CUB - CUBA
LA HABANA, CAMP FREEDOM
Not to be confused with La Habana, Avenida del Puerto - La Habana, Malecon
Description The former Columbia Air Force base runways with a course of approx. four miles in length. Meet officials are pouring a new surface on the track to make it ready for the racing. Columbia is located in the heart of Havana just a short distance from the hotel sections (from Florida Sports Cars magazine, issue January 1960)
Location La Habana - Ciudad de La Habana
Location Camp Freedom military airfield, previously known as Camp Columbia and now as Ciudad Libertad
Latitude - Longitude + 23°05'31"     - 82°26'18"
23.091944     -82.438333
UTM Coordinates X = 352686.676  -  Y = 2554423.313  -  Zone 17Q
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 22 m - 72 ft
Inauguration February 27th 1960
Closing 1961
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Havana GP track map --> post by Jerry Entin who quotes Juanuary 1960 issue of Florida Sports Cars magazine
(2) English www.grandprix.com/gpe/cir-014.html

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

La Habana, Camp Freedom
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration February 27th 1960
Closing 1961
Last update of this page March 31st 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 6437  m 21119  ft 4  mi   (1)





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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
November 5th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 31st 2007     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
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