The worlds of racing, cars and music are about to collide in a groundbreaking event. Barrett-Jackson, Phoenix International Raceway and The Phoenix Symphony have teamed up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of PIR by presenting a first-of-its-kind world premiere concert and “Pit Road” street festival in Phoenix on November 6.
Barrett-Jackson is the driving force behind the “Pit Road” street festival, which will kick off the spectacular event. Taking place along 3rd Street in downtown Phoenix, the “Pit Road” experience, with an entry fee of just $10, will feature 30 rare cars from the Barrett-Jackson collection, including a 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 6000 Series 427 S/C component vehicle and a 2008 Bugatti Veyron. Also on display will be the Toyota Avalon pace car that serves as PIR’s unofficial mascot. This is the same car that can be seen at events across the Valley and on the racetrack every day during the semifinal weekend of the 2014 NASCAR season, November 6 through 9 at PIR.
The highlight of the evening, however, will undoubtedly be “The Sound of Speed” concert at Symphony Hall, conducted by Larry Blank. This multimedia performance featuring hits related to the road will also include appearances by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace as a guest conductor and the night’s Master of Ceremonies, “The Dukes of Hazzard” star Tom Wopat. Tickets to the performance portion of the evening range from $30 to $99 and include complimentary access to Barrett-Jackson’s “Pit Road” prior to the concert.
If you want to have a really unforgettable experience, consider the VIP Event, where attendees will enjoy a pre-concert red-carpet party, which provides a chance to mingle with NASCAR personalities and local celebrities while dining and sipping specialty cocktails, as well as bidding on exclusive auction items specifically selected to impress at this one-of-a-kind event.
As this unique happening occurs on Veterans Day weekend, Barrett-Jackson, PIR and The Phoenix Symphony will pay tribute to our veterans for their service and sacrifice with a color guard and musical tribute during the concert. In addition, special ticket partnerships with Central Arizona Veterans groups ensure that honored veterans will be able to experience this special event.
For more information on the event, tickets or sponsorships, visit soundofspeed.org or call The Phoenix Symphony Box Office at 602-495-1999.