When we saw the Mustang Club Of America had an event scheduled at Atlanta Motorsports Park, we jumped at the chance to attend. Often referred to as a “Motorsports Country Club” and “Motorsports Playground,” AMP is a special facility that is worth visiting any and every chance you get.
Tucked away in the mountains near Dawsonville, Georgia, this a special, two-mile road course is designed and built by legendary Formula One Circuit architect Hermann Tilke. He has taken part in the design or upgrades of around one dozen Formula One tracks across the world, including the Circuit Of The America’s in Austin, Texas.
This gem features some of that Formula One styling that Hermann is famous for, including the Eau Rouge turn from Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and the famous Carousel Corner from the Germany’s Nurburgring. Reserved mostly for private rentals and club events, it can be a rare chance to get to drive or attend an event at this great facility.
Named Hoofbeats at the Track, the event featured a MCA National Car Show as well as a several chances over the weekend to take to the two-mile road course. Several sponsors were also on hand displaying their products. The combination made for a great weekend with a little something for everyone to enjoy!
The race track sprawled out over the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains behind the show field and with the constant roar of Mustang’s racing by, it provided a wonderful sound track to the event over the weekend. From stock Mustangs and Shelby GT350Rs to open-trackers and all-out race cars, there was a comfort zone for everyone. That is the nice thing about these MCA track events, you do not have to be a professional race car driver to get out there and enjoy your Mustang on the track.
As with any Mustang Club Of America show, the real meat and potatoes of the event is the world-class show cars. From nut-and-bolt-correct restorations to modified late-model Mustangs, there is a little bit of everything. Over 300 Mustangs were on hand on the sold-out show field for everyone to enjoy.
As usual, the Mustang Club Of America was a great host for another great event! If you are not familiar with the MCA or what they have to offer, be sure and check them out by clicking here!