Set against the San Diego Bay, the 2008 Coronado Speed Festival was held September 27th – 28th on a 1.7 mile course on the runways and taxiways of Naval Air Station North Island.
Over 20,000 spectators gathered for the 11th annual vintage races held on the make-shift and well-loved NAS, North Island racetrack. Vintage racing fans took a step back in time as they visited the garage area to see their favorite vintage racers. Additionally, there were other sights to behold, including the massive Meguiar’s Car Club Corral, plus the Navy’s vintage and modern jets and helicopters.
“We couldn’t be happier with this year’s turnout,” said Larry Blumberg, Chair of the Coronado Speed Festival Committee. “With more passionate racers and fans showing their support each year, Speed Fest continues to be a success.”
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2008 Coronado Speed Festival Winners:
Group 1 (Pre-1941 Sports & Racing Cars): George Chilberg | 1934 MG L1
Group 2 (1947-1955 Sports & Racing Cars): Brian Howlett | 1961 Morgan +4
Group 3 (1956-1962 Sports Racing Cars): Karim Marouf | 1951 MG TD Special
Group 4 (1956-1962 Prod. Sports Cars): Si Robin | 1963 Lotus 23 B
Group 5 (1962-1970 Prod. Sports Cars under 2000cc): Bill Lyon | 1960 Porsche RS-60
Group 6 (1962-1966 Prod. Sports Cars): Jim Gallaugher | 1965 Ford Mustang
Group 7 (1962-1966 Sports Racing Cars): Steve Sailors | 1964 Alpine 110
Group 8 (1966-1976 Can-Am & FIA Sports Cars): Dave Vegher | 1969 Chevron B-16
Group 9 (1966-1972 Historic Trans-Am Cars): John Kiland | 1969 Camaro
For more information, visit www.fleetweeksandiego.org/coronadospeedfestival.
[Source: Coronado Speed Festival]