Car racing legend Mario Andretti will greet fans at a public event on Thursday Sept. 12 at Dettmer Tire and Automotive, 325 Eramosa Rd.
The public event, which runs from 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon, will give local residents a chance to meet Andretti, a retired Italian-American world champion racing driver who was named the Driver of the Century by the Associated Press.
Andretti, who was born in 1940, was a longtime test driver for Firestone. As such, he helped develop the racing tire that led to many of his most notable achievements, a news release said.
These included victories in the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500, three Champ Car National Championships, and the F1 World Championship.
Andretti’s partnership with the Firestone brand spans four decades, the release said.