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2016 June 24: 2 Bob McCoy Original Paintings - Request from Community Member Randy Chenowth

"To all our vintage racing friends at Victory Lane Magazine:

My name is Randy Chenowth. I run the ONLINE San Diego Racing Museum.

Vicki James (Walt James' Daughter) suggested I contact you for a little help in getting the word out about 2 Bob McCoy painting I need to sell ASAP. Due to some personal emergencies, I would appreciate help from the Victory Lane Magazine racing community.

Now for the reason I'm contacting you: I have 2 Original Bob McCoy paintings I'm trying to sell If you could help spread the work that these are available, I would appreciate it.

The first one is a BREAK OUT paintings where the race car is busting through the picture frame. It is a self-portrait of Bob McCoy in the Vintage #36 midget at Balboa Stadium. It is titled, “BOARD BUSTER.”

The second is a CUT OUT that features 3 vintage midgets with is Allen Heath, Don Cameron & Clay Robbins driving.

I have attached a photo of both paintings to this email. I contacted Bob McCoy’s widow Lynn & she said these are authentic McCoy paintings that are both valued at about $2400 each. Being in the situation I'm in, I have them listed at $1500 each to try to make a quick sale & I'm willing to listen to ALL OFFERS.

Randy Chenowth 619-994-8187 sdracingingmuseum@cox.net"

If you are interested, please contact Randy ASAP. Here are links to the photos: PAINTING 1 PAINTING 2

2016 Tuesday June 21: Cooper Joins the Previously Announced Corvette as Featured Marques, July 1-3 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics at Pacific Raceways, WA

The Cooper Car club will be bringing all sorts of vintage racing cars to the big annual SOVREN Independence Day racing weekend. There will be Coopers in the Formula, Sports Racing and Sports Sedan Classics. Cooper Formula Juniors were the first mid-engined Juniors. The Cooper Bobtail and the famous Porsche-Cooper (Pooper) made history along with the Cooper Monaco. The Mini Cooper was a Sports Sedan with outstanding race and rally results

The Cooper Car Company started 70 years ago. They became famous building the small motorcycle 500cc-engined Formula 500s which filled the grids during post-World War II road racing in England.

Info: www.SOVREN.org.

2016 Monday, June 20: Two Vintage Road Racing and a Historic Champ Indy Car Exhibition June 23-25

The VRG/VSCCA Vintage Festival is at Thompson Speedway, CT on June 23-25. Each club has race grids of its classes and prep rules i.e. VSCCA does not require head-and-neck restraints and VRG does.

SVRA returns to Mid-Ohio for a vintage and historic racing weekend on June 23-26.

The front-engined historic Indy Cars and those of the Championship Trail hold two days of on-track, exhibition speed lapping on the Milwaukee Mile on June 24-25.

2016 Thursday, June 16: The Pre-War Sports & Racing Car Association & Registry Next Feature Race is During the June 16-17 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Pre-War Sports and Racing Cars are an important part of racing history which vintage racing salutes on track at vintage road and oval racing events across the globe. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is world-famous as having the only thru-the-streets vintage races in North America.

The Pittsburgh event organizers are planning a long time program to increase the number of Pre-War cars on track. A spokesman noted, “these are especially spectacular on the true road circuit in Schenley Park like many raced on back in the day.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix info: www.pvgp.org and (412) 559-3500.

2016 Wednesday, June 15: Lime Rock Historic Festival September 1-5 Features Fifties/Sixties Tin Top Sedan Feature with Cortinas, Auglias, Galaxies, Jaguars, Mercedes, Triumphs, BMCs and All That Made for Exciting Races in England of Back in Those Days

It was the Jaguar MkII vs. Ford Galaxy, Ford Auglia vs. Morris Minor and everything in between to make for nostalgic excitement at this top North American vintage racing weekend. Adding to the sixties theme are featured races for the 1966-1972 Historic Trans-Am cars.

This is a special festival with race activity on Friday, Saturday and Labor Day Monday with the very special Concours in the Park, racing cars on Sam Posey Straight and a Gathering of the Marques on the rest of the circuit. Following the awards ceremony for the concours will be something new to the event, an “Enthusiasts’ Car Auction” by Guernsey’s.

Info: www.limerockhistorics.com.

2016 Tuesday, June 14: The HSR Savannah Speed Classic October 27-30 on the Grand Prix of America Course Together with the Hilton Head Concours November 5-6 Form the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival

These are two big and historic car events plus the week between full of classic and race car activities.

A unique part of the opening HSR vintage racing weekend is the Food Truck Festival in the infield with award-winning treats. In addition to all the HSR race groups there will be the new Global GT and Classic Cup races. There is a Car Club Corral at the circuit with hundreds expected.

Info: www.HSRrace.com.

2016 Monday, July 13: Corvette is Featured at the July 1-3 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics at Pacific Raceways

Corvette has come a long way in performance and racing achievements since its 1953 Motorama prototype powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine: Winning Daytona, class wins and dominance at Le Mans and Sebring, and many SCCA National Class championships.

The annual SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics is the largest vintage racing weekend in the Northwest. It is held at the Pacific Raceways road racing circuit where USRRC, Trans-Am, Continental Grand Prix and IMSA Championship races were held. All VMC Member club racers are invited for a full weekend of races and entrant hospitality. This includes the famous Saturday night Salmon BBQ.

Info: www.sovrenracing.org.

2016 Thursday, June 9: The 39th annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10am to 4pm, at Cincinnati’s Ault Park.

The show’s featured marque is Ferrari, with special displays: 100 years of BMW, 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 1-2-3 Sweep of Le Mans, All-American Workhorse – The Pickup Truck, The Cars of Donald Healey. The Ault Park Concours will display 200+ vehicles, including thirteen annual classes of classic, vintage and exotic automobiles and motorcycles.

The following vehicles will be featured based on their rarity, spectacular condition, whether original or restored, and their overall provenance, representing the featured marque, special displays and the 13 vehicle classes identified.

• 1958 Austin Healey Goldie – 2.7 liter, 90 horsepower, inline 4-cylinder engine; restored to show quality by Healey Surgeons in 1986.
• 1957 – One of less than 10 in existence; full-on shift drive ski boat with mid-mounted engine and tow bar and African mahogany deck; built by Healey Marine, Ltd.
•1939 BMW 327/8 Cabriolet – Only 1,965 of these cars were built between 1937 and 1941. This automobile was fully restored in 2012.
•2015 Porsche 918 – Number 405 of only 918 cars made; 0-60 in 2.2 seconds; plug in hybrid V-8 with front and rear electric motors.
•1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II – Left hand drive chassis; one of only 30 Continental Newport town cars made. Completely restored in 2004.

The BMW of North America and The BMW USA Classic Collection will be showing the following four race tested vehicles as part of Special Display: 100 Years of BMW:

• ’96 McLaren F1 GTR ’96 Spec FIA GT World Championship Race Car
• ‘75 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA Camel GT Race Car
• ‘99 BMW Williams V12 LMR
• ‘01 BMW M3 GTR ALMS Spec, Petit Le Mans Livery.

The event truly provides something for everyone – from young children to teens to adults of all ages, with a wide range of types of vehicles, a countryside tour, a wide variety of local food options and a new Craft Beer Garden. In additional to the exquisitely designed cars, part of the event includes the Will Sherman Art Show featuring automotive related art. All proceeds of from the event will benefit the Arthritis Foundation, with a special focus on Juvenile Arthritis.

For tickets or more information, please visit: www.ohioconcours.com.

2016 Thursday June 9: Many Great PreWar Sports & Racing Cars will be at Full Throttle June 10-11 During the VSCCA Hershey Grand Ascent Hillclimb, Hershey, PA.

This is a unique hillclimb with only 200 feet of elevation on its 0.7 mile run. The run is very scenic with the challenging road lined with old growth trees. It is a top spectator attraction. Other entrant activities include the Friday night kick off party at the Antique Automobile Car Association Museum. On Saturday night is the VSCCA dinner at the Historic Canal House.

Also recommended is the pre-dinner cocktail hour at the Art Deco “The Circular” Restaurant-Bay overlooking the Hotel Hershey Gardens. The VSCCA mission “to encourage the acquisition, preservation, restoration and operation of vintage sports cars is on high visibility in style at this event.

Info: www.vscca.org.

2016 Wednesday, June 8: VRG/VSCCA Vintage Festival June 23-25 is on the Thompson Speedway Road Racing Circuit

The Thompson Speedway has an original history dating back to the 1950s. In recent years, it has been restored and revitalized with both historic road racing and oval racing weekends.

For this joint VRG and VSCCA vintage road racing weekend, each club has its own races run under its own tech and car eligibility rules. This is important on several issues including the VRG requirement for head and neck restraints while VSCCA does not require them.

VRG Info: www.vrgonline.org.

VSCCA Info: www.vscca.org.

2016 Wednesday, June 8: SVRA Brickyard Invitational June 15-19 Includes Vintage Road Racing Cars on the IndyCar Circuit and Historic Oval Car Exhibition Laps on the 2.5 Mile Indy 500 Oval.

Over 350 historic and vintage racing cars will gather at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a long vintage racing weekend. All SVRA classes will be in action on the road circuit and historic Indianapolis cars will be on the oval. There is a special ProAm enduro race in historic Corvettes, Mustangs with vintage and past pro celebrity drivers sharing cars. This is a spectator-invited event.

Info: www.svra.com.

2016 Monday, June 6: Rocky Mountain Thunder on the Arkansas Vintage Races June 11-12 are at Pueblo Motorsports Park, CO.

This is an annual vintage racing weekend by the Colorado-based vintage road racing club. All VMC member club vintage racers are invited. This is a special invite to CVAR racers. All classes are scheduled.

The featured classes are: Upper Class (Big-Bore), Production Sportscars and Racing Sedans both over and under 2 liters. The Saturday night BBQ is a tradition.

More info: www.rmvr.com.

2016 Monday, June 6: Trans-Am B-Sedans, Formula Vees, Sprites & Midgets All are Featured June 17-19 at VSCDA Blackhawk Classic XXIV at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, IL.

Real vintage circuit ambience, VSCDA club hospitality, all VSCDA classes in action. All VMC Member Club racers are invited. Start the summer with a friendly competition with a friendly competition “in the true spirit of vintage racing.”

More info: www.vscda.org or by phone at (616) 916-2650.

2016 Wednesday, June 1: June 3, 4 – Friends of Steve McQueen Present the Annual Steve McQueen Friday Evening Getaway VIP Dinner and Saturday Car and Motorcycle Show at the Boys Republic Campus in Chino Hills, CA, located near Los Angeles

This is an annual fundraising event for the Boys Republic, a private, non-profit community for at-risk boys and girls ages 13-17. Steve McQueen was a former student in the community as a young boy. Spectators are invited for the Saturday event.

Spectator, Banquet, and Sponsor Info: www.stevemcqueencarshow.com.

