Wisconsin's Elkhart Lake

2012 Guide for Visitors

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32 Historic Race Circuits Walk them. Bike them. Drive them. Or run them. But don't miss them. Two historic race circuits around Elkhart Lake will take you around the corners and over the hills once traveled at high speed by the world's top sports car drivers. Find out about Dicken's Ditch, Kimberly's Korner and Schoolhouse Straight. Fourteen historical markers are placed around these winding circuits to commemorate the big names and the big events that occurred here between 1950 and 1952. Imagine hay bails on the corners and thousands of cheering fans lining the roads of these one-of-a-kind open road-racing circuits around Elkhart Lake. Close your eyes and picture future world champion Phil Hill in a C-type Jaguar crossing the finish line first after fighting off challenges from classic sports cars of every kind. Or envision John Fitch in a Cunningham C4R cruising to victory after 30 laps in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000 race fans. Two hundred thirty-eight cars in all entered the three races held in 1952. Race circuits around Elkhart Lake are now listed on the Wisconsin and National Register of Historic Places. In July 2006, historical markers were placed around the lake circuits and dedicated at a cere- mony where racers John Fitch and Phil Hill were honored guests more than fifty years after their legendary victories. Relive the excitement and checkout the historic open road sports car racing circuits of Elkhart Lake. Fourteen historical markers are placed around Elkhart Lake's historic open-road sports car racing circuits to commemorate the big names and the big events that occurred here between 1950 and 1952. KEY TO RACING CIRCUIT MAP 1950 CIRCUIT 1951-52 CIRCUIT www.elkhartlake.com

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