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Put-in-Bay Road Races

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Tourists watch as the historic, foreign cars in the Put-in-Bay Road Race parade finish their first lap around the race route on the Ohio island.

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One of the many commemorative stones along the parade route.

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Put-in-Bay Road Race parade coordinator Bob Williams discusses last minute details about the route with Put-in-Bay police Cpl. Ryan Stone.

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Dan Jadwisiak gets a kiss from Scarlet, his pet African Grey bird, as he sits by his 1969 MGC during the Put-in-Bay Road Race car show.

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Roger Sieling lifts the hood of his 1958 Lotus 11, which was raced by a former owner in the original Put-in-Bay Road Race in the 1950s.

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This 1964 Triumph, from England, is owned by Mark Rollinson.

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Mary Costich, from New Hampshire, holds the checkered flag as the car cross the finish line downtown.

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Local vintage cars, like this German Volkswagen, were invited to join the Put-in-Bay Road Race parade around the Ohio island.

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These historic race cars went about 35 miles per hour around the former race track, compared to the 100 miles speeds they reached during the actual races in the 1950s.

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Spectators can now watch a leisurely parade whereas Put-in-Bay visitors once stood on the streets as cars whizzed by in excess of 100 mph.

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