Surrey, England – The original Nassau Speed Weeks took place from 1954 to 1966 and featured many of the great racing drivers of the period. Following a grueling race season they took the opportunity to combine racing and relaxation in the sun.
Iconic race cars such as the Ferrari GTO, Maserati Birdcage, Corvette Grand Sport, Chaparral, AC Cobra and Ford GT40 were driven by stars including Ken Miles, Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, Mario Andretti, Pedro Rodriguez, Mark Donohue, Phil Hill, A.J. Foyt and Stirling Moss.
The First Speed Week Revival will cover five days and include a Revival Island Tour, Street Course Demonstration, Drag Racing, Concours d’Elegance, Road Show, Fashion Show and Charity Ball.
The Bahamas Speed Week Revival will take place on its traditional date from November 30 to December 4, 2011. The intention is to invite 50 race cars of the type which graced the original events supported by a Cavalcade of Ferraris, old and new, to create a magnificent spectacle as they visit the Islands beauty spots, including a tour of New Providence and a drive on the most beautiful roads, all of which border the sea.
Invitations will be extended to original drivers and car owners as well as latter day celebrity residents of Nassau to join the event and in particular attend the Gala Dinner with its Auction of Promises for Bahamian Charities.
Finally a cavalcade of all the cars on a street course specially devised for the Revival through downtown Nassau, around one of the islands new Marina complexes followed by a Time Trial on a street circuit between West Bay Street and Arawak Cay on Nassau Harbor Front.
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