The Chateau Elan is located in Sebring ,conveniently situated adjacent to the Sebring International Speedway. The 60th Annual Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is an auto race held at the International Raceway each year. This year will be March 15-17. The race serves as the opening round for both the inaugural FUA World Endurance Championship and the American LeMans Series seasons.
We arrived at the restaurant about 5:45 and the rest of the group was not far behind. I had a chance to snap a few pictures of the hotel, and the race car parked out front, and the track off to the side. We later found that the garden/lawn area of the hotel is right on one of the best hair-pin turns on the track and provide an excellent view of the races. Tickets for various packages including admission and seating track side, lunch, dinners and open bar were on sale and available at the Hotel.
Here's the group at our table. About 6:30, there was a Champagne Toast to celebrate Valentines Day and to kick off the musical event for the evening.