2016 Wednesday, June 1: Three Vintage Road Racing Weekend Events and Six One-Day Vintage Oval Races Launch June this Coming Weekend, June 3-5

Road Racing: SOVREN is at Spokane County Raceway, WA; VSCCA is at Lime Rock Park, CT; SVRA is at Sonoma Raceway, CA.

Oval Racing: June 3 ACOT at Accord Speedway, NY. June 4: ACOT is at Orange County Fairgrounds, NY; NEAR is at White Mountain Motorsports Park, NH; Penn-Mar is at Susquehanna Speedway, PA; STAR is at Monadnock Speedway, NH. The June 5 Norwood Reunion is at Norwood, MA.

Vintage racing reports and schedules are in every monthly issue of Victory Lane Magazine. Info: editor@victorylane.com

2016 Wednesday, June 1: Come by this Saturday, June 4, for the Annual “Cars on California Avenue” in Palo Alto, California

A gathering of some two dozen interesting sports, vintage and collector cars organized by Keeble and Shuchat Photography Company. Also on the schedule are a dozen photography pro and amateur workshops some free, some with a fee.

There will also be a special display by a Triumph Club!

Full info at www.kspphoto.com or call Celac Colvert at (650) 327-8996.

2016 Tuesday, May 31: Can-Am 50th Anniversary Celebrated at VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix June 17-19 with Historic Can-Am Car Display and On-Track Demos

This is Canada’s largest vintage racing weekend. Featured are four historic Can-Am cars which will be in a special display tent between demo laps providing both on-track and up-close access for fans and photographers. A Canadian national newspaper is doing a special article on this “Golden Age” of racing featuring this activity.

Mosport was an original Can-Am series circuit on September 25, 1966. Mark Donohue in a Lola T70 Chevy won that event. Second was Phil Hill in Jim Hall’s Chaparral Chevy High Wing 2E. Third was Chuck Parson’s McLaren M1B-Chevy. Notable in the field was Jim Hall, Dan Gurney, George Follmer, Sam Posey, John Surtees and Denny Hulme.

VARAC hopes to host a full Historic Can-Am Feature at Mosport in 2017.

Can-Am Info: Michael Deschamps, Can-Am coordinator. He can be reached by e-mail at mini.fun4ever@yahoo.ca. Spectator and entrance info: www.VARAC.ca.

2016, Friday, May 27: Victory Lane Offices Will Be Closed From 4PM Today Until 9AM Tuesday, May 31 for the Memorial Day Weekend

See you Tuesday!

2016 Wednesday, May 25: Racemaker Press Introduces Two New Books at Indy; Tony Bettenhausen & Sons plus Penske’s Maestro Karl Kainhofer and the History of Penske Racing

Naturally, Racemaker Press is having a party to celebrate the books and you're invited. Come to our book launch on Friday May 27th at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum party where we're hosting from 6pm - 10pm. Get your books signed until 8pm, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and hang out with celeb authors, drivers and vintage race scene aficionados.

The lineup:

• Merle and Susan Bettenhausen and author Gordon Kirby will sign Tony Bettenhausen & Sons
• Karl Kainhofer and Gordon Kirby will also be signing Penske’s Maestro
• Jim McGee will be signing Crew Chief of Champions
• Tom Saal will be signing his ABC book

Can’t make it? You can also find us Sunday at the IMS Museum’s Memorabilia Show and in the Vintage Car tent next to the HOF museum. A portion of the book proceeds will benefit the museum.

But wait, there’s more…

It’s also Racemaker’s 10th anniversary and what a ride it’s been. To celebrate, prominent race historian and Racemaker author Jim O’Keefe has unlocked a special story through hours of research about the car in our logo that you’ve come to know and love. You see, it’s not just any car and it holds special significance during this year’s Indy 500.

2016 Tuesday, May 24: Vintage Oval Events Take the Spotlight This Week and Weekend at Indianapolis in Iowa, Florida and Pennsylvania

Vintage and Historic Champ/Indy cars are part of the celebration week leading to “The 500.” These are organized by The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Info: www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

Mississippi Valley Vintage Race Car Association on May 27 is at Donnellson, IA , Burlington, IA on 28th and 29th. Info: www.MVVRCA.com.

Daytona Antique Auto Racers are holding vintage oval races on the 28th at Bronson Speedway, FL. Info: www.DAARAracing.org.

Penn-Mar Vintage oval races are at Bedford Speedway, PA on May 29. Info: www.penmarvintage.com.

2016 Thursday, May 19: The Big Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Feature on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 with the VSCCA Tops a Big 7 Event Year for Pre-War Car Vintage Racing

The Pre-War Sports and Racing Car season opened April 23-24 at Buttonwillow with a small field at VARA’s British Extravaganza. There are plans for a more advance promotion next year. There is an over 20-car entry June 2-5 at Sonoma Raceway with the SVRA Sonoma Historics. June 10, the Pre-War Cars gather for VSCCA’s Hershey Grand Ascent.

On July 16-17, Pre-War Cars are featured at the spectacular Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. A large 45 car Pre-War race on August 18-21 is a highlight of the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. A big gathering of Pre-War Cars for both a feature race and concours September 2-5 is expected with the Lime Rock Historics. VSCDA invites Pre-War Cars for the ELVF Sept 16-18 at Road America. The HSR Savannah Speed Classic salutes the original Savannah Grand Prix Sept. 23-30, inviting Pre-War racers.

Info: Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Association – Graham Wallis at lagonda29@earthlink.net or Dan Davis at (650) 321-1411 (CA).

2016 Tuesday, May 17: Help Needed by Joe Freeman to Recover Stolen Cooper F3 Parts

Transcript is as follows: “Hello all – As a member of the Cooper Car Club, I have to forward the bad news that following the death of restorer Peter Becker in 2013 on Cape Cod a number of vital parts have gone missing from Formula III, Mark XI, No. 1 including front and rear springs, brake backing plates, the steering wheel (with original red leather covering), and most importantly, parts including the head, from a very important Manx Twin Plug engine.

Does anyone have any information about these parts or seen them advertised on the internet?

If so, please contact me immediately, as I would like to get the car together again.

Hoping for the best, Joe Freeman”

Publisher, Racemaker Press; Boston, MA 02116; (617) 723-2661; jfreeman@racemaker.com

2016 Monday, May 16: HMSA Barber Historics (May 20-22) Features IMSA GT, Formula Jr., 50s U2 Sports Racers at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama

“It’s like racing through a green rolling park complete with large modern sculptures yet on one of the best road racing circuits in North America” noted an enthusiastic vintage race car owner/driver.

This annual event is the once a year for vintage auto racers to enjoy this top circuit. There is a special invitation to all VMC Member Club license holders to join HMSA members in this premier event. All vintage and historic classes will be racing. Special features are: historic IMSA GT cars which include those of Porsche, Corvette, BMW, Ferrari, Chevy Monzas and more; the FJHNA Formula Junior Series Race; Bonhams Under 2 Liter 1950s Sports Racing Car series race.

Entrant info: www.HMSAusa.com or phone at +1 (818) 249-3515 (CA)

2016 Thursday, May 12: The VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix June 17-19 at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario Features Porsche and American Muscle Cars Plus Races for All Vintage Classes

Mosport is one of North America’s legendary road racing circuits which has hosted all the great series. This event salutes some of that history with special on-track exhibition laps of 1966-1974 historic Can-Am cars.

There are several special features: Flat 6 vs. V8, MG vs. Triumph Challenge, Simms Trophy for MGs and Group 44 Triumph Trophy.

There are special hospitality functions for entrants. U.S. vintage racers are invited with VMC Member Club licenses honored.

Entrant info: Ted Michalos, phone @ +1 (844) 214-1892, e-mail @ chgp@varac.ca, website @ www.VARAC.ca.

2016 Wednesday, May 11: US and Canadian Vintage Racers Invited to British Columbia Historic Motor Races at Mission Raceway Park on August 20-21 for Liberal Track Time and US-Canada Challenge

All vintage classes of cars are invited to enjoy 3 or more on-track sessions each day. There are special feature races for open wheel vintage cars and also for sport sedans. This annual event is organized by the British Racing Club of British Columbia and is a spectator race. There is a Field of Dreams special spectator car show field, automobilia booths, and opportunities for rides in racing cars.

Info: www.bchmr.ca and www.vrcbc.ca.

2016 Tuesday, May 10: The Put-In-Bay Road Races Reunion, August 31–September 2, Celebrate a Great Road Racing History Reaching Back to 1950 of Thru-The-Streets in an Island Town in Lake Erie, Ohio

The Reunion Vintage racing weekend purpose is to have fun racing the vintage cars, enjoying the company of fellow racers, enjoying the local food and beverage scene in a relaxed resort island atmosphere just as road racing was back in the days of the original races. The current race circuit is laid out on the local airport just as so many races were back in the 1950s. It is all organized by enthusiasts and racers: Manley Ford, Jack Woehrle, Rich Hahn, Bob and Linda Williams, Kurt Niemeyer and many others, including the many local businesses.

Put-in-Bay is located on South Bass Island just off shore from Point Catawba where the ferry to the island leaves from the mainland. That is near the town of Forth Clinton halfway between Toledo and Cleveland.

Entrant info: www.pibroadrace.com or call Jack Woehrle at (803) 463-5388.

2016 Monday, May 9: The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, May 13-15, 2016 – One of the Great Vintage Weekends in the World Celebrates its 10th

The event has been held every two years since its start in 1997 except for one held twice in a row. That first celebrated the 700th anniversary of Monaco and Monte Carlo. The event focuses on saluting the history of the contemporary Grand Prix held since 1928 through the streets of Monte Carlo. This year there are five historic Grand Prix/F1 races plus one saluting the 1952 race for sports racing cars and one for front-engined, drum-braked Formula Juniors.

Tech and safety inspection and parties begin Wednesday. Friday and Saturday are practice-qualifying and more parties. Sunday is race day. Sunday evening is a gala, over-the-top awards and banquet at The Sporting Club.

The entire event is a five-day celebration not to be missed.

2016 Wednesday May 4: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Thru-the-Streets of Schenley Park in Pittsburgh Extends a Special Invite for Pre-War Car Entries.

There will be a special race for these cars that created the history of racing. Special tribute will be paid to these legends of racing. This race is a feature of the Prewar Sports and Racing Car Association season.

Jim Donick is assisting the event organizers to encourage the Prewar car entries at the following e-mail: whimsey1@earthlink.net.

