Grand Prix in Detroit:When UD had a prime view of the race
The first few years when Detroit held the Grand Prix, the race course route was through downtown Detroit, right past the University of Detroit Law School campus. There were a lot of problems running Formula One cars through the narrow streets and eventually they moved the venue to Belle Isle. However, while it was held downtown, the university took advantage of its location for fundraising and public relations.
It took nine months of planning for three full days of racing to provide food and entertainment for all the UD guests during the event.