Portland Vintage Racing Festival
July 8 – 10, 2016
Portland International Raceway
More than 200 historic sports cars will grace the Portland International Raceway road course during SVRA’s second annual Portland Vintage Racing Festival. The weekend event offers race groups for all SVRA classes. In 2016, SVRA honors Formula racing cars with the Formula Festival, providing various racing opportunities to honor cars such as Formula 1, Formula 5000, Formula B, Formula Ford, Formula Vee and Formula Junior. A special celebration of 70 years of Cooper race cars is also being planned. Prototype, sports racing and production sports cars from marques such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette, principally from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, will also be on track.
The Portland Vintage Racing Festival is a great family event. Children 12 years old are admitted free. Admission covers entry to all spectator areas, as well as paddock access. Guests can stroll the paddock, see the cars up close and chat with the drivers, or shop and eat on vendor row. A weekend Car Show near the paddock also offers show entrants the opportunity to participate in a track lap at the end of the day.
Located in a city park, Portland International Raceway is a 12turn, 1.9mile circuit built on site of the former town of Vanport, which was completely destroyed by a flood in 1948. The land was acquired by the city of Portland in 1960 and the first sports car race was held in conjunction with the 1961 Rose Festival on a circuit comprised of some of Vanport’s remaining streets. A permanent circuit was completed in the 1970s, and PIR has hosted numerous amateur and professional motorsports events since then.
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