2016 Tuesday, May 3: Three Short Track Vintage Oval Exhibitions Are Set for Saturday, May 7
  • ACOT Car Show Rheinback, NY www.acotnews.org
  • BCRA Vintage Races at Madera Speedway, CA www.bcraracing.com
  • Penn-Mar Vintage Races at Susquehanna Speedway, PA www.pennmarvintage.com
  • 2016 Monday, May 2: The VSCCA Spring Sprints (May 6-7) at Lime Rock Park, Opens the May Vintage Road Racing Action with Nine Vintage Weekends in the Month

    The second weekend in the month of May has four vintage road racing weekends:

  • May 11-15: VRG and VDCA Jefferson 500 at Summit Point, WV. www.vintagedrive.com, www.vrgonline.com
  • May 13-15: CVAR Marvelous May at MSR, TX. www.corinthianvintagerace.com
  • May 13-15: SVRA Spring Festival at Road America, WI. www.SVRA.com
  • May 14-15: RMVR Spring Grand Prix at High Plains Raceway, CO. www.rmvr.com
  • 2016 Thursday, April 28: HMSA Bonhams 1950s Two Liter Sports Racing 2016 Series Opens at HMSA Barber Historics May 20-22

    The fascinating and fast Lotus Elevens, Lotus 17, 2-liter Ferraris and Maseratis, American Specials, front-engined Elva MKIs through MKIIIs, Bandinis, Porsche Spyders and other sports racing cars will make exciting features. They will also have a feature at the Sommet des Legends July 7-10 at Canada’s Mont Tremblant HMSA event.

    Info for HMSA: www.vintagedrive.com, phone number at (818) 249-3515.

    2016 Wednesday, April 27: The May 11-15 VRG with VDCA Jefferson 500 Major Vintage Road Racing Weekend Includes a Start-Vintage-Racing School May 11-12, All at the Summit Point Circuit in West Virginia

    This is a long running annual vintage road racing event that will have all VRG and VDCA classes with liberal track time. All VMC member club licenses are honored.

    Special features include the Royale Vintage Formula Ford Series race and the Historic IMSA RS/SCCA 2.5 Challenge Series Race.

    The event is noted for a friendly welcoming atmosphere for VRG, VDCA and out-of-area- racers.

    Contact for VRG: VRGOnline.org, phone number: (720) 722-3874.

    Contact for VDCA: vintagedrive.com, phone number at (561) 622-7554.

    2016 Tuesday, April 26: Four Vintage Road Racing Weekends Send April Out on Full Revs

  • VSCDA Spring Brake and Drivers School at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, MI on April 28 – May 1

  • SVRA Southern California Sports Car Festival at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on April 28 – May 1

  • CSRG Spring Thunderhill Races at Thunderhill Park in Willows, CA on April 29 – May 1

  • SOVREN Spring Sprints and Novice Orientation at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA on April 29 – May 1
  • Ten vintage road racing weekends are scheduled in may across North America. May is a big vintage oval racing month with 15 one day or one evening vintage oral events.

    The entire vintage racing scene plus selected concours, hillclimbs, rallys and auctions are in Victory Lane Magazine delivered each month.

    2016 Monday, April 25: The Historic Can-Am Feature at HSR’s The Mitty on Saturday April 23 Was a Big Crowd Pleaser with Dave Handy Driving the Shadow Tribute DN4 Winning Overall

    Toby Bean in his rapid Lola T70 MK-IIIB was second overall followed by William Thumel in a Lola 111B to round out the podium. Twenty HCAA cars started the weekend main feature attracting a record Mitty spectator crowd. The Can-Am field was missing a favorite as Craig Bennett crashed his Shadow DN4 in Saturday morning practice with serious injuries and will be recovering over the next few months.

    Before the 1:15pm Saturday feature, the cars were staged in the hot pits for 30 minutes for a fan walk around and autograph session. Fans crowded the hot pits wall to wall. The pre-race Canada and United States national anthems signaled the 5 minutes to go and a great post race podium ceremony completed the festivities.

    All 300 entries from all classes enjoyed a great weekend. More news soon.

    HCAA info: Dan Davis @ (650) 321-1411.

    2016 Tuesday, April 19: The Traditional British Extravaganza Vintage Racing Weekend for 2016 will be held at Buttonwillow Raceway on April 23-24 Organized by VARA with SVRA

    All British production sports cars, formula cars, sports racing cars, and sports sedans will be featured. All VARA and SVRA eligible cars are invited.

    Info can be located at www.vararacing.com.

    2016 Monday, April 18: Historic Can-Am 50th Anniversary Celebration Feature Race Takes the Green Flag at 1:15pm on Saturday, April 23 during HSR’s “The Mitty” at Road Atlanta

    The entry saluting the 1966-1974 unlimited sports racing car series includes original cars: Shadow DN4, McLaren M8F, Lola T70, Lola 163, Matich, McLaren 1B, Ford Can-Am and more. Practice and qualifying sessions are Friday. The entire traditional weekend hosts nearly 300 cars of every HSR historic class.

    Entry information: HSR Website can be located at HSRrace.com or give them a call at 1 (727) 573-1340

    Ticket information can be purchased on the Road Atlanta website at RoadAtlanta.com or give them a call at 1 (800) 849-RACE.

    2016 Thursday, April 14: Pre-1970 Vintage Racing Sedan Feature during the Lime Rock Historics from September 1 to September 3

    This is in the tradition of 1950s and 1960s SCCA Sedan races and great English saloon races of those times. There were Ford Galaxies, Lotus Cortinas, Jaguar Mk2s, Dodge Darts, Ford Falcons, Mini Coopers, Renault R8s and Dauphines, VW Beetles, Ford Anglias, Morris Minors, Rovers and more. This should be an exciting new tradition at the Lime Rock Historics, one of North America’s great vintage weekends with over 300 vintage cars in action.

    Sedan entry information: Murray Smith Organizer, e-mail: smith@ctspeed.com. Visit the Lime Rock Historics website at www.limerockhistorics.com.

    2016, Wednesday, April 13: Formula Junior Cars of 1968-1973 (’73 International, ’74 SCCA) are Featured at the HMSA Barber Historics from May 20 to May 22

    Barber Motorsport Park is one of the top road racing circuits in North America. This annual vintage racing event attracts all classes of vintage racing cars. The Formula Jr. feature is organized by the Formula Junior Historics North America.

    More information can be found at www.FJHNA.org.

    2016, Tuesday, April 12: HSR’s “The Mitty” Vintage Race Weekend, on April 21-24 at Road Atlanta Features Can-Am Feature, Celebrating the 1966-1974 Can-Am 50th Anniversary

    “The Mitty” is one of the longest running and largest vintage race weekends in North America. Road Atlanta was one of the original Can-Am race circuits starting in 1970. The great Can-Am marques will be represented: McLaren, Shadow, Lola, McKee, Ford, Ferrari and more!

    More information can be found at www.hsrrace.com or by phone at 1 (720) 722-3874.

    2016, Monday, April 11: The Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series Opened at Virginia International Raceway on April 8-10 with the VDCA/VRG Wild Hare Run and Next Race will be with VRG on May 12-15 at the Jefferson 500

    The six event series also is held at both weekends of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix on July 8-10 and July 16-17 .

    More information can be found at www.vrgonline.org or by phone at 1 (720) 722-3874.
    2016, Wednesday, April 6: VDCA and VRG Wild Hare Run – April 8-10 at Virginia International Raceway Opens VDCA’s and VRG’s 2016 Vintage Racing Weekend Schedules

    VDCA has six vintage racing weekends set for 2016. VRG has eight vintage racing weekends on their 2016 schedule.

    The next vintage racing weekend for both is the Jefferson 500 May 11-15 at Summit Point West Virginia, which includes a May 11-12 novice drivers school.

    VDCA information: Website - vintagedrive.com. Phone – (561) 622-2554.

    VRG information: Website - vrgonline.org. Phone – (720) 722-3874.

    2016, Tuesday, April 5: Save the Date: Opening Weekend 2016

    At long last, the time to debut the new surface at Watkins Glen International is approaching.

    A three-day Opening Weekend event will launch the 2016 season, April 15-17, complete with the opportunity to drive your own car on the historic, repaved road course that will play host to the likes of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship this summer.

    The festivities kick off on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the annual Toyota Green Grand Prix, a showcase of motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment with a fuel-efficiency competition for pre-registered alternate-fueled vehicles, hybrids, and traditional gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. No admission is charged for entry.

    On Saturday, the ARC of Schuyler is hosting its annual Grand Prix Run, with pre-registration available at www.arcgrandprixrun.com. Following the run, beginning at 10:00 a.m., fans can take their own cars on track behind the official Watkins Glen International pace car for $25, with the same opportunity on Sunday.

    In addition to pace lap tickets being available at the gate throughout the weekend, attendees can purchase 2016 event tickets at advanced pricing one final time before the Monday, April 18 deadline. Prices will move to pre-event levels following this date. An official schedule and additional Opening Weekend announcements are forthcoming.

    2016, Monday, April 4: New season, track surface closing in on debut at Watkins Glen International

    With an offseason full of track repaving and preparation in the rearview mirror, race season at Watkins Glen International is fast approaching.

    To mark the beginning of another season at the storied road course, Opening Weekend fueled by Kwik Fill Red Apple once again provides fans with the opportunity to take their personal vehicles on track behind an official WGI pace car and take advantage of on-site ticket sales for upcoming events.

    Proceeds from this year’s event admissions will benefit the R.A.C.E. (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation, a donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation. In addition, on Saturday morning, The Arc of Schuyler, a non-profit organization providing support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is holding a 3.4-mile run, or one-mile walk on the track. To register, visit www.arcofschuyler.org.

    “Opening Weekend is always special because it signifies a new year for the facility and our fans,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “The anticipation is even greater this season due to the official debut of our repaved track. It’s been fun to talk about it over the winter months, but it’s about time we have some cars out there.”

    Festivities kick off with opening ceremonies to be held on Friday, April 15th, further details to be announced as they are confirmed. The 12th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix, a showcase of motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment, returns to the track, as well.

    On both Saturday and Sunday, fans will have the unique opportunity to drive the track in their own vehicle. Tickets to 2016 events at Watkins Glen International will also be on sale at advance prices for one final time before the seasonal increase on Tuesday, April 19th.

    Finally, ticketholders will notice several Watkins Glen International partners offering promotional discounts simply by showing a 2016 Opening Weekend stub, including: Hazlitt, International Motor Racing Research Center, Zippo, Bully Hill Vineyards, Great Western, Corning Museum of Glass, and Pole Position Raceway.

    2016 Friday, April 1: Formula B Owners and Drivers – Your Race is NEXT with the HMSA Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from April 9 through 10

    For the first time, HMSA is inviting Formula B cars to participate at the HMSA Sp ring Club Event. HMSA membership is not a requirement for participation (although your new membership would be warmly welcomed). All cars must conform to Monoposto regulations and/or period SCCA rules. Drivers must have a current medical card.

    Dust off the old car and get ready to dive down the Corkscrew once more in a dedicated Formula B race group. Don’t hesitate. You don’t want to miss this race. If you’ve sold your car, please let us know and pass this invitation along to the new owner. This is a SOUND CONTROLLED EVENT with a 103dB limit. For more information, please visit the HMSA website at HMSAusa.com.

