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Victory Lane Magazine presents: Hot Vintage Racing News
2017 Thursday June 22: VDCA has Now Added the September 9-10 Hurricane in Savannah at Roebling Road to the 2017 Schedule

All vintage racers are invited to join VDCA members for spirited sportsmanlike competition with added VDCA hospitality. VDCA was founded and is run by racers who focus on liberal safe track time with hospitality for members and guest racers.

The following VDCA event is The Pumpkin Run with VRG October 20-22 at Dominion Raceway.

For more information, visit: www.vintagedrive.com.

2017 Thursday, June 22: The June Cover and Selected Contents Continue to be Unavailable at this Site Due to Technical Issues. It Will be Posted Soon and the July Issue in About a Week. The June Print Magazine was Printed on Schedule Mid-May and Was Sent on Time to Be Available Before June 1 to Subscribers and Newstands
2017 Tuesday, June 20: Vintage and Historic Racers From All Over the West Will Gather June 30-July 2 at Pacific Raceways for the Northwest’s Largest Vintage Race, the SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics

Pacific Raceways is one of the most legendary and scenic road racing circuits in North America located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle, WA. The annual event attracts hundreds of vintage racing cars of every type and a large crowd of spectators while contributing to local charities.

This year, the event has invited Trans-Am over and under 2-liter plus 2.5 Challenge Cars to salute the special 1967 Trans-Am race, the last of the season, that gave the manufacturers title to Ford. Pete Brock with Shelby American at the time will be the honored guest. The event always has special owner/driver hospitality including the Saturday evening salmon BBQ.

For more information, visit: www.SOVRENracing.org.

2017 Friday, June 19: We have had unforeseen difficulties in updating the June issue cover and related contents and will update that soon next week
2017 Wednesday, June 14: VRG & VSCCA 4th Annual Motorsports Festival June 22-24 at Thompson Speedway for Vintage and Historic Racing Cars Meeting Either Clubs’ Rules

All vintage racing clubs license holders with cars eligible for either clubs’ acceptance guidelines are invited to this annual festival. Thompson Speedway has a long history in road racing and this is a chance to race where the legends raced. There is a special race for the Royale Formula Ford Series.

Entry is at the Thompson Speedway website: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events/4th-annual-vintage-motorsports-festival-presented-racing-junk.

For eligibility or other info:
VRG Event Chairman – Paul King – (508) 847-4809, paulking@vrgonline.org.
VSCCA Event Chairman – Mike Virr – (203) 526-0414, mike.virr@gmail.com.
Royal FF Event Liason – Andrew Stein – info@formulafordchallengeseries.com

2017 Tuesday, June 13: The VARAC June 15-18 Vintage Grand Prix at Mosport Has a Full Weekend of Vintage Racing for All Classes Featuring Historic Formula One on Saturday and the Formula Junior International Diamond Jubilee World Tour All Weekend

The legendary Mosport road racing circuit is now named the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It was a site for many great series including Formula One. This weekend, the historic of Canadian racing will be on display celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first F1 Grand Prix of Canada plus many class races on Saturday and Sunday. Liberal track time is promised for both visiting racers and VARAC members. Additional Features include the MG – Triumph Challenge, Worker Appreciation Race, Classic Race for ’73-’95 Historic Cars, Monoposto Grid with wings and slicks. There is an accompanying Mini Meet North and a Field of Dreams Classic Car Show.

For more information, visit:

VARAC: http://varac.ca/vvgp/2017-vgp/

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: https://canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/pages/canadian-historic-grand-prix.

2017 Friday, June 9: Pre-War Vintage Racing Cars are Featured June 16-18 with the VSCDA Blackhawk Vintage Classic at the Blackhawk Farms Circuit in Illinois. Visiting Racers Invited

Pre-War MGs, Bugattis, IndyCars, Lagondas, and other legendary marques are a tradition at this vintage racing weekend.

This road racing facility near South Beloit, Illinois is a 1.95-mile circuit on a park-like 216 acres with club racer-friendly runoff areas. It was built in the mid-1960s.

This VSCDA three-day event is also a club racer-friendly racing weekend. Visiting vintage racers are invited. In addition to spring races for all vintage classes and an enduro, the event features include The Kastner Cup for Triumph cars, a Sprite Midget Challenge, the Trans-Am B Sedan Feature and a race of the VSCDA Formula Vee Series.

