SALEEN HOSTS SEPTEMBER 14 OPEN HOUSE AND CAR SHOW EVENT
High-performance automaker Saleen Automotive invites SoCal car enthusiasts to its Corona, Calif. headquarters for 23rd annual car show and open house.
Company founder Steve Saleen will attend to sign autographs and lead tours of Saleen production facilities, plus present car show trophies
CORONA, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Famed supercar brand Saleen Automotive is inviting Southern California’s car enthusiasts to the company’s Corona, Calif. headquarters on Saturday, September 14th for its 23rd annual open house and car show event.
As one of the biggest names in American high-performance vehicles and one of California’s only automotive brands, Saleen will open its doors for a full day of festivities including one of SoCal’s largest car shows, barbecue and autograph sessions with company founder and CEO, Steve Saleen.
Visitors to the free event – which has been a Saleen tradition since 1996 – can enjoy a tour of the Saleen Signature model production facilities, where the company’s S302 and Sportruck models are produced. A special highlight will include a VIP tour of the Saleen Original production line, where the Saleen S7 Le Mans and midengined Saleen 1 models are produced.
The car show is open to all makes and models of classic cars and collector vehicles, plus modern high-performance automobiles and supercars – promising a diverse range of vehicles in attendance. A special, dedicated parking area will be reserved for Saleen models. Registration for the car show is open from 8am-10am, with no advance registration required.
Saleen’s 23rd annual open house and car show event will be held from 10am-4pmonSaturday, Sept. 14, 2019outside the company’s headquarters at 2735 Wardlow Road, Corona CA 92882.
Drivers in two distinct classes competed in Watkins Glen, August 31 – Sept 1,
as part of an “arrive and drive” racing series showcasing the new Saleen 1 sports car
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Sept 3, 2019) — Drivers convened at Watkins Glen International over Labor Day weekend for two days of competitive racing in the latest round of the Saleen Cup – a single-make “arrive and drive” racing series hosted by California-based Saleen Automotive.
Designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Saleen 1 turbocharged 450 horsepower sports car, the Saleen Cup offers turnkey racing for drivers in two distinct classes – a Pro-Amateur (“Pro-Am”) class for experienced drivers and a “Young Drivers” class, which gives prospective young drivers an opportunity to start a career in professional motorsports.
Brandon Davis of Sonoma, Calif. and Eric Powell of Orlando, Fla. stood atop the podium in the “Pro-Am Drivers” class during races on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1, while Austin Riley of Uxbridge, Ontario Canada and Hanna Zellers of Granger, Ind. took top honors in the “Young Drivers” class.
Watkins Glen Results – Saturday, August 31:
First Place – (#7) Eric Powell
Second Place – (#9) Martina Kwan
Third Place – (#2) Bryce Miller
First Place – (#12) Austin Riley
Second Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
Third Place – (#19) Cameron Lawrence
Watkins Glen Results – Sunday, September 1:
First Place – (#14) Brandon Davis
Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
Third Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz
First Place – (#71) Hanna Zellers
Second Place – (#12) Austin Riley
Third Place – (#19) Cameron Lawrence
The Watkins Glen races are the second of four events in the 2019 Saleen Cup schedule, and which marks the return to motorsports for Saleen Automotive, led by legendary racing driver and high-performance vehicle pioneer Steve Saleen.
“From day one, the Saleen Cup has served as a development series for both our new Saleen 1 model and our team drivers – and Watkins Glen was a proving ground for both,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “Our drivers and crew worked very hard to make the races here a success, and we’re already looking forward to the next round at Road America later this month.”
The Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries in bold, designer colorways. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires.
In addition to offering prospective drivers and enthusiasts a turnkey, once-in-a-lifetime racing opportunity, the category champions in the Saleen Cup will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season. The Saleen Cup schedule includes four events in total, including upcoming rounds at Road America (Wis.) Sept. 20-22, and a grand finale event in Las Vegas, Oct. 18-20.
Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.
From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.
Celebrating the community, culture and company of automotive enthusiasts
Join Steve Saleen, the Saleen family and the team at “Saleen Headquarters” as we welcome the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club and all Saleen owners and enthusiasts at their annual open house and car show. This is the world’s largest gathering of Saleens in the world!
Saturday September 14th 2019: Car Show and Open House 10AM-4PM
More than 25 Saleen classes!
Classes for other Mustangs and Fords, plus Chevrolet, Camaro, Dodge and Challenger, and more!
Special Display Only category for those who don’t want their vehicle judged — bring your daily driver or fixer-upper!
Special SOEC awards for judged entries: Longest Distance Driven, Longest Distance Traveled, Best Non-Judged (nomination required)
Saleen worldwide headquarters factory tours
Entertainment for the kids!
Poster signing and autograph session with Steve Saleen!
Steve Saleen will autograph Saleen vehicles after the show — please be by your vehicle to have it signed.