    2016, Tuesday, March 29: Historic Can-Am Fearture – 50th Anniversary Celebration Race on Saturday, April 23 at Road Atlanta during HSR’s “The Mitty” on April 21-23 Vintage and Historic Racing Weekend

    The awesome, unlimited, high horsepower greatest racing cars of the 1966-1974 Era, the cars of the SCCA-CASC Canadian-American Challenge Series, will be saluted this year at four big vintage racing weekends. “The Mitty” is the opener of this 50th anniversary celebration. These cars in 1966-1974 were faster than F1 or Indy Cars. They had the greatest drivers: Bruce McLaren, John Surtees, Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Mark Donohue, George Follmer, Chris Amon, and more. The cars were from Lola, Porsche, McLaren, Chaparral, Ford, BBM, Ferrari, Shadow and others.

    Great historic Can-Am cars will be on-track at Road Atlanta for practice on Friday. The big feature on Saturday and also for a Sunday race. Info for spectators or entrants: HSRrace.com.

    2016, Monday March 28: April Novice Vintage Racing Schools in Colorado, Michigan, Washington State to Get Started in Vintage Racing

    All schools are in late April but early registration is required to meet the various requirements.

    April 23-24 is the RMVR Vintage Driving School at Pike’s Peak International Raceway, South of Denver, Colorado. Website: RMVR.com. Phone number: (303) 319-3062.

    April 28-May 1 is the VSCDA Spring Brake and Drivers School at the Gingerman Circuit in South Haven, Michigan. Info: VSCDA.org or call Herb Hilton, CVAR President at (936) 448-6879.

    April 29-May 1 is the SOVREN Spring Sprints with Novice and New Member Orientation at Pcific Raceways just east of Seattle, Washington. SOVRENracing.com

    Most novice schools require the student have a vintage eligible and prepared car, although some provide rentals. Full approved racing helmets and apparel are required for the full school to acquire a license. Some schools offer an introduction to circuit driving in a street car and only require a racing helmet.

    2016, Friday, March 25: Formula Fords are Featured at the April 1-3 CVAR Mike Stephens Classic vintage racing weekend at the Hallett Circuit in Oklahoma

    This is the second CVAR vintage racing weekend on a seven event schedule. The Hallett circuit is a 1950s style road racing circuit with a flowing style layout.

    This makes it a favorite of Formula Ford vintage racers whose formula cars stress precise handling to turn in quick times.

    Formula Ford racers from all VMC clubs are invited to join CVAR Formula Ford vintage racers for special races and hospitality. All other CVAR classes will also be in action on this favorite circuit.

    Info: corinthianvintagerace.com or call Herb Hilton, CVAR President at (936) 448-6879.

    2016, Thursday, March 24: VRG Royal FF Challenge Series, Round 2 May 13-15 Summit Point With Jefferson 500 Follows Round 1 April 8-10 At VIR

    Round 2 of the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series, sponsored by Hoosier, takes the green May 13 thru 15 at VRG’s popular Jefferson 500 event at Summit Point Motorsports Park, West Virginia. Summit is the track racing legend Bill Scott built 46 years ago just as Formula Ford was taking off.

    The track is an updated “throwback” to the club tracks of the 50s and 60s. It requires sharp concentration with a long main straight, several tightening apex turns and a long carousel critical to a good lap time. Expect to see lots of drafting and overtaking all through the pack May 13 thru 15.

    A free Thursday May 12 day is for early bird entries by April 17. An exciting April 8 thru 10 start at VIR expects over 30 historic, club and pre-95 Fords. They are expected to continue the Challenge at Summit Point. Thursday test day is 3 sessions, total 65 minutes, race weekend 7 sessions total 2-3/4 hours track time. Friday night is the Royale Challenge Series cookout with free beer! They will be raffling off six Hoosier FF tires as well as other goodies provided by their sponsors Cloverleaf Auto and Powerslide Motorsports.

    Saturday night is the Jefferson 500 dinner (2 tickets with entry) where Grand Marshall Justin Bell will regale racers with tales of racing daring do! Spring in the rolling hills of Western Virginia close by John Brown’s last stand at Harpers Ferry. All for $440 – A great deal.

    To register go to Motorsportreg.com, put in VRG Jefferson 500 and enter now! More information: www.vrgonline.org.

    2016, Tuesday, March 22: The Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Association and Registry to Promote 2016 Features

    For the first 2016 feature, pre-war vintage racing car owners are invited to join Brian Blain and his fleet of National Indy Cars at VARA’s British Extravaganza from April 23-April 24 at Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California. Visit www.vararacing.com for more details, or give them a call at 1 (800) 280-8272.

    2016, Thursday, March 17: Golden Years of Can-Am Racing Highlighted at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Known for its “excess is barely adequate” reputation, the Can-Am Series was known for its free-wheeling rule interpretations that brought experiments such as big wings, two engines, ground effects, perfecting turbocharging and liberal use of exotic materials. The only hardened rule was the cars were to be “sports cars,” meaning they had to have room for a passenger. The Golden Anniversary of these over-the-top racers will be a feature race at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 18-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    Officially the Canadian-American Challenge Cup, this August’s field of Lolas, Shadows, McLarens, Porsches and others will take two separate grids of historic cars that competed in the series. The first group is comprised of USRRC and Can-Am cars that raced between 1963 and 1968, while the big bore Can-Am group features racers from 1968 through 1974.

    The thundering Can-Am series attracted the world’s finest drivers. Such dignitaries as Mark Donohue, Dan Gurney, George Follmer, Vic Elford, AJ Foyt, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme, Peter Revson, Bruce McLaren, Mario Andretti, Bob Bondurant, David Hobbs, and Jackie Stewart who all competed in the series. The list of drivers could go on and on.

    Both groups will be on track Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. And a special highlight will be a seminar and lively Q&A on Can-Am that will be presented by Victory Lane magazine.

    Each year the highlight of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is its featured marque presentation. This year BMW will celebrate its 100th anniversary in remarkable fashion through its paddock display, historic race cars and several surprises that are in the works. It will be a presentation in keeping with the marque’s illustrious racing history.

    Rolex is an avid supporter of the internationally acclaimed Monterey Classic Car Week and has been title sponsor of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion since it was renamed in 2010. Every year a driver from each group is selected for their overall excellence in the race and receives a Rolex Award of Excellence. The event’s top honor of a specially engraved 18-karat yellow gold and stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is awarded to the driver who excels in the Spirit of the Weekend. Rolex’s involvement with motorsports runs deep, having been associated with the famed Goodwood Revival since 2004 and, most recently, as a Global Partner and Official Timepiece of Formula 1.

    A maximum of 550 historic race cars are being accepted for entry in the 15 race groups that will swell the paddock with rolling automotive history. Each car will be evaluated for its authenticity, race provenance, and documentation that it is period and mechanically correct from when it originally ran. From early pre-war cars like a 1916 National AC and 1927 Bugatti T37A Grand Prix, to the ground-pounding Can-Am cars.

    For more information or to view the full array of ticketing and hospitality packages, contact the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Ticket Office at 831-242-8220 or click HERE for more details.

    2016, Tuesday, March 15: Tribute to the USRRC Roundtable of Legends and Hall of Fame, April 9 at NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA. Limited Tickets are Still Available

    This big event with a special banquet, roundtable and USRRC Hall of Fame induction to be attended by original participants has very limited guest tickets available. Visit www.tributetotheUSRRC.com for more details.

    The United States Road Racing Championship was the major professional road racing series from 1963-1965 and continued as a big spring series in 1966, 1967, and 1968, alongside the fall Can-Am series. The USRRC had great champions, including Jim Hall, George Follmer, and Mark Donohue, along with great manufacturer participation.

    2016 Tuesday, March 8 : Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 34 from September 1 through September 5, 2016

    Historic Festival 34 Chairman Murray Smith has announced an all-new race group for Lime Rock Park’s 34th Historic Festival. Smith is “sounding the clarion call for owners and drivers of saloons and ‘tin tops’ to join us in early September to create a fabulous grid of pre-1970 racing sedans. This rare race group will be in the manner of the cars in Goodwood’s ‘St. Mary’s Trophy’; Ford Galaxies, BMWs, Mini Coopers, Lotus Cortinas, Angilas, Alfa Romeo 1600s, Jaguar Mk2s, Hillman Imps and the like.”

    This is likely a first for an authentic and significant United States historic racing weekend!

    Contact Rick Roso (rick@limerock.com) or Murray Smith (murray.smith@ctspeed.com) for more information. You may also visit Lime Rock Historics’ official website by clicking here.

    2016 Thursday, March 3: Get Started in Vintage Racing at RMVR Vintage Drivers School on April 23-24 at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado!

    There are two levels offered: the full Vintage Competition license recognized by all the vintage racing clubs across North America, or Precision School for high performance driving and introduction to on-track driving. The Vintage Competition school requires an RMVR-type vintage car prepared for racing. A street car is OK for the Precision School.

    Contact Joe Bunton, RMVR Chief Driving Instructor via e-mail at: driving-instructor@rmvr.com.

    2016 Wednesday, March 2: The Formula 5000 Drivers Association’s 2016 Vintage Racing Feature Schedule Opens June 15-19 with the SVRA Brickyard Invitational

    The Association salutes the SCCA Continental Grand Prix Series that began in 1967 and started accepting F5000 cars in 1968. The F5000 cars will also appear at vintage race weekends including: July 14-17 at Road America, September 8-11 at Watkins Glen, and September 30-October 2 (tentative) at Sonoma Raceway.

    2016 Friday, February 26: The HSR Vintage Races During the March 16-20 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring are One of the Biggest Spectator Road Racing Weekends of the Year

    The Sebring 12 Hour Race Weekend is known to attract up to 100,000 spectators. Its history dates back to the early 1950s and has always been an important international event.

    For vintage entries, call (727) 573-1350 or visit www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Thursday, February 25: Supply problems for some brands of SA2015 and SA2010 racing helmets are causing some vintage racing clubs and organizations to continue and organizations to continue to accept SA2005 rated helmets

    It is highly recommended that vintage racers check with the events organizers they plan to run with in 2016. There is an article on vintage racing apparel and helmets in the Car and Driver section of Victory Lane Magazine March 2016 issue, now available.

    2016 Tuesday, February 23: CVAR Races and Novice Drivers School on February 19-21 was a Big Success

    Nearly 200 racers including about 20 students had a great event on the third last ever vintage race at TWS. Next CVAR race is on April 1-3 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit.

    For more information on future events, visit their website: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    2016 Friday, February 12: SOVREN Spring Sprints and Novice Orientation, April 29 – May 1, Pacific Raceways, WA

    SOVREN invites vintage racers and would-be racers to join in for racing in the vintage spirit at five vintage weekends on three different road racing circuits in Washington and Oregon.

    The SOVREN season opener is at legendary Pacific Raceways which opened in 1963 and hosted many major racing series. Located in rolling fir-covered country and elevation changes and interested curves, it has recently been upgraded to 2016 standards.

    For more information, visit their website: http://www.sovrenracing.com/.

