The green flag has dropped on the 21st Annual Vintage Racing Celebration.

Today through Thursday, take in the sights and sounds of racing as it was during the early years. This historically significant race field will take on the 1.058 “Magic Mile” oval, featuring vintage midgets, sprint cars, champ cars, roadsters, NASCAR stock cars and even INDY cars.

Veteran NASCAR driver Kenny Schrader will welcome thousands of vintage racing fans tomorrow during the Grand Marshal Barbeque.

“Witness the sounds that you don’t get to hear anymore,” says Ray Boissoneau, a diehard vintage racer. “The old ones you get the Caster oil, you get that smell in your nostrils, and you get a chance to see, hear and smell cars you’d never have a chance to see.”

Come on down and mingle in the pits, peek under the hoods and visit the garage area for an up-close look at the men and women who dedicate their time to preserving the rich history of auto racing.

The 2011 Annual Vintage Racing Celebration continues through Sunday.