Sebring Unveils 2006 Poster
The official poster has been unveiled for the 54th Annual Mobil
1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Created by Roger Warrick, the poster features action
at Sebring’s famous hairpin turn as sunset approaches. The
Porsche RS Spyder and the new diesel-powered Audi R10, making its
world competition debut at Sebring, are among the featured cars.
“Artist Roger Warrick has captured the atmosphere
and excitement of Sebring in this scene,” stated Sebring Raceway
President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. “The hairpin
is probably our most historic turn, and sunset is truly a dramatic
time at Sebring.
“Excitement is building rapidly for this year’s
race. Following the news about BMW and Lexus joining the series,
and the new Audi R10, our ticket lines have been busier than ever.
I don’t think we ever had such a strong response so early.”
The Sebring poster is a sports car racing tradition,
dating back to the first 12-hour classic in 1952. Many of the posters
are highly collectible, with noted artists such as Michael Turner,
Simon Ward, Dion Pears and Lee Self creating the official poster
art in past years.
Porsche of Naples, through its support of the Sebring
Sports Car Racing Museum Fund, is the official sponsor of the artwork.
The original painting will be on display at the Porsche of Naples
showroom later this month, then will be auctioned at the Sebring
Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Friday, March 17, at the Four
Points by Sheraton Chateau Elan.
The limited-edition print of the Sebring 2006 poster
will be available for purchase at sebringraceway.com.
Tickets to the
54th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring are currently on sale
at advance-purchase prices through Feb. 28. For more information
or call 800-626-7223.