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Grand Prix

Grand Prix
Sep 2, 2014

Baltimore businesses: Good riddance, Grand Prix

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.

Sep 13, 2013

Rawlings-Blake remains supportive of Grand Prix despite criticism

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.

Sep 2, 2013

‘I heard the Grand Prix…’ Part II

Maybe the idea that the Grand Prix of Baltimore is a blessing for business will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Grand Prix of Baltimore 2013 winners
Sep 1, 2013

Pagenaud wins crash-filled Grand Prix of Baltimore

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 […]

Aug 28, 2013

Grand Prix fixed? Future uncertain

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[...]

Aug 6, 2013

Grand Prix organizers promise quicker, smoother construction

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.

Aug 2, 2013

Maryland Business: Does the Grand Prix encourage playing hooky?

Grand Prix of Baltimore organizers are offering discounted Friday tickets to “active students.” The only problem is, “active students” have school that day.

Aug 2, 2013

Does the Grand Prix encourage playing hooky?

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.

May 30, 2013

Media Works tapped for Grand Prix ads

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.

Nov 15, 2012

Economic impact of 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore less than 2011

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.

Oct 1, 2012

Grand Prix to return in 2013

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.

Sep 4, 2012

Grand Prix: Instant replay for some businesses

Every race has its winners and losers — and the Grand Prix of Baltimore is certainly no exception.

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