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Midwest regional TVR event

Midwest regional TVR event

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talladega

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Friday 24th March
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Hello everyone

The Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin TVR group will be hosting a regional event with a working title of “TVR Week”. It will begin with the Chicagoland British Car Festival @ Harper College in Palatine, IL. On September 10th. This is the largest British car show in Chicago. More info at: http://www.britishcarunion.com/

The week will end with the Fall Vintage Races @ Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. This event is put on by the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association. More info available at: https://www.vscda.org/ and http://www.roadamerica.com/buy-tickets/vscda-elkha... Our event will be in conjunction with the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at the legendary Road America, “America’s National Park of Speed”. Road America is located one hour north of Milwaukee Wisconsin and three hours from the Chicago / Indiana border.
At four miles in length, Road America is the longest and fastest natural terrain road course in North America. Built in 1955, the track was born from the ban of racing held on public roads in Elkhart Lake during 1950 though 1952. As a resort town, Elkhart Lake had a quiet reputation attracting gambling and liquor during the era of prohibition.
Vintage racing action at the track takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 300 entries of all types of of racing cars 1950's through the 1980's. The eleven different race groups run 30 minutes at a time, so the action on track is always changing. Our tickets for the event will be discounted, I expect $35 each. Super bonus: children 16 and under are admitted free with an adult Last fall both a Griffith and a Grantura raced in this event.
Additionally this year the Daytona and Superbird club will have their national meet at this event. Talladega and Spoiler II are also included honoring this unique era in Nascar racing.

Some additional things to do during the week between the main events:

A trip to the Experimental Aircraft Association museum in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

A trip to Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in Green Bay.

A trip to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

A trip to Wisconsin Dells. Scenic beauty but also the water park capitol of Midwest.

We are arranging a visit to the shop of legendary race car builder Bob McKee in Palatine, Illinois.

In conjunction with Road America event the following:

Road Course Reenactment (Saturday) : A police escorted tour of the original Elkhart Lake street course held on the public road during 1950-1952. Street and race cars are invited to participate. There is a small cost $10-$15.

Lake Street Concours d’ Elegance (Saturday), After the road course reenactment, an informal car show will be held on Lake Street in Elkhart Lake as it was in the 1950’s and early 1960’s

Gather on the Green (Saturday): An invitational concours event benefitting Camp Anokijig held late Saturday afternoon on the grounds of The Osthoff Resort. This event is located adjacent to the Lake Street event described directly above.

Track Touring at Road America – Held on Saturday and Sunday over the lunch hour, available at a modest extra cost, this allows you to drive your car on the track behind a pace car at highway speeds for a 20-30 minute session on one or both days.

We are anticipating that those that attend will choose to participate in as much or a little as they want.

Please contact Brad for additional information.