WGI and Historic Motorsports Productions Announce Inaugural Vintage Racing and Lifestyle Event
"Bobby Rahal's Legends of Motorsports" Event Takes Place of Watkins Glen Historics in June
By: WGI Staff on 10/13/2009
Bobby Rahal (front in red car) and Historic Motorsports Productions will bring a new vintage and lifestyle event to The Glen in 2010.
One of the primary goals of officials at Watkins Glen International has long been finding ways to enhance the lineup of series that come to the historic road course and a new event in 2010 accomplishes this feat. WGI is proud to announce that it has teamed with Historic Motorsports Productions (HMP), a new vintage racing event promoter, to launch the inaugural HMP vintage racing and lifestyle event June 11-13, 2010. The event is billed as "Bobby Rahal's Legends of Motorsports” and is the first HMP event to be officially announced with additional 2010 vintage racing events due to be unveiled moving forward.
“By hosting world class racing for many years, Watkins Glen International is a perfect host for vintage racing,” said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International. “For decades, Bobby Rahal has thrilled our fans behind the wheel of all kinds of race cars. It’s an honor to now join with him in creating a great new event at our track.”
“We are delighted to partner with Watkins Glen International to bring participants and the public a new era in vintage racing and automotive lifestyle,” said Bobby Rahal, partner, Historic Motorsports Productions. “As a racer, any outing at The Glen is special because of the venue itself and its unique history in hosting legendary teams, drivers and cars. It’s a privilege to have Watkins Glen International become the first premium venue to commit to an HMP event.”
HMP will invite a full complement of vintage racing cars and teams to legendary Watkins Glen International. These include GTP/Group C; 3.0 Liter era Formula One; F.I.A. Championship of Makes; 2.0 Liter Sports Racers; Trans-Am; Can-Am; NASCAR; IMSA GT/Production Cars; BOSS Cars and F5000. This is very similar to the type of line-up vintage racing fans have come to expect during the Watkins Glen Historics; the event that “Bobby
Rahal’s Legends of Motorsports” will be replacing in 2010. Ticket prices for the weekend event will be announced at a later date.
“As an authentic international racing legend, Bobby Rahal is applying his knowledge and relationships to make the inaugural “Legends of Motorsports” weekend at Watkins Glen an instant vintage racing classic,” said Zak Brown, partner, Historic Motorsports Productions. “Bobby is hands-on in fulfilling his vision of creatively featuring remarkable historic race cars and their passionate owners and drivers. And to do that in an event atmosphere and presentation style offering something for every family member."
Tickets for the entire 2010 season will go on sale to the general public (non-renewal customers) November 14, 2009. For more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or log on to the official website at www.TheGlen.com.
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