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Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix

Mar 15, 2017 02:00AM
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix race weekend returns to Fernandina Beach Airport just days after the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. With its emphasis on race cars and racing history, the Amelia Island Concours has gained a huge following among racers, racing legends, and race car owners and the SVRA Vintage Gran Prix adds another weekend of excitement and prestige, held March 16 through 19.

Bill Warner, founder and chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Foundation has raced with SVRA since it was founded in 1981. The Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix pays homage to the 1960s sports car races which took place at the Fernandina Beach Airport. Plans have been finalized for a 2 plus-mile airport road course. Invited groups of race cars for this event includes pre-war cars, sports cars, and road racing specials up to 1980. Gold medallion cars are invited will enjoy separate podiums along with a unique racing experience. Three dozen vintage motorcycles will take to the track during the weekend for spirited vintage bike racing action.

Features include Hagerty Show and Shine, vendor row, vintage motorcycle demonstrations, track touring, and more. For more information visit www.svra.com/events/2017-amelia-island-vintage-gran-prix/.