The excitement of the 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has already started with tonight’s extremely popular “Thursday Thunder” as fans get the opportunity to meet the Pirelli World Challenge drivers and see their GT racing machines up close.

This year, the Thursday evening action will be staged in the Pike Outlets shopping center just off Pine Ave and Shoreline Dr. Actually a few feet from the famed 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit in downtown Long Beach.

Come out and see a variety of race cars and fun activities including pit stops, flying motorcycles and other displays as well as getting autographs from your favorite PWC drivers. Check out the GT cars like McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, Acura, Audi, Aston Martin and Mercedes all on display at the Pike Outlets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight.

It’s always a great way to kickoff the weekend for the “Roar by the Shore.” The 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach….. the biggest street party in U.S. Racing !!