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Rahal's Legends of Motorsports
Photo by Dennis Lathem
Photo by Dennis Lathem
October 30th 2009 - Barber Motorsports Park to Host Bobby's Rahal's Legends of Motorsports Vintage Race

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Barber Motorsports Park will join with Historic Motorsports Productions (HMP) to present a unique vintage racing and automotive lifestyle event, it was announced today. "Bobby Rahal's Legends of Motorsports will debut at the stunning permanent road course on May 20-23, 2010. "Barber Motorsports Park is a jewel among North American racing facilities," said Rahal, winner of the 1986 Indianapolis 500. "The attention to detail throughout the property is unsurpassed. The Barber organization's appreciation and respect for racing evolution is obvious, making any vintage racing event on their grounds a tradition in the making."


Barber Motorsports Park and HMP will host a wide array of vintage racing car classes on the immaculately manicured permanent road course. These include GTP/Group C; 3.0 Liter era Formula One; F.I.A. Championship of Makes; 2.0 Liter Sports Racers; Trans-Am; Can-Am; NASCAR; IMSA GT/Production Cars; Formula Libre and F5000.


"Bobby Rahal is a true racing hero and an active steward of American racing tradition," said Jeff Ewing, vice president, Zoom Motorsports, promoters for Barber Motorsports Park. "He and HMP will bring a stirring collection of amazing teams and priceless bygone cars to our track. And with Bobby's talented son Graham expected to compete in our debut Indy Racing League event, Barber Motorsports Park will host two generations of Rahals in 2010."


Above and beyond the thrilling on-track action, Barber's Legends of Motorsports weekend will also incorporate unique shoulder programming including a public race car parade, cocktail reception and charity event. Ticket prices and packages for the weekend event are expected to soon be announced.


"As a fellow vintage racer, I'm excited to join with so many of the best in our sport at Barber Motorsports Park, a truly extraordinary track," said Peter Stoneberg, partner, Historic Motorsports Productions. "The love of auto racing is extremely strong throughout the Southeast and with few places more passionate than Alabama. With Bobby Rahal literally leading the parade, we'll have something for hard-core NASCAR fans and much, much more."
For ticket information, please contact the Barber Motorsports Park ticket office at 800-240-2300 or on-line at www.barbermotorsports.com.


About Historic Motorsports Productions
Historic Motorsports Productions LLC (HMP) is a business partnership dedicated to staging an annual series of premium vintage racing events and related lifestyle experiences at historic North American venues. Based in Zionsville, Indiana, HMP's principal owners are racers and businessmen Zak Brown, Bobby Rahal and Peter Stoneberg.


About Barber Motorsports Park and Zoom Motorsports:
Barber Motorsports Park opened in the spring of 2003. Since its inception, Zoom Motorsports, LLC has been the exclusive event promoter for the events at the Park. The 2.38-mile racing circuit is 45 feet wide, with 17 turns and elevation changes of more than 80 feet. The Barber Motorsports Park has been considered one of North America's finest road courses for car and motorcycle racing, and has served as the venue for several international product launches. The Barber Motorsports Park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. This 144,000 square-foot facility houses more than 1,000 vintage and modern motorcycles from 17 different nations and more than 125 manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com.
 
Further Resources:
www.barbermotorsports.com