A special 100th anniversary celebration of the Great Savannah Races will take place at the Hilton Head/Savannah Historics track event at the re-opened road course on Hutchinson Island in Savannah, Ga. Racing events will take place on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31.
Porsche of Hilton Head and Porsche USA will serve as the presenting sponsor for the track events on Hutchinson Island, which will mark the first time in more than a decade that this race course has been opened to the public. This two-day vintage track event, managed by Historic Sportscar Racing, will offer everything for the avid performance car fan, from exhibition laps at speeds exceeding 100 mph to interactive autocross events. Visitors can also enjoy high-speed rides in the latest and greatest sports car models. The 1911 EMF race car, which finished third in Savannah in 1911 in the prestigious Tiedemann Cup Race, will also be featured throughout the event.
Historic Grand Prix Formula 1 Racecar Drivers including Rick Carlino, Hamish Somerville, Paul Flowers, Lee Brahin and Michael Fitzgerald will be appearing at the exhibitions at the newly-reopened Hutchison Island track. Visitors to this year’s Hilton Head Concours event also will have an opportunity to see some of the most impressive cars from Grand Prix history in action. The Historic Grand Prix drivers will race some of the most famous Formula 1 cars from the 1970s and 1980s including Somerville’s 1978 Williams FW07 and FW04, Flowers’ 1981 Tyrrell 011, Brahin’s 1975 Hesketh 308 and Fitzgerald’s 1983 Williams FW08.
Gate ticket prices are $15 for Thursday or Friday’s vintage track event, the Hilton Head/Savannah Historics, $25 for Saturday, $35 for Sunday, $50 for a two-day (Saturday & Sunday) pass and $55 for an all-access (Thursday – Sunday) pass. Children under 12 get in free, ages 12-18 are $5 per day (with student ID) and military (with an active duty I.D.) receive ½ off general admission ticket prices at the gate. Advance discounted tickets are currently available at www.hhiconcours.com.
[Source: Hilton Head Concours/Savannah Historics]