1959 race, turn 2
The fifth annual Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion (PIBRRR) will be held Aug. 27-29.
Beginning in 2009, The PIBRRR celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of Put-in-Bay from 1952-’59 and in 1963. It captures the history of those races and re-creates the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era. Put-in-Bay is one of the few places in North America where post-war sports cares raced through towns and countryside on public roads and where those roads exist today virtually unchanged.
Morgan Three Wheelers, MMM (Midgets, Magnas and Magnetters) MGs and Turner s will be among the headliners for this year’s reunion. Those groups, along with Triumph, Lotus and others are expected to add a distinctly British flavor to the event, which this year will have an additional historical connection with the arrival of the fleet of tall ships on the last day of the PIBRRR.
“With these fabulous cars and the arrival of the tall ships on our final day, PIBRRR 2013 may not be the largest British invasion of the island since 1813, but it may be the most photogenic,“ says PIBRRR Director Bob Williams.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, is 1952-’63 Road Race history day with photos, seminars, round table presentations and the Turn 4 Party.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, is the day of the PIB Airport Road Races, vintage racing around a hay-bale-lined course at the newly-resurfaced island airport landing strip. A special Morgan 3-Wheeler race event is planned, along with Track Touring and the Event Party.
Thursday, Aug. 29, is the car show, closing ceremony and awards.