The 13th annual weekend of vintage racing featured more than 250 cars competing in nine race groups on a 1.7-mile course on the runways of North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado. It’s the only auto racing venue in the world held on an active U.S. Navy runway. Combined with a huge car corral, a car show, military displays, Maynard’s Garage, drifting demos, vendor booths, flyovers, Leap Frog performances, new-car test drives, food and live music—it’s a must-see San Diego tradition. And the event is a fund raiser for the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund for family support!
J. Bittle brought out his historic 1968 Trans Am Mustang to race in Group 9 and what a weekend. J sat on the pole for the Saturday Trans Am race and went on to win the race! On Sunday, he sat on the pole again and finished half-a-car-length out of first place in one of the most exciting finishes in Coronado’s 13-year race history. JBA also served a few hundred hot dogs each day in our pit area and co-hosted a booth with our buddies from Custom Auto Body and San Diego BMW Motorcycles. All in all, a great weekend of racing with friends and family.
The attached pictures run through the weekend with shots taken in the pits, a little racing action and quite a few shots from the Car Corral. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to join us next year!
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