For more information, visit: http://www.VSCDA.org.

2017 Thursday, June 8: RMVR Returns to Pueblo, CO for Thunder on the Arkansas Vintage Races This Weekend June 10, 11

This is the second vintage race in the 2017 seven vintage racing event RMVR schedule.

Pueblo Motorsports Park is a multiuse motorsports facility owned by the city of Pueblo. The 2.2-mile 10-turn road racing circuit is part of a complex that includes a drag strip.

VMC Member Club license holders are invited to enter and enjoy racing with RMVR members.

The vintage race weekend following this event is July 29-30 Race Against Kids Cancer at High Plains Raceway.

For more information, visit: http://www.RMVR.com.

2017 Tuesday, May 30: Five Vintage Road Race Weekends – The First Weekend in June are at Road Racing Circuits Across North America

  • CVAR is at Motorsports Ranch near Creson, Texas, Friday through Sunday. https://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

  • HSR annual VIR Historic Races are Friday through Sunday at legendary Virginia International Speedway. http://hsrrace.com/.

  • SOVREN Festival of Speed is at Spokane Raceway Park in Eastern Washington Saturday and Sunday. http://sovrenracing.org/.

  • SVRA Sonoma Historics at Sonoma Raceway are Thursday through Sunday. https://svra.com/.

  • VSCCA Vintage Races with Jaguar Club salutes 50s Sports Racing cars Friday and Saturday at Lime Rock Park, CT. http://www.vscca.org/.
  • 2017 Thursday, May 25: North American Sector of the International Formula Junior Historic Racing Association Diamond Jubilee World Tour 2017-2018

    North America Part 1 – The Peter Revson Trophy:

  • June 8-11: SVRA Open-Wheel World Challenge – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IN
  • June 15-18: VARAC Vintage Grand Prix – Mosport, Canada
  • June 23-26: SVRA Vintage Grand Prix – Mid-Ohio Circuit, OH
  • July 14-16: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

    Part 2 – The Bob Woodward Trophy:

  • August 12-13: Monterey Pre-Reunion – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, CA
  • August 16-20: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, CA
  • August 31-September 4: Lime Rock Historics – Lime Rock Park, CT
  • September 7-10: SVRA US Vintage Grand Prix – Watkins Glen International, NY
  • September 15-17: VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival – Road America, WI

    Formula Junior was one of the most important racing series in history. It raced internationally from 1968-1973 (1974 in the US). The cars started as front-engine and ended up mid-engined with about 120 HP and weighing 880 pounds.

    For more information, visit: http://www.formulajunior.com.

  • 2017 Thursday, May 25: Vintage Indy Cars are on the Big 2.5-Mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway Four-Corner Oval Today in Exhibition Runs Today, Friday, and Saturday Organized by the Speedway Museum Staff

    The annual tradition of vintage and historic Indy 500 car will continue this year with other 60 expected to be on display and on track.

    In a surprise rumor, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1 champion and 2017 Indy 500 Qualifying star, may drive the 1977-1979 Team McLaren on Saturday during the vintage exhibition laps. Alonso qualified the McLaren-Honda Andretti at speeds that could have been a pole run except for an on-track overboost incident from an untested engine installed in a record-time last-minute historic team effort.

    The museum with a vast display of historic cars is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The museum is on the speedway grounds. On non-event days, admission to the grounds is free and museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth aged 6-15 years old, and free for children under 5 years old. On event days, an admission to the grounds is by event admission ticket.

    For more information, visit: http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/at-the-track/museum.

    2017 Tuesday, May 23: The Annual SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics

    Held on or before Independence Day celebration, for 2017 is June 30- July 2. This is the largest vintage and historic auto racing weekend in the Northwest by both racers and spectator count.

    Guest vintage racers are especially invited to enjoy the legendary Pacific Raceway circuit just southeast of Seattle. There is liberal track time and great hospitality including the traditional Saturday evening Salmon BBQ in the paddock.

    For more information, visit: http://www.SOVREN.org.

    2017 Friday, May 19: Formula B Feature at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Spring Classic May 19-21, Vintage Formula B Association and Registry to Form

    Goal: To salute 1965-1972 Formula B Cars with Special Vintage Racing Features, Stories and PR. They were the first successful SCCA amateur and pro open-wheel cars in North American road racing. This will be done by forming an Association and Registry and creating special vintage racing features.