    2016 Tuesday, February 9: On Saturday, February 13, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum Will Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Start of the Can-Am Series, 1966-1974, with “A View of Winning a Championship” by George Follmer in a Program Co-Hosted by the Historic Can-Am Association, HCAA

    This Saturday program is part of the regular Saturday Museum program series. It will be a big year in 2016 for enthusiasts of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series which featured the best drivers in the world, the top racing teams, auto manufacturers’ support, and the fastest, most powerful and innovative sports racing cars on great road racing circuits in front of the largest crowds. The great cars included those from McLaren, Chaparral, Lola, Porsche, Ferrari, McKee, Genie, Lotus-Ford, BRM, and more, and eventually up to 1,500 horsepower and speeds of up to 240 MPH.

    This series will also be saluted with great Historic Can-Am Racing Features during big vintage racing weekends at original Can-Am circuits sanctioned by the Historic Can-Am Association. The circuits include: Road Atlanta, Mont-Tremblant, Road America, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    HCAA Information: Dan Davis, Chairman. (650) 321-1411 (CA).

    Blackhawk Museum: http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org/ or Tim McGrane at (925) 736-2277 ext: 100

    2016 Tuesday, February 9: New Date for CVAR Drivers School and Races: February 19-21 at Texas World Speedway

    School students should check in early with President Herb Hilton by calling (936) 448-6879 for car eligibility and physical exam requirements. Rental cars may be available for those without eligible cars. Students get classroom and on-track instruction Friday leading to Saturday and Sunday novice races.

    A full vintage racing schedule is set, offering a possible last ever chance to race on the historic track where legends once raced. It has hosted Can-Am, IMSA, Indy Cars and NASCAR from the late 1960s onwards for decades. It has been a favorite with CVAR members and racers both near and far since 1992. Come learn why! All VMC member club racers are invited to bring their cars and will receive great eligibility privileges.

    For more information, visit CVAR’s website at: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com

    2016 Monday, February 1: VARA Duel in the Desert – Vintage Races with SVRA on February 5-7 at Spring Mountain Resort and Road Racing Circuit Features the Sport Sedans of T.A.B.S. and Formula Ford.

    All the VARA classes will be in action on this spectacular road racing circuit near Las Vegas.

    One of the fast growing vintage classes is the small sports sedans of the 1960s-1970s such as Lotus Cortina, Alfa GT, BMW 2002, Datsun 510 and Mazda RX-2. These raced in SCCA amateur races and in SCCA Pro Under Two Liter Trans-Am and 2.5 Challenge series.

    For more information, call (800) 280-8272 or visit http://www.vararacing.com/.

    2016 Friday, January 29: Last-minute Reminder: The 2016 August 18-21 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Request for Entry Closes Sunday, January 31

    BMW is the featured marque, celebrating 100 years. The Can-Am 50th Anniversary is celebrated Saturday with two feature races: Can-Am/USRRC for early Can-Am cars and Can-Am for later cars. About 550 entries will be accepted in 15 race groups.

    For entry, go to http://www.scrampracing.com/, or e-mail ardelle@mazdaraceway.com

    2016 Friday, January 22: Thinking of Going Vintage Racing?

    Vintage racing clubs organize vintage racing on-track schools, some with rental vintage cars available. The next school and vintage race weekend is February 19-21 at Texas World Speedway with CVAR. More information at www.corinthianvintagerace.com

    VARA wrapped up its University of VARA vintage school, held on January 16th and 17th at Buttonwillow Raceway in Central California with 126 new vintage racers.

    Upcoming schools include:

  • April 23 – 24 at Pikes Peak Raceway, CO with RMVR
  • April 28 – May 1 at Gingerman Raceway, MI with VSCDA
  • April 29 – May 1 at Pacific Raceway, WA with SOVREN
  • May 11 – 12 at Summit Point, WV with VRG
  • All vintage racing school schedules and all vintage racing weekends for the year are inside every issue of Victory Lane Magazine’s Schedule Pages.

    2016 Tuesday, January 19: Once Upon a Time: Race cars were the cutting edge of automotive technology and not mere spec racing cars, road racing circuits were magnificently spread out in a huge park-like setting creating a breathtaking challenge to drivers with high speed sweeping corners – big straights and no dumbed-down chicanes. The drivers were full of personality, brave and skilled in many forms of racing. Return to that Era with the Awesome Historic Can-Am 50th Anniversary Feature Races at the Magnificent Road America, July 14th – 17th

    The Historic Can-Am Association will Celebrate “When Excess was Barely Adequate” when over 80 of the big and fast 1,000 horsepower sports racers of the 1966-1974 road racing series originally driven by legends will be in high speed action on North America’s greatest road racing circuit during the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman Vintage Racing Weekend.

    Historic Can-Am cars will be featured in two big Saturday features, (1966-1967 cars and 1968-1974 cars) and on the big combined Sunday feature for 1966-1974 cars. There will be special Can-Am milestone car displays, big reunion of past participants, autograph sessions, and more. Also, over 500 other vintage and historic cars will be racing over the weekend.

    For more information, contact Dan Davis, HCAA Chairman at (650) 321-1411.

    2016 Friday, January 15: It Is a Can-Am Year! No Race Cars Were So Awesome, Innovative, Wild and Glorious Then and Now as the Great Can-Am Series Sports Racing Cars of 1966-1974, Ultimately Reaching Speeds Well Over 240mph with 1500hp.

    The details of each event’s Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Celebration are in final development. The dates are:

  • April 21-24 Road Atlanta
  • July 7-10 Circuit Mont-Tremblant
  • July 14-17 Road America
  • August 18-21 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • 2016 Thursday, December 14: The 2016 Amelia Island Concours Uniquely Salutes Racing History, The March 11-13 Event Will Feature 11 “Trophy Cars”

    Here are the significant competition cars with the famous trophies they won:

  • Borg-Warner Trophy: Indianapolis 500, 1970 Indy 500-winning PJ Colt #2
  • Wheeler-Schebler Trophy: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1909 Buick “Old #10”
  • Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual Trophy: Richard Petty Plymouth Superbird
  • Le Mans 24 Hour Trophy (1965): Ferrari 250 LM NART, Ferrari’s last Le Mans 24 Winner
  • Le Mans 24 Hour Trophy (1949): Ferrari 166MM
  • Stevens Trophy: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Cord 810 Speed Record Car, 1937
  • Race of Two Worlds: Monza, Italy, Watson/Offenhauser “Roadster,” 1957
  • Vanderbilt Cup: ALCO “Black Beast” (The Only Two-Time Vanderbilt Cup Winner), 1908 & 1909
  • The Maurice G. Bauer Trophy (Cannonball Run): 1973 246 Dino
  • The 1914 French GP Trophy: Mercedes GP
  • Alec Ulmann Trophy (Sebring): 1954 OSCA MT-4
  • Missing is the Famous Johnsons Wax Can-Am Series Unique Floating Trophy, which has not been located.

    2016 Tuesday, January 12: Dunlop Vintage Race Tires are Back! Place Season Order Now! Flash News from Phil Lamont from Vintage Tyres Ltd., North American Distributor

    It has taken longer than we liked to move production of Dunlop’s range of classic bias-ply racing tires; early production was allocated to England and Europe to meet the contractual requirements of FIA Appendix K.

    Limited numbers had been flown to Vintage Tyres Limited, the distributor of Dunlop Racing Tires in North America. Sea container quantities are now being allocated, but supplies of some sizes may be limited in 2016.

    Their warehouse in Canada is shipping to Roger Kraus Racing in California and SascoSports in Virginia. Place your orders early to avoid disappointment.

    For more information, call any of these three shops:

  • Vintage Tyres Limited at (902) 228-2335 or e-mail vintyre@gmail.com
  • SascoSports Inc. at (877) 377-7811 or e-mail dave@sascosports.com
  • Roger Kraus Racing at (800) 510-8223 or e-mail rogerkraus@live.com
  • 2016 Tuesday, January 12: An Important Reminder: The New Date for the CVAR February Driver’s School and Vintage Races is February 19-21 at Texas World Speedway

    This is the opening vintage racing weekend for Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing (CVAR). The Driving School for those wishing to go vintage racing is Friday with classroom and on-track sessions. Novice races are on Saturday and Sunday.

    There is a full vintage racing schedule on Saturday and Sunday for CVAR vintage racers and VMC Member Club license holders. This is the big third “Final” Vintage race at TWS as the circuit is under discussion for industrial development or to be purchased by a new racing organization.

    For more information, call Herb Hilton, CVAR President at (936) 448-6879.

    2016 Monday, December 11: Last Minute Call for the University of VARA Vintage Racing School Plus Test and Tune Sessions on January 16-17 at Buttonwillow Raceway in California

    This is the first vintage racing school of 2016 for those wishing to qualify for a vintage racing license. It also offers track time for licensed racers to check out their car and get seat time for the 2016 season.

    For more information, call VARA at (800) 280-8272 (CA) or visit www.vararacing.com.

    2016 Friday, January 8: Triumph Vintage Race Cars will be Featured at HMSA Spring Club Event April 9-10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    This event is a unique and rare opportunity to participate in a vintage race on this historic circuit outside the famous big August 18-21 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion and preceding weekend Pre-Reunion.

    HMSA invites all VMC Member Club license holders to join HMSA members in this traditional vintage racing weekend. Triumphs have a special invitation. The event is known for safe, liberal track time for practice and sportsmanlike races.

    For more information, call VMC President Chris Vandergriff at (818) 249-3515 (CA) or visit www.hmsausa.com.

    2016 Tuesday, January 5: Formula Junior Historics North America – Nine Vintage Race Feature Schedule Includes May 20-22 with HMSA at Barber Motorsports Park

    This facility includes a world class road racing circuit in a park-like setting, conference and party facilities and a racing museum with one of the largest Lotus car collection plus a very large motorcycle collection. HMSA’s annual vintage race weekend takes full advantage of the location to make it a must-do for vintage racers.

    New to the FJHNA schedule is the two weekends of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 8-10 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex (also known as PittRace) and July 16-17 through the streets of Schenley Park.

    The full nine vintage feature race schedule begins February 19-21 with CVAR at Texas World Speedway for the Third Final TWS Races and Drivers School.

    For more information, please visit www.fjhna.com.

    2016 Monday, January 4: What Will be Significant and Exciting Developments in Vintage Auto Racing for 2016?

    Victory Lane Magazine is already reporting on several new events at new circuits including those at Fernandina Beach Airport in Florida and MSR Houston. Numerous special features: BMW, Corvette, Can-Am, USRRC Seniors tour, Swedish cars, MGs, Triumphs, Jaguar, Ford, MGs, Triumphs, Jaguar, Ford, small sport sedans, Lotus, IMSA GT, Historic Trans-Am, Porsche, Indy Cars, Formula Ford, Formula V, Formula Junior, and more. The January issue is available with extensive news plus late 2015 vintage event reports.

    Contact us for more information at (650) 321-1411.

    2015 Wednesday, December 30: Happy Vintage New Year! Victory Lane Closed from Thursday, December 31, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016

    From December 31, 2015 to January 3, 2016, Victory Lane’s offices will be closed. We will open again on January 4, 2016 to begin celebrating a great vintage racing year full of events, features, and celebrations!

