HISTORIC CAN-AM TO HEADLINE VINTAGE RACING FESTIVAL AT MOSPORT
(BOWMANVILLE, ON -- June 19, 2008) The powerful sports cars of Historic Can-Am are set to return to Mosport's famed 4 kilometre road course to headline a busy weekend of competition at the 29th International Vintage Racing Festival (June 20-22).
Organized by the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC), this year's festival will highlight the historic period of Can-Am racing which took place from 1966 to 1974. In eight short years Can-Am provided exciting racing with huge ground-pounding machines capable of unleashing over 1100 horsepower.
The series attracted many of the best drivers of the era including John Surtees, Jackie Stewart, Denny Hulme, Bruce McLaren and Mark Donahue among others. Mosport hosted a Can-Am race every year during the 1966-74 period (except for 1968), and the events quickly became among the most anticipated on the season schedule.
In addition to the high-horsepower Can-Am feature race, other classes of vintage racers will include a special 50th anniversary race for Austin Healey Sprites, a German challenge race and an all-MG race for the Simms Cup. A special classic car show takes place on the infield on Sunday with parade laps around the track, and a collection of Lola race cars to will also be on-site to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.
Canadian driver Nat Adams who drove Chinook Can-Am cars will be on hand along with a Chinook racer brought in from England for the event. Toronto-based Chinook builders George and Rudy Fejer are also expected to attend.
In all, more than 200 cars driven by competitors from North America and Europe will compete across the various classes this weekend.
For more information or to order tickets go to www.mosport.com or call 1-800-866-1072.