Adelaide two weeks away

- The Race of a Thousand Years will have an added touch of glamour with exciting fashion parades scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of the race weekend. Featuring the latest fashions from Kloe, Morrisey, Wayne Cooper, Razak, Vlad, Tim O'Conner...

- The Race of a Thousand Years will have an added touch of glamour with exciting fashion parades scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of the race weekend. Featuring the latest fashions from Kloe, Morrisey, Wayne Cooper, Razak, Vlad, Tim O'Conner and Rapsimo Couture - the fashion extravaganzas have been coordinated by Chloe Papazahariakis and Lori Holloway.

- The Passenger Transport Board, with the support of the Motor Accident Commission, will be providing free public transport from the city from midnight on Sunday, December 31. This will enable race fans to get a free ride home after the Race of a Thousand Years and exciting after-race concerts.

- Drivers from USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, England, Japan, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Spain, Venezuela, Spain, Belgium and Austria are set to contest the Race of a Thousand Years.

- While there will be plenty of fireworks on track when the stars of the Le Mans Series do battle, there also will be plenty of excitement in the sky with major fireworks displays scheduled for Friday night after the completion of final practice, immediately after the race on Sunday night and at midnight to welcome in the new year.

- BMW Team PTG are set to enjoy a special Cooper's welcome party upon their arrival in Adelaide. The BMW GT team earned the party after winning Cooper's Home Brew competition staged in the U.S. this year. The American based squad will get to taste how the real experts make beer at Cooper's Leabrook headquarters on the Wednesday night prior to the Race of a Thousand Years.

- By donating a gold coin for cancer research, race fans last week had the opportunity to sign a welcome message on one of the three litre Jeroboam bottles of Jacob's Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir which will be sprayed at the presentation ceremony at the conclusion of the six-hour Le Mans Series grand finale on the streets of Adelaide. With funds raised going to the Race of a Thousand Years official charity, the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research, the people of Adelaide will again have the opportunity to sign a welcome message on the bottles on Friday, December 15 in Rundle Mall alongside the silver balls.

- Did you know the American Le Mans Series has a rolling start? The field will follow the safety car for a final lap before the safety car enters pit lane. The cars will then receive a green flag as they come onto the main straight to commence the action.

- To mark the arrival of the American Le Mans stars in Adelaide, you can now join forces with the Red Cross to "Celebrate Under the Southern Stars". This gala event will take place trackside on the lawns under a giant "star shade". Staged on Saturday, December 30, the night includes a three-course dinner. Tickets are available by contacting the Red Cross on 8239 2420.

Paul Ryan: ryan@panoz.com.au : www.lemansadelaide.com.au

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