The Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival is Fleet Week San Diego’s marquee event, taking place this year on September 19-20. The event features fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages at one of the most distinctive race track locations — Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation. Nowhere else can you see a variety of cars racing on a live runway used by the U.S. Navy.
This year, make sure you keep your eyes open for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Cal-Diego Chapter President, Duane Norman who will be once again returning to race his adaptive-controlled #77 Datsun 510.
This is the only Navy Open House on the West Coast. Naval Base Coronado is home to over 20,000 active duty military and over 4,000 civilian employees. The general public only gets a glimpse of the daily activities happening at the base.
The Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival is produced by San Diego Fleet Week Foundation and hosted by the Naval Base Coronado and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (MWR) which benefits military personnel and their families. They in turn provide positive support for the active duty military community and their families through quality of life Programs including single sailor recreation centers, fitness and aquatic facilities and base theater free movies.
For more information on the Sports Car Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), please visit their website.