Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix - Festival

Besides the ALMS and Indycar race, the Belle Isle Grand Prix was quite a festival. Marching bands, rock concerts, Sunday morning gospel concerts, autograph sessions, car shows, vendor booths, and county fair type attractions for the kids. The volunteers were plentiful, and friendly. Roger Penske invested a lot of money into the event, and that included a lot of rehab on the Belle Isle park. From the sounds of it, this is the best the park has looked in years. This was my first time in Detroit, and I'd have to say they did a great job with the event.
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Autoweek car corrals.
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My Maserati does 185...
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Saleen SR7, mingling with the vipers.
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A small part of the huge Vette paddock.
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Bitchin Camaro
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Kuhmo Tire engineers discussing the advantages of the Victoracer V700 DOT legal race tire with B-K Motorsports drivers, Ben Devlin and Jaimie Bach
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ALMS autograph session.
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One of several marching bands.
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The volunteers were great.
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Just in case....
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If only there were more signs like these....
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Cheap Trick on the XM satellite stage.
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Sunday morning gospel
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Gene Simmonds, song writing great behind the classic "I am Indy"
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Soul Asylum
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The D-Rod, a 32 Ford hotrod with a Chrysler Hemi engine.


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