Former Isle of Man resident Nigel Mansell is to be the Guest of Honour at the 2007 Sports Awards evening in March.
The 1992 Formula One World Champion and 1993 IndyCar series winner will present some of the prizes at the Villa Marina on Thursday 20th March.
Plans are being made to allow as many young motorsport enthusiasts to meet the star ahead of the Awards night.
With so many Manx competitors competing around the world, Sports Council Chairman Geoff Karran says chosing a date for the event is a major headache.
But he hopes current Indy Pro Series Champion Alex Lloyd will be able to return home from the United States:-
PICTURE - Alex Lloyd