  • The first special vintage racing feature is being held May 19-21 during the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Spring Classic with a FB Grid and Reunion presented by Victory Lane Magazine, celebrating the 1967-1972 SCCA Pro Continental Grand Prix Series, which initially featured FB cars. This 1967 series was won by Gus Hutchinson in a Lotus 41C.

  • Formula B Racing Cars of 1965-1972 are classic, mid-engine, open-wheel formula cars. They weigh about 950 pounds and started with 150 horsepower from 1600cc production-based but highly modified engines, mostly Lotus Ford twin-cam types. By the late 1960s, they had nearly 200hp and were capable of 160mph and incredible quickness and laptimes.

  • During the Spring Classic, there is a 4:30pm Saturday social with beer, soft drinks, and nibbles at Andrew Wait’s FB paddock. This is hosted by Victory Lane Magazine. There will be a driver group photo. There is a professional DVD video being made for entrants and short videos for future PR.

  • The short-term goal is three 2018 Formula B Features on the West Coast. There is interest in the Midwest and East by FB owners for features in their area.
  • Contacts:

    Andrew Wait, Vintage Formula B owner-driver. Cell: (415) 902-2205.

    Dan Davis, past Formula B owner-driver, 1967-1971, Victory Lane Magazine Publisher. Cell: (650) 465-3258. Office: (650) 321-1411.

    Thursday, May 18: VSCR 2017 Racing Schedule Opens May 27-28 with Harvey West Memorial Day Classic at Brainerd International Raceway

    This is a joint VSCR and SCCA/LOL Memorial Day weekend of vintage and contemporary road racing. Brainerd is a legendary circuit in Minnesota. It opened in 1967 as Donnybrooke Speedway. The circuit has hosted great series, including Can-Am, USAC, and more. The circuit has two road options: a 3.1-mile track or a 2.5-mile track.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VSCR.org.

    2017 Friday, May 12: The New Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races May 17-21 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Features Historic Trans-Am, Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans Prototype, and More. Spectators Invited

    The spectactular racing cars of pro race series of the late 1960s through the 1990s will be the stars racing on one of the world’s legendary road racing circuits. The vintage racing will be exciting just as the great series were in their day: Trans-Am 1966-1972, 5-Liter V8s, Trans-Am 2 & 2.5 liter 1966-1972, Can-Am 1966-1974, Continental Grand Prix Formula B cars 1967-1972, Formula Atlantic 1973-1980, Formula One 1967-1984 Cosworth 3-liter era, IMSA World Sports Cars and Le Mans Protoype Racing Cars 1983-2007, NASCAR Stock Cars 1979-2006. There will also be on-track historic motorcycle exhibitions.

    Spectators have full access to the racing paddock and the drivers are always pleased to talk about their cars. General admission tickets start at $60 for the weekend if purchased by Monday, May 15 with children under 12 years old. Individual day and VIP suite tickets are available as are tickets at the gate.

    For more information, visit: http://www.mazdaraceway.com.

    2017 Friday, May 12: VRG with VDCA Jefferson 500 Vintage Races May 17-21 Summit Point West Virginia Includes Vintage Racing School, Royale Formula Ford 50th Anniversary Series Race, IMSA RS – Trans-Am 2.5 Challenge, and Full Schedule of Vintage Auto Races

    This is a big annual vintage and historic weekend for vintage auto racers. All vintage racing license holders are welcome whose cars meet the eligibility and car prep guidelines of VRG or VDCA. SA 2010 helmets or newer required with head and neck restraint mandatory.

    Track access will begin at 6pm Wednesday. Optional on-track Practice begins Thursday with the regular schedule of practice and races Friday through Sunday. There are both sprint and enduros scheduled.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VRGonline.org.

    2017 Thursday, May 11: The VSCCA Grand Ascent Hillclimb in Conjunction With the Elegance at Hershey, June 9th and 10th Invites Entrants

    VSCCA invites participants for the historic Grand Ascent, formerly known as the Hershey Hill Climb. It is held on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel Hershey. It packs plenty of excitement in less than a mile and 200 feet of rise. By making use of the return road, VSCCA guarantees plenty of runs. For convenience, a canopy-covered staging area is provided to keep the sun off entrants’ helmets while waiting for the next attempt at the hill. A walking path alongside the course offers outstanding viewing vantage points for the crowd of spectators and any crew wishing to critique their driver. Timed runs will begin on Friday and go through Saturday.

