2013 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Mazda
Apr 26 - Apr 28 at Road Atlanta, GA
For a recap of the 2013 Mitty, click this link: http://classicmotorsports.net/news/2013-mitty-recap/
|Road Atlanta has been home to the Classic Motorsports Mitty since its inception, and there’s no better place or time to enjoy a motorsports daydream. Join us April 26-28, 2013, for a long weekend of action both on and off the track. HSR handles the on-track action, while the Classic Motorsports staff organizes the infield festivities.
David Hobbs, our grand marshal, has run nearly everything: Can-Am, Indy, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Trans-Am, NASCAR, IMSA GTP, IROC and so much more. In recent years, he has anchored America's Formula 1 TV coverage.
The 2013 Mitty’s featured marque will be MG. Bring your roadster: We’ll have a contest to see if we can get more MGs or Miatas on track during Saturday’s lunch break.
Bring your earplugs, too: We’ll have a reunion of the classic Can-Am race series.
|Jack Higginbotham, president of PRS Guitars, will play a set with his band, the Dirty City Band, on Saturday night! PRS Guitars also will also present a custom guitar to the owner of the hardest-rocking car at the event.|
Featured Marque: MG. MGs are invited to gather in our corral, courtesy of the Peachtree MG Registry and the Southeastern MGT Register. Also in the MG corral will be the North American MGB Register. They will be grilling hotdogs for the MG owners all weekend at their display tent in the corral.
Classic Motorsports is hosting a meet for Classic Minis United in the infield. Check out their corral for scores of the mighty classic Mini.
Looking for a hotel? We have rooms blocked off at two great local hotels. Click here for more info.
Tons more socializing, too. Friday evening, Mazda along with SafeRacer is hosting our traditional Mazda Key Party. Show a Mazda car key to enter and enjoy free refreshments. Saturday evening, eBay Motors will host a party for our guest of honor, David Hobbs. This one is open to all Mitty attendees, and refreshments will again be served. Both parties take place inside the Classic Motorsports tent, which can be found in the center of Road Atlanta’s infield.
That’s not the only fanfare scheduled for the weekend. The Mitty’s infield will feature car club corrals, free test drives, tech talks, magazine project cars, evening socials and so much more. Even if you’re not a competitor, you can get your car in on this world-famous racing circuit by participating in one of the weekend’s parade laps.
And again thanks to HSR, you’ll see all your favorite food groups at speed: Shelby, Porsche, Triumph, Jaguar, MG, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, BMW, Mini, Mazda, Nissan and so many more.
Sorry, online pre-orders for Mitty tickets has ended. Please buy tickets at the gate.
Super Ticket (includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday and infield parking) $70
Saturday Only $35
Sunday Only $35 Infield Car/Tent Camping $15
NEW - Turn 12 Parking (includes infield) $20
Motorcycle Parking $5
RV Camping $35
Off Road Vehicle $50
For questions regarding the track tickets and parking please call Raod Atlanta at 1-800-849-RACE
- VIP Super Ticket for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- VIP parking pass
- VIP parking area near the Classic Motorsports tent
- Classic Motorsports lanyard and VIP ticket holder
- Coupon redeemable at the Classic Motorsports booth for an official 2013 Mitty program
- VIP viewing areas with shade and water available
- Touring laps Friday and Sunday
- Access to the Friday and Saturday night HSR driver’s dinner and party
- Access to the Classic Motorsports appreciation party
- VIP paddock tour led by the Classic Motorsports staff
- An entire weekend of historic racing, racing celebrities, ride and drives, and fantastic cars! Tickets will be mailed by April 1, 2013.
- Price: $119 each (plus an additional $3 shipping/handling).
April 24: See You This Weekend
Just think, in a couple of days we'll all be at Road Atlanta. See you in a few.
April 22: Just a Few More Days Until the Mitty
The big event is almost here, as the Mitty takes place this coming weekend. See cool cars, enjoy a full slate of historic racing, and hang with neat people. If you need tickets, yes, they can be purchased at the gate the day of the event.
April 19: Mini Tour Saturday Morning
Classic Minis United will lead an hour-long tour of the area Saturday morning, and it’s open to the first 50 classic Minis that show up. To participate, start lining up at the Classic Minis United corral at 8:00 a.m.--look for the big group of Minis in Road Atlanta’s infield. The drivers’ meeting will take place at 8:45.
April 18: Early Ticket Sales End This Sunday
Pre-event ticket sales end on Sunday, April 21. Go here to buy them--including our VIP packages. And, yes, of course you can also buy tickets at the gate the day of the event.
