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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Road America Historic races

Went to the Brian Redman (the Hawk) historic races at Road America, this past weekend. It's been 10-12 years since I've last been there and forgot what a great venue and a great time it was. I talked a few buddies who are strictly drag racing type and I believe I may have converted them. Its something every car guy should put on his bucket list.
Will definitely make it an annual event, again.
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There was a SAAC convention there in the 1990's. 1997 it might have been. Now that was cool.

And, watch out. The 2nd owner of my Shelby visited there in 1968. And ran right out and bought the Shelby that I now own.

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Went to the Brian Redman (the Hawk) historic races at Road America, this past weekend. It's been 10-12 years since I've last been there and forgot what a great venue and a great time it was. I talked a few buddies who are strictly drag racing type and I believe I may have converted them. Its something every car guy should put on his bucket list.
Will definitely make it an annual event, again.

This is always an amazing event, and in our back yard too! Road America has three vintage race events that you MUST ATTEND.

The Spring Vintage Weekend Event, usually in May, sponsored by SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association).

The Summer Event, The Hawk with Brian Redman, usually in July.

The Fall Event, Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival, usually in September, sponsored by VSCDA (Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association).

More info here: Elkhart Lake's Road America, Inc. | 2013 Season Home Page
SVRA | Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
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Where are the pics?? We are heading to Monterey in a week, always a great event.

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Heard the Cobra Automotive car (Curt Vogt) T-boned a Vet in 1 in qualifying - say it isn't true....

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Love SVRA events.
I'm a regular at NJMSP.
It'a a real throwback for when I first became a car nut
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Heard the Cobra Automotive car (Curt Vogt) T-boned a Vet in 1 in qualifying - say it isn't true....

It is true.
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I've never been to a vintage race, sounds fun and would be interested in the September race at Road America. Do they have a pre-race show where you could get a good look at the cars?
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I've never been to a vintage race, sounds fun and would be interested in the September race at Road America. Do they have a pre-race show where you could get a good look at the cars?

The ticket to the race provides you paddock pass. You can walk around the pits and see all the cars up close. In most cases, if the teams are not busy getting the cars ready for their pass , they are very willing to talk to you.
Also try the food , it's known as the best track food in the nation.
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The ticket to the race provides you paddock pass. You can walk around the pits and see all the cars up close. In most cases, if the teams are not busy getting the cars ready for their pass , they are very willing to talk to you.
Also try the food , it's known as the best track food in the nation.
Thanks for the info. I've been to an ALMS race at Road America. I had a great time and love the venue. I wasn't sure if they experience would be the same because you are dealing with cars that may not have any spare parts in existence so they could be a bit more protective of the cars.
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Next year's Hawk is a celebration of the Mustang!




Ford Mustang Featured at 2014 Hawk at Road America

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Next year's Hawk is a celebration of the Mustang!




Ford Mustang Featured at 2014 Hawk at Road America
Will definitely be there, this time going up day earlier on Friday to see the parade of race cars downtown Elkhart.
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