2014 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty
Apr 25 - Apr 27 at Braselton, GA
Formula cars have captured enthusiasts’ imaginations for decades, and these cutting-edge machines will be celebrated at Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty April 24-27, 2014. Get up close and personal: Spectators can walk the paddocks at The Mitty, see all these cars in glorious detail, watch teams working on them, and talk to their drivers. The Road Atlanta event’s grand marshal is a name long associated with single-seaters: three-time Formula 5000 champion Brian Redman.
Featuring Formula Cars: For more than 35 years, Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty, and sanctioned by HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing), has brought some of the world’s most exciting race cars to historic Road Atlanta. The 2014 Mitty will showcase formula cars, from the early front-engined Formula Juniors to the turbocharged monsters that defined the ’80s Formula 1 scene. In between, fans will be treated to just about every kind of single-seater imaginable: Lola, Chevron, Williams, McLaren, Ferrari, Cooper, Lotus, OSCA, Ralt, March and more.
Amazing Access: At most big-time races, when the cars come off the track, they're hidden away. That's not how things operate at the Mitty. Want a close-up look of an Audi R8, a Porsche 911 RSR, a T-series Lola, or a McLaren Can-Am? Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
Meet Brian Redman: While Brian Redman achieved much success racing sports cars and endurance prototypes, his career began in single-seaters–Formula 2 cars, specifically, starting with a Cooper before being tapped by the Ferrari factory. He soon moved onto Formula 1 with the factory Cooper team. In only his second grand prix, he came from dead last to finish third behind Graham Hill and Denny Hulme. He eventually drove Formula 1 cars for Williams, McLaren, Shadow, BRM and Lotus.
Experience Speedfest: Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty is more than just a full slate of HSR historic racing. It’s an automotive festival. Club corrals fill the Road Atlanta infield. Free test drives are available. Vendors offer amazing finds. Hospitality is available for all. The Classic Motorsports staff is on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes look. And the grand marshal isn’t whisked from motorhome to motorhome, as he’ll be palling around with other race fans all weekend.
For a recap of the 2013 Mitty, click this link: http://classicmotorsports.net/news/2013-mitty-recap/
The host hotel will again be the Hampton Inn Flowery Branch, conveniently located 15 minutes from the track.
Hampton Inn Flowery Branch
4660 Holland Dam Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA
Book under the Classic Motorsports block, rate is $99 for standard rooms and $109 for suites.
December 18: Looking for a great event to bring your car club to? The Mitty is the place to do it. Great parking and opportunities to do parade laps on the famous Road Atlanta road course. Contact Rick Goolsby for more details.
December 6: If you are the owner of a Miata, we have a car corral just for you. Bill Cardell, founder of Flyin' Miata will be hosting a car corral for owners of these super fast little cars.
December 9: You can make lots of money at one of the largest vintage race weekends in the southeast! Vendor locations and forms are now available for the Mitty. Reserve your spot today by contacting Rick Goolsby at Classic Motorsports.
December 3: Bill Warner, founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, will be returning to lead lively discussions at the dinner parties during the Classic Motorsports Mitty weekend.
November 27: Mitty tickets go on sale soon—just in time for the holidays.
November 21: The Mitty poster art is here!
November 19: DIYAutoTune.com will again have a presence at the Mitty. Want to learn more about DIY fuel injection? They can help.
November 15: Corvette Central will present our Corvette corral. Like Vettes? Bring it!
October 23: This past weekend we were up at Road Atlanta scoping out the land. This year's Mitty is going to be bigger than ever.
October 22: Get ready to eat well. Sonny's BBQ will be catering our Saturday night dinner as well as the only BBQ vendor on property.
October 17: It's official: Brian Redman! Formula Cars! Hagerty!
October 7: Mitty updates to come soon. We're about to announce a grand marshal and featured marque.
October 1: We have a host hotel: the Hampton Inn Flowery Branch. Call them now at (770) 965-0357 before all the rooms are booked up. Ask for the Classic Motorsports block.
Start: April 25, 2014, End: April 27, 2014
Historic Sportscar Racing