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American Speed Festival 2023: A Spectacular Tribute to Automotive Excellence and Legacy

American Speed Festival 2023: A Spectacular Tribute to Automotive Excellence and Legacy
[Pontiac, Michigan] - The much-awaited American Speed Festival presented by Comerica Bank is gearing up to exhilarate automotive enthusiasts from all corners of the world. Set against the stunning backdrop of the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, this exceptional motorsports event will showcase the illustrious history of automotive performance, uniting legendary brands and iconic vehicles from different eras. Mark your calendars for a thrilling weekend of speed, nostalgia, and celebration from September 29 -October 1, 2023
The American Speed Festival is a celebration that has defined generations of car enthusiasts. From Vintage Indy cars to historic stock cars, Endurance racers, and modern-day Supercars, the M1 Circuit will come alive with the roaring engines and screeching tires of these magnificent machines. Witness these race cars in their element as they take on the challenging 1.5-mile M1 Concourse Speed Ring, demonstrating their power, speed, and heritage.
One of the highlights of this year's festival is the commemoration of three significant automotive anniversaries. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, an event that has been the ultimate proving ground for endurance racing and a symbol of true motorsport passion. Experience the legacy of Corvette as we honor 70 years of this iconic American sports car, which has left an indelible mark on automotive history. And let's not forget the thrilling 50 years of the IROC Series, where champions from various racing disciplines battled it out for ultimate supremacy.
The American Speed Festival offers more than just static displays; it provides an engaging and captivating experience for people of all ages. Attendees can fully immerse themselves in the event, hearing the thunderous roar of a Nascar as it enters the pit lane, catching the scent of burning rubber around the track, and witnessing the thrilling spectacle of time attacks. It's an interactive event that truly brings the excitement to life.
Engage with fellow enthusiasts, drivers, and industry experts in lively discussions and a Speaker Symposium Panel Discussion. Explore the paddocks to get up close and personal with the remarkable vehicles and witness the dedication of the talented teams who keep these cars running flawlessly.
"The American Speed Festival aims to preserve the rich heritage of motorsports and ignite a passion for automotive excellence in present and future generations," said Tim McGrane, M1 Concourse’s CEO. "We are thrilled to have Comerica Bank and WLLZ as our presenting partners”.
The festival will also include an array of food trucks, and family-friendly activities to ensure an unforgettable experience for all.
Tickets for the American Speed Festival are now available for purchase for $25 dollars General Admission (66% off last year’s price).   Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness automotive history in motion and be a part of an unforgettable celebration of speed and legacy.
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About American Speed Festival: The American Speed Festival is an annual motorsports event that celebrates the rich heritage of automotive performance. Held at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, the festival brings together iconic vehicles from various eras, providing attendees with a unique and immersive experience.
About M1 Concourse  
M1 Concourse blends style and speed, offering the perfect automotive venue for shows and events that can transform any event into a one-of-a-kind, exclusive experience. Included in this 87-acre property is a community of motorsports garages, a performance car service center and fueling station, and a 28,500-square-foot event center with indoor and outdoor spaces that overlook the 1.5-mile M1 Circuit. M1 Concourse is conveniently located on the legendary Woodward Avenue in the city of Pontiac and is less than 35 miles from Detroit’s Metropolitan International Airport.

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