MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - A new historic racing series, Legends of Motorsport, A Bobby Rahal Signature Event, will bring back familiar and famous racing names to le Circuit Mont-Tremblant this summer. The four-race inaugural series will visit le Circuit July 9-11, 2010, after stops at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama and Watkins Glen International in upstate New York. The final race is scheduled for Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
Legends of Motorsports will be bringing back cars and drivers, many of which raced here in their glory days 30-50 years ago. The classes scheduled to complete include 2-Liter Sports Cars, Can-Am/USRRC, Fabulous Fifties, Historic Grand Prix, Classic Monoposto, IMSA GT/World Championship of Makes, Trans-Am/Thunder and Lightning, Group C/GTP, and Formula Libre.
Off-track, numerous activities have been planned to ensure spectators are kept pleasantly engaged throughout the weekend. Currently, a welcome reception is being planned at the glamorous Casino de Mont Tremblant, local merchants will be bringing an array of wine and food for sampling and several local celebrities and luminaries are scheduled to appear. This includes plans for a celebration of the "Legends of Quebec," which will invite legendary Quebecois drivers to Mont Tremblant for the weekend to interact with the participants and fans. Further announcements detailing these unique attractions will be released as the July 9 - 11 weekend approaches.
These lifestyle attractions combined with striking race cars and an epic race course will create an exceptional three-day celebration of autos, drivers and a life well-lived. With this, the Legends of Motorsports event at Mont-Tremblant aims to satisfy fans of classic racing cars as well as those looking for an entertaining weekend in an enchanting and festive atmosphere.
The Legends of Motorsport series is organized by Historic Motorsports Productions (HMP), a partnership of three businessmen, racers and lovers of motor racing history -- Bobby Rahal, Zak Brown and Peter Stoneberg. Together, they have realized a dream of organizing the ultimate showcase for historic racing - one that brings together the legendary cars, drivers and tracks that marked out an extraordinary period in the history of auto racing.
The four races will allow the public to see former championship cars back on the track racing again, whether it's an authentic Formula 1 car from 1972, an original Can-Am racer or a venerable Lotus 60. These spectacular cars will compete on legendary circuits that were an integral part of racing's glory days.
"Legends of Motorsports marks a new era of motor sport," says three-time CART racing champion and 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal. "The historic circuit at Mont-Tremblant is the perfect place for holding such an event.
"We want to share our passion for everything that has marked the history of motorsports by bringing together yesterday's finest race cars in a series of major events. They will be prestigious affairs that participants will be proud to be a part of, but still highly accessible for any fan."
All tickets are general admission and provide access to the paddock at no extra charge. VIP hospitality passes will also be available. Tickets will be on sale on or before May 7 through Ticketpro.ca.
About Legends of Motorsports
Legends of Motorsports is a premium race series owned by Historic Motorsports Productions LLC ('HMP'). Specifically, Legends of Motorsports is an annual series of premium historic racing events and related lifestyle experiences staged at historic North American venues. Based in Zionsville, Indiana, HMP's principal owners are racers and businessmen Bobby Rahal, Peter Stoneberg and Zak Brown. Additional equity investors in HMP include Spire Capital Partners and Just Marketing International, which provides comprehensive strategy, marketing, public relations, and event logistics services to the venture. For more information, please visit HMP on the web at www.legendsofmotorsports.com or by calling (317) 344-1998.
About Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Circuit Mont-Tremblant is located in the picturesque Laurentian Mountains. Its twisty 15-corner design utilizes the natural topography of the land and is considered one of the finest and most demanding circuits in the world. In fact, Jackie Stewart said, "Le Circuit-Tremblant is second only to Monaco in difficulty."
The hillsides around the track provide natural grandstands affording spectators with magnificent elevated vantage points.
With more than 100 hotels, motels, condos and bed & breakfast units in the region, lodging is plentiful. Also, Mont-Tremblant Resort, an alpine-style village right at the foot of the mountain, is a nearby facility. Visitors can enjoy and savor French or international cuisine in more than 100 restaurants surrounding the track. More information is available at www.lecircuit.com.
SOURCE BOBBY RAHAL, LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORTS
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