Legends of Motorsports (LOM), a Bobby Rahal Signature Event, and the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) have announced that they will be combining their efforts to create Legends of Motorsports powered by HMSA. The newly created partnership aims to expand the platform of historic racing through the LOM premium experience and be guided by the sanctioning strength of HMSA to provide fine historic racing events across North America.
Legends of Motorsports began in 2010 with a series of historic racing events at tracks like Sebring, Circuit Mont Tremblant, Watkins Glen and Barber Motorsport Park. Principal owners Rahal, Zak Brown and Peter Stoneberg created it to put on premium events and related lifestyle experiences.
“The mission of LOM is to host premium historic racing events at legendary North American facilities and to position these events consistently with the lifestyle and expectations of our participants,” said Rahal, co-founder of LOM. “Our partnership with HMSA allows us the opportunity to continue to position LOM events at the top of the historic racing platform, apart from and above any competition.”
The partnership of LOM and HMSA will provide the more than 700 participants who are currently members and participants in the combined series a greater platform to experience premium historic racing events at legendary circuits. LOM powered by HMSA events will now be strategically held throughout North America with the goal of providing participants a consistent experience from registration through on-track activity that was previously unavailable to entrants when competing across multiple historic racing platforms.
Cris Vandagriff, President of HMSA, expanded on the future of the new organization. “This is an exciting partnership between LOM and HMSA. Our purpose is to encourage the restoration, preservation and use of historic sports and racing cars. By adding LOM at the premium end of our events we are fulfilling our mission and expect to take historic racing to a higher level.”
Vandagriff will oversee the combined operation that will consist of the current HMSA events and LOM events. In addition to the previously scheduled races, the Coronado Speed Festival (ABOVE), set for Sept. 23-25 in San Diego will become an LOM event, joining the upcoming LOM scheduled event at Sebring International Raceway (Dec. 3-5).