Elkhart Lake Historic Race Circuits Preservation Society
The Preservation Society is a member organization dedicated to the preservation, protect and enjoyment of the Elkhart Lake Historic Race Circuits. The Historic Circuits were secondary public roads around the lake that were temporarily closed and used for annual sports car races in 1950, 1951, and 1952. While still in use for public vehicle transport they are now protected by historical preservation law. Tour these still used country roads and they will take you around the corners and over the hills once traveled at high speed by the world’s best sports car drivers. On your tour note the fourteen historical markers around the circuits at locations named after the original participants and events that occurred there. Take particular note of the large informational State Historical marker (#14) located between the Lake Street Cafe and the Paddock Club restaurants near the 1951, 52 start finish line (marker #13).
The Society holds regular member informational dinner events concurrent with the Road America vintage race weekend events in May, July and September. The Society is also available for educational presentations to groups interested in this local history covering the history of the original races. There is no charge for this service. The Society is a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization and supported by Membership dues. For a map of the 1950-52 Historic Race Circuits, information about the races, or to become a member or support our mission go to our web site www.historicracecircuits.com. HRC history books are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce office and at the Road America, Paddock Store.