The HSR Mitty is, at its heart, a celebration of motorsports history. Meet motorsports superstars and watch some of the most legendary hardware from years past attack Road Atlanta's iconic turns. It’s an automotive festival. Club corrals fill the Road Atlanta infield. Free test drives are available. Vendors offer amazing finds. Hospitality is available for all. The Classic Motorsports staff is on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes look at legendary cars. And the grand marshal isn’t whisked from motorhome to motorhome, as he’ll be palling around with other race fans all weekend. At most big-time races, when the cars come off the track, they're hidden away. That's not how things operate at the Mitty. Want a close-up look at a Porsche 911 RSR, an Audi R8 or a BMW Batmobile? Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
Porsche will be the featured marque at this year's event, so prepare to encounter some of the manufacturer's most historic hardware, along with the event’s honored guest, Hurley Haywood. He shares many ties with the famed brand and has been associated with the Porsche factory for more than 45 years and helped place its cars in victory lane at Daytona (five times), Sebring (twice) and Le Mans (three times).
Motul Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. It uses the rules established for the 24 hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which are slightly modified if necessary, mainly to allow additional cars to compete. The race was founded by Road Atlanta owner Don Panoz and first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season. The 1999 edition was one of the original events of the American Le Mans Series.
Did you miss the Mitty or just want to see more great racing at one of the most challenging tracks in North America? HSR returns to Road Atlanta in September for the Atlanta Fall Historics. An action packed weekend featuring the WeatherTech Sprint Series and the BRM Chronographes Endurance Challenge! HSR events represent fast-paced, wheel-to-wheel racing. To keep competition close, cars are classed according to age and engine size. HSR features several separate groups and will feature the SCCA Formula Lites and F4 Series as well as the Classic RS Cup and Global GT Series. The weekend of racing includes sprint and endurance races. Perhaps the best part of HSR events is the open feeling experienced by spectators; unlike other series, fans can stroll through the paddock to view the cars and talk with the drivers. Often, racing legends are on hand driving cars they previously raced. As a result of all this, historic racing is coming of age. Major HSR events attract 300 plus entrants and up to 40,000 spectators. Participants and enthusiasts represent an upscale market with large discretionary incomes.
While the current global situation has changed the world in ways we would have never imagined – we’re glad to see the beginnings of event openings and regional programs starting again. We’ve taken the last two years as a time to regroup, determine our surroundings and appreciate new ways to re-enter our car community in a significant way.
With an all-new management and advisory team ready to roll ahead in 2023, we’ve formed Georgia’s Concours d’Elegance — to build upon the Atlanta community’s enthusiasm for motoring events — beginning with plans for a completely new showcase to be held during the 2023 Concours season. Vehicles to be displayed and judged will range from European and domestic models dating as far back as the late 1800’s to today’s modern-day luxury and exotics, along with several niche categories and classes based on trends and provenance.
And most important, we’ll be taking a step back to provide the nostalgia and history of the automobile, while moving forward into a state-of-the-art location that will blend community with ties for the future.