Next year will be the 42nd year in a row that The Mitty vintage racing event will be held – making it one of the longest-running vintage racing events in America.
Every year, event organizers pick a manufacturer or model nameplate to serve as the featured marque at the event, encouraging owners of these respective vintage racing machines to come out and race and encouraging fans to come and see these rarely seen machines going wheel-to-wheel with each other.
In 2020, the featured marque at The Mitty will be the Chevrolet Corvette. As always, all types of cars are eligible to race in the different classes, from sports cars to stock cars and open wheel cars of all types, but 2020’s edition will place a particular focus on the Corvette. Corvette owners will also be eligible to participate in an on-track parade with their vehicles at one point during the weekend. The featured marque at The Mitty this year was Alfa Romeo.
“Corvettes have been competing for 60+ years in sports car racing, fueled by the innovation and driving of Ron Fellows, Burt and John Greenwood, Harley Earl, Zora Arkus-Duntov, Bob Bondurant, Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen, John Fitch, Bob Grossman and many others,” HSR said in a statement. “Five Corvettes first raced in 1956 at the 12 Hours of Sebring, and they also ran in the 1956 Daytona Beach Speed Trials as part of the Speed Week event.”
In what we imagine is not a coincidence, the Corvette will be the featured marque at The Mitty in the same year the highly anticipated mid-engine Corvette C8.R will make its competition debut in the IMSA WeatherTech series. GM debuted the Corvette C8.R this week ahead of its first official outing at the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona in late January.
The Mitty will be held from April 23-26, 2020, with tickets going on sale in December. If you want more information on the even, we encourage you to check HSR’s website for updates, or Road Atlanta’s website.