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Bahamas Speed Week Revival – Part II

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While the setting, weather, history and hospitality draw racers to Nassau in December, it’s the cars that are the stars. Many of the Speed Week entrants are inhabitants of this small island in the Caribbean. Sun and speed seekers also ship their chariots from the U.S., the U.K. and Europe.

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Some of the more notable vehicles and drivers participating in the various events include:

1929 OM 665 SSMM – Richard Lisman
“Officine Meccaniche” Italian with a 2.3 liter, 6-cylinder, supercharged engine

1949 Jaguar XK-120 Alloy – Mike Korneli
The first 240 of the XK-120s were alloy-bodied cars

1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight - Sean McWeeney
Has a factory-installed NASCAR spec V8

1955 Maserati 200S – Mikel Willms
One of 28 purpose-built factory race cars

1956 Ferrari 250 GTO Lightweight Boano – Theo Spooren
Shipped directly from the factory to Nassau for the 1956 Bahamas Speed Week

1965 Ferrari Dino 166/206 Prototype – Andreas Mohringer
Won best-of-show trophy at the Lyford Cay Concours d’Elegance

2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler – Baron Rene von Richthofen
Owner is a distant relative of the legendary “Red Baron” German fighter pilot

2013 Audi R8 Spyder – Derek Bell
Derek was the “Patron” of the 2013 Bahamas Speed Week Revival



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