The Riverside International Automotive Museum will be hosting its fifth annual Legends of Riverside and Film Festival March 22-23. The event has been heralded as "one of Southern California's most important racing galas."
The film festival has always been anticipated as attendees are transported back in time to a golden age of motorsports. This year will be no different as the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC), precursor to the glorious Can-Am series, will be celebrated. Many USRRC competitors, including Jerry Entin, Doug Hooper, Davey Jordan, Bill Krause, John Morton and Tony Adamowicz will be on hand to tell great stories about those amazing cars and years.
Created by the SCCA in 1962, the USRRC was the first SCCA series for professional racing drivers. SCCA Executive Director John Bishop helped to create the series to recover races that had been taken by rival USAC in a sports car racing championship that folded after the 1962 season. For its first three seasons, the series featured both open-topped sports cars and GT cars. Shelby American and Porsche dominated the Over- and Under-2 Liter classes, respectively. The USRRC ran from 1963 until 1968 when Can-Am series, also run by the SCCA took precedent.
Other tributes of the event include honored guest Bob Bondurant and “60th Anniversary of the Corvette”
Friday, the 22nd will start at 4 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Saturday, the 23rd, a continental breakfast, racing films, forums, lunch, autograph session (for ticket holders only), cocktail party, live auction, dinner and an interview with Bob Bondurant by Ed Justice Jr. The event and all festivities, including vendors are at the museum.
Proceeds benefit the Boys Republic, Chino Hills, Calif. The price is $149.00 and you can purchase tickets by sending a check made out to:
RIAM Legends of Riverside
Riverside International Automotive Museum
815 Marlborough Avenue #200
Riverside, CA 92507
or call 951 369-6966 with your credit card and ask for Norma.