    This year, VSCCA will be honoring Alfa Romeo as the “Marque of the Year”, excellent examples of the Italian racers are sure to put on a great show. Additionally, the “Ascent” is the first stage of the new VSCCA Hill Climb Cup.

    Entry Fee $475. Includes Friday lunch, Friday Night Kickoff Cocktail Party, Saturday lunch and dinner party. Driver and one crew member are included with entry. Extra crew/meals can be added.

    Entries from the Vintage Motorsport Council member clubs are invited for cars that meet VSCCA eligibility and prep guidelines.

    For more information, visit: http://www.vscca.org/events/grand-ascent-hill-climb-2.

    Please contact the Event Chairman with any questions:

    Stefan Vapaa – email: turbo@at-speed.com | phone: (302)559-9388. Please leave a message.

    2017 Thursday, May 11: Carroll Shelby – A Collection of my Favorite Racing Photos by Shelby and is a new book from Art Evans to be Introduced May 20 at the 5th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show at the Shelby Headquarters, 19021 South Figueroa, Gardena, CA

    There will be a special autograph session with Aaron Shelby, Allen Grant, Don Prudhomme, Garry Patterson and the special book signing with Art Evans and the new book, “Carroll Shelby: A Collection of my Favorite Racing Photos”, featuring memories and commentary by Carroll Shelby. The event includes a car show with top 25 award, pancake breakfast for participants, beer and wine garden, and a BBQ lunch among other displays. Carroll Shelby’s personal collection and the original Venice Crew Mustangs will be displaying the IRS GT350R Project Mustang!

    For more information, visit: http://carrollshelbytribute.com.

    2017 Tuesday, May 9: The RMVR Spring Vintage Grand Prix May 13-14 Opens the Mountain West Vintage Racing Season at High Plains Raceway Near Denver

    High Plain Raceway is one of the best club road racing circuits in North America. All VMC member club racers are invited to experience this circuit in friendly competition with RMVR racers.

    In other news, the RMVR Novice Racing School April 29-30 at Pikes Peak International Raceway was not stopped by the local snowstorms on Saturday. With a clear dry track on Sunday, RMVR graduated over 40 new vintage racers.

    For more information, visit: http://rmvr.com.

    2017 Thursday, May 4: Garage Unlimited of Monterey Grand Opening and Reception for Spring Classic Vintage Race Participants on Thursday, May 18th 4pm-8pm

    Garage Unlimited is a new upscale, gated car condo-storage-mancave facility located in the Ryan Business Park only five minutes from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The facility is the official auto storage facility of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The facility, developed by vintage racer Ralph Borelli, has proved to be very popular with nearly all of its 46 units sold or leased. Only a few remain available.

    Current tenants and Spring Classic Vintage Race participants will enjoy a special invitation-only party to celebrate the 60th Anniversary year of the 1957 opening of the Laguna Seca Road Racing Circuit. The Spring Classic races are May 19-21.

    To visit the facility or for more information, call Ernie Lostrom at (831) 646-1000, or visit: http://www.garage-unlimited-monterey.com.

    2017 Tuesday, May 2: May is Full of Vintage Racing Events Starting with Three this Weekend

  • May 4-7: VSCDA Spring Brake & Drivers School at Gingerman Raceway, MI. http://www.VSCDA.org
  • May 5-6: VSCCA Spring Sprints at Lime Rock Park, CT. http://www.VSCCA.org
  • May 6-7: VARA British Extravaganza at Buttonwillow Raceway, CA. http://www.VARAracing.com
  • 2017 Thursday, April 27: Formula B Cars Were the Stars in the 1967 Professional SCCA Continental Grand Prix Series Which Will Be Celebrated with Feature Races and Reunion on May 19-21 at the Spring Classic, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    The new Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races is organized by SCRAMP as a companion to the big traditional August Rolex Monterey Motorsport Classic. Both are spectator events. The Spring Classic will celebrate great professional road racing series including Can-Am, Trans-Am, Stock Cars, Le Mans, and other series of the late 1960s through the 1990s.

    The Formula B celebration includes liberal track time, invitation to current vintage FB racers, reunion of current and past FB drivers, in-paddock group photo, and in-paddock social.

    For information on entries and tickets, visit: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/spring-classic.

    For information on Formula B activities, call: Dan Davis (650) 321-1411 or e-mail: editor@victorylane.com.

