Bahamas will host second year of Speed Week

| 6 May 2012

After last year’s inaugural event, the Bahamas Speed Week revival will pay homage to the Nassau Speed Week events of the 1950s and ‘60s for a second time this year.

Supported by the local tourist board, the event gives 60 cars – ranging from those eligible for Tour Auto road events, to road-going classics and modern supercars – temporary road registration and access to various organised events and time trials.

Bahamas Speed Week follows the lead of the Nassau Speed Week it celebrates, which was for some was as much about racing as it was relaxing. Last year’s gathering raised more than $50,000 for charity.  

Nassau attracted names such as Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, Mario Andretti, Pedro Rodriguez, Mark Donohue, Phil Hill, AJ Foyt, and Stirling Moss who is now patron of the new event.

The drivers took part in a series of non-championship races, which put European and American drivers on the same track, racing cars such as Ferrari GTOs, Maserati Birdcages, Chevrolet Grand Sports, Chaparrals and AC Cobras.

You can find out more about this year’s Bahamas Speed Week, which runs from 28 November until 2 December, here.