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COATESVILLE, PA. — On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, the city of Coatesville will be hosting the 2nd Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix Festival throughout their historic downtown area.

The event will feature a grand prix automobile derby, food trucks, live music and a beer garden for all of those 21 and older, sponsored by Sly Fox Brewing Company. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. and other events will occur throughout the entire day. Food trucks from Vida Eats, Pronto Italian Bistro, Nick’s Roast Beef, Bassett Ice Cream and Wood’s BBQ will also be in attendance.

Coatesville, located in the center of Chester County, is celebrating its roots by having vintage cars and motorcycles race along the city’s historic streets. Drivers will encounter obstacles such as hay bale chicanes, turns and hills.

Coatesville was inspired to host this event due to its deep history in automobiles. Cars from all over drove through these city streets because Coatesville, then identified as Bridgetown, connected Philadelphia to Lancaster by Historic Route 30, originally known as the Old Lincoln Highway.

The event coordinators encourage all WCU students to attend for a day of fun at no cost. The event will take place in Coatesville, on Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway. For more information, please visit

Amanda Saleh is a fourth-year communication studies major with minors in journalism and Arabic. She can be reached at

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