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Empire Hillclimb Revival

August 24, 2014
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Vic Skirmants forwarded this note he received form Jimmy Pelizzari regarding the Empire Hillclimb Revival

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“Hi Vic,

We met very briefly last summer at Road America, my name is Jimmy Pelizzari and I am Patty (356B mouse) Pelizzari’s son.  I thought I would get in touch with you about a hillclimb I am helping to promote up here in Leelanau. 
 
The Empire Hillclimb Revival will be Saturday Sept 20th and not only did I think you would possible like to run but am wondering if you would help get the word out to the vintage racers?  All it would require is a $50 NASA membership and $175 entry fee.
 
EHC
 
Here is a blurb I wrote up in regards to the hillclimb.  Facebook is the best place to find more information. Facebook us at https://www.facebook.com/EmpireHillClimbRevival?ref=hl
 
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much and happy racing!
 
Jimmy Pelizzari”
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2014 marks the revival of a Northwest Michigan classic, The Empire Hill Climb. The race was run from 1964 to 1980 and at long last it is back! The course will be a short but challenging .5 miles and 8 turns, just a short walk from the shores of Lake Michigan. Parc Expose will be in downtown Empire letting spectators get up close and personal with the race cars before they make their way up the hill.

During its original running some of the best cars of their time made their way up the hill such as Austin Healey’s, Jaguar E-Type’s, AMC Javelin and Gremlin’s, Formula Ford and V’s, Triumph’s, Corvette’s, Porsche’s and even a Ferrari or two.

The scenic hillside offers fantastic spectating as the cars wind their way up the hill spectators can sit nearly above the racecars – close, but safe from the action.

The action starts Sept. 20th at 10am and ends at 6pm. Entry fee is $175.00

Cars from all genres of racing will be present so come camp out in the woods and watch as the Empire Hill Climb Revival gets underway!

Get in touch for general information and volunteering oportunities at EMPIREHILLCLIMB@GMAIL.COM

Register at http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/event/2014-Empire-Hill-Climb

Ticker Article:  http://www.traverseticker.com/story/the-empire-hill-climb-returns

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