    2017 Tuesday, April 25: Four Vintage Racing Events Close Out April on the 28th Through 30th

  • CSRG Spring Thunder Races, Thunderhill Park. http://www.CSRGracing.org.
  • SOVREN Spring Sprints, Pacific Raceway. http://www.SOVRENracing.org.
  • SVRA SoCal Sports Car Festival, Auto Club Speedway. http://www.SVRA.com.
  • RMVR Novice Vintage Racing School, Pikes Peak Speedway. http://www.RMVR.com.
  • 2017 Thursday, April 20: Historic Can-Am Association News Bulletin - Entries Open Now! Historic Can-Am Feature & Celebration at Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 20-23, 2017

    The big 1 PM Sunday Historic Can-Am Feature Race will celebrate the first Can-Am race held at Road America to open the ‘67 series on September 1-3, 1967. Road America did not hold a 1966 race in the first year of the Can-Am Series. This is the major feature race at the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK. This year's Historic Can-Am Association (HCAA) Annual Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Reunion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 first Can-Am Race at Road America with special salutes and celebrations. Also celebrated will be the first year of Team McLaren’s Championship in 1967. There are traditional classes and awards for Tube Frame, Small Block Monocoque, Big Block Monocoque, and Unlimited (Turbo) cars in the big Sunday feature race, plus the Denny Hulme Award for year-long support of HCAA, and the big HCAA Can-Am Cup for sportsmanship and achievement during the weekend.

    The entire event, attracting over 400 entrants and 50,000 attendees, is full of special celebrations, reunions, and autograph sessions, opening with a Thursday entrants and crew buffet dinner at the track. The Friday downtown race car concours attracts 20,000 spectators as does the Saturday night street car concours. All past crew, sponsors, driers, and media involved in the original 1966-1974 Can-Am series are invited for special Can-Am benefits and celebrations.

    Historic Can-Am entrant benefits include:

  • Can-Am ONLY grids on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Can-Am designated paddock area
  • Free Thursday “Test and Tune”; may be mixed grids
  • HCAA-organized, driver-led, drivers meetings Friday and Saturday
  • Driver/crew lunches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the HCAA marquee
  • Class awards for Tube Frame, Small Block Monocoque, Big Block Monocoque, Unlimited-Turbo
  • A salute to all 1967 Can-Am cars
  • Participation memorabilia for all Historic Can-Am entrants
  • For Historic Can-Am questions, contact Dan Davis, HCAA Chairman, at (650) 321-1411 or by e-mail at editor@victorylane.com.

    2017 Tuesday, April 18: The HSR Classic Motorsport Mitty Vintage Races Feature Porsche this Weekend, April 20-23 at Road Atlanta

    Just about every type of vintage and historic Porsche will compete in numerous Group Sprint Races and Endurance Races along with over 350 other vintage and historic race cars. Spectators are invited to see great vintage racing on one of North America’s legendary and challenging road racing circuits. This circuit opened in 1970 about 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia and has hosted all the great racing series ever since.

    HSR is a leading and one of the largest vintage racing clubs in North America. HSR holds nine vintage and historic races each year. This includes the end of the year world famous Classic 24 at Daytona and Sebring Classic 12 Hour attracting nternational and North American entrants.

    For entrant information, visit http://www.hsrrace.com/ or contact them by phone at (727) 573-1340.

    Road Atlanta Mitty tickets are available at the track.

    2017 Friday, April 14: Vintage Indy Cars on Track April 26-27 as Part of IndyCar’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

    Classic Racing Times is organizing this very special Desert Classic historic support for the contemporary IndyCar races. Indy 500 Winner Tom Sneva is the weekend’s honored guest.

    Wednesday is tractor drop-off, Thursday is load-in day. There are two on-track sessions on Saturday, including an evening dinner, and Sunday has an on-track session plus pre-IndyCar parade laps. Departure time is either Sunday after 5pm or on Monday.

    For more information, contact Gary Mondschein at gary@theclassicracingtimes.com, (570) 656-5962.

    2017 Tuesday, April 11: Twenty Historic Can-Am Cars Wowed the Grand Prix of Long Beach Crowd on Friday and Saturday with the Speed and Acceleration of 500+ Cubic Inch Unlimited American V8 Power in Practices and a Saturday Race. Two More Big 2017 Can-Am Appearances are Set for May and July

    The Can-Am cars represent the 1966-1974 golden era of racing. This was the first and last series when there were virtually no rules, “When Excess was Barely Adequate”. The increase in Friday attendance was directly attributed to the Historic Can-Am Cars appearance according to the event organizer.

