The Kastner Cup 2013
It is the 11th installment in an annual event filled with racing history. Starting in 2003 in Ontario, Canada at Mosport International Raceway and has been held at different historic villages with racetracks in the forefront all over North America. With locations like Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, and other race tracks, this installment for 2013 should prove to be the largest and most historic of them all. The Village of Elkhart Lake, WI is alive with racing influence and sights that any motor sports fan can relish for life. From the old course still in place with landmarks like turn five, The Hard Left, to the start/finish line distinctly marked in the background of the famous Seibken's Resort and Tavern. Elegance, style, ambiance are all felt while standing in the center of it all. Did Paul Newman sit in this very chair? Did Kas Kastner stay in this room? The mind can't help but wander off into thoughts of high revs and tire smoke. The prominence and prestige of the rich and famous, the finer things right before your very eyes.
Even visiting the small village's benefits like quaint antique shops, personable cafes, and local villagers' smiles and welcoming waves, all with the sweet song of horsepower in the distance. This weekend will be filled with "can't miss" events. Take in a stroll around the green terrain, eat at a five star restaurant, order a drink at Seibken's Bar, enjoy the Gather on the Green Vintage Car Show near the old start/finish line in the Osthoff Luxury Resort courtyard, or hang out at the track all day and soak up the sights and sounds that are only present at this event. If you have a car, you are in for a special treat. There will be Old Course reenactments, tour laps at Road America, and wind in your hair while following vintage cars wanting to be a part of it all just like you. This promises to be a touch of it all. A hint of the honor and glory of yester-years.
Not only will there be racing, but it will be a display of how things used to be. Real men in rockets on the razor's edge in cars that are rebuilt to specs of their prime. 40, 50, 60 year old cars humming a tune of power around Canada corner and up the hill towards the tower. Spectators, aptly pegged "Fence Monkeys" peering around the corners trying to get a glimpse of days of glory past. The smell of burnt rubber and exhaust fumes ever present at every corner of this "4 Miles of Black Magic".
This will be the place to be, the thing to do, and will coexist with the VSCDA's Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival starting September 6th and continuing through September 8th. The Kastner Cup will be the crown jewel of this entire weekend. Someone will be awarded the prestigious Kastner Cup. It won't necessarily be the fastest driver. It is possible to win twice, just not consecutively, but I guarantee they will be pushing as hard as everyone else. There is yet to be a repeat winner. The Kastner Cup is based on 50% track performance, 25% car presentation, and 25% attitude and interest in Vintage Racing.
Come be a part of it all. Take in all the sights and sounds that this once in a lifetime experience has to offer. Whether you are a racer or spectator, we promise you will develop fond memories and meet people with the same passion and love for vintage cars and the lifestyle that comes with being a custodian of such works of art, displays of form and function, and historic drivers alike.
See you there. September 6th-8th at Elkhart Lake, WI. VSCDA's Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival and Kastner Cup 2013 are waiting for you...
There will be more info coming on package deals exclusively to Friends of Triumph, VTR, TRA, 6 PAK, VSCDA, ELVF, and NASS members. These packages will include welcome dinner (Friday night) with Kas Kastner, old course re-enactment, crew assignments for the famous Triumph TR 250K, prime paddock parking (Triumphs only), Gather on the Green car show on the Osthoff Resort lawn, Road America track touring, and much more for the whole weekend. Everyone with packages and a Triumph will be able to take a pre-grid lap of Road America on Sunday before the Kastner Cup. For package info and forms, email Shawn Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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