Registration is officially OPEN for the 2022 Put-in-Bay Vintage Sports Car Races set to take place on Ohio’s South Bass Island September 20-23 with racing at the Put-in-Bay Airport on Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 & 22. Featured Marques for the event, as announced in late November, are MGs and Triumphs including “specials” running MG or Triumph engines.
The Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races take place on Ohio’s South Bass Island where small-bore sports cars raced through the streets of the village of Put-in-Bay from 1952 to 1959 and one last time in 1963. Beginning in 2009 with a modest “reunion” followed by real racing in 2012, today’s Put-in-Bay Vintage Sports Car Races take place on a challenging 1.2-mile hay bale-lined course at the island’s airport. Unique in vintage racing in many ways, the Put-in-Bay event offers entry options for racing-, exhibition- and non-racing enthusiasts plus an entrants car show, tours of the original street course, social events and the unexplainable and often hysterical “rocker cover races”.
The event will be an official MG Vintage Racers “Focus Event” meaning that group will pull out all the stops to entice MG drivers from far and wide to make a special effort to come and enjoy the “Holy grail of old school vintage sports car racing.” 2022 will mark 70 years since the first Put-in-Bay Road Race back in the fall of 1952 when most all of the entries were MG TCs and TDs. Then by the late 50s Triumph TR2s and TR3s vied for preferred British entry status, dominating E production. So it just made sense to add the TRs into the mix for 2022 and to provide an excuse for an always-popular MG vs. Triumph race.
To enter, go to www.pibroadrace.com and either click on the link to MotorsportReg.com for online registration or print out the “hard copy” entry form for the mail-in version. In addition to the registration material, the web site also contains information about everything a potential entrant might need. Also on the site can be found the latest “downloadable” flyer about the event which entrants and other PIB enthusiasts are encouraged to print out and post/distribute to help spread the word about “the Holy Grail of Old School Vintage Racing.”