SVRA has announced that Midwest Aston Martin dealership Lake Forest Sportscars will be the title sponsor for the Spring Vintage Festival, May 14-17, 2015 at Road America. The Lake Forest Sportscars Spring Vintage Festival will attract over 250 race cars, representing some of the greatest vintage racing marques in the world.
“We’ve been considering this for a few years as we have watched vintage racing develop into a target rich environment for our business. What better group of prospects could you have than several hundred participants who are spending large sums of money on cars that can’t be
driven on the street? Plus, as an added bonus, there are thousands of paying spectators who love cars. Since we are participants in vintage racing, this is a seamless expansion of our existing involvement,” said Rick Mancuso, President of Lake Forest Sportscars. “Add in the opportunity to sponsor this SVRA event at Road America, our favorite track in the world, and the package is irresistible! The Lake Forest Sportscars Spring Vintage Festival with SVRA is already creating a buzz with our staff and existing clients, and its 5 months away! Providing unique experiences for our existing Aston owners and developing a data base of qualified new prospects is as good as it gets. And all in one weekend!”
Lake Forest Sportscars will create a highly focused, Aston Martin lifestyle experience during the weekend that includes: centralized paddock for current Aston owners plus an on track touring in their Aston, new and pre-owned Aston display, on-site product presentation and technical staff, exquisite 5-star catering each day, exclusive Aston catered dinner and wine sampling at the track and in the pit area, on-site video recording, and availability of immediate demonstration rides in the local area.
“Bringing Lake Forest Sportscars, and the Aston Martin lifestyle experience, to a vintage race event provides tremendous value and impact,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “Integrating and focusing on a great racing marque and luxury brand during a vintage race weekend enhances the scale and relevance of our event, as well as allowing Rick and his team to meet and engage with customers. The demographics of our vintage community are a very good match for their marketing objectives.”
The Lake Forest Sportscars Spring Vintage Festival with SVRA kicks off the 2015 vintage racing season at Road America. The world class, 4.2-mile, 14-turn road circuit plays host to exciting, wheel-to-wheel vintage race action in 10 separate groups, including production, grand touring and sports cars. Road America is the ideal track for drivers of high performance sports racers, prototypes and formula cars to showcase their capabilities. Another highlight of the weekend will be the Saturday night party for drivers and crew at the Road America Center.
About Lake Forest Sportscars: Lake Forest Sportscars is owned and operated by the Mancuso family, who began in the automobile business in 1923 as Chevrolet dealers in Batavia, N.Y., and ultimately came to represent all the GM cars in that area. With a long history in both sports cars and motorsports, Lake Forest Sportscars is the Midwest’s factory-authorized sales and service center for Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, McLaren, and Lotus. Located 30 miles north of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee, LFSC is easily accessible from everywhere.