    2015 Wednesday, December 30: The Tribute to the USRRC on April 9, 2016

    There will be the Round Table of Legends, Program, Cocktails, Dinner, Reunion, and USRRC Hall of Fame and special speakers.

    It will be at The Wally Parks NHRA Museum at Pomona, CA. The tickets are limited to 100 people. It is organized by Dave Wolin Inc. (events@tributetotheUSRRC.com).

    Tickets ($149.95 per ticket) and schedule information are all available at www.tributetotheUSRRC.com

    2015 Tuesday, December 29: Porsche vs. American Muscle Feature on June 17-19 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Mosport Grand Prix Circuit with the VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix.

    A special 30-minute Saturday Showdown vintage race will feature the Flat 6s & 4s of Porsche production sports and GT cars against the V8-powered Corvettes, Mustang, Cobras, Tigers and other similar cars. This is just one highlight of three big days of vintage and historic racing plus a festival of collectable and street performance cars. There are six race groups for vintage cars plus a special one for 1973-1995 cars. Special salutes include Triumph, MG and MINIs. Let the games begin!

    For more information on this exciting event, visit VARAC’s website at http://varac.ca/chgp/2016-chgp/.

    2015 Monday, December 28: The Vintage Motorsport Council (VMC) Has Updated the Recommended Vintage Racing Flag Meanings. The Updated VMC Racing Flag Sheet is in the January Issue of Victory Lane Magazine, Now in the Mail to Subscribers and on Selected Newsstands.

    Copies of the updated VMC Vintage Racing Flag Info Sheets will be printed and sent to all VMC member clubs as coordinated by the VMC secretary. The new sheets’ costs of printing are underwritten by VMC’s Parish Safety Fund. The VMC member clubs will distribute these at the start of 2016 during their respective first vintage races.

    The VMC is an organization of 29 vintage racing clubs and organizations whose representatives meet twice a year to discuss matters to improve vintage racing.

    Vintage Motorsport Council (VMC) information at http://www.the-vmc.com/.

    2015 Wednesday, December 23: On Saturday, February 13, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum Will Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Start of the Can-Am Series, 1966-1974, with “A View of Winning a Championship” by George Follmer and “The Challenges of the Most Noted Private Entry from 1966-1972” by Lothar Motschenbacher in a Program Co-Hosted by the Historic Can-Am Association, HCAA

    This Saturday program is part of the regular Saturday Museum program series. It will be a big year in 2016 for enthusiasts of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series which featured the best drivers in the world, the top racing teams, auto manufacturers’ support, and the fastest, most powerful and innovative sports racing cars on great road racing circuits in front of the largest crowds. The great cars included those from McLaren, Chaparral, Lola, Porsche, Ferrari, McKee, Genie, Lotus-Ford, BRM, and more, and eventually up to 1,500 horsepower and speeds of up to 240 MPH.

    This series will also be saluted with great Historic Can-Am Racing Features during big vintage racing weekends at original Can-Am circuits sanctioned by the Historic Can-Am Association. The circuits include: Road Atlanta, Mont-Tremblant, Road America, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    HCAA Information: Dan Davis, Chairman. (650) 321-1411 (CA).

    Blackhawk Museum: http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org/ or Tim McGrane at (925) 736-2277 ext: 100

    2015 Tuesday, December 22: Historic TransAm Group 2016 Green Flag March 3-6 with SVRA Spring Vintage Classic at Sebring

    The year was 1966… a stamp was $0.05, gas was $0.32 a gallon, Star Trek warped into our living rooms, and Pony Cars were hot sellers in auto showrooms. In March of that year the inaugural Trans Am race for Pony Cars was run at Sebring. Wish you could go back in time?

    Well, you can (almost) as the Historic Trans Am Group returns to Sebring to begin a year-long celebration of the 50th year of North America’s premier road race series for production sports cars. Witness Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, and Javelins running fender-to-fender, once again pounding the pavement of the famed Sebring circuit as a field of 25+ original surviving cars takes the green flag.

    Coupled for the first time with contemporary Trans Am races, this even promises to be the greatest gathering of all things Trans Am ever. For the Historic Trans Am Group, it’s just the beginning. The group’s ambitious schedule includes four other events all held at tracks that hosted Trans Am back in the day. Who says you can’t go back?

    Historic TransAm 2016 Schedule:

    • March 3-6: Sebring International Raceway with SVRA at Sebring, FL
    • June 2-5: Sonoma Raceway with SVRA at Sonoma, CA
    • August 13-14: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Pre-Reunion at Monterey, CA
    • August 19-21: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Monterey, CA
    • September 1-5: Lime Rock Park with Lime Rock Historics at Lime Rock, CT
    • September 8-11: Watkins Glen International with SVRA at Watkins Glen, NY

    Updates, news and information available at http://www.historictransam.com

    2015 Monday, December 21: The Date Has Been Changed to February 19-21, 2016 for the CVAR Vintage Racing School and Races at Texas World Speedway

    The student session starts Friday morning with a classroom session. The students then join the Friday Test and Tune sessions on track as Group 5. Experienced vintage racers as instructors will give each student special attention for driver lines and skills. The students will continue Saturday and Sunday in special Group 5 novice races. For would-be students without suitable vintage race prepared cars, there are rental cars available.

    A racing physical is required and one must enter at at least 10 days before the event.

    Learn more at www.corinthianvintagerace.com/become-a-driver/

    2015, Friday, December 18: The April 8-10 HMSA Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a Rare Opportunity to Race on this Legendary Circuit

    There are only three full vintage racing weekends held on this legendary circuit near Monterey, CA in 2016:

    • The HMSA Spring Club Event from April 8-10
    • Monterey Pre-Reunion August 13-14
    • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 18-21

    HMSA does sanction other vintage mid-week events at this circuit.

    HMSA encourages entered cars to be historically correct based on the period of time that the car originally raced. Emphasis is on historic production cars through 1966, Sports Racing and Formula Cars through 1984. Other cars are considered by request.

    The Spring Event offers liberal track time, a welcoming atmosphere, special hospitality, welcoming evening dinner and special lunches.

    Full information may be obtained either by phone: (818) 249-3515, e-mail, or at www.HMSAusa.com

    2015 Thursday, December 17: The First Vintage Race Weekend in 2016 Honors Go to VARA’s Duel in the Desert February 5-7 at the Spring Mountain Circuit Near Las Vegas

    Spring Mountain Circuit at Motor Resort and Country Club has emerged as a first class road racing circuit. It has over 6 miles of paved road which can be set up for more than 50 ways. There is 125 feet of elevation change and a half mile straight.

    This is a joint event with SVRA and all VARA and SVRA classes will be racing. Features include the first race of the West Coast 2016 Vintage Formula Ford Series and the TABS (Trans-Am B- Sedan) 2016 inaugural feature race for small sport sedans. All VMC vintage member club racing license holders are invited.

    Full information may be obtained by phone at (800) 280-8272 (CA) or at www.vararacing.com

    2015 Wednesday, December 16: Want to Go Vintage Auto Road Racing? A Vintage Racing License is Required and Available Through Many Vintage Racing Clubs. The Next is January 16-17 at Buttonwillow Raceway, CA with VARA.

    About thirty vintage racing clubs and organizations hold vintage road races at circuits across North America. Many hold vintage racing schools for novices or vintage racing orientation sessions for experienced racers switching to vintage.

    The next available two-day school is the January 16-17 University of VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway just off Interstate 5, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

    Full information may be obtained by phone at (800) 280-8272 (CA) or at www.vararacing.com

    The next available event is in central Texas at Texas World Speedway from February 19 to February 21, organized by CVAR. You may get more information at (936) 448-6879, or at www.corinthianvintagerace.com

    Eastern and Midwest schools usually begin in April.

    2015 Friday, December 11: New Major Vintage and Historic Racing Events for 2016 Include the SVRA Amelia Island Gran Prix at Ferdinand Beach Airport March 17-20

    This vintage racing weekend is being held on the site of the SCCA races in 1961 to about 1968. On that first Golden Crown Prix weekend in 1961, the Sunday race feature was won by Roger Penske driving Brumos owned Porsche RS61.

    The SCCA Amelia Island Gran Prix will invite many of the 1960s vintage racing cars along with great vintage cars from later years. The event will be a festival with special events, parties, vintage aircraft and vintage motorcycle events.

    For more information, go to www.svra.com

    2015 Tuesday, December 8: New HSR Classic 12 Hours of Sebring, Pistons and Props, December 2016

    Inspired by the International success of the Daytona Classic 24, HSR has created this new annual International Endurance Festival.

    The big HSR Historic 12 Hour will be the centerpiece for a festival that will salute the entire history of Sebring. Events celebrating the aviation history of Hendricks Field at Sebring and all its planes and people will make this a very special festival. The event is presented by Allan Jay Automotive and will follow the individual race group format of the classic 24.

    The announcement was made jointly by David Hinton, HSR President and Wayne Estes, Sebring International Raceway President and General Manager at the December 2015 HSR Sebring Vintage race.

    Sebring’s aviation history dates back to 1942 as a training base for World War II’s B-17 Flying Fortress bomber planes. Automotive racing history dates back to 1950 when Alex Ulmann created the Sam Collier Six Hour Memorial Grand Prix on December 31, 1950. He then established the 12 Hour for 1952. The 12 Hour quickly became a top International road racing event. The current 3.14 mile circuit incorporates much of the original 5 mile circuit laid out on the original runways and access roads.

    For more information, go to www.hsrrace.com

    2015 Thursday, December 3: Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, December 4 – 5, Holiday Open House at York Springs PA –Racing History Celebration

    Guests are invited to see the great exhibits visit the gift shop and attend a great racing history discussion each day.

    Saturday, December 5 will be Glory Days – and Those Who Made It That Way , focusing on drag racing led by Darwin Doll.

    Sunday, December 6 will be a discussion of Stock Car Racing in the 1950s at Williams Grove with guests LaRoy Felty, George Spec, Gene Goodling, and Davie Brown.

    For more information, call: (717) 528-8279 (PA) or go to www.emmr.org

    2015 Tuesday, December 1: The January 16-17 University of VARA Vintage Racing School Plus Test and Tune Sessions at Buttonwillow Raceway Opens the 2016 Vintage Road Race Season

    A full vintage license program is available. Also, this traditional weekend offers half day introduction to vintage racing in a street or race car.

    For full details, call: (800) 280-8272 (CA) or go to www.vararacing.com

    2015 Tuesday, November 24: Early December Vintage Races at Sebring and Roebling Road Wrap Up the 2015 Vintage Road Racing Season

    All VMC Member Club Vintage license holders are invited to the last two vintage road races in 2015. The HSR Sebring Historics (December 3 -4) are at the legendary Sebring, Florida circuit.

    For more information, go to www.hsrrace.com, or call them at (727) 573-1340.

    The VDCA Season Finale is at Roebling Road near Savannah, Georgia.

    For more information, go to www.vintagedrive.com, or call them at (561) 622-7554 .

