The ever-popular historic run group at the Grand Prix of Long Beach will again make its presence known in 2023 – This time with historic F1 machines from the ’70s and ’80s screaming through the streets they inhabited decades ago.
Two 20-minute races are slated for Saturday, April 15 along with the IMSA WeatherTech Championship race and Sunday, April 16, the same day as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race. Practice and qualifying sessions earlier in the weekend will round out the event for historic racers.
Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) will once again sanction the event and will likely be paddocked inside the convention center for race fans’ viewing pleasure.
“We’re assembling a really great field of classic F1 cars for Long Beach, Most have GPLB race history including a 1980 Alfa Romeo 179.” said Cris Vandagriff, president of the HMSA. “These cars will always be a part of this event’s history and heritage and it’s going to be a pleasure to see them race twice during the weekend. ”
“It’s going to be great to see these incredible machines back on the streets of Long Beach,” said Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President and CEO Jim Michaelian. “For those of you who were here during those early years, it’s going to be very nostalgic and for those who weren’t, you’ll get a taste of what F1 was like back then.”
Tickets for the 2023 event are now available and more information can be found HERE.