Jefferson 500/Marlboro Reunion 2009
- Marlboro Veterans and Marlboro Fans,
Forgive me for not having reported earlier on our
July 13th Marlboro Reunion weekend. I will send you all an update and
ultimately the name/address list. It's just been a very busy fall
semester! But this message isn't so much an apology as it is an
announcement of something very exciting! You may recall at our
Reunion I announced the V.R.G. "Jefferson 500/Marlboro Reunion" at
Summit Point Raceway in 2009.
I'm delighted to detail here some additional
information on that event. First, here are the dates: Thursday,
April 30th, Friday, May 1st, Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd9
2009. The event is a "revival" of sorts of the vintage racing weekend
formerly staged b y Brian Redman, the "Jefferson 500." This event is
co-sponsored by Vintage Racer Group (VRG) and Summit Point
Motorsports Park in West Virginia. As many of you know, most vintage
racing weekends have themes. This event's theme is the 2009 iteration
of the Marlboro Reunion, and you're invited!
Schedule and entries permitting, VRG wants to offer
the opportunity to have a few exhibition/parade laps for cars that
actually raced at Marlboro in the 1950s and 1960s. Whether or not you
own/drive such a veteran car, you'll enjoy seeing them on the full
2.0 mile Summit Point circuit.
On Friday, May 1st will be a dinner at the track for
our Marlboro group. Additionally, your admission fee will cover not
only this Friday dinner, but admission to the track for four days!
You are welcome to attend as early as Thursday morning. If you
enjoyed the July 13th Reunion, you are sure to remember this 2009
Reunion for a long time to come.
The fee for the weekend is $40 per person for our
Marlboro group. Checks may be made out to "Jefferson 500" and should
be mailed to:
2210 Trott Avenue
Vienna, VA 22181
This is important: With each $40 admission fee, we MUST
have the name of the guest. This is critical, as admission will be
based on the guest list only. Moreover, we'll have a list of the
registered guests at the gate and this will be the only system for
getting you in to all the Marlboro Reunion activities.
After you check in at Registration (Exact location at Summit Point to
be determined), you will then head to the Marlboro Reunion
headquarters in the main Paddock building at the track. There you
will receive an armband which will serve as your "admission" to the
Friday evening dinner and other Reunion activities at the track.
Unlike our July 13th 2008 event, this Reunion is NOT limited in size.
PLEASE spread the word to anyone who was a Marlboro veteran, worker,
official, fan, or is just interested in joining us for this special
event. The deadline for your "pre-registration" is easy to remember
because it's income tax day: April 15, 2009.
Some of you have already seen ads for this event in
So save the date ¯ send in your admission fee, and join us for what
promises to be a major event for all Marlboro enthusiasts! I plan to
have new videos from Marlboro and other Marlboro-related displays and
memorabilia. And if you're fortunate enough to have a car that
actually raced at Marlboro, here's an unusual chance to enjoy that
drive in what will be a historic Marlboro Reunion!
Steve Lloyd, Historian
Washington DC Region, SCCA
7928 Edgewood Farm Road
Frederick, MD 21702-2910