While the HAWK International Challenge with Brian Redman has been around for many years, it is an event that is as much for the cars as it is about the preservation of a culture. There is no doubt that there has been a substantial resurgence in the sport of vintage racing because this year hundreds of racers will make the journey to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to celebrate the beauty and performance of some of the world's greatest race cars and sports cars, July 16-19 at Road America. ANSA Motorsports is present this year with three Audi race cars and two of its customers. ANSA Motorsports racer, Eric Johnson, will drive two Audis during the weekend. The first is the iconic Red Bull Audi A12/DTM in the GT2 class and the second is an AudiR8/LMS also entered in the GT2 class of the Hawk International Challenge. ANSA Motorsports driver, John Herlihy, will also be racing an AUDI R8/LMS this weekend at Road America in the GT2 class. Widely known as one of the largest vintage racing gatherings in the United States, over 550 cars are expected to participate and both race cars and sports cars from all walks of vintage are welcome. With 14 different groups subdivided into several sub-classes the breadth of cars has something for everyone and there will be no shortage of spectacular racing. Every year has a feature and this year as participants descend on the historic circuit Road America will not only be celebrating its 60th Anniversary but intends to pay homage to CAN-AM's 49th Anniversary while hosting a combined tribute for Chevrolet's 60th Anniversary of its revered V8 engine in the form of a special small-block Chevrolet V8 race. Additional features include a Masters GP group and an F5000 group to round out the bevy of cars expected to participate. Friday evening, the tiny village of Elkhart Lake will spring to life with a blend of art-on-wheels as over 100 race cars will parade from the track to downtown Elkhart Lake for judging and spectator viewing beginning at 6 p.m., for the Nationwide Concours d'Elegance. This event is a must see spectacle for enthusiasts of all ages as the quiet town is taken over by vintage racing cars. The sound, while not as visceral as being at the track itself is unique in that you are seeing the pinnacle of vintage racing rumble through public roads. Standing ten feet from a 1,000 horsepower big block CAN-AM car, or the beyond mad 80's Formula 1 turbo cars as they idle and rev by you is a sensation that goes beyond hearing and it is inexplicably cool. On Saturday qualifying resumes in the morning for all groups. Then in the afternoon racing gets underway with qualifying races for each group. Over 100 sports cars will then gather again on Saturday evening in downtown Elkhart Lake from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the second night of the Nationwide Concours d'Elegance. Brimming with rarity, the street fills again. Most of these cars are rare metal, fast metal, and only once in a lifetime that you will see them metal. The access again is unprecedented. On Sunday, the featured racing begins at 9:30 a.m. Races are held until 12:15 p.m., when the Nationwide Concours d'Elegance awards for Best Street and Race car; Best of Show and the People's Choice award are announced. The rest of the day is filled with exciting feature races for each group. Other fan attractions include autograph sessions, an automotive art and vendor fair, on-track touring presented by Associated Bank, Road America's Zip Line and public go-karting at the Road America Motorplex. Tickets are available online or during the event at the gate. Additional information is available at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-RACE (7223). All races run rain or shine and kids 12 and under are free with an adult. Parking and paddock access is also free.