Vintage Road Rally and Cruise-In This Sunday

 Stadium Photo

Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Maserati, Allard, Bentley, Corvette, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Shelby, Bizzerrini, Facel Vega, Lancia, Morgan — do vintage vehicles with these exotic names evoke a sense of historic nostalgia, or are they drivable works of art? Decide for yourself at the 7th Annual Field of Dreams, kicking off the Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 this weekend at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

The 90 rare and beautiful automobiles participating in the Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 will hit the open road for a scenic, four-day journey across Arizona on Sunday, April 7. Before setting out, the cars will meet for a public viewing and European-style send off from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Bell Lexus Coppertate 1000In keeping with the spirit of a vintage car rally, the eligibility model year requirement is 1973 and older and includes selected sports, racing and Grand Touring cars. But, in addition to the Copperstate vehicles, there will be a free Cruise-In open to all makes and models, with the parking lot opening at 8 a.m. and festivities continuing until 12 noon.

On the stadium’s mezzanine, a Classic Car Showcase presented by the Classic Car Club of Arizona will feature more than 20 classics built between 1925 and 1948.

For a day filled with the roar of 500-plus horsepower engines, the smell of high-octane racing fuel, the glare of chrome and patina that will delight the senses of any auto enthusiast, the 7th Annual Field of Dreams is a must.

Copperstate 1000 departureEvent details

When:            Sunday, April 7, 8 a.m. to noon
Where:          Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe
Cost:               Free
Info:               www.copperstate1000.com

The annual Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 is sponsored by the Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council, and is one of the musuem’s most unique and successful fundraising events.

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