Once again I was reminded why this is one of my favorite SoCal motorsports events: the Coronado Speed Festival 2013 featured fabulous weather (no surprise), friendly & fun paddock, cool car show, good food court & beer garden, and of course the racing. Hats off to the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) for another super weekend!
This year’s Coronado Speed Festival celebrated 50 years of the Porsche 911, with Tony Adamowicz, winner of the 1968 Trans-Am Championship in a 911, serving as Honorary Grand Marshall. Other notable features of the ‘Race at the Base’ included honoring the 40th Anniversary of the release of Vietnam POWs, tours of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), and an autograph signing event with Scott Pruett.
Coronado Speed Festival – Car Show & Corral
Classic, awesome, or just plain odd, in the area behind the main grandstands you see all sorts of interesting cars in the Car Show and Corral area.
Parked next to the Ferrari Club area was this perfect example of a F360 Challenge Stradale:
As usual, there were lots of Shelby Cobras around:
An excellent example of a low mileage 1976 BMW 2002:
A rare bird indeed:
Coronado Speed Festival 2013 – The Races
From the Group 4 Race – 1962 to 1972 Sports Racing and Formula Cars Under 2000 cc:
From Group 7 Race – 1965 to 1988 FIA Manufacturer Championship Cars:
Many more pics here: Coronado Speed Festival 2013