Late October, Savannah throws of its usual cloak of Southern gentility to unveil a growling metal heart. No, it’s not a Halloween monster costume but, rather, The Savannah Speed Classic!
I’ll bet you didn’t know that Grand Prix racing was born here in Savannah – well, it was! Savannah’s history of high-performance racing dates back to the very earliest days of the 20th century when the city put on four, high-speed, 25 mile long races on the unpaved roads of Chatham County. Can you imagine?
I’ll bet that was something to see – but the fact of the matter is, you can see something even cooler! Need I say it again: The Savannah Speed Classic!
The 2013 Savannah Speed Classic is a 3 day car-racing event featuring classic racing cars on Hutchinson Island’s Grand Prize of America Road track. We’re talking about fine, classic, high-performance cars from BMW, Jaguar, Lotus, and Porsche. Classic cars of every vintage from the 50’s to the 90’s, being driven at top speeds by professional and amateur drivers on a course overlooking the Savannah River and the historic district of River Street.
Those looking for a more personal experience should definitely attend the Savannah Speed Classic Pace Lap Party, the official kick-off to the 2013 Savannah Speed Classic. Held at the Savannah City Market on Thursday, the 24th, 6pm, attendees will have the chance to meet the drivers and see the cars up close!
Soak in the beauty and ingenuity of these awesome, racing machines and celebrate the great tradition of Grand Prix racing in the city that invented it:
The Savannah Speed Classic
Oct 24 – Oct 27, 2013
For more information and tickets, please visit: http://www.hhiconcours.com/
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