Thursday, September 16, 2010

Coronado Vintage Races...Latest Update

If you love fast cars, the only thing better than watching them live speed around a challenging track that’s really a U.S. Navy airstrip is, of course, riding in one while it’s doing it. And the chance to win an opportunity to do just that can be yours but you have to act fast.

Coronado Speed Festival is giving away spots for two lucky winners to ride with racing industry legends Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and his daughter, Christi Edelbrock on Friday, September 24, 2010. Visit the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation’s newly redesigned website at and click on for your chance to win. But act fast, offer expires September 22, 2010.

You won’t want to miss riding next to either of the Edelbrock competitors. Renowned racers of vintage automobiles, winners will slide into the shotgun seat of Vic’s 1963 Z06 Corvette or Christi’s 1966 Shelby GT 350 for the ride of their lives.

To anyone who knows a thing or two about motorsports, the name Edelbrock is synonymous with automotive aftermarket performance parts. In 1938, Vic Edelbrock, Sr., a racer who was one of the founders of the American hot rod movement, established the Edelbrock Corporation, of which the junior Edelbrock is now CEO.

Other news: Mark Maynard of the UT has let me know that he will have flyers from "Motorbooks" offering 25 percent discounts on coffeetable books at his Maynard's Garage tent in Vendor Village.

Also on the schedule is the Thursday night "Race Car" tour and display in downtown Coronado. The cars will leave the base at 3:30 Thursday evening and parade through the streets of Coronado ending at the Coronado Village to be displayed until 6:00. This was a pretty cool event last year, good for car and people watching.

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