SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 18th annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival, September 19-20, has been selected as the official launch site of the release of Fast & Furious 7 on DVD. Cars from the movie will be at the event throughout the weekend for attendees to see and interact with, and representatives will be giving away movie merchandise.
Set against the stunning backdrop of San Diego Bay, the Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival will feature 330 of the world's top racing machines from years gone by, competing wheel-to-wheel on a 1.7 mile runway course at speeds that rival the movie. Some of the cars showcased are valued in the millions of dollars. An enthusiastic gathering of 20,000 fans is expected to be on hand to take a step back in time to enjoy auto racing's rich history.
The movie cars will be in good company during the weekend which features ships tours, military static displays, F18 and helicopter flyovers, Grand Marshal Joe Mantegna, San Diego-area World War II veterans in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, and so much more.
About Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival
The Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival is Fleet Week San Diego's preeminent event featuring fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages. Staged at one of racings' most distinctive locations – Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation – it's the only place to see live racing on an active U.S. Navy runway. Proceeds for the event benefit the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation and the Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program.
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III, the SVRA has 2,000 members. It currently sanctions 14 events at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen, Auto Club Speedway, Road Atlanta, Pocono Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sonoma Raceway, Portland International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. The rapidly growing organization also hosted the first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships in 2013 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Further information on SVRA can be found on our website, www.svra.com, on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/sportscarvintageracing, and on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/SVRAcom, featuring more than 70 action packed videos of SVRA events.
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