    The next two appearances at major historic racing weekends for the spectacular Historic Can-Am Cars are:

  • May 19-21: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Spring Classic Races
  • July 20-23: Road America’s Weathertech International Challenge with Brian Redman saluting the 1967 Can-Am Race
  • For more information: Historic Can-Am Association – (650) 321-1411, Dan Davis, Chairman.

    2017 Thursday, April 6: Modifieds, Now Called Sports Racers, of the Late 1940s and the 1950s will be Featured with the VSCCA Vintage Races on June 2-3 at Lime Rock Park Circuit, CT

    Those were the days of big-engined great Ferraris, Maseratis, Astons, Listers, Jaguars, Allards, Cunninghams, and American V8-powered Specials challenged by the smaller cars from Lotus, Cooper, Nardi, OSCA, Bandini, Elva and small-engined Devin Specials in SCCA Sunday Road Racing features at legendary circuits.

    This great vintage racing era and the cars that made it exciting will be featured on the historic Lime Rock Circuit, now celebrating its 60th anniversary. In addition to the “Modifieds” features, all the VSCCA vintage classes will be in action along with Jaguar Club Classics.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VSCCA.com/

    2017 Tuesday, April 4: Historic Can-Am Cars are a Support Race for the Grand Prix of Long Beach with IndyCar, April 7-9

    The Historic Can-Am Invitational is organized by HMSA. Twenty of the great 1966-1974 unlimited Sports Racing Cars from the era when “the only rule was there was no rules” will be on track. First, a Friday practice is at 11:40am-12:00pm, then a qualifying session at 3:00pm-3:20pm and a historic race on Saturday, 12:00pm-12:20pm.

    For more information, visit: http://www.HMSAusa.com/ or http://gplb.com/.

    2017 Tuesday, April 4: Watkins Glen Circuit Opening Weekend Festival on April 7-8, with Auto Tech Display, Track Run-Walk, Track Tours, and More. Enthusiasts and the Public are Invited for “Your Car on Track”, $25 at the Gate

    Watkins Glen International will host today’s great Trans-Am, IMSA, NASCAR and IndyCar series. This legendary circuit has hosted all those in the past plus Can-Am, F5000, Formula B and Formula 1.

    This special weekend is a chance for enthusiasts to be on the inside and see the circuit up close in a different way. It is all supported by participating sponsors who are offering discounts to attendees. They include: Hazlitt Vineyards, Great Western, Corning Museum of Glass, Zippo, Seneca Gaming, and the International Motor Racing Research Center.

    For more information, visit: http://www.theglen.com/

    2017 Friday, March 31: VDCA Wild Hare Run with VRG April 7-9 at VIR Opens VRG and VDCA’s Vintage Racing Season

    This is an opportunity to race on the legendary Virginia International Raceway, one of the best purpose-built road racing facilities in North America. It is 1950s high-speed style with fast corners, esses, and elevation changes. It opened in 1957 in a park-like setting. It is now home to many racing businesses.

    The 2017 season for VDCA has five vintage and historic racing weekends. The VRG season has seven vintage racing weekends. Some of these weekends are shared between the two clubs.

    For more information, visit:
    VDCA: http://www.vintagedrive.com/ or call (561) 622-7554
    VRG: http://www.vrgonline.org/ or call (720) 722-3874

    2017 Thursday, March 30: The 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford and the 50th Anniversary of the Formula B Pro Continental Grand Prix Series are Celebrated this Weekend April 1-2 with Feature Races During the 200-Car CSRG David Love Memorial Vintage Races at Sonoma Raceway

    Both Formula Ford and Formula B became very popular SCCA and worldwide open-wheel racing classes beginning in 1967. The professional Lake Tahoe Continental Grand Prix attracted over 50 Formula B entrants in 1967. These were serious 150 mph racing cars that launched the careers of Indy and Formula 1 racers. That series continued through 1972 with cars from Lotus, Lola, Titan, McLaren, Chevron, and others. It later became Formula Atlantic.

    Formula Ford began as a driver training class in the UK. The first was a Lotus 51 with a four-cylinder 80hp English Ford engine. Other manufacturers soon included: Lola, Titan, Crossle, Winkelmann, and many more.