April 17: Rooms Are Still Available
Holiday Inn Express Chateau Elan, located at 2069 Highway 211 Northwest, Braselton, GA 30517, just opened up 20 rooms for the Mitty. Call 770-867-8100 and ask for the Classic Motorsports block to book your room.
April 16: Updated Entry List
The entry list for the Mitty has been updated.
April 15: Amelia Award to be Handed out at the Mitty
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Founder and Chairman Bill Warner along with Tim Pendergast, Director of Operations for the event, will honor a Mitty racer with a prestigious Amelia Award. The recipient will be invited to display the chosen race car on the greens of the Ritz Carlton at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
April 14: Meet Burt Levy
Ride mooch, author and snappy dresser Burt “BS” Levy will be signing/defacing copies of his books at the Mitty. Look for him in the People Kars booth, right on the main midway. He’ll be there during the Friday and Saturday lunch breaks as well as Sunday’s quiet time.
April 13: Meet Flyin’ Miata’s Bill Cardell
Flyin' Miata founder Bill Cardell will be on hand at the Mitty offering his tuning advice for Miata owners. Look for him at the Flyin' Miata Pub in the Classic Motorsports tent.
April 11: Special Deal for Racers
HSR has a deal for Mitty racers: participate in the Jack Lewis Enterprises Int’l/American Challenge race and/or the Klub Sport Porsche Challenge for no additional charge (Must be entered in one of the weekend’s sprint or enduro races, though.)
April 8: Who’s Coming?
The latest entry list for the Mitty can be found here. Lots of Can-Am cars, lots of Porsches, lots of everything.
April 7: Someone at the Mitty Will Win an Amazing Custom Guitar
Paul Reed Smith offered to make a custom guitar for the Mitty, and it’s now in our building. It will go to the person who brings the “most rocking” car to the event.
April 5: Racer Registration Closes Today
Calling all racers: Early registration for the Mitty ends today. After today, there will be a late fee: register here. Spectators: You have plenty of time to purchase your tickets, and can do so here: mittyeventtickets.com.
April 4: Bob Tullius Is Bringing a Group 44 MGB
Bob Tullius and Paul Brand are bringing a Group 44 MGB--one that has a rather celebrated history--to the Mitty. Brian Fuerstenau drove this car to the 1973 SCCA E Production national title; Brand gave the car its second SCCA national title in 1980. Look for the car at the Classic Motorsports bigtop, right in the center of Road Atlanta’s infield.
April 1: Need Help in the Suspension Department?
Stop by the Classic Motorsports tent Friday at 3:00 pm for a Koni seminar.
March 29: Rossion Cars Will be on Display
We'll be seeing some fast, stylish and powerful cars from Rossion at this year's Mitty. Ford Ecoboost power means they're reliable and easy to service, too.
March 25: Want to Attract More Customers?
The Mitty is a great way to put your brand before people, whether you're looking to find new customers or keep current ones happy. For details on either a vendor booth or a program ad, contact Joe Gearin or Casey Roush.
March 22: Are 20 Can-Am Cars Really Expected at the Mitty?
Today we heard a tasty rumor: Some 20 Can-Am cars are expected at the Mitty. That's a lot of velocity stacks.
March 20: Chubb to Present Driver Lounge
Thanks to Chubb Collector Car Insurance, this year’s Mitty will offer a driver lounge--a quiet place to get some refreshments, rest for a bit, and enjoy some a/c. Thanks, Chubb.
March 19: Watch a Vintage Racing Movie
We'll be showing a 25-minute segment of Ben Cissel's excellent documentary on our scene, "Vintage Racing Today," on Saturday afternoon at the Flyin' Miata pub in our big-top tent.
March 18: See Brian Redman's Formula 5000 Lola
Just got word from HSR that the Haas/Hall Lola T332 driven by Brian Redman to the 1975 Formula 5000 championship will be at the Mitty.
March 16: Test Drive a Mazda--for Free!
Once again we’ll offer free test drives in Mazda MX-5 Miatas Saturday at the Mitty. And these won’t be boring laps, either, as we’ll have the Road Atlanta test track at our disposal. Thanks, Kumho Tire and Skip Barber, for helping to make this happen.
March 14: Mazda Key Party
Once again, a Mazda Key Party is on the schedule. Just show your Mazda to key to enjoy free refreshments Friday evening.
