The Bahamas Speed Week Revival was a very popular event back in the 1950s and 1960s bring the flare of car racing to this Caribbean country. The race returned to Nassau in 2011 and next week the city is proud to host it once again.
The third annual Bahamas Speed Week Revival will be held in this tropical getaway between Dec. 4 and 8, 2013.
Speed Week expands beyond past year’s programs with a Formula Junior race, an Austin Healey race, a classic/vintage Mini race and now also an Allcomers race for classic/vintage racers.
This year’s Bahamas Speed Week Revival participants will enjoy an exclusive Welcome Reception at the Government House from Governor General Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes, in addition to the Arawak Cay Fish Fry Race Car Show. There’s also an evening party planned and held at the new John Watling’s Distillery located on the historic Buena Vista Estate in the Downtown Nassau area.
Vintage race cars with track records that include victories in some of the world’s most celebrated races will be on display in the Nassau circuit. A few of the featured in Speed Week 2013 will be :
· Ferrari Dino 206 Prototype – Presented by returning entrant Andreas Mohringer from Austria in his Ferrari Dino 166/206 Prototype. The car is ripe with Speed Week history, having been raced in the 1965 event by the Mexican Rodriguez brothers.
· Maserati 200S – This limited edition build was made by Maserati of Italy as a 1955 racing car. Italian entrant Mikel Willms will bring one of the twenty-eight existing models to Speed Week 2013.
· Ferrari 250 GT Lightweight Boano – a Speed Week classic, this car left the factory on Nov. 7, 1956, in the ownership of Jan de Vroom and was shipped directly to the Bahamas from Italy specifically to compete in Speed Week. It returns to the revival following restoration and certification and will be driven by Belgium entrant Theo Spooren.
The Bahama’s Speed Week 2013 will be led by five-time Le Mans winner, Derek Bell who will also be driving an Audi R8 Spyder during Speed Week Revival. British born Bell has also won the Daytona 24 Hour Race three times and the World Sportscar Championship twice.
For additional information about attending the Bahamas Speed Week Revival in Nassau and booking your travel reservations, please contact The Life of Luxury.