Mid-Ohio Sprint Vintage GP preview

Corvette, two classic car shows to highlight Sprint Vintage Grand Prix DUBLIN, Ohio (June 18, 2003) - The Sprint Vintage Grand Prix, June 20-22, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, showcases vintage racecars and historic racing ...

Corvette, two classic car shows to highlight Sprint Vintage Grand Prix

DUBLIN, Ohio (June 18, 2003) - The Sprint Vintage Grand Prix, June 20-22, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, showcases vintage racecars and historic racing action. However, event veterans know that off-track there is plenty for classic car enthusiasts to do and see throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, June 21, the Fifth Annual British Car Showdown takes place in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course infield. Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Rolls Royce, Triumph and many other cars from across the pond will be on display during the popular vote car show. Awards given out during the show will include "Best in Class", "Most Modest (Beater)", and "Best of Show".

Mid-Ohio's Concours d'Elegance highlights the day's activities on Sunday, June 22. While the featured marque of the 2003 Sprint Vintage Grand Prix is the Chevrolet Corvette, the Concours is open to all makes and models of cars. "People's Choice", "Judges' Choice", "Best Corvette", "Most Miles Driven", and "Largest Club Participation" are among the awards to be presented.

Participants in either show will be eligible to take place in a parade lap around Mid-Ohio's 15-turn, 2.4-mile road course during the lunchtime break on the appropriate day. To register for either the British Car Showdown or the Concours d'Elegance, participants can simply sign-up in the infield of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course prior to 10:30 on the appropriate morning. Cost for either car show is included in the price of a general admission ticket. Each car entered will also receive a commemorative mug to celebrate the weekend.

Also on Sunday, the Corvette 50th Anniversary Enthusiasts Challenge will be on display on Championship Row. The event will celebrate 50 years of Corvette with a timeline composed entirely of Corvettes owned by Mid-Ohio spectators.

More information on any of these off-track events is available by calling 1-800-MID-OHIO or by visiting www.midohio.com.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located approximately halfway between Columbus and Cleveland, off Interstate 71. Commonly referred to as the "Most Competitive in the U.S.," Mid-Ohio hosts six motorsports events throughout the summer, beginning with the Sprint Vintage Grand Prix and including the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, July 25-27, and the Valvoline Runoffs, September 15-21. For event information and tickets, call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit www.midohio.com.

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