The Bahamas: Nassau Paradise Island hosts Bahamas Speed Week

 

Island serenity will be briefly interrupted Dec. 4-8 as Nassau Paradise Island hosts 2013 Bahamas Speed Week Revival showcasing some of the world’s most iconic race cars. Among the events: a Formula Junior race, an Austin Healey race, a Classic/Vintage Mini race and an Allcomers race. Get ready to rumble.

Details: www.bahamasspeedweek.com.

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