2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races & Reunion will provide two full days of racing on the Put-In-Bay Airport as well as a full day of events preceding the race days.
Much more than just a VINTAGE RACE, the Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races and Reunion also welcomes owner-drivers of non-racing, vintage sports cars of types similar to the race cars. These “street cars” participate in all the various events and activities, except for the actual races.
Beginning with a small event in 2009, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of the town of Put-in-Bay on Ohio’s South Bass Island from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963. The three-day reunion engages racers and non-racers alike in an event that reaches back in time to capture the history and re-create the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era in a uniquely beautiful setting. Book-ended around two days of Vintage sports car racing at the island’s airport, is a balanced mix of events honoring the island’s racing history, a few social gatherings, a car show, original course controlled laps and airport-track lapping, self conducted island rally, rocker cover races and plenty of unstructured time as well.
Provisional Overview of Events ~ What to Expect
Sunday, September 19 – Weekly Island “Antique” Car Parade (1:30 pm).
Monday, September 20 – Load-in to paddocks, Registration, Tech Inspection (1 – 5 pm).
Tuesday, September 21 –Load-in to paddocks, Registration, Tech Inspection, All-Entrants Meeting (Island Rules of Engagement), Entrants Car Show, Laps of Original Put-in-Bay Race Course, History Recollections Roundtable, Wine & Cheese Welcome Party.
Wednesday, September 22 – Driver’s “School”, Racing/Exhibition Driver’s Meeting, Racing orientation and practice sessions commence at 10 am, Ladies Luncheon, Rocker Cover races at the Goat Soup & Whisky Tavern, All-Sedan “Tin Top” race.
Thursday, Septeber 23 – Race Day 2 at the Put-in-Bay airport. Featuring qualifying races in the morning, track “Lunch Lapping” for Street Car participants, followed by Feature Races and the Put-In-Bay Cup race. Racing awards party following the on-track activities.
Friday, September 24 – Farewell morning brunch, open microphone/critique and departure.