STREETS OF LONG BEACH, CA
April 13, 2014 on NBC Sports Network
Decades of Racing' Exhibit to Provide A Walk Through History
Autograph Sessions to Celebrate Grand Prix’s 40-Year
winners of past Toyota Grand Prix's of Long Beach
BEACH, Calif. -- Race fans attending the 40th
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-13, will have
an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and get
the autographs of three of racing’s greatest drivers
at the same time!
special "Four Decades of Racing in the Streets"
display is available to the public in the Promenade Atrium
of the Long Beach Convention Center. Admission is free
with race ticket.
Mario Andretti and Al Unser Jr. - who, between them, won
ten Toyota Grands Prix of Long Beach - will be available
for autographs in special 45-minute sessions, along with
Dan Gurney, legendary driver, car builder and co-founder
of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Andretti will sign autographs on Sat., April 12 from
11 a.m. -11:45 a.m. in the Atrium.
Sunday, Andretti, Gurney and Unser will sign in a 10:30
a.m.-11:15 a.m. session.
The display features 39 eight-foot boards highlighting
each of past races, compete with a winner's circle photograph
and the race's commemorative poster.
Many of the famous cars that scorched the city's streets
will also be there, including:
Gurney’s #48 Jorgensen Eagle Formula 5000 car
… on Sept. 16, 1975, driven by Vern Schuppan,
it was the very first race car to take to the city streets!
Brian Redman's F5000 Boraxo Lola T332, the car he drove
to the first checkered flag at Long Beach
Mario Andretti's Lotus 77, which he drove to a win here
The Parnelli VJP 4, in which Andretti finished 15th
The famous 6-wheeled Tyrell 007, driven by Jody Scheckter
in the 1976 race
Derek Daly's Ensign M179, which he drove at Long Beach
Alain Prost's 1980 F1 McLaren M30
A.J. Foyt’s 1986 March 86C
RuSPORT’s 2004 Lola Champ Car
- All eight
generations of Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race cars, including
those driven by Jay Leno, Donny Osmond, Cameron Diaz
and Keanu Reeves
Fans can select and pay for their 2014 Toyota Grand Prix
of Long Beach seats, parking and paddock passes online
at gplb.com. Ticket orders can also be placed by calling
the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED. Also featured
on gplb.com is the latest Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
news, downloadable ticket brochure and racetrack information,
photos and ongoing announcements of special race week
prices range from $28 for a Friday General Admission ticket
to $135 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday/Sunday
reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid
parking packages are also available, along with handicapped
seating, IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and
a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages.
can follow the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook
(#TGPLB40) and Instagram at ToyotaGPLB.
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