The last Bahamas Speed Week was held in 1966 and was revived in 2011. The first two revivals were very successful, enabling the 2012 event to build upon those previous successes. The 2013 entrants will be greeted with a welcoming reception at the Government House, featuring Governor General Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes. The Arawak Cay Fish Fry Race Car Show also will take place, as well as the “007 Island Tour.” Additionally, a luncheon will be held at the Lyford Cay Golf Club, followed by a tour of Sir Sean Connery’s neighborhood. The brand-new John Watling’s Distillery, located on the Buena Vista Estate in Nassau, will host an entrants’ party during the evening.
Non-participants of the races will have their special events as well. They will be able to compete for trophies in a “Hill climb and a Pursuit Sprint,” and a Concours d’Elegance car show is also on the agenda.