Bowmanville, Ont, Canada—British racing legend Brian Redman will be the Grand Marshal for the VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (known as Mosport to fans), Father’s Day weekend June 15-17. Redman is a former three-time Formula 5000 driver’s champion, winning from 1974-76. The feature race of the weekend is the Formula 5000 Revival Series, which brings the popular open- wheeled class launched in 1968, back to one of its iconic circuits to mark the championship’s 50th anniversary.
“It’ll be a pleasure to return to Mosport, where I had some great races over the years,” said the 81-year-old Redman, who now calls Vero Beach, Florida home. “I look forward to meeting some old racing friends and to driving round this historic race track once again.” Redman’s four-decade career also includes victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and Formula 1.
In addition to the F-5000 Revival Series, the Vintage GP weekend of racing will include beautifully-restored open wheel formula cars, GT muscle cars, MGs and Triumphs from the past 50-years. A full schedule of off- track activities is planned for the Father’s Day weekend, including the ‘Legends of Mosport Drivers’ meet and greet, as well as the “Field of Dreams Classic Car Show” with parade laps.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com.