

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good turnout expected for the sebring fall historics november 30 december 2nd

I have received several confirmations from peeple of all three Florida AROCs. There should be a really good turnout this year. If anyone can help please spread the word.
 

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track touring at sebring

The sebring track is offering about 45 minutes of at speed , no passing track time for $30.00. See their website for more info. Alfa Alley is not far off now.
 

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A short 'Thank you' to the small, but elite, group of enthusiasts who I met during last weekends Sebring Fall event. The hospitality shown to me and my son was amazingly friendly, and it was a pleasure to both be there, and to meet you all. I enjoyed the event very much, especially driving round the track (and comfortably keeping ahead of the Alfas!) even if my hire car was a PT Cruiser convertible! Next time it'll be a Corvette.
I'll post a few photos when I get chance to sort through and resize them.
Thanks again folks :)
 

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I’d like to thank Carlo for putting together the Alfa Alley at Sebring. This was my first outing at an Alfa event in my Berlina and hope to have many more.
I have more pictures at:
Picasa Web Albums - Armando - Sebring HSR 1...
 

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The 'HSR' at Sebring was a great time! I recommend it to racing fans. There were some spectacular 'old timers' there---race cars & fans! I was kind of disappointed that no Ferraris were racing, but there were a couple of Enzo's finest examples driving around the paddock...

Here's the only Alfa that actually raced---it was entered in the 'under 2 liter' events:
 

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