Jacques Villeneuve Announced as Grand Marshal for Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Historic Race

Legends of Motorsports Tickets Now Available through TicketPro and Event Website

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian auto racing hero Jacques Villeneuve will serve as Grand Marshal for an upcoming historic auto race at renowned Circuit Mont-Tremblant, it was announced today.

The popular 1997 Formula One Champion and 1995 Indy Car World Series Champion will meet fans and participants alike at the Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event to be held July 9-11, 2010. Villeneuve, winner of the 1995 Indianapolis 500, leads a growing list of Canadian drivers who will attend the family-friendly race weekend and automotive lifestyle festival.

"Guests to Circuit Mont-Tremblant are going to experience a weekend of great cars, racing and entertainment in a striking setting," said three-time CART Champion,1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and series co-founder Bobby Rahal. "Jacques Villeneuve is a living legend in Canadian culture and one of the most talented race car drivers of his generation. We are delighted to provide our event guests the opportunity to see and visit with Jacques and all of our participating drivers at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. It is unquestionably one of North America's most beautiful and historic race tracks and perfect for a fun weekend of cars and stars."

Since 1966, scenic Circuit Mont-Tremblant has hosted many of Canada's most storied racing events made famous by the driving exploits of the world's greatest drivers including the likes of Jacques' father, the late Canadian racing legend Gilles Villeneuve.

Tucked amid the scenic Laurentian Mountain, the now 2.65-mile, 15-turn track has twice previously hosted the Canadian Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship. Epic races among the legendary Can-Am, Trans-Am and other notable series have equally thrilled and delighted fans here.

The upcoming Legends of Motorsports historic races at Mont-Tremblant will include a variety of classes and cars. Among them Historic Grand Prix, Can-Am, Trans-Am, GTP Group C, F.I.A. Championship of Makes, Thunder and Lightning Production Cars, 2.0 Liter Sports Cars, IMSA GT Production Cars, USRRC Sports Cars, Formula Libre, Classic Monoposto and Fabulous Fifties.

Tickets for Legends of Motorsports at Circuit Mont-Tremblant are value-priced at $15 Friday; $30 Saturday, $30 Sunday, and $50 for a Saturday-Sunday two-day pass. Tickets are available through TicketPro online at www.ticlketpro.ca and by calling 514-790-1111 or toll-free at 1-866-908-9090. Tickets are also available via the Circuit Mont-Tremblant website (www.lecircuit.com) and the Legends of Motorsports website (www.legendsofmotorsports.com).

Paddock access is included with a purchased ticket and additional options are offered for catered hospitality and sports car corral parking. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult.

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. Follow Legends of Motorsports:

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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.


For further information: For further information: Bob Abdellah, Legends of Motorsports, 317 344 1998, press@legendsofmotorsports.com; William Samman, Torchia Communications, 514-288-8290 ext. 213; François-David Rouleau, Torchia Communications, 514-288-8290 ext. 222

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