For Baltimore restaurants and stores, it was back to business last weekend, as the city experienced its first Labor Day weekend since 2010 without the Grand Prix.
It was a big risk, and they all took it. J.P. Grant, the primary owner of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, took a risk when he formed Race On LLC to finance the event.
Maybe the idea that the Grand Prix of Baltimore is a blessing for business will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Simon Pagenaud emerged as the winner of a collision-marred Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday, charging to the lead after a series of mishaps involving several other contenders — including one involving rivals Scott Dixon and Will Power. It was the second career win for Pagenaud, both this year. The 29-year-old Frenchman became the third […]
The race is on — and, some say, so is the pressure. As the third Grand Prix of Baltimore approaches, both supporters and opponents of the downtown street race are watching to see whether the three-day event will establish itself as a permanent summer fixture of the Inner Harbor. But J.P. Grant, who is financially supporting as well as helping orchestrate the event, said he is trying not to focus[...]
And they’re off. Track construction for the Grand Prix of Baltimore has officially begun and organizers are promising a quicker, less disruptive process this time around.
Grand Prix of Baltimore organizers are offering discounted Friday tickets to “active students.” The only problem is, “active students” have school that day.
Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore are big supporters of local students. To show their appreciation for hardworking youngsters, they’re offering discounted Friday tickets to “active students.” The only problem is, “active students” have school that day.
Media Works Ltd., of Baltimore, a full-service media communications agency, said it has been selected by organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore to be the agency of record for the event.
The 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore generated less economic activity and attracted fewer spectators than last year’s inaugural race, according to a report by Pittsburgh-based Forward Analytics, despite what seems to be a consensus among attendees and locals that the sophomore year was better executed.
It’s been a month since the checkered flag waved over Pratt Street to signal the end of the second Grand Prix of Baltimore. Race organizers have spent the time reflecting on their hastily assembled event, with an eye focused on its potential for tenure in Charm City, but their brief reprieve is over.
Every race has its winners and losers — and the Grand Prix of Baltimore is certainly no exception.