Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and Festivals of Speed (FOS) have entered a partnership that will see upscale FOS automotive and luxury lifestyle events added to the weekend's schedule at two of HSR's premier motorsports events in 2019. Festivals of Speed events have been added to the schedules for this month's 42nd HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 25 - 28, and the fifth-running of the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA classic 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway (DIS), November 13 - 17.
Founded in 2004, FOS is one of the leading organizers of high-end automotive luxury lifestyle festivals. Its mission is to provide upscale festivals where car enthusiasts and collectors of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, yachts and luxury products can join together for a weekend of camaraderie and relaxation.
"Our goal at HSR has been to create non-stop action and activity for competitors and fans alike at all of our racing events," said HSR President David Hinton. "Adding Festivals of Speed events to the schedules at two of our biggest race events with the HSR Mitty and HSR Classic Daytona is a match made in heaven. These automotive lifestyle and luxury events will be the perfect complement to the first-class vintage and historic competition on track that has made the Mitty and Classic Daytona must-attend race weekends. Adding FOS to both events makes them even better."
Festivals of Speed gained popularity through major events such as the Festivals of Speed in downtown St. Petersburg, which was held for the 15th time earlier this month and attracted well over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands.
More recently, FOS has bolstered its following in partnerships with other automotive and motorsports events, and the new relationship with HSR may be one of the most popular and successful yet.
The HSR Mitty annually showcases a massive entry of some of history's finest racing machines and has been a Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta institution for more than 40 years. The featured marque for this month's 42nd edition of the HSR Mitty is Alfa Romeo.
The FOS event at the HSR Mitty is open to all vintage and contemporary car owners wanting to display their cars and enjoy the event. Exotics, American Muscle, Classics and more are all welcome, and the Saturday, April 27, feature day will have an awards presentation featuring beautiful crystal awards, onsite cafes, BBQ, cigar lounge, great cocktails, craft beer and much more. As well, Saturday Parade Laps at the Mitty have been reserved strictly for FOS participants only.
Set for its fifth running this November, the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA classic 24-hour at (DIS) quickly became one of the most popular vintage and historic races in the world. Last year's edition from 15 different countries on four continents. The week began with 190 total entries and more than 300 drivers participated in the race. Luxuries similar to those set for the HSR Mitty will also be part of high-end offerings at HSR Classic Daytona.