Article courtesy of ClassicMotorsports.com
Apr 24 – Apr 26 at Braselton, GA
Vintage racing’s promise is to resurrect the past glories of sports car racing for a modern audience, and no event does that better than the Classic Motorsports Mitty.
BMW will be the featured marque when the Mitty plans to return to the beautiful Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Georgia on April 24-26, 2015. BMW has had a long and storied history in motorsports, and many of these classic race cars will be on display and on track at the Mitty. You may see BMWs from the ’70s such as the “Batmobile” BMW 3.0 CSL or a 320i Turbo. Or you might see an ’80s BMW M1 Group 4 car, a March GTP racer or the Warsteiner M3.
Off the track, the infield will be buzzing with activity thanks to the Grassroots Motorsports Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty. Spectators will enjoy car corrals, vendors and an expansive hospitality tent, all while surrounded by the buzzing excitement of HSR-sanctioned historic racing activities that will see over 300 cars competing throughout the weekend.
So whether you’re a BMW fan or just a sports car enthusiast in general, you’ll want to make plans now to attend the 2015 Classic Motorsports Mitty. Mark your calendars for April 24–26, 2015 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia and plan to load up your BMW – or other favorite sports car – and come be a part of one of the largest vintage motorsports gatherings in the country.
Featuring BMW: The 2015 Mitty will showcase the great cars from BMW, and we have several special attractions in the works. If you’re a fan of the Roundel, you’ll find plenty to do at the Mitty.
Amazing Access: At most big-time races, when the cars come off the track, they’re hidden away. That’s not how things operate at the Mitty. Want a close-up look at an Audi R8, a Porsche 911 RSR or a BMW Batmobile? Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
Experience Speedfest: Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty is more than just a full slate of HSR historic racing. It’s an automotive festival. Club corrals fill the Road Atlanta infield. Free test drives are available. Vendors offer amazing finds. Hospitality is available for all. The Classic Motorsports staff is on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes look. And the grand marshal isn’t whisked from motorhome to motorhome, as he’ll be palling around with other race fans all weekend.
Take in the Concours d’LeMons Spectacle: Come celebrate the odd, original and overlooked. Have a Cosworth Vega? Bring it. Edsel? Yes, please. Giant American station wagon? We’ll make room. Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and Hagerty Insurance have inexplicably sponsored this expansion of the Concours d’LeMons empire.
Full Weekend of Entertainment: In addition to the full slate of HSR-sanctioned historic racing, the Mitty weekend includes live music, technical seminars, infield camping, vendor row, amazing access, free paddock access, car club corrals, parade laps around the track, and so much more. And don’t forget, it all takes place at Road Atlanta, one of the country’s most exciting tracks.
Tickets are now available through the HSR web site. Click here to get yours.
The pricing breakdown is as follows:
RV Camping $35
Includes: Weekend Pass, VIP parking, access to all social events, behind the scenes tour, event program, event poster, signed by Grand Marshal, choice of 1 track touring day, and name put in drawing for pace car ride.
Once the weekend’s schedule has been announced, we will post it here.
The host hotel will again be the Hampton Inn Flowery Branch, conveniently located 15 minutes from the track.
Hampton Inn Flowery Branch
4660 Holland Dam Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA
Book under the Classic Motorsports block: $99/night for standard rooms and $109/night for suites. Rates are good while supplies last.
The Mitty is the perfect weekend activity for your club. You bring the people, and the Mitty provides the perfect backdrop. If your club would like to coordinate things with us, contact Rick Goolsby. All club members will receive free infield corral parking as well. Clubs making a presence at this year’s event include:
- Foothills British Car Club
- Mountain Miata
- North Georgia Jaguar Club
- Peachtree Miata
- Peachtree BMW CCA
- Georgia Z Club
- Triad Miatas
- Rocket City Miata
- Morgan Owners Group South
- Middle Georgia Minis
- Deep South Cobra Club
- FL/GA Porsche 944 Owner’s Group
The Mitty will again feature a packed vendor row–an easy, economical way to put your products in front of rabid, hardcore sports car fans. As the race approaches, we’ll let the fans know who’s coming.
If you’d like to view rates or reserve your vendor space now, please click here.
For tent rentals, please contact Reece Tent Rental at (888) 231-8368 or reecetents.com for prices and information.
If you have any questions, contact Rick Goolsby.
The event schedule will again include a Concours d’LeMons as well as Ariel Atom ride-alongs. The race paddock will be open to spectators all weekend, too.
If you’d like to request media credentials, please contact Rick Goolsby.
A VIP contest will be held again this year. Check back in the future for details.