2016 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

Apr 22 - Apr 24 at Braselton, GA

Vintage racing’s promise is to resurrect the past glories of sports car racing for a modern audience, and no event does that better than the Classic Motorsports Mitty.

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Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

Ford will be the featured marque when the Mitty returns to the beautiful Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Georgia on April 21-24, 2016. Ford has had a long and storied history in motorsports, and many of these classic race cars will be on display and on track at the Mitty.

Off the track, the infield will be buzzing with activity thanks to the Grassroots Motorsports Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty. Spectators will enjoy car corrals, vendors and an expansive hospitality tent, all while surrounded by the buzzing excitement of HSR-sanctioned historic racing activities that will see over 300 cars competing throughout the weekend.

So whether you’re a Ford fan or just a sports car enthusiast in general, you’ll want to make plans now to attend the 2015 Classic Motorsports Mitty. Mark your calendars for April 21–24, 2016 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia and plan to load up your Ford – or other favorite sports car – and come be a part of one of the largest vintage motorsports gatherings in the country.

Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

Featuring Ford: The 2016 Mitty will showcase the great cars from Ford. Also, get prepared to be blown away by the 50th Anniversary Can Am Reunion. We have several special attractions in the works. If you’re a fan of the blue oval, you’ll find plenty to do at the Mitty.

Meet Al Unser Jr. The IndyCar star will be serving as the Grand Marshal for the 2016 Classic Motorsports Mitty. Want to hang out and have a chat with him? Here's your chance.

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 at an Audi R8, a Porsche 911 RSR or a BMW Batmobile? Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.

Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

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.

Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

Take in the Concours d’LeMons Spectacle: Come celebrate the odd, original and overlooked. Have a Cosworth Vega? Bring it. Edsel? Yes, please. Giant American station wagon? We’ll make room. Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and Hagerty Insurance have inexplicably sponsored this expansion of the Concours d’LeMons empire.

Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

Full Weekend of Entertainment: In addition to the full slate of HSR-sanctioned historic racing, the Mitty weekend includes live music, technical seminars, infield camping, vendor row, amazing access, free paddock access, car club corrals, parade laps around the track, and so much more. And don't forget, it all takes place at Road Atlanta, one of the country's most exciting tracks.


Tickets are now available through the HSR web site. Click here to get yours. All tickets now come with an infield parking pass.

The pricing breakdown is as follows:
Friday $35
Saturday $45
Sunday $35
Weekend $75
RV Camping $75

VIP $145
Includes: Weekend Pass, VIP parking, access to all social events, behind the scenes tour, event program, event poster, signed by Grand Marshal, choice of 1 track touring day, and name put in drawing for pace car ride.

Want to buy your tickets at the gate? print and present the coupon to the right and get $5 off and a free event program.

Event Schedule

The official schedules are out for the 2016 Classic Motorsports Mitty!

There's one for on-track events and one that outlines all the spectator activities throughout the weekend.

Host Hotel

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
(770) 965-0357

There are still rooms available, so book now!


The Mitty is the perfect weekend activity for your club. You bring the people, and the Mitty provides the perfect backdrop. If your club would like to coordinate things with us, contact Rick Goolsby. All club members will receive free infield corral parking as well.


The Mitty will again feature a packed vendor row--an easy, economical way to put your products in front of rabid, hardcore sports car fans. As the race approaches, we’ll let the fans know who’s coming.

If you'd like to view rates or reserve your vendor space now, please email Joe Gearin.

For tent rentals, please contact Reece Tent Rental at (888) 231-8368 or reecetents.com for prices and information.

If you have any questions, contactRick Goolsby.


The Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty will have more special events this year than ever before.

The Coker Tire Tour is a one-day road trip with fellow car enthusiasts that leads to the Classic Motorsports Mitty. We'll set off from Coker Tire headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stop for lunch at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia and then make it to Road Atlanta just in time for the Classic Motorsports Mitty. We only have about 10 spots remaining for this tour.

The Grassroots Motorsports Skidpad Challenge is probably the most fun you will have in your own car off the track over the weekend. Basically, it's a competition to see whose car can grip the best. It'll take place on Sunday, April 24 at the Road Atlanta skidpad. Signing up is free and we have tons of room for more entries. Don't miss out.

The Concours d'LeMons is always a treat. Explore some of yesterdays forgotten an neglected automobiles in a fun, concours-type event. This jalopy invasion will only be taking place on Sunday, April 24.


If you'd like to request media credentials, please contact Rick Goolsby.

Latest Updates

April 18:
The weather forecast looks just about perfect for Saturday and Sunday. Remember, tickets are available at the gate!

April 15:
The official schedules are out for the 2016 Classic Motorsports Mitty! There's one for on-track events and one that outlines all the spectator activities throughout the weekend.

April 14:
The Mitty is just one week away! All tickets purchased now will be picked up at will call at the track.

April 7:
Want your classic looked at by an expert? We'll be holding car clinics on Sunday, April 24, in the car corals. Find more information here.

April 3:
Touring laps on Saturday will be for Fords only! Bring your Ford to the Mitty and get a driver's view of the track.

March 28:
We only have 100 VIP tickets left for the Classic Motorsports Mitty. Get yours today.

March 22:
Allard Motor Works will be bringing at least one of their classic roadsters with modern V8 power. Come check it out for yourself.

March 15:
Want to meet the blue Mustang from the cover of the latest issue of Classic Motorsports? It'll be on display at the big Classic Motorsports tent on Saturday night during our party. Come check it out.

March 2:
Want to create a basecamp for your car club at the Mitty. Just contact Rick Goolsby to save your spot in the appropriate car corral.

The 2016 Classic Motorsports Mitty grand marshal will be Al Unser Jr! Want to hang out with him? Come on by the Mitty on April 21-24.

January 12:
We're pleased to announce that the Coker Tire Tour will once again guide guests from Coker Tire headquarters to Road Atlanta for the Classic Motorsports Mitty. I registration link will be found here once we've set it up.

December 14:
Own a car that has been largely disowned or misunderstood by the automotive world? Concours d'LeMons will once again showcase automotive outcasts.

November 9:
Don't forget to bring your car for the Grassroots Motorsports Skidpad Challenge on Sunday. See how your car grips compared to others.

October 12:
The poster for the 2016 Mitty is currently being created. It'll feature historic Fords and Can-Am cars. Should be a good one!

September 28:
Tickets this year include parking, so bring your favorite car and show it off in a corral with other fine examples from its manufacturer.

September 16:
Tickets are now available for the 2016 Classic Motorsports Mitty! Click here to get yours.

September 11:
The featured marque in 2016 will be Ford! Own a Ford for the street or track? Bring it to the 2016 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty.

August 19:
Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty will take to Road Atlanta again on April 15-17, 2016. You won't want to miss it.

Event Details

Start: April 22, 2016, End: April 24, 2016
Braselton GA
Region: Southeast

Contact Info

Holly Hill, FL 32117

Affiliated Club

Historic Sportscar Racing



2016 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

April 22 April 24 Braselton, GA

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