Vintage Racing Extravaganza Returns September 15-17 as the Ariens Art on Wheels Vintage Weekend with VSCDA Comes to Road America
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Sept. 6, 2023 – The excitement is building as the highly anticipated Ariens Art on Wheels Vintage Weekend, in collaboration with the Vintage Sports Car Driver Association (VSCDA), is set to make a triumphant return to Road America from September 15-17.
With a rich history and an unwavering commitment to preserving the legacy of vintage racing, this three-day racing spectacle promises to captivate enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Over 300 meticulously restored vintage and historic race cars, spanning 11 racing classes, will grace the iconic Road America track, presenting a mesmerizing journey through automotive history. From the graceful curves of classic sports cars to the raw power of muscle machines, every era and every passion will be showcased.
A unique highlight of the event is the open-access paddock, inviting spectators to immerse themselves in the world of vintage racing. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent racing machines, each prepared to era specifications, and witness the dedication and craftsmanship of maintaining these automotive treasures.
For 2023, the event will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Formula Vee. Also, for the 14th year in a row, VSCDA will hold its famous Cup races. The Kimberly, Sheldon, and Elkhart Lake Cup races will take place on Sunday. These Cup races are based on the original races held on the roads in and around Elkhart Lake from 1950 to 1952.
On Saturday, race attendees can enjoy a special Concours d'Elegance at Road America in the Fan Walk area by Victory Lane. A curated selection of vehicles will be displayed from 9 a.m. until the Concours Awards at 3 p.m.
Also, on Saturday, race fans can participate in Coffee & Canvas. Enjoy a painting class while sipping coffee with Chris Bonk's Bottle and Bottega. The cost is $40/person (plus event admission), including coffee and all painting supplies. The class will be held in the Paddock Concessions Shelter. Space is limited. If anyone is interested, you can register in advance through the VSCDA
The annual Road Course Re-Enactment on Saturday is a police-escorted tour of the original Elkhart Lake 1950-1952 public road race course that leaves Road America at 2:45 p.m. Race cars, street cars, and motorcycles are invited to participate. VSCDA has been doing this re-enactment for 30 years and often attracts 100+ vehicles. Register your vehicle to participate for $35/vehicle (plus event admission) or watch for free from many vantage points in Elkhart Lake.
On-track touring sessions will be offered on Saturday and Sunday for street-legal sedans and sportscars (no trucks, SUVs, vans, motorcycles, or racecars) for $60/vehicle each day (plus event admission) with proceeds benefiting Women in Motorsports North America. The mandatory driver's meeting will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. at the Touring Paddock. You can go ahead and register through VSCDA
, or you can purchase your touring pass at the Registration building inside Gate 6 by 10:45 a.m. each day.
As part of its commitment to honoring America's heroes, Road America will also provide free admission to all active, reserve-duty military and veterans with ID all weekend.
Tickets are available, and additional event details, ticket pricing, and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com
or by calling 800-365-7223. Anyone 16 years old and under are FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine.
Established in 1955, Road America is conveniently located between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 65 years. Along with over 500 events held seasonally at the 640-acre facility, several major weekends are open to the public, which include the IndyCar Series, the MotoAmerica Series, three vintage racing events, numerous Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and NASCAR. Road America's park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, numerous camping options, fantastic concessions, and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. Fans can also stay and play in cabins conveniently on the grounds and find all sorts of souvenirs, collectibles, and apparel at the 7,500 sq. ft Paddock Shop. Affectionately known by many as America's National Park of Speed, Road America can accommodate groups of all sizes, including weddings and corporate events in the Tufte Conference Center. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers various group event programs, including geocaching, disc golf, and off-road adventure tours, karting, and the Road America Motorcycle and Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube or call 800-365-7223