December 1, 2014, Southlake, Texas – SVRA has announced that Midwest Aston Martin dealership, Lake Forest Sportscars, will be the title sponsor for the Spring Vintage Festival, May 14-17, 2015 at Road America. The Lake Forest Sportscars Spring Vintage Festival will attract over 250 race cars, representing some of the greatest vintage racing marques in the world, and Heacock Classic Insurance will also once again be onsite with licensed agents ready to assist your insurance needs.
“What better group of prospects could you have than several hundred participants who are spending large sums of money on cars that can’t be driven on the street? Plus, as an added bonus, there are thousands of paying spectators who love cars. Since we are participants in vintage racing, this is a seamless expansion of our existing involvement,” said Rick Mancuso, President of Lake Forest Sportscars. “Add in the opportunity to sponsor at Road America, our favorite track in the world, and the package is irresistible!”
Lake Forest Sportscars will create a highly focused, Aston Martin lifestyle experience during the weekend that includes: centralized paddock for current Aston owners plus an on track touring in their Aston, new and pre-owned Aston display, on-site product presentation and technical staff, exquisite 5-star catering each day, exclusive Aston catered dinner and wine sampling at the track and in the pit area, on-site video recording, and availability of immediate demonstration rides in the local area.
“Bringing Lake Forest Sportscars, and the Aston Martin lifestyle experience, to a vintage race event provides tremendous value and impact,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “Integrating and focusing on a great racing marque and luxury brand during a vintage race weekend enhances the scale and relevance of our event, as well as allowing Rick and his team to meet and engage with customers. The demographics of our vintage community are a very good match for their marketing objectives.”
The Lake Forest Sportscars Spring Vintage Festival with SVRA kicks off the 2015 vintage racing season at Road America. The world class, 4.2-mile, 14-turn road circuit plays host to exciting, wheel-to-wheel vintage race action in 10 separate groups, including production, grand touring and sports cars. Road America is the ideal track for drivers of high performance sports racers, prototypes and formula cars to showcase their capabilities. Another highlight of the weekend will be the Saturday night party for drivers and crew at the Road America Center.
About SVRA: The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III, the SVRA has 2,000 members. It currently sanctions 18 events at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen, Auto Club Speedway, Road Atlanta, Pocono Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sonoma Raceway, Portland International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. The rapidly growing organization recently hosted the second U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
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