    2015 Thursday, November 19: The VRG Turkey Bowl Vintage Racing Weekend, November 27-29 Invites All VMC Member Club Race License Holders

    It is a special way to shape up after the big Thursday Thanksgiving feast. There are grids for 4 VRG classes plus a grid for contemporary prepared race cars and a grid for the Legends cars. The entry fee is a bargain at $250 including special holiday hospitality.

    For more information, go to www.vrgonline.org, or call them at (720) 722-3874.

    2015 Tuesday November 17: The exciting small sports sedans of the 1960s and early 1970s Under 2 Liter and 2.5 Challenge Trans Am Era will be featured at all 2016 VARA vintage races

    These are BMW 2002, Datsun 510, Lotus Cortina, Alfa GT, Mazda RX-2 and similar cars. The Trans-Am – B Sedan (TABs) Group has been organizing vintage features for these cars at western vintage races. The first 2016 TABs feature is with VARA’s High Desert Challenge March 19-20, 2015 at Willow Springs Raceway, north of Los Angeles.

    For more information, go to www.vararacing.com.

    2015 Friday, November 13: Help Your Fellow Racer!

    Victory Lane asks our fellow racers to help other racers by sending in their recommendations for highly recommended shops, anywhere from full restoration to race preparation.

    If you have a preferred shop for your vintage car, whether it is Corvette, MG, Porsche, Datsun, Alfa Romeo or even a Ferrari, do let us know. We would like to share this with our fellow racers. We’d love to put the information in our Sources section, car and driver tech, classified resources as a way of benefitting our community and local businesses in your area.

    You may e-mail us directly at editor@victorylane.com for your top recommendation.

    2015 Thursday, November 12: 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Aug. 18-21, Entry Requests Now Open; Including Two Historic Can-Am Categories Celebrating Can-Am’s 50th Anniversary

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an original Can-Am circuit. There will be a Can-Am feature for cars in later livery and engines and a USRRC Can-Am feature for earlier prepared cars. Each grid is limited to 45 cars. Details and specifics will be available soon.

    The Historic Can-Am Association is involved in the promotion and accompanying special celebrations are to be announced.

    For entry request, go to www.mazdaraceway.com. HCCA info: Dan Davis, Chariman, (650) 321-1411.

    2015 Friday, November 6: HSR Classic 24 Hour Daytona During November 11-15. Race Weekend Draws Top National and International Entries

    A full schedule of HSR vintage races for all classes is topped by the Saturday 1PM – Sunday 1PM Classic 24. Over 250 cars and 350 drivers are divided into six classes. Each class is on the circuit 4 times for an hour in rotations of 6 hour segments – a total of 24 hours of racing.

    The cars include some of the great Le Mans and Sebring endurance cars: Ferrari, Porsche, Lola, Ford GT, Viper, Corvette, Audi, Nissan, Panoz, BMW and more! Drivers’ respective countries include the USA, Canada, France, England, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, and Germany. Many of the drivers are pas Le Mans and Sebring drivers themselves. This truly is one of the world’s most special vintage racing weekends.

    2015 Thursday, November 5: Two Vintage Racing Weekends Set for November 6 through November 8

    SVRA’s National Championship Vintage and Historic Races are at the Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas, with 450 selected great cars. More information @ www.svra.com

    VARA’s Big Bore Bash is at Willow Springs Raceway near Los Angeles, with racing for all classes plus special features for V8 powered cars. More information @ www.vararacing.com

    2015 Tuesday, September 8: Can-Am Tales and Stories, Sep. 12 at IMRRC During Watkins Glen Racing Festival

    A storytelling sessions from past participants takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the International Motor Racing Research Center, and will be moderated by Judy Stropus, formerly of Penske and Brumos teams.

    At 1:00 p.m., noted Can-Am author Pete Lyons will participate in an insider seminar along with past Can-Am driver Oscar Koveleski, former crew chief Jack Derren, Judy Stropus and others.

    All this, plus a Can-Am car display and films being shown at the festival, are part of the run-up to the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1966-1974 Can-Am series in 2016.

    2015 Thursday September 3: Vintage Racing Events Across the Country Over Labor Day Weekend

    The Lime Rock Historics take place at the legendary venue in Connecticut today through Monday. This year, the event salutes Mercedes-Benz.

    RMVR's Labor Day Weekend Grand Prix takes place at Motorsports Park Hastings, Nebraska.

    The SOVREN Columbia River Classic runs Saturday and Sunday at Portland International Raceway.

    2015 Tuesday August 11: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Aug. 13-16, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    The Monterey Auto Festival launched last weekend with the Pre-Historics and continues this coming weekend with the big Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

    There are also vintage races being held this weekend by VSCDA at Grattan Raceway in Michigan and by VRG at Palmer Motorsports Park in Massachusetts.

    A full schedule of vintage road and oval races can be found every month in Victory Lane Magazine.

    2015 Wednesday July 29: RMVR Race Against Kids Cancer, Aug. 1-2, High Plains Raceway, Colorado

    This event is a fundraising benefit race, with proceeds going to the Morgan Adams Foundation for pediatric cancer research. Donations come from vintage racers, associated sponsors, plus spectator rides. There is also a special Saturday night dinner.

    For more information, visit rmvr.com.

    2015 Thursday, July 2: SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics, July 3-5 at Pacific Raceways, Features BMW

    Over 250 great vintage cars will be on hand at SOVREN's annual 4th of July holiday event, and spectators are invited. Pacific Raceways is located about 20 miles southeast of Seattle and is a traditional road racing circuit that has hosted all the great race series over the years.

    Vist sovrenracing.org for more information.

    2015 Tuesday June 23: Historic Indy Cars and Championship Trail Cars On Track as Support Races for IndyCar's MAVTV500, June 26-27, Auto Club Speedway

    The historic cars will run exhibition laps during the day on Friday, and on Saturday morning. The historic oval program is organized by SVRA as part of its 5-event historic oval program. The next event in the series will be Aug. 20-23 at Pocono. For oval entry information, contact Pam Shatraw, (65) 799-0826, pam@svra.com.

    2015 Tuesday May 26: Jaguar the Focus at Two Vintage Road Racing Events this Coming Weekend

    Jaguar will be the featured marque during the SVRA Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, May 28-31 at Sonoma Raceway in California. Nearly 400 vintage and historic race cars are entered in the event.

    VSCCA, meanwhile, runs with the Jaguar Club May 29-30 in Connecticut at Lime Rock Park.

    2015 Friday, May 23: 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Mar. 11-13 at Amelia Island, FL, to be Followed by SVRA Amelia Island Grand Prix, Mar. 17-20 at Municipal Airport in Fernardina Beach, FL

    Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has grown to become one of the top vintage auto events in the world. Newly added for 2016 is the SVRA Amelia Island Grand Prix at Fernardina Beach Municipal Airport, a site which hosted sports car races in the 1960s. SVRA will salute that racing history by offering an invitational vintage racing weekend.

    For more information, visit www.svra.com or www.ameliaconcours.org.

    2015 Wednesday, May 13: Four Vintage Events on the Calendar for May 15-17 Weekend

    VRG's Jefferson 500 takes place at Summit Point, West Virginia.

    SVRA offers its Spring Vintage Festival at Road America.

    The CVAR Marvelous May Races are happening at Eagles Canyon, Texas.

    HMSA's Barber Historics at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama, features Lotus and celebrates George Follmer's 1965 USRRC Drivers Championship.

    2015 Thursday May 7: Entries Now Open for The Hawk International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America

    Entries are now being accepted for the Historic Can-Am Feature and other races at Road America's The Hawk International Challenge with Brian Redman, which takes place July 17-19.

    To enter, visit: www.roadamerica.com.

    2015 Thursday April 16: There are Dozens of Vintage Oval Racing Events Scheduled for May

    Victory Lane Magazine has the complete schedule for vintage racing, both oval and road racing, in every monthly issue. Race reports, features on vintage cars and their drivers, historic racing stories, auction reports and much more. Only $39.95 per year. Call (650) 321-1411 to subscribe.

    2015 Wednesday April 15: Legendary Airplanes, Race Cars, and Exotics on Display at the Warbirds, Wings and Wheels Expo, May 9, Paso Robles, CA

    Spectators are invited to enter their unique performance car and join with the race cars and collector cars on display alongside the rare airplanes. Car show entry is $40. Spectators are also invited for free admission if they do not wish to enter a car.

    All of the Estrella Warbird Museum buildings are open to the public, along with the field display to enjoy. The museum is located at 4551 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles, California. For more information, call Dan and Carol Verstuyft, (805) 467-2640.

    2015 Friday April 10: Vintage and Historic BMWs, British Cars, Formula Fords all Featured at Late April Vintage Races

    Formula Fords will be featured at CVAR's Mike Stephens Classic, Apr. 17-19 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma.

    HSR's the Mitty, Apr. 23-26 at Road Atlanta, features BMW.

    British cars are showcased at VARA's British Extravaganza, Apr. 25-26 at Buttonwillow Raceway in California.

    2015 Tuesday April 7: Would-Be Vintage Racers Invited to April Drivers Schools

    RMVR holds its Driving School Apr. 18-19 at Pikes Peak International Raceway near Colorado Springs. Joe Bunton, Chief Driving Instructor, (970) 420-8785.

    VSCDA's Drivers School is a part of its Spring Brake Vintage Races, Apr. 30-May 3 at GingerMan Raceway near South Haven, Michigan. (616) 916-2650.

    2015 Wednesday April 1: Race Cars Invited to South Boston Speedway, VA, on May 1-3 for Display and Laps

    The event takes place as part of the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival. Early Coupe, Sedan-Bodied, Steel-Bodied Late Model Stocks, Late Model Sportsman, Grand National and others are invited. The event with include fan/driver reunions and special activities.

    For entries, contact Garland Ricketts, (434) 572-7865, ovaleng@ntelos.net, or Butch Blanks, (434) 222-4307, butchblanks@comcast.net. Festival information is available at www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.

    2015 Tuesday March 31: Trio of Road Racing Events on the Calendar for the Apr. 9-12 Weekend

    The SVRA Miami Historics run Apr. 9-12 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.

    CSRG hosts the David Love Memorial Races, Apr. 10-12 at Sonoma Raceway in California.

    VDCA's annual Wild Hare Run is set for Apr. 10-12 at Virginia International Raceway.

    2015 Friday March 6: Vintage Road Racing Season Revs Up in March with Three March Events

    HSR vintage racing grids will accompany the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Mar. 18-20, offering up examples of past racing cars. Also present, from the Chaparral Gallery, is the Chaparral 2 which won at Sebring in 1965.

    HMSA has a full vintage racing weekend, Mar. 21-22 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Chevron is the featured marque.

    VARA and SVRA hold the traditional High Desert Challenge, Mar. 28-29 at Willow Springs International Raceway. This is a very popular event with excellent weather in California's High Desert.

