Brian Redman has been named the Grand Marshal for the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada’s Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, set for Father’s Day weekend June 15-17. Redman (above, Dan R. Boyd photo) is a three-time Formula 5000 champion, winning in 1974, ’75 and ’76. The feature race of the weekend is for the Formula 5000 Revival Series, which brings the popular open-wheeled class, launched in 1968, back to one of its iconic circuits to mark the championship’s 50th anniversary.
“It’ll be a pleasure to return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where I had some great races over the years,” said the 81-year-old Redman, who now calls Vero Beach, Florida, home. “I look forward to meeting some old racing friends and to driving round this historic race track once again.”
Redman’s four-decade career also includes victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
“We are obviously very honored to have Brian Redman as the Grand Marshall for our Vintage Grand Prix weekend,” said Ron Fellows, co-owner, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “Mr. Redman was the most dominant driver of Formula 5000 in the 1970s, and having him here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to help us celebrate that great era of open-wheel racing is a fantastic addition to our event.”
In addition to the F-5000 Revival Series, the Vintage GP weekend of racing will include open wheel formula cars, GT muscle cars, MGs and Triumphs from the past 50 years. A full schedule of off-track activities is also planned for the Father’s Day weekend, including the ‘Legends of Mosport Drivers meet and greet, and the “Field of Dreams Classic Car Show” with parade laps. For tickets and more information, please visit www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com