Set against the stunning backdrop of San Diego Bay, the 2008 Coronado Speed Festival, held September 27-28, will feature 225 of the world’s most unique and pedigreed machines at one of the most distinctive stages, Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation. A spectator-friendly 1.7 mile course is constructed in a matter of days on the runways and taxiways of Naval Air Station North Island.
The vintage racecars are chosen to compete on the basis of their historical significance and certified authenticity. Some of the cars on the track are valued in the millions of dollars and, unlike most racing events, fans are invited to tour the pits and speak with the drivers of these unique machines. An enthusiastic gathering of 20,000 fans is expected to be on hand to take a step back in time to enjoy auto racing’s rich history.
The 11th annual Coronado Speed Festival is hosted by the Navy Region Southwest and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program. MWR retains revenue generated by tickets sold to the Military and a percentage of the overall revenue generated by the event. They in turn provide positive support for the active duty military community and their families through Quality of Life Programs including single Sailor Recreation Centers, Fitness and Aquatic Facilities and the Base Theatre Free Movies.
Active duty military and their dependants attend for free with Military ID. General admission and VIP tickets are available through Click-n-Print ticketing outlet. If you are unable to purchase tickets online, please call the Click-n-Print toll free help number at 1-888-695-0888.
For more information, visit www.coronadospeedfestival.com.
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