Grand-Am racecars hit the streets of Boston
Feel the city shake May 19th when Grand-Am racecars hit the streets of Boston to raise money for children’s charities prior to next week's GRAND-Am series race at Lime Rock Park. The parade starts at 3PM. Race cars will be touring the streets of Boston ending at The Back Bay Hotel - The Living Room who will host the cocktail party from 3:30-6:30pm. (more)
This event is to raise money specifically for the Starlight Foundation. One of our GAM drivers, Dave Maynard at 3D Racing, has a child that is a benefactor of Starlight's efforts. This is real stuff that really means a great deal to the families involved. Take 4 minutes & 13 seconds to see what we mean in McKenna's story here. The great news is that McKenna has largely moved out the of hospital environment and now working with her parents at trying to enjoy life as a toddler. Enter Starlight Foundation. Your help is INVALUABLE.
How Can You Participate?
Easy. This undertaking is to allow you, the fan a chance to immerse yourself in the Grand-Am professional road racing experience. The Grand AM Series is owned by NASCAR and represents the highest level of American road racing competition.
The Parade* There will be 4 official viewing stations along the route where you can watch the cars and get some schwag from Turner Motorsport's ambassadors. Make sure to take plenty of photos and submit them to our Guardian Angel Motorsports Facebook page. We'll have a Parade photo submission contest and if your photo is selected as the winner of the “Snap of the Day” you'll receive a pair of tickets to the Grand Am Memorial Day Race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT to see your drivers (and these cars!) in action.
*Watching race cars in a parade through Boston is exciting, but you know what’s even MORE exciting? Riding in one of the cars IN the Parade! We’ll have an auction a few days before the event where you'll be able to bid to ride shotgun in one of the race cars. If you want to learn more about the Parade VIP passenger spot click here to tell us you're interested.
The VIP Ticket This is limited to 50 donors. You will receive a special schwag bag and early entry to the cocktail reception at The Back Bay Hotel in The Living Room for a meet and greet with some of the Grand-Am drivers. Photos, autographs and driving tips will be shared in this private reception. Get your VIP entry ticket here
The Cocktail Reception at The Back Back Hotel - The Living Room: Everyone welcome. At the Feel the City Shake reception you'll get a chance to rub elbows with the drivers, team owners, Turner Motorsport ambassadors and compete in the iRacing Pro-Am challenge. Tickets are available for a $30 donation. You can get those tickets here
See you there for what promises to be an UNBELIEVABLE experience and a chance to help children who need a Guardian Angel.
- VIP reception with driver meet & greet begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at The Back Bay Hotel - The Living Room.
- 2:45pm staging for race car parade + TWO VIP cars for a 3:00 pm departure from viewing area #1.
- 3:10pm parade passes by International Place viewing area #2
- 3:20pm parade passes by Abe & Louie's viewing area #3
- 3:30pm parade concludes at The Back Bay Hotel - viewing area #4.
- 4:00pm silent auction opens & iRacing Pro-Am competition begins.
- 4:45pm Starlight Foundation guest speaker
- 6:00pm silent auction closes & iRacing Pro-Am results announced.