Ford Racing Festival offers an exciting program!
Crescent Street offer many free activities, auto racing, tours and shows drivers
On Monday, August 24, 2009 - The racing is back in Montreal and Crescent Street is once again the place to be every indication in the heart of the action during the NASCAR weekend?. Ford Racing Festival, presented by Budweiser and partnership with Ford Fusion promises to thrill the many visitors. With its race cars on display, numerous booths to visit and intoxicating entertainment soiree, interest in this event more than one! The public is invited to stroll along Crescent Street, between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve, 11 ha 23 h 27, 28 and 29 August.
The edition of last year had attracted about 325,000 people. This summer, entertainment, gifts, auto racing and other attractions assuredly attract more festivalgoers.
"At Ford, we are very happy to celebrate our participation in motor racing and we look forward to showcasing some of our most powerful vehicles on Crescent Street," stated Terry Spyropoulos, director of sponsorships and events at Ford Canada. "We want to offer race fans an unforgettable experience for a third consecutive summer."
A spectacular collection of cars will be exposed in the Ford area throughout the weekend. The public can take pictures with vehicles, including the car-driver Ford Shelby GT500. The interior and exterior design of the GT500 was produced with materials of the highest range. The show car Subway Ford Fusion Carl Edwards, the number 99, reaching breathtaking speeds, will also be presented. The all-new Ford Taurus SHO car driver, the new European Ford Fiesta and Ford Fusion Hybrid Pace Car will be also on display on the street and the public can look near these unique and powerful machines.
Following a popular demand, the Challenge of Ford Pit stop is back. The challenge will also give the public throughout the day, to put his skills to the test tire changing. The event this year features a novelty: the local media and the Crescent Street Merchants have also accepted the challenge and compete with each other for the chance to be crowns winners of this exciting competition.
Budweiser, the official beer of NASCAR in Canada, has returned as a sponsor of the event. "Fans expect racing in this city for a long time and Budweiser is proud to be part of this event again," emphasized Daniel Jacques, director of promotional and community activities.
AIM Autosport prototype Grand Am Rolex No. 61 Ford Riley Daytona will be on display this year exclusivity 13 ha 17 h, Thursday, Aug. 27. Daytona prototype is powered by a V8 5 liter engine in the Ford GT and high-performance versions of the Mustang. The fully aluminum engine has dual camshaft in head and injection, produces more than 500 horsepower. This is the same car that won the 2008 edition of Montreal 200 stunning way, recording the tightest end of the story of the series motor sports Rolex. AIM Autosport, the only Canadian team to participate in the tests of the Rolex DP class, has won his second race a week later. In addition to seeing closely the race car, the public will be welcomed by drivers AIM Autosport, including the Canadian Mark Wilkins, winner of the race last year, Thursday 13 pm to sign autographs.
Ford Racing drivers Jason Keller, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Eric Darnell arise on Crescent Street on Friday from 16 h 30 to 17 h 30 to sign autographs. The champion of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2007 and the current points leader, Andrew Ranger, will join other drivers on Friday after noon to meet fans.
Visitors in search of new products will certainly try to present kiosks Sirius Satellite Radio and NOS Energy Drink, or they can try an assortment of Sirius radios and taste the most recent energy drinks. The luxury caravan 45 feet from the collection of high-end Ed Hardy clothing will be on display on Crescent Street. It is not to be missed! The official NASCAR vehicle of Jack Daniel's and a modified Ford GT will also accessible to the public, as well as several other parts of exposure.
"We are extremely excited and happy to welcome everybody, as we celebrate Montréal's been on Crescent" was exclaimed Rageneau Bernard, president of the Merchants Association of Crescent Street.
At dusk, the celebration will only begin. The organizers of the event this year were assured an unbeatable amount of varied performances that will be presented on stage Ford Fusion from 17: 30 pm, every day. Thursday performances include a tribute to Supertramp and a brand new group called X-Equo. Friday performances are sure to please when the Atomic group has come up on stage 17 30 h, followed by a 21 h Body Groove.
Viewers coming back for more after having attended the show on Saturday evening, featuring the stunning Cirque Carpe Diem. For the first time on Crescent Street, a modern circus appropriates the stage by presenting acrobats bands of cloth, contortionists, magicians, jugglers and more 17 h 30. This show will end on a note of energetic with Alter Ego 21 h. Alter Ego, which has already given performances in Las Vegas, is considered one of the best bands in Canada. It will provide a top concert colors including including dozens of costume changes. Every evening, LouLou, disc jockey, and his musical invites the parts completed consecutively commencing 19 h.
"The event this year is comprised of the best variety of groups and shows that the Ford Racing Festival has ever seen," stated Brian Fogt, president of BBF Promotions and Events. "With a great selection of cars on display and non-stop action, we look forward to the idea of living another festival succeeded incredibly. "
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