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Date Apr 29, 2013
Written by Alan Cesar
This year was testament yet again that there’s no better place to live a motorsports daydream than at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta. This year’s Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Mazda was the best one yet, with action all weekend both on and off the track.
David Hobbs, our grand marshal this year, regaled attendants at the eBay Motors party Saturday night in the big top tent with stories of his racing days. Hobbs has run in Can-Am, Indy, Formula 1, Trans-Am and more. The legendary man also talked one on one with attendants throughout the weekend.
Attendants also couldn’t be faulted for not wearing their earplugs: Though loud, the Can-Am reunion race was glorious to listen to. Right before the HSR-sanctioned race, the cars lined up in the infield grid so fans could see the cars and drivers up close.
Tons of MGs came out to make a big showing for this year’s featured marque. One such MG, a Metro 6R4 rally car brought by David Yando of the Lane Motor Museum, was deemed the most rocking car at the 2013 Mitty. For bringing such an excellent ride, Yando won a custom PRS electric guitar.
PRS president Jack Higginbotham and his band, The Dirty City Band, performed a set under the Classic Motorsports tent. Classic Minis United also joined in, having a meet for their members at this year’s Mitty.
The 2013 Classic Motorsports Mitty is presented by Mazda and supported by Historic Sportscar Racing, Kumho Tires, eBay Motors, Chubb InsuranceG-Force Racing Gear, Flyin’ Miata, Saferacer, Vredestein Tires, Heacock Classic Insurance, Koni, Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Skip Barber Racing School, Hagerty, Exotic Car Transport, and DIYAutoTune.
Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Mazda roared into Georgia’s Road Atlanta April 26-28. Watch our site for details on next year’s event.
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