Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands have raised more than $6,000 for chosen charities this year and the club wraps up the season in top gear at the Cayman Motor Museum this weekend.
It is the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 24, starting at 10 a.m. with the pre-race commentary and viewing of the car collection. The race starts at 11 a.m.
The money from this final race will be donated to the Meals On Wheel campaign again.
Entry fee is $10 to cover the two beverages and food from Hurley’s supermarket, which museum owner Andreas Ugland is providing so that club members can donate more money to Meals On Wheels. There will also be a cash bar.
Apart from watching the Brazilian Grand Prix, it is a chance to view one of the Caribbean’s largest car collections.
The F1 club this year has donated to Meals On Wheels, Humane Society, Cancer Society, Pines Retirement Home and Cayman HospiceCare.
F1 club chief organizer Danny Roach and club regular Sandra Wilkinson recently presented a check for more than $800 to the Cancer Society’s representative Betty Ann Duty.
There will also be bigger door prizes than ever before, including a return flight to Miami or Tampa from Cayman Airways, $100 certificate from Calypso Grill, Automotive Art Cayman gift cards, Jose Cuervo Golf tequila from Cayman Distributors, $50 certificate from Ragazzi Cayman and more.
A greater selection of auction items will also be on offer, including a return flight to the Sister Islands from Cayman Airways, $100 certificates from Luca and Wharf restaurants, Formula 1 goodies, Red Bull Racing and much more.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has already secured the drivers’ championship for the fourth consecutive year, and in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday he won for a record eighth consecutive time. Vettel’s motivation will be to try for an unprecedented ninth successive win in Brazil.
He broke the record in Austin, Texas, held by Michael Schumacher and Alberto Ascari.
“Numbers do not make me jump in the car, but we realized we had done it, and it makes you very proud,” Vettel said.
“You realize what it means to look back at those names. People look back and talk about certain drivers. One day people might talk about our time.”
The German has won every race since Formula 1 returned from its summer break at the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of August.
Roach said: “The Cayman Motor Museum is a fabulous place to go for car and motorcycle fans, and it will be an unforgettable venue for us to watch the final race of 2013.”