2011 Indianapolis 500

February 10, 2011 by  
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The world renowned Indianapolis 500 began in 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Covering 500 miles in 200 laps, the Indy 500 is considered the largest one-day spectator sports event in the world. Excitement begins building up some time in advance of race day with the Centennial Era Balloon Festival and Emerging Tech Day on 7 May. This will be followed by the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles. 15 May is Indy 500 Practice, followed by Fast Friday Practice on 20 May. Next up on the schedule is Pole Day on 21 May and Bump Day Qualifying on 22 May. The action continues on 25 May with American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day. The Firestone Freedom 100 Practice & Qualifying will be on 26 May, with the Miller Lite Carb Day & Firestone Freedom 100 on 27 May. 28 May is Public Drivers Meeting, leading up to the premier event on Sunday, 29 May 2011, The Indianapolis 500.

Date: 29 May 2011
Venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
State: Indiana
Country: United States of America

Silverstone Classic 2010

July 20, 2010 by  
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Promoted as the world’s biggest classic racing festival, the Silverstone Classic is set to take place on 23-25 July 2010 at the renowned Silverstone Circuit between the Northamptonshire villages of Whittlebury and Silverstone in England. Legendary British racing driver, Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE, will be one of the guests of honor at this three-day celebration of auto racing, which includes activities and entertainment to suit the entire family.

Having recently hosted the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix as part of the 2010 Formula 1 Championship series of events, the Silverstone Circuit will play host to a series of events representing five decades of auto racing heritage during the festivities. More than 800 cars will make an appearance on the track for the 22 race program. These finely-tuned machines will include Grand Prix classics, sports, saloon, GT and single-seater cars, some going back to the 1930s. Motorbikes, including the legendary Harley-Davidson, will also feature on the weekend’s action-packed program.

Event director, Nick Wigley, noted that spectators can expect an unrivalled quality of racing as 60 years of Formula One Championships are celebrated and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars is launched. This sixty-minute event features early 60s racers with two of the rarest Aston Martins among the competitors. The program also includes two twenty-minute events for HGPCA Pre-61 Front Engine GP Cars and two twenty-minute HGPCA Pre-66 Rear Engine Cars, as well as two Formula Junior events featuring cars from the 60s. These trips down memory lane are a vivid reminder of just how far, and how fast, the sport of auto racing has progressed.

Friday evening’s highlight on the racetrack features radio, TV, music and entertainment celebrities competing for the checkered flag in a fund-raising effort for the Bobby Moore Foundation. Among the celebrities driving the fleet of Fiat 500 Abarths will be BBC Radio 2 presenters Richard Allinson and Johnnie Walker, celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal and James Martin, and dancer Brendan Cole.

Entertainment for the weekend includes performances by 60s and 70s British bands Dr Feelgood and the Yardbirds, with the Rick Parfitt Junior Band and Stars from the X Factor taking to the stage on Saturday. Certainly, organizers are going to great lengths to ensure a family-fun weekend for auto racing enthusiasts of all ages.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival 2010

May 21, 2010 by  
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The 2010 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will be held on the 5th and 6th of June 2010, at the Infineon Raceway in California. Sonoma will come alive with classic vehicles and touring cars, and visitors to the festival can look forward to features such as the Wine Country Pavilion, where the best wines and food can be enjoyed, as well as open paddocks that display a variety of cars, and visitors get the opportunity to talk to the drivers. More than thirty vintage cars will be on display, including cars that date back to pre-war times.

To enjoy the excitement of this spectacular motoring festival, get down to the Infineon Raceway, and be a part of the wonder and racing. For more information, visit www.generalracing.com.

Date: 5 – 6 June 2010
Venue: Infineon Raceway
City: Sonoma, California
Country: United States of America

British Car Festival 2009

July 28, 2009 by  
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On the 13th of September 2009, a great collection of British vehicles will be on display, from the classics dating back to 1928, to the more recent models. Every American who has ever owned a British vehicle or just been an enthusiast of some of the luxury and sporty vehicles available are recommended to make their way to the British Car Festival 2009. Visitors to the festival can look forward to seeing makes such as Land-Rover, Lotus, Riley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Mini Cooper, to name but a few.

British vehicle enthusiast seeking more information in regard to the festival can visit the British Car Union website at http://www.britishcarunion.com/.

Date: 13 September 2009
Venue: Oakton Community College
City: Des Plaines, Illinois
Country: United States of America

Darlington Historic Racing Festival 2009

July 24, 2009 by  
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The 2009 Darlington Historic Racing Festival will be taking place on the 26th and 27th of September 2009, and will be hosted by the Darlington Raceway. Motoring fans will definitely be in for a treat, as more than a hundred historic vehicles will take to the racetrack, including midgets, roadsters and stock cars. Over and above being able to see these magnificent vehicles from the past, there will also be vendor stands, entertainment, autograph sessions and much more. It is an event for the entire family to enjoy.

To be a part of this wonderful annual event, visit the raceway website at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com for ticket sales and additional information regard the Darling Historic Racing Festival.

Date: 26 – 27 September 2009
Venue: Darlington Raceway
City: Darlington
Country: United States of America

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