In 2009 Blancpain Replica Watches partnered with Lamborghini to create the Super Trofeo racing series. Currently this series has events in Europe, Japan and more recently the US. The 2015 World Final of this series took place in Sebring, Florida at the legendary Sebring International Raceway the weekend of November 20. The names of those who have piloted race cars on this track read like a who’s who of racing history. Mario Andretti, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, A. J. Foyt, Stirling Moss and Bobby Rahal all won on this track.
I was fortunate to attend this weekend of racing and activities. The weekend included preliminary races and the final, held on Sunday. In addition, there were tours of the track and paddock including a “Hot Lap” with one of the professional drivers. In my case this was Alessandro Bressan who had a lot of fun showing me the capabilities of a stock Lamborghini Huracan. What for him was likely a walk in the park was to me an amusement park thrill ride. Great fun to be sure.
Swiss Replica Watches enthusiasts and journalists invited by our gracious hosts arrived at the Chateau Elan hotel which is trackside, on Friday afternoon. This greeted us in the hotel lobby:
Saturday morning greeted us with gray skies, threatening but not acting on the forecasted rain. A tour of the paddock was first up. There were teams from all over the world with colorful vehicles focused on the days racing:
Next was a visit to the all-important Pirelli tire center. Pirelli is a sponsor and quickly and efficiently mounts all the racing tires.
This tire has outlived its usefulness:
And the street cars! Dozens of Lamborghini’s including an ultra-rare (1 of 5) Veneno that apparently belongs to a Florida collector.
And yes, Blancpain displayed some of their amazing collection. The L-Evolution Chronographe Flyback Grande Date. With carbon fiber bezel and dial.
Various Villeret and Bathyscaphe models. I am partial to the Villeret Perpetual just right of center:
The Bathyscaphe with ceramic case:
A view of the Bathyscaphe Chronographe (36,000 VPH in-house movement) showing the Ceramic case
Rachel (on the right) and Zaneta of Blancpain. The Blancpain staff could not have been more accommodating. We were treated like royalty. I cannot thank them enough for allowing me to attend this event.