Start your engines: 2017 Scottsdale Grand Prix teams

Start your engines: 2017 Scottsdale Grand Prix teams

This is part one of a series of four articles introducing the race teams and their cars.

The countdown to the third annual Scottsdale Grand Prix has begun. The event celebrates the spirit of the Roaring ‘20s with a lavish outdoor Gatsby-themed party November 3 and a vintage race on the streets of Scottsdale on November 5.

We are delighted to introduce this year’s teams, starting with the three teams positioned at the front of the pack.

IBG Business / IBG Fox & Fin race car

Pole Position Team: IBG Business  & IBG/Fox & Fin

Team owners:  John Zayac / Jim Afinowich

The team, owned by John Zayac and Jim Afinowich, will be circling the track in a pearl white Italiano model vintage mini racer, No. 511.  This car was originally branded for the Almeida Molecular Imaging Foundation and was the winning car of the 2016 Grand Prix race.

IBG Business and IBG/Fox & Fin are supporters of the Almeida Molecular Imaging Foundation (AMIFund.org) and purchased the racer at the 2017 Russo & Steele Collector Car Auction for pole position entry into the 2017 Grand Prix of Scottsdale.

Founded in 1986, IBG Business and IBG/Fox & Fin are award-winning leaders in business sales and acquisitions of privately held middle-market companies. IBG assists business owners in valuing and selling their companies at the appropriate time, for maximum value.

The Silverhawk polished racer

Team #2: Silverhawk Financial

The Silverhawk team, owned by Paul Mershon, brings a polished-aluminum Italiano model vintage mini racer to the event, labeled No. 33.  This is the second year this team has been in the race. It will start in second position.

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Silverhawk Financial is a private wealth firm that uses knowledge, experience, education and expertise to provide its clients with asset protection, asset allocation and active dynamic asset management of their wealth with a constant eye to reducing income and estate tax liabilities whenever possible.

Team Select at the finish line of the 2016 Scottsdale Grand Prix

Team #3: Team Select Home Care

Team Owner:  Mike Lovell

Starting in third position this year is the Team Select Home Care racer, a polished Italiano model vintage mini racer with maroon trim.  The racer will be labeled No. 27.  This team is returning for its second year in the Scottsdale Grand Prix.

Team Select Home Care provides healthcare for its patients in the comfort and privacy of their own home. From its inception, Team Select Home Care’s obsession with reinventing the post-acute continuum of care has allowed the company to lead the way in revolutionizing the home health care industry.

For more information on all the events happening throughout the weekend, including the race, visit Scottsdale Grand Prix.

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  • Rick Weir
    October 24, 2017, 6:38 PM

    Your writeup is a teaser? I want to know about the cars themselves! What are the mechanical combination’s? Engine displacement, drive train, tires everything about the cars themselves! Maybe you can send me something about them via email?

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