The fourth annual Sun Valley Tour de Force on July 22-24, 2021 is a weekend of epic proportions for car lovers of all ages. Over the course of three days six+ events take place. The signature event of the weekend is the high speed runs at Phantom Hill. Located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 3.2 miles of state highway becomes a no-speed limit zone. For one day only, drivers are allowed to put their machines to the ultimate test. In 2019, all previously recorded speed records were broken when a Bugatti Chiron hit 253.01mph. This is truly an experience of a lifetime. Additional weekend events include a downtown car show, leisure mountain drives, hosted sponsor events and evening activities.

2021 Schedule of Events

(subject to change based on COVID-19 CDC Regulations & Idaho mandates)

Thursday, July 22, 2021

9am-11am, VIP Welcome Breakfast, The Limelight Hotel

Exclusively for high-speed drivers, their guests, and Huckleberry Drivers, new and returning friends are welcome to enjoy this event. Enjoy a beautiful breakfast spread complete with locally made pastries at a serene venue before heading off on the scenic Huckleberry Drive. 

11am-2pm, Huckleberry Drive

This group of approximately 75 drivers will venture on a scenic drive to Smiley Creek, over Galena Pass on Highway 75, heading North. Participants will take in some of Idaho’s most beautiful landscapes; stunning views of wildflower fields against a mountain backdrop right in the middle of the Sawtooth Mountains. Drivers can look forward to the infamous ‘Huckleberry milkshake and ice cream’ pit stop along the way.

2pm-4pm, Happy Hour & Spirit Tasting

Guests are invited to enjoy an exclusive Happy Hour with local bites and spirits provided.

Friday, July 23, 2021

8am-3pm, Technical Inspection, Safety Briefings, & Lunch, Sun Valley Auto Club

The Technical Inspection is mandatory for all high-speed participant drivers. Sponsored by Sun Valley Auto Club, it is a great social opportunity for all drivers, sponsors, crew, mechanics and media. This event is an opportunity to get a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of Sun Valley Tour de Force and its partners.

5:00pm-8:00pm, SVTdF Car Show, Festival Meadows

The Car Show is a highly anticipated event with super cars, classics and collectibles on display. Both participants of the SVTdF high-speed event as well as any proud collector is welcome to participate. Approximately 150 cars are expected to enter the Show. This event offers a chance for spectators to check out sponsor cars, purchase SVTdF merchandise, and enjoy local food and beverage specialties. Guests will be entertained with commentary from Peter Bush, veteran radio personality. The SVTdF Car Show is free to attend for spectators.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

7am-3pm, High-Speed Runs at Phantom Hill, Highway 75, North

The high-speed event invites owners of supercars, exotics and collectible automobiles with the rare opportunity to drive their vehicles on a stretch of Idaho State Highway 75, surrounded by the Sawtooth Mountains. There is no speed limit! The Driver Pit area offers a bit of respite from the rush of the run.

6pm10pm, Cars & Comedy – A Fundraiser for The Hunger Coalition

NEW VENUE – THE LIMELIGHT HOTEL, KETCHUM  

The weekend concludes with a beautiful Idaho inspired dinner, live auction and comedy show. The hosted bar will highlight Idaho-procured wine and spirits with delectable appetizers and buffet dinner. The live auction, featuring auctioneer Tyson Baker, offers an opportunity to bid on unique items including multiple driving adventures and supports The Hunger Coalition, a local charity. Internationally acclaimed comedians Dwight Slade and Brad Upton will provide lots of laughs and bring down the house. The evening is chock full of entertainment!

“The event was truly amazing – I’ve driven all sorts of vehicles all over the world but have never gotten to experience a top speed run like the one at Tour de Force.”

Perry Stern, MSN Autos contributor and Editor of AutoNXT.net

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