    2015 Wednesday February 18: SVRA Southern Vintage Classic, Feb. 20-22 at Road Atlanta, Has Been Cancelled

    A Winter Storm Warning is in effect this for many eastern states, including Georgia. Due to the threat of more severe winter weather, SVRA had cancelled the Southern Vintage Classic, scheduled for Feb. 20-22 at Road Atlanta.The decision to cancel the event came after discussions with Road Atlanta staff. The area is already dealing with harsh winter conditions, with more forecast for the weekend.

    “It’s really a safety issue,“ said Tony Parella, President and CEO of SVRA. “There are safety concerns for the racers, the volunteers and staff. With a storm warning being issued for the whole region, expectations are for snow, high winds, and freezing temperatures.”

    Spectators who purchased tickets for the event will be given a full refund. SVRA Southern Vintage Classic entrants will be able to seek a refund, or can apply their entry fee to a future race. SVRA’s next event will be the Spring Vintage Classic, Feb. 26-Mar. 1 at Sebring.

    More information can be found at www.svra.com or by calling Kathy Swinford, 817-521-5158.

    2015 Thursday January 29: Get Started in Vintage Racing at an Early Season Vintage Racing Club School

    Clubs often offer introductions to vintage racing in your street car and full licensing in a fully-prepared vintage race car. Rentals are usually available.

    CVAR: Feb. 20-22, Texas World Speedway, (936) 448-6879
    VSCCA: Apr. 11-12, Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania
    RMVR: Apr. 18-19, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado, (303) 319-3062
    VSCDA: Apr. 30-May 1, GingerMan Raceway, Michigan, (616) 916-2650
    SOVREN: May 1, Pacific Raceways, Washington
    VRG: May 13-14, Summit Point, West Virginia

    2015 Tuesday January 6: HSR Historic Palm Beach Grand Prix, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Palm Beach International Raceway, FL

    This weekend has a full schedule of HSR sprint and enduro races. A special 45-minute night race, with no pit stops required, is open to cars from all groups that have front and rear running lights.

    Palm Beach is a resort area with excellent shopping, dining, golf, beaches, and fun for all the family and crew.

    For information and registration, call (727) 573-1340 or visit www.hsrrace.com .

    2014 Wednesday December 31: Happy New Year from Victory Lane!

    We are counting on 2015 to be another vintage year.

    Victory's Lane offices will be closed until Monday, January 5.

    2014 Tuesday December 30: Last-Minute Entries Accepted for the University of VARA, Jan. 10-11, Buttonwillow Raceway, CA

    VARA's racing school for novice and advanced racers offers classes for both street cars and vintage race cars. Some space is still available.

    VARA is a long-time leader in vintage racing in Southern California. As a member-owned club, VARA's focus is on friendly competition and camaraderie. VARA invites both would-be vintage racers with no on-track experience and drivers with some experience (even in contemporary racing) to enter. Classes and track sessions are available for each level. Drivers may enter this introduction to vintage racing with a street car. Drivers who have vintage or contemporary cars can obtain a full vintage racing license.

    For more information, call 800-280-8272 or visit www.vararacing.com.

    2014 Wednesday December 24: Happy Holidays from Victory Lane

    May all of your holiday racing wishes come true in 2015. Here's wishing you a happy holiday from the staff and contributors of Victory Lane Magazine.

    Victory Lane's offices will be closed from December 24th through the 28th.

    2014 Wednesday December 17: VDCA Closes Out 2014 Road Racing Season at Roebling Road

    Celebrating the "true spirit of vintage racing," an enthusiastic group of just over 100 VDCA vintage racers gathered the weekend of Dec. 12-14 enjoyed one of the best events on the calendar – vigorous but sportsmanlike racing, liberal track times, and a great Saturday evening party and season-ending celebration. The food was VDCA's traditional Southern BBQ and baked oysters prepared on the spot.

    VDCA will open their 2015 season with the Wild Hare Run, Apr. 10-12 at Virginia International Raceway. Call 561-622-7554 for more information.

    2014 Wednesday December 3: VDCA Season Finale, Dec. 12-14, Roebling Road, GA

    VDCA tops off its season and offers up liberal track time, a holiday atmosphere, and its famous annual Pick Pickin' and Oyster Roast.

    This 3-day vintage racing and party weekend includes Friday practice sessions and the "infamous Bracket Challenge Team Race." Saturday consists of practice, qualifying, feature races including the Victory Lane Magazine Vintage Formula Vee Festival race. and topped off by a holiday feast. Sunday's calendar includes a morning enduro, and then sprint races in the afternoon.

    This event is the last vintage racing weekend in 2014, and all VMC racing license holders are invited to join in. For more information, call 561-622-7554 or visit www.vintagedrive.com.

    2014 Tuesday December 2: HSR Sebring Historic Races, Dec. 4-7, Sebring International Raceway, FL

    The event celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang and the end of HSR's season, and includes a year-end awards banquet.

    There schedule includes HSR RACELINK Sprint Races, the Hawk Performance Endurance Series presented by BRM, the Bob Woodman Tires International American Challence, Lotus Challenge presented by Wire Wheel, a special night race and a 4-hour enduro, all taking place at the legendary Sebring International Raceway.

    For more information, visit www.hsrrace.com or call 727-573-1340.

    2014 Wednesday November 26: Two Vintage Oval and One Vintage Road Racing Events Spark Action on Thanksgiving Weekend

    The WRA Walt James Classic happens on the oval Nov. 28-29 at Willow Springs International Raceway in California.

    GSVSCC has vintage oval races scheduled for Nov. 29 at Wall Stadium in New Jersey.

    VRG's annual Turkey Bowl, the club's traditional season-ending race, takes place at Summit Point in West Virginia.

    2014 Tuesday November 18: Shelby GT350 Mustang Named Feature Marque for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Aug. 13-16, 2015, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the GT350. The Shelby modified Mustang was immediately classified as an SCCA Production Sports Car for road racing. And the rest is history.

    Ford Motor Company is providing a special historical paddock display. There will also be a race group for 1965-1972 Shelby GT350 Mustangs.

    In addition to their regular race groups, RMMR will be offering groups for historic Formula 1 and historic Formula 5000. Over 550 historic, period-correct cars will race in 15 groups over the weekend.

    For more information, visit www.mazdaraceway.com.

    2014 Monday November 17: Pro Driver Andy Wallace Teams with Doug Smith in 2005 IMSA ALMS Audi Prototype LMP1 for Overall and Class E Win at HSR Daytona Classic 24

    Six groups of vintage and historic cars contested the 24-hour event this past weekend, starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and continuing until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Class winners and final results will be available soon.

    2014 Tuesday November 11: HSR Daytona Historics, Nov. 13-15, Daytona International Speedway, FL, Includes the Classic 24 at Daytona

    Spectators are invited for this very special event, the first Vintage 24-hour race which has been scheduled in North America. It is unique in that it is, essentially, a relay between vintage cars with original 24-hour race history – the cars racing in six groups, with each car on the track an hour at a time and four hours overall. The Classic 24 enduro runs from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

    Friday and Saturday morning are filled with short races for all HSR classes, along with The Hawk Performance Enduro Series.

    For spectators tickets, visit www.hsrtickets.com.

    2014 Tuesday November 4: Mike Martin, Author of a New Book on the 1963-1968 USRRC Series, Gives a Presentation on Sat., Nov. 8, at the International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

    This was SCCA's first pro series and led to the creation of Can-Am, Trans-Am, Formula B, Formula 5000, etc. Martin's new book has chapters covering every year of the series, with race reports on every race from that series, detailed tables of results and extensive photos.

    Enthusiasts and fans are invited to this free program, which is a part of the IMRRC's monthly Conversation Series. It takes place at 1:00 p.m.

    Information on the series, and the Center, is available at www.racingarchives.org.

    Information on purchasing the USRRC book is from the author, email: grimheel62@comcast.net.

    2014 Tuesday October 28: Vintage Races in California and Florida On the Schedule for the First Weekend in November

    CSRG is running at Thunderhill Raceway Park, located northeast of San Francisco. It is the club's season finale and includes a Saturday night awards banquet.

    The traditional VARA Big Bore Bash at Willow Springs International Raceway, north of Los Angeles, is a celebration of vintage cars with big horsepower. This event will include A/B Production Sports Cars, Trans-Am, Stock Cars, Formula Cars, and Sports Racing cars. There are races for all of VARA's classes.

    VDCA's Palm Beach Classic takes place with SCCA at Palm Beach International Raceway, and comes with the club's traditional promise of "great cars, great competition, great food, great racing." VDCA welcomes all VMC member club licensed racers to join them for a special weekend in South Florida.

    2014 Tuesday October 14: 2nd Annual SVRA U.S. Vintage National Championship Held Oct. 10-12 at Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX

    Two days of vintage and historic racing resulted in 27 winners of the coveted SVRA National Championship Bell helmets, with their custom paint signature. The real story is that of over 400 enthusiastic vintage racers having a great time one of North America's best new road racing circuits. A full-detailed report, and results for all 400 racers, will be in the December issue of Victory Lane Magazine.

    2014 Wednesday October 8: Hilton Head Motoring Festival Opens with the HSR Savannah Speed Classic, Oct 24-26, and Concludes with Hilton Head Concours, Nov. 2

    HSR's historic auto races take place on the Grand Prize of America Road Race Circuit across from Savannah on Hutchinson Island. Jaguar is featured marque. There are many special activities for entrants and spectators on the opening weekend. For more information, call 727-573-1340 or visit HSR.

    Many special parties and events lead up to the Concours on Hilton Head Island. During the Concours weekend, there are Automotive Innovations on display, a Wheels-Wings-Hulls exhibition, a Maserati 100th Anniversary display and the Sunday concours at the Port Royal Golf Club. For spectator information on both the races and concours, visit www.hhiconcours.com.

    2014 Friday October 3: SVRA U.S. Vintage National Championship, October 10-12, Circuit of the Americas, TX

    Over 12 groups of vintage race cars, spanning 10 decades of history, will be in action on the newest road racing circuit in North America, located near Austin.

    Over 500 cars are entered, including familiar Production and Sports Cars from Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, MG, Healey, Datsun, BMW, Shelby and more. There will also be exotica Formula and Sports Racing cars from Lotus, McLaren, Lola, McKee, Titan, Autodynamics, Audi, BMW and others. A special feature will Trans-Am cars from the 1966-1972 period: Camaro, Mustang, Barracuda, Cougar, Javelin, Challenger, and other Pony Cars of immense horsepower and speed.

    There are 3-day tickets available for $59. Friday only, $15. Saturday or Sunday, $30. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets are available at circuitoftheamericas.com.

    2014 Wednesday October 1: CVAR Invites Racers to Join Them for Thunder on the Cimarron, Oct. 10-12, Hallett, OK

    Hallett Motor Racing Circuit is a 1.8-mile, 10-turn course set in the rolling hills about 25 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It's one of the best road racing circuits in the Southwest. This traditional CVAR event offers liberal track time and the club's trademark hospitality. All VMC member club licenses are accepted.

    For club information, contact Herb Hilton, president, 936-448-6879. For entry information, contact Merl Hansen, email: flagger95@clear.net, or visit CVAR's website, which also has video of laps around Hallett.



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