The 60th Anniversary Celebration for The Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will be held March 14-17, 2012—and Personalized Autohaus’s Wayne Baker will be there along with other past winners. The picture above shows Wayne Baker, Kees Nierop and Jim Mullen in the winner’s circle after winning the Twelve Hours of Sebring back in 1983. The trio will return to Sebring International Raceway for the celebration in 2012.
Baker, Nierop and Mullen were the first ever to win an overall race in the GTO category. Wayne was driving the last stent to the finish and Greg, his crew chief, didn’t tell him that he was first overall—he thought he was just first in his class. The second place car was less than a minute behind Wayne, but Greg didn’t let on for fear that he would let the excitement get the better of him and lose out on first place.
In 2008, the three drivers were invited to Sebring for the Twelve Hour race to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their famous win—undoubtedly one of the most historic wins in vintage Porsche racing U.S. history. Wayne will
On Sebring International Raceway’s official website, Sebring President and General Manager Tres Stephenson says, “We are not resting on our laurels following the hugely successful 2011 race. We fully intent on making the 2012 race the biggest and best Sebring ever. Our 60th anniversary celebration will be something special.” Stay tuned!
Even if you’re not hitting the track in your Porsche Speedster, visit Personalized Autohaus to get your Porsche purring like she should be.