• Sep 29th 2008 at 2:57PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Coronado Speed Festival

Every autumn the naval base on Coronado island in San Diego plays host to dozens of vintage car racers for a festival of speed as part of Fleet Week, the largest military appreciation event in the country. The runways are a natural asphalt playground, and the Southern California weather never fails to provide plenty of sunshine. Nine separate classes of cars run throughout the weekend, from Pre-1941 Sports and Racing cars all the way to 1966-1972 Historic Trans-Am cars. Our particular favorite were the 1955-1960 Sports Racing cars that included a stunning 1957 Ferrari 250 TR, a pair of Jaguar D-Types, Maserati T-61 Birdcage, and a beautiful Aston Martin DBR-2. Spectators could also take tours of the pit area, browse the Meguiar's car club corral, take Naval ship tours, and explore a display of modern military vehicles and planes. We didn't stray much from the track, however, so that we could bring you plenty of photos of all the different groups of cars. You can check out the pictures, all available in high resolution, in the gallery below.

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Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      There was a C-type present? I wonder if it was a real one or a replica. Easily on of the most beautiful cars ever made.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lots of very nice hardware there. Lots of $$$$$$$$$.

      But I have to ask what #75 is. I can identify almost any car, but that one threw me for a loop. It is a tiny little car.

      Is it some sort of Ginetta, or something? it looks tiny, with HUGE bubbles in the roof. It is almost strangely inappropriate or not-work-safe. :D

      It reminds me of the movie weird science...
      "Do you want all of your little freinds here to know that you wear a BRA on yer HEAD??!!!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want that one and that one and that one...

      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope Polyphony Digital where there... I want all of these in Gran Turismo 5!

      I dont expect to see it until the end of the decade anyway ;)
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