Bobby Rahal's Legends of Motorsports group, which is preparing to return to Barber Motorsports Park May 20-22 for its season-opening event, has announced that its entry list now includes three cars from the world renowned Collier Collection. Entered from the collection are a 1967 Porsche 910/6; a 1971 Porsche 908/3 and a 1965 Ferrari 250LM.
The Collier Collection, owned by Miles Collier, includes over 100 cars of unique historic and racing pedigree, along with an extensive automotive library and archive, known as the Revs Institute for Automotive Research, a 501 C-3 not-for-profit educational foundation, with over 20,000 books, 300,000 magazines and a million catalogs, photos and letters.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the entries from the Collier Collection that we have received for Barber,” enthused Rahal, the series co-founder. “As a historic racing series, Legends of Motorsports strives to create quality, authentic events and when cars of this stature are entered, it gives credence to our mission.”
The cars that have been entered from the Collier Collection will participate in an on-track test day on Thursday, May 19 prior to confirming their participation in the racing events on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the entries from the Collier Collection, the Barber entry list also includes some incredible Historic Grand Prix cars from the 1960s, '70's and '80's. Highlights include a 1969 Ferrari 312; Lotus 77; and a Brabham BT-44. The cars, which raced in Formula 1, are always a fan favorite on the 2.38-mile natural terrain road course at Barber Motorsports Park. Many of the notable entries for the Legends of Motorsports event at Barber Motorsports Park have not been raced in years, or at all, so their entry and intended participation is something quite spectacular.
The Legends of Motorsports weekend ticket includes free paddock access which offers fans an opportunity to get up close and experience firsthand the legacy and history behind the remarkable cars and participants as well as the opportunity to see these legendary cars in action on the track during class specific races. Other planned activities include fan forums, autograph sessions, car club corrals and track laps and a family-friendly kids' zone. The weekend kicks off with a Road Rally on Friday evening, starting at Barber Motorsports Park and culminating at a street festival in downtown Mountain Brook. Tickets can be purchased through www.legendsofmotorsports.com or www.barbermotorsports.com.