KIDS PEDAL CAR RACE
The history that resides within the walls of Fort Adams runs deep. Named after President John Adams who was in office when the fort was completed in 1799, a newer fort was commissioned after the War of 1812, and thus became the most complex fortification in the Western Hemisphere at the time. Fort Adams functioned as an active Army post from 1841 to 1950, and during this period, the fort was active in five major wars though not a single shot was ‘fired in anger’ during that time.
Towards the end of this active period, military personnel understood that Fort Adams had not been the focus of recent wars, and being stationed to Fort Adams became somewhat of a blessing, and soldiers enjoyed playing baseball amongst other sports inside the fort during that active period.
We are delighted to add yet another chapter to Newport’s novel of profound sporting history. Sponsored by HAGERTY, our first annual Pedal Car Race will take place on the morning of Saturday, October 4th, inside the walls of historic Fort Adams. Teams of four will assemble and race one lap around the pavement in the fort, switching drivers four times at equal distance. The race will coincide with Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at Fort Adams, and we encourage race fans to make their way inside the fort to witness automobile racing make its return to Newport!