Featured Guests Jacques Villeneuve and Alex Tagliani to Meet Fans
MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Legends of Motorsports, A Bobby Rahal Signature Event, intends to make a strong first impression at Circuit Mont-Tremblant for the sole Canadian date on its inaugural calendar. Not only will 1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve be on site, serving as Grand Marshal, but current IndyCar star Alex Tagliani will join the festivities as well. The celebrated Canadian drivers compliment a lineup of rare and exotic cars entered in the historic series' third event of 2010.
Ticketholders at Circuit Mont-Tremblant will have several opportunities to meet three racing legends. On Saturday, July 10, at noon, Rahal, Villeneuve and Tagliani will all be part of an autograph session in the paddock. The following day, fans can get even more personal with these accomplished drivers, as both Villeneuve and Tagliani will each host an intimate fan forum to answer questions from the public. Prior to Sunday's Historic Grand Prix race, fans will even have the opportunity to walk the grid before Villeneuve gives the start engines command.
"It's an honor to be a part of the inaugural Legends of Motorsports season," Villeneuve said. "I appreciate and respect Bobby Rahal's efforts to increase the popularity of historic racing in North America with this series. These are very fan friendly weekends with plenty to see and do, plus Circuit Mont-Tremblant has a great history, so it's the perfect venue for this type of event. I can't wait to meet the fans and see these priceless cars racing again, including the Ferrari 312T5 that my father raced."
The Ferrari 312T5 driven by Gilles Villeneuve in the 1980 Formula One World Championship is just one of many beautiful cars entered for the Legends of Motorsports weekend. This includes a wealth of premium Ferraris, such as a 1970 Ferrari 512M and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Other notables include a 1964 Maserati 250F, a 1965 Lola T70 Spyder and 1969 Lola T163, plus more than a dozen Historic Grand Prix cars. All cars will be on full display for fans to get an up-close look and feel.
"I have great memories of racing at Mont-Tremblant and I can't wait to go back," said Rahal, the 1986 Indy 500 winner and series co-founder. "Having travelled across the continent several times over for my racing career, I can tell you this track is one of the most beautiful in North America and I'm thrilled that our entry list represents a lot of the racing classes that were a part of Mont-Tremblant's rich history. I've found Canadian race fans to be quite dedicated and enthusiastic about the sport, so I know the unique access this event will provide to Jacques, Tag and these gorgeous cars will be enjoyed by all."
When not mingling with racing legends or posing for photos with priceless autos, spectators can partake in a variety of entertainment available throughout the paddock, including the Legends Drive-In, which features classic racing films plus World Cup coverage. Live music is also on tap, with classic rock band The Roosters set to play from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For the ultimate VIP experience, ticketholders may purchase an additional pass to the Legends Club, where all Legends of Motorsports entrants go to relax out of the heat and enjoy a catered breakfast and lunch surrounded by TV monitors.
Tickets for Legends of Motorsports at Circuit Mont Tremblant, July 9 - 11, are available through Ticketpro. Tickets are priced at $15 for Friday, $30 for Saturday or Sunday, or $50 for the full three-day weekend. Paddock access is included with every ticket. Children 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Visit www.ticketpro.ca or call 1-866-908-9090 to order. Tickets and more event info are also available by visiting the Legends of Motorsports website, www.legendsofmotorsports.com or the Circuit Mont-Tremblant website at www.lecircuit.com.
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:
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.
SOURCE BOBBY RAHAL, LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORTS
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