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Why Do This?

Explaining some of his motivations, Jack Woehrle, race director and one of the event’s co-founders, explains it this way:  “This event is all about recreating the ambiance of vintage racing at Put-in-Bay as it used to be when the sport began back in the 1980s. It’s also very much about paying homage to the important motor sports history of Put-in-Bay – where small bore sports cars raced from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963 on public roads that still exist much as they were back in the day.”

The event, adds Woehrle, is also about “having some low-key, sports car-oriented fun,” including two days of small-bore sports car racing on the island’s airport, parade laps of the original course, an entertaining rally around the island, storytelling by original participants, a car show, and a number of social events in an ultra-nostalgic setting.

“Put-in-Bay is so little changed from the 1950s that it is a perfect setting for our event,” said Woehrle.  “I attended the last race in 1963, and seeing and hearing the vintage race cars roaring past the old start-finish line on Delaware Street along with the other events we hold, just brings it all back for me as it apparently does for many others.  So it’s gratifying that each year we put this event on more and more sports car enthusiasts of all sorts – not just vintage racers – ‘get’ what we’re about and want to come and join in the fun.”


Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunions

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The Last Checkered Flag

obit00001 Paul Henry

6-14-1954 to 8-22-2011

Son of original PIB racer Chuck Henry and accomplished racer in his own right, dedicated caretaker of his father's MG TC race car, Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion enthusiast with a passion for all things fun to drive or fly, was highly regarded and is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. obit00002 Colin King

10-7-1944 to 10-8-2011

Good Friend and Put-In-Bay Road Race Heritage Society volunteer all three years of the event, Advocate of all things MG, and Racer will be missed by friends and family and remembered for his Vintage sports car spirit and efforts.

The PIB Course Marker Project

Start Finish Marker

Start/Finish Marker

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PIB Turn 1 Marker

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PIB Turn 4 Marker

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PIB Turn 5 Marker


Past Posters by Bob Colaizzi

Bob Colaizzi, infamous vintage racer and talented artist, has contributed PIBRRR posters each year since 2010.

2017 Poster

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