Kicking Off Grand Prix Weekend
Pine Avenue & Broadway
April 18, 2013
ADMISSION IS FREE
On Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Downtown Long Beach will hear the roar of race engines and feel the excitement of motorcycle stunts as the much-anticipated 13th Annual Tecate Light Thunder Thursday kicks-off the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Tecate Light Thunder Thursday will be fueled with gravity-defying motorcycle jumps, back flips and stunts, motocross performances, race car displays featuring Pirelli World Challenge Cars, autograph opportunities, and a rock wall for kids. The event will also feature a professional pit stop competition that will get the crowd going as two IZOD IndyCars go head-to-head, and the Tecate Light Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pageant where one lucky lady will ultimately be crowned winner. Long Beach's own Derby Gals will be rolling in the excitement as well, with a special exhibition at 8pm. Live music from 6:30pm-10:30pm will include performances by Dayzero, Zen Robbi, Seatbelt and DJ Abel.
Cadillac Kings Car Show
The event will also feature a classic car show presented by the Cadillac Kings of LA & OC. Over 20 classic cars will be on display surrounded by live music. Featured Classic Cars will include: 61 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 70 Dodge Dart, 63 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 68 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 67 Cadillac Covertible, 62 Lincoln Continental Convertible, 64 Pontiac Grand Prix, 55 Pontiac 2 door Cheiftan, Model A Rat Rod, and a dozen more!
Long Beach Derby GalsRoller Derby is back in Long Beach, featuring the Long Beach Derby Gals. The Breckwater Bombshells and Cyclone Racers and are making a special guest appearance at Thunder Thursday on April 18. See the gals in all their glory for their exhibition battle at 8pm at the Pine Avenue parking lot next to the Classic Car show.Timeline of Activities:
6:30pm - 10:00 pm- Driver Interviews, Car Show, Live Music
6:30pm- Live Music from Seatbelt at the Cadillac Kings Car Show
6:45pm - Pit Stop Competition
7:05pm- Motocross Freestyle Show with Peformance from Dayzero
7:30pm- Motorcycle Dare-Devil Stunts with Performance from Dayzero
7:45pm- Pit Stop Competition
8:00pm- Long Beach Derby Gals Exhibition
8:05pm- Motocross Freestyle Show with Performance from Dayzero
8:30pm- Motorcyle Dare-Devil Stunts with Performance from Dayzero
8:30pm- Live Music from Zen Robbi at the Cadillac Kings Car Show
9:00pm- Tecate Light Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach PageantTOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
April 19, 20, 21
The DLBA has once again partnered with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach to sponsor and produce the 13th Annual Tecate Light Thunder Thursday which kicks off the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place April 19-21, 2013. The 2013 Grand Prix features the IndyCar Series, with such stars as Scott Dixon, Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal battling wheel-to-wheel on the historic 1.97-mile, 11-turn seaside street circuit. For the circuit map click here, and for corresponding street closures click here. For Long Beach Transit Service Adjustments please click here.
For more information on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, please visit: www.gplb.com