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AACA and GRAND AM Autograph Session

The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is set to host its “Diamonds in the Sun” National Winter Meet on the Homestead-Miami midway which is where the GRAND-AM Series autograph session is held (photo courtesy: Getty Images Sport)

When Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ “Grand Prix of Miami” on March 5, the world’s finest sports cars racing on track will be joined by their ancestors, as the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is set to host its “Diamonds in the Sun” National Winter Meet on the Homestead-Miami midway. Tickets for the “Grand Prix of Miami”—on sale now via (866) 409-RACE and HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com—are just $25 and include a FREE Paddock Pass.

In addition to the assortment of the world’s best sports cars and drivers competing on track March 5 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Antique Automobile Club will host “Diamonds in the Sun.” This National Winter Meet, sponsored by the AACA South Florida Region, invites collectors and fans to celebrate automotive history and heritage, while promoting the preservation of antique automobiles.

“These Antique Automobile cars set the stage for the phenomenal sports cars that will be racing on track here at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 5,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matt Becherer. “For a $25 ticket to the ‘Grand Prix of Miami,’ fans also can see automotive genius—both historical and current— prior to walking Pit Road to take pictures with drivers and their cars up until just minutes before the starting command for the ‘Grand Prix of Miami.’”

In addition to the March 5 competitive car show at which officials will judge the most beautiful and rare automobiles, AACA will bring to Homestead-Miami Speedway a car corral, flea market, youth program and merchandise displays. It will be a diverse exhibition, as AACA employs the term “automobile” to include all self-propelled vehicles intended for passenger use (cars, race vehicles, trucks, fire vehicles, motorcycles, powered bicycles, etc.). AACA also features various power sources, such as gasoline, diesel, steam and electric. For more info on this March 5 blending of art and technology, visit AACA.org.

Following the Antique Automobile show, the March 5 “Grand Prix of Miami” will serve as a testament to automotive technology, with the Rolex Sports Car Series—including Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes—taking center stage on the 2.3-mile road course for Race 2 of the 2011 GRAND-AM campaign. Adult tickets start at $25, kids 12 & under are FREE, and all tickets include paddock access and FREE parking. Fans also are allowed unlimited re-entry to the Speedway with soft-sided coolers (upto 14x14x14 inches). More info is available via (866) 409-RACE or HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

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