On Thursday, March 17th, during the Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix festivities, SVRA has arranged for a Race Car Tour to historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Founded in 1685, Fernandina Beach was once a haven for pirates that pillaged the coastlines from New York to Cuba. At one point Fernandina was ruled by and under the flag of pirates. That flag was one of eight that has flown over Fernandina.
Event Details & Registration: 2016 Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix
The Tour is open to all race cars and will start at 11:15 am. Race cars will stage near the tech area, and with a Police escort, drive about five miles along the ocean, past the Fort Clinch to historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Reserve parking has been arranged. At 1:30 pm, after lunch at one of the many fabulous restaurants, the tour will return to the race track.
Today, Fernandina Beach remains quite like that city of old, with its Palace Saloon, the oldest in Florida; its shrimping fleet, where the shrimping industry started; and its harbor with wonderful shops and restaurants. There is plenty to see and enjoy downtown.
To reserve entry send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or register at the event. The tour is limited to the first 40 race cars so secure your spot now.