March 12: Attract More Customers
Looking to reach a targeted, core audience of rabid gearheads? Then why not place an ad in the Mitty program? Ever year thousands of Mitty attendees leave with one. For more details, contact Joe Gearin or Casey Roush.
March 9: Heacock Wants to Show Off Your Ride
Heacock Classic Car Insurance will present this year’s car corrals. Have a cool car? Drive it to the Mitty, spring for the in-field parking, and show it off to thousands of other fans.
March 8: See HSR at the St. Pete Grand Prix
The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a stop on the IndyCar circuit, will feature an HSR run group. This waterfront street race cuts through downtown St Pete, Florida, and the magazine staff has been going for years. For details on the March 22-24 event, go here.
March 6: Win a One-Off PRS Guitar
PRS Guitars is going to award a custom guitar to the owner of the most rocking car at the event, and their creation has been officially unveiled. Scroll up to see it. Does it rock? Totally!
March 5: C&R Racing Joins Vendor List
C&R Racing will be vending at the Mitty. Look for them in the paddock.
March 3: Racer Registration Open
Want to race a car at the Mitty? Registration is now open: register here
March 2: Learn About Shocks From Koni
Koni has been providing top-tier shock absorbers since the earth cooled, and they’ll be presenting a hands-on seminar during the Mitty weekend. Whether it’s a vintage Jag or the latest supercar, Koni can discuss its damper needs.
March 1: Kick off the Weekend With Hagerty
Hagerty Insurance will present Thursday evening’s welcome party. This affair always features great food and even better camaraderie.
February 26: Dozens of Clubs Expected
So far dozens of car clubs have made plans to attend the Mitty. It's a great, low-cost way to give your members a fun event on the national stage. For details, contact Andy Reid.
February 23: Let Exotic Car Transport Haul It
Need to get some cars to the Mitty? Why not contact Exotic Car Transport? They’ll be hauling the Classic Motorsports fleet to Road Atlanta, too.
February 22: Flyin' Miata Pub
Need a break during the weekend? Want to learn more about making your Miata better? Stop by the Flyin' Miata Pub. Look for it inside the Classic Motorsports tent--the big top found in the center of the infield.
February 19: Lane Museum Bringing Their MG Group B Racer
As MG is the Mitty’s featured marque, our friends at the Lane Motor Museum are bringing in something special: their Group B MG Metro 6R4 rally machine. Zero-to-60 performance? How about 2.5 seconds. The museum’s David Yando offers this advice: Bring earplugs.
February 15: Buy and Sell with Motorcar Studio
Need to empty the garage--or looking to fill some space? Motorcar Studio will present this year’s for sale corral.
February 9: Bruster's Ice Cream Will Chill the Infield
We will once again have delicious home-made ice cream at the Mitty. Bruster's will have the same spot as last year: They're the first vendor on the right side of vendor's row.
February 6: HSR's Race Season Starts Soon
Looking for some racing action earlier in the year? HSR's seasons starts February 14-17 down at South Florida's Palm Beach International Raceway. As an added treat, on Friday evening they're racing under the lights.
February 1: Awesome Treat: 3 Cars, 12 Rotors
Mazda has leaked the three cars that they're bringing to the Mitty: 1990 IMSA GTO RX-7, 1990 Group C 787 and 1992 IMSA GTP RX7-92P. Know what all three have in common? Each one is powered by a four-rotor engine. Plus these aren't static display cars. They'll be lapping Road Atlanta in anger.
January 31: Mitty Poster Unveiled
The 2013 Mitty poster, once again beautifully drawn by Hector Cademartori, has been unveiled. Yes, copies will be available at the event. If any shops would like a poster to display in their showroom, contact Debbie Brozyna at email@example.com.
January 29: Meet David Hobbs, the Man Who Knows All
We saw Mitty grand marshal David Hobbs at last weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, and he's excited to see everyone at the Mitty. Have a question about Formula 1? Or Can-Am? Or Le Mans? Or anything else automotive? We bet that he can answer it.
January 24: Who Wants Some Parade Laps?
The Mitty parade laps will be held thanks to Vredestein.
January 21: VIP Tickets on Sale
We're again offering a VIP package: killer parking, party access, special goodies, etc. Scroll up for all of the details. The VIP tickets are $119 each (plus an additional $3 shipping/handling). To purchase one, contact HSR customer support via e-mail or phone (678) 428-7651.
January 16: Discuss Horsepower With DIYAutoTune.com
DIYAutoTune.com is bringing their portable chassis dyno to the Mitty. Wondering how much horsepower your car makes? Wonder no more. Thinking about converting from carbs to injection or moving to a programable engine management system? They can help with that, too.
