Sun, Aug 28 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016

2016 Put-In-Bay Road Racing Reunion

Put-In-Bay, OH

About this event


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The 8th Annual 2016 PIB Road Races Reunion Featuring Two Days of Racing On Improved and Expanded Put-In-Bay Airport

Much more than just a vintage race, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion also welcomes owner-drivers of non-racing vintage sports cars of all types to come and participate in various events and activities.  

Beginning with a small event in 2009, the Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of the town of Put-in-Bay on Ohio’s South Bass Island from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963. The steadily growing, three-day reunion engages racers and non-racers alike in an event that reaches back in time to capture the history and re-create the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era in a uniquely beautiful setting. So book-ended around a day and a half of sports car racing at the island’s airport is a balanced mix of events honoring the island’s racing history, a few social gatherings, a car show, original course and airport-track touring, rocker cover races and plenty of unstructured time as well. 

Put-in-Bay is a nostalgic island enclave and a short ferry ride off the shore of Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio. A summer resort community little changed from the ‘50s, it is one of the very few places in North America where post-war sports cars raced through towns and countryside on public roads and where those roads exist today virtually unchanged.

For PIBRRR details see the racecar eligibility form, registration form, general race rules & regulations, preliminary event schedule and other information under the registration section at: 

Put-In-Bay Road Race Heritage Society Website

2016 Event Flyer

2015 In-Car Racing Video

Ed Grant saga of his loaned Morgan

Put-In-Bay Racing Video 2013 Event

WPIB Radio Interview (The Patrick Myers Show)

Art Brow at Round Table 2011

Put-In-Bay Weekly Car Parade "On Any Sunday"

All attendees who arrive by 1PM Sunday are encouraged to participate in the Sunday car parade. It is free and is a good way to get a preview of the island and it always ends at a picnic or gathering of some sort.


Event requirements


Provisional Overview of Events

Sunday, August 28 - Registration opens. Welcome party.

Monday, August 29 – Morning focuses on PIB Road Races History featuring historic PIB racing presentations and guests. Racing orientation and practice sessions commence at the airport after lunch, followed by late afternoon laps of the original course. Rocker cover races follow tour of old course.

Tuesday, August 30 - Race Day 2 at the Put-in-Bay airport! Featuring qualifying races in the morning, track "Lunch Lapping" for Street Car participants, followed by feature races and the Put-In-Bay Cup race. Racing awards party following the on-track activities.

Wednesday, August 31 - Car Show Day, followed by farewell luncheon and car show awards presentation including presentation of The Paul Henry Award.

2015 Road Race Reunion Photo Gallery Provided by Island Photographer ~ John Rees.

Race Course Diagram Basic course diagram.

Paper Entry Form Use if you want to mail your entry and pay with a check.

Race Car Eligibility List of car types that normally are accepted for racing. Cars not listed will be considered on a case by case basis.

General Rules & Regulations Short list of minimal requirements for race cars and drivers.

Exhibition Regulations Rules and requirements for the Exhibition category.

Rocker Cover Races Rules Rocker cover race car rules; a fun event with lies, drinking and some semi-serious technology on display.

Race Car Information Sheet Required document for all first time racers.

Miller Boat Line Ferry from Catawba to Put-In-Bay This is how you get there! They can handle all size rigs up to 80'.

Put-In-Bay Lodging Non-judgmental list of places to stay. You can camp at the State Park or stay in anything from a nice B&B, modern hotel, cottage in the woods or a mom and pop cabin, to sleeping on the beach near the paddock! We do not make recommendations, however.

NOTE: Click "Contnue" to see registration options. When the form asks for your "Member Number" just click past it.


Entries (107)

Jeff Janus
Jayson Rothacker
Lee Poseidon
Al MacWilliam
John Deikis
Edward Merhar
Kit Henry
Joe Bojalad

Put-In-Bay, OH

Put-In-Bay, OH
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap


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Put-In-Bay Road Race Reunion

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