FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS - YOU'RE IN FOR A SOARING NEW ADVENTURE! Benefitting Space Center Houston.
Coast to coast, car enthusiasts of all ages trek in massive numbers to classic car shows and vintage racing venues. Now, such an event is coming to Houston on May 4-6, 2018, and for the first time, links aerospace exploration. Strada Corsa Houston will feature historic automobile road racing across NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC); aerospace, military, automobile, and celebrity attractions; a collector car auction; and star-studded parties. Planned to be held annually the first weekend in May, the inaugural event is scheduled for May 4-6, 2018.
HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE ROAD RACING IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING SPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE.
Inspiration for Strada Corsa Houston comes from major signature events, such as Monterey Car Week, which attracts 85,000+ spectators. Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix with 250,000 spectators and England's Goodwood Revival, which caps its attendance at 150,000. The preservation and racing of these great cars is a common objective of the twenty member clubs of the Vintage Motorsport Council. There is a great variety in the various clubs and the types of events that they host. Automobile eligibility, racing venues and tracks are highly variable. There is a club to meet everyone’s desire in vintage racing!
Vintage, or historic, road racing can be found from coast-to-coast in the USA, including Canada, with events virtually year round. In 1988, it was recognized that there was a need to help support and coordinate the fast-growing sport of vintage racing. The Vintage Motorsports Council (VMC) was formed as a council for all the independent clubs devoted to the sport.
Strada Corsa Houston will annually feature eight race groups, with two of them being “invitational”. For 2018, the BREXIT Challenge will pit cars of Great Britain against those of the European continent! Envision Alfa Romeos and Porsches on the edge, attempting to dive deep into the corners past Jaguars and big Austin Healeys! A full grid will ensure great wheel-to-wheel racing.
NASA & JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) has served as the hub of human spaceflight activity for more than 50 years. It is home to the nation’s astronaut corps, Mission Control, the International Space Station operations, the Orion Mars program, the James Webb Space Telescope development and a host of other projects. JSC plays a pivotal role in enhancing scientific and technical knowledge to the benefit of all mankind.
Strada Corsa Houston will annually feature eight race groups, with two of them being “invitational”. For 2018, the America Challenge will pit Chevrolet against Ford and Cobra. We’ll see who wins in this decade, the Camaros and Corvettes, or the Mustangs and Shelbys! Be prepared for big-bore racing at its finest!
Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing
(CVAR) We share a love of cars authentically prepared. We compete for the satisfaction of racing vintage cars, not for the glory. The purpose of CVAR shall be to encourage the restoration, preservation and operation of Vintage Sports Cars, to act as a source of technical and other information, and to conduct a broad range of events for Vintage Sports Cars and their owners. Benefitting Space Center Houston.Read More
Space Center Houston
The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program - all for one admission price. There is always something new at Space Center Houston with an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events. Designed to engage adults and children alike.Read More
Johnson Space Center
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. It is home to the nation’s astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments. The center plays a pivotal role in enhancing scientific and technological knowledge to benefit all of humankind.Read More