January 14: Honda-Powered Minis at the Mitty
Wondering what it takes to put Honda power into a classic Mini? Mini Tec will show us how it's done at the Mitty.
January 7: Custom PRS Guitar In the Works
We recently saw our friends from PRS Guitars, and sounds like the guitar they're going to present to the owner of the "most rocking" car at the Mitty will be epic. Once it's finished, we'll share a photo.
January 4: Calling All Clubs, Calling All Clubs
Looking for an awesome event for your club? Why not bring the group to the Mitty? Contact Andy Reid for details.
January 3: Meet David Hobbs: Read the Full Release
Did you hear the big news? Racing legend David Hobbs will be this year's grand marshal. Read the entire release here.
December 28: Mazdas, Mazdas and More Mazdas!
The Mitty is again presented by Mazda. In the past they have brought some rare, one-off models. We wonder what they'll truck in this time.
December 26: Calling All Minis
Classic Minis United will have a big presence at the Mitty. Have a Mini? Bring it. Like Minis? You should come, too.
December 20: Meet Grand Marshal David Hobbs
The grand marshal for the Mitty will be motorsports legend David Hobbs. During his 30-year career he drove nearly everything and nearly everywhere: Can-Am, Formula 1, Trans-Am, Indy, Le Mans, Daytona, IMSA. Since retiring from racing, he has been the voice of Formula 1.
December 18: See Cool Furniture Made From Old Car Parts
Black Lab Automotive not only has a restoration business, but they also make super cool furniture out of old cars and trucks. They'll be at the Mitty showing off their wares. They make Cadillac couches, Chevy barbecue grills, Plymouth bars and more wild stuff! Check it out on their website, blacklabauto.com/.
December 10: Tickets Make Great Presents!
Still not sure what to buy that special someone for the holidays? How about some tickets to the Mitty? Buy now and take advantage of our lower, pre-event prices. Go to mittyeventtickets.com now to buy tickets.
December 5: What Oil Should You Run in Your Classic?
Performance Racing Oils, a distributor of Millers Oils, will be giving a seminar at 3 p.m. on Saturday in our big-top tent. Millers Oils offers racing and zinc-impregnated lubricants—the latter is great for older flat-tappet cars. If you miss the seminar, stop by their vendor tent.
December 2: Hector Cademartori Artwork Coming Soon
Once again Hector Cademartori will do a custom poster for the Mitty. We'll unveil the poster soon while, yes, copies will be available at the event.
November 28: Tickets Are Now on Sale!
You can now buy tickets to the 2013 Speedfest at The Mitty. The best deal is the Super Ticket: Get access for all three days of the event, plus infield parking! Go to mittyeventtickets.com now to buy tickets.
November 1: Rock Out With Paul Reed Smith Guitars
PRS Guitars is no stranger to motorsports, as this boutique guitar builder's logo has graced race cars for years. Jack Higginbotham, company president, will return to the Mitty. His band will perform, while he'll present a custom guitar to the coolest car at the event. Rock out!
October 9: Can-Am Reunion?
Recall the lawless days of American motorsports as the Mitty will feature a Can-Am reunion. Like intake stacks, wings and giant slicks? They'll be stomping around Road Atlanta, a stop on the original circuit.
October 1: The Featured Marque Is MG
Bring out those coupes, roadsters and sedans from this famed British marque.
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. There are still sponsorship opportunities available, so please contact us if you'd like to be involved with this one-of-a-kind event.
Attention club officials: Why not host your own group at the Mitty? We provide the site and the entertainment. You just need to bring your members. Hey, we'll even provide your club a dedicated corral spot in the infield. For details, contact Andy Reid.
The 2013 Classic Motorsports Mitty has more club activity than ever before, and this year’s roster already includes an impressive list:
Jacksonville Mazda Roadster Club
Atlanta Lotus Club
DC Miata Club
Georgia Chapter of the 356 Registry
Every year, the Mitty attracts spectators from around the country. If you’d like to have a space in our huge vendor area to reach these qualified customers, send an email to Joe Gearin.
This year's vendors row will include:
Double Vision Photography
Kenneth Lacey Mills: Unique Purses and Accessories
Rusty Datsun Racing/ChumpCar
Scott Schleh Automotive Photography
The Traveling Grill
U Gotta Chill Coffee
Start: April 26, 2013, End: April 28, 2013
Road Atlanta GA
Holly Hill, FL 32117
Historic Sportscar Racing