Not having attended in a coupe of years, I forgot how much I enjoy the Coronado Speed Festival. For people in the San Diego area, it’s easy to reach, parking and getting in is a breeze, and there is a lot to see and do in a fairly compact area. I really like that the grandstand, car show, paddock, vendor row, and food & drink areas are so close together. And of course, the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) puts on a great show. Some really interesting cars showed up at this year’s festivities. With the passing of the great Carroll Shelby, there were many Cobras and GT 350s in attendance.
Car Show & Paddock
Group 5 Race
Group 5 includes 1959 to 1966 Production Cars equipped with disc brakes. This is a large and diverse class ranging from a 1540cc Lotus S7 to a 5770cc Chevrolet Corvette. The race pictures are taken looking back into the last turn onto the front straight & start/finish.
Coronado Speed Festival Group 6 Race
Group 6 includes 1962 to 1966 Production Cars over 2500cc. This race had quite a few Shelby GT 350s as well as unusual cars such as the ISO Rivolta and a very fast Ginetta G4.
Group 7 Race
Group 7 includes 1965 to 1988 FIA Manufacturer Championship Cars such as Ferraris, Lolas, and Porsches.
Coronado Speed Festival Group 8 Race
Group 8 is historic NASCAR.
Many more pics here.