23 October 2013

Classic Motorsports Mitty to Feature Formula Car Festival for 2014

The famed historic race weekend visits Road Atlanta April 24-27

Formula cars have captured enthusiasts’ imaginations for decades, and these cutting-edge machines are going to be celebrated at Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty April 24-27, 2014. The Road Atlanta event’s grand marshal is a name long associated with single-seaters: three-time Formula 5000 champion Brian Redman.

The 2014 Mitty will showcase Formula cars, from the early front-engined Formula Juniors to the turbocharged monsters that defined the ’80s Formula 1 scene. In between, fans will be treated to just about every kind of single-seater imaginable: Lola, Chevron, Williams, McLaren, Ferrari, Cooper, Lotus, OSCA, Ralt, March and more.

While Brian Redman achieved much success racing sports cars and endurance prototypes, his career began in single-seaters–Formula 2 cars, specifically, starting with a Cooper before being tapped by the Ferrari factory. He soon moved onto Formula 1 with the factory Cooper team. In only his second grand prix, he came from dead last to finish third behind Graham Hill and Denny Hulme. He eventually drove Formula 1 cars for Williams, McLaren, Shadow, BRM and Lotus.

Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty is more than just a full slate of HSR historic racing. It’s an automotive festival. Club corrals fill the Road Atlanta infield. Free test drives are available. Vendors offer amazing finds. Hospitality is available for all. The Classic Motorsports staff is on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes look. And the grand marshal isn’t whisked from motorhome to motorhome, as he’ll be palling around with other race fans all weekend.

About HSR: Historic Sportscar Racing has been sanctioning vintage and historic races for more than 35 years, and once again their schedule visits some of America’s best tracks, including Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta. Some of the most important race cars ever built now run under the HSR banner.

You can learn all about this event in Classic Motorsports, the magazine about enjoying, driving, collecting and celebrating classic sports car. Hagerty customers are welcome to receive the next issue of Classic Motorsports at no cost, by clicking this link: http://classicmotorsports.net/try

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