    The weekend will have great sports cars on track from famous makes including Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa, Lotus, MG, Austin-Healey, Porsche, Corvette, Mustang, Shelby, BMW, and more. Tickets are available at the gate for $25 per day or $40 for the weekend. Children 12 and under are free, as well as active and veteran military, high school, and college students, all with proper I.D.

    For more information, visit: http://www.csrgracing.org/.

    2017 Tuesday, March 28: PreWar Vintage Race Cars Featured March 31-April 2 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Oklahoma During the 10th Annual Mike Stephens Classic Vintage and Historic Racing Weekend Organized by CVAR

    The first annual CVAR feature for the great racing cars from 1895-1941 has entries from CVAR members and from visiting racers from RMVR and VSCDA. This is a new tradition with CVAR.

    This vintage racing weekend also has races for all CVAR classes of vintage and historic production sports cars, sports racing cars, sport sedans and formula cars.

    The circuit is a club racer-friendly road race circuit in central Oklahoma.

    For more information, visit: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2017 Friday, March 24: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates a gathering that included enthusiasts, journalists, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca supporters engaged over dinner at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, California on Wednesday, March 22 for a special presentation of “Mazda Raceway: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph

    The video footage by Ken Vendley of Victory Lane Magazine from the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion served as the backdrop during the social hour. Dan Davis, publisher of Victory Lane Magazine, the event’s co-host opened the evening and introduced Jon Roser from British Marque, a co-host, and solicited fond and funny memories from throughout the iconic road course’s history from the guests in attendance. After dinner, Tim McGrane from co-host Blackhawk Museum hosted a discussion with Gill Gimpbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and Barry Toepke, Vice President, Communications & Historic Racing.

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course has become an icon of American and motorsports culture, and it has taken the efforts of many to preserve its legacy and ensure that it can be enjoyed by generations to come. Campbell and Toepke shared the inside story of the circuit and fielded McGrane’s questions during a candid and insightful discussion about Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s past, present, and future.

    The 2017 major event schedule was discussed from the upstart Spring Classic to staples such as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO U.S. Round. Campbell addressed such topics as the rumored changes in management over the past couple years and outlined how the new management agreement between the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and the County of Monterey has the two entities working in conjuction to make sure that the Monterey Peninsula is home to world-class motorsports events for years to come. The interview was video recorded by Ryan Bula of Victory Lane Magazine and will be available soon for viewing.

    For more information on the full season, visit: http://www.MazdaRaceway.com.

    2017 Thursday, March 23: RMD by Marc Devis in Schoten, Belgium, has a international selection of cars available in Europe. Marc currently competes in the US and in Europe, and runs in various Can-Am events

    Marc's current cars on offer as of this posting are the following:

  • 1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray
  • 1965 Lola T70 Mk1
  • 1965 McLaren M1B
  • 1967 Lola T70 Mk3 coupe
  • 1970 Chevron B19
  • 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4
  • 1972 McLaren M8F
  • 1972 Porsche 911 2.5 S/T
  • 1974 Chevron B26
  • 1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP
  • 1980 Arrows A3
  • 1988 Argo JM19D
  • 1989 Porsche 962C Brun Motorsport
  • All of the interesting information on these cars are located on his website at http://rmdbe.webhosting.be/.

    2017 Tuesday, March 21: Garage Unlimited of Monterey Has Great Enthusiast Car Condos Near Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Also Space is Available at Club Auto Sport in San Jose.

    Love what Garage Unlimited of Monterey has to offer, but want to be closer to San Jose? Check out this great space available at Club Auto Sport near the San Jose Airport.

    1 Large Unit or Option to Divide:

  • Entire space of 4,186 square feet.
  • Purchase price: $1,250,000
  • Approved for automotive uses
  • Excellent space for auto shop or car storage
  • 1 exterior, 2 interior roll up doors
  • 1 interior storefront door
  • 100% HVAC, compressed air, 200a/480v electric, surveillance cameras, access control, electric doors, pallet racking, luxury cabinetry, approved for car dealership
  • Contact:

    Ernie Lostrom by e-mail: Ernie@lostrom.com or by phone: (831) 646-1000
    Ralph Borelli by e-mail: Ralph@borelli.com or by phone: (408) 521-7117

    2017 Tuesday, March 21: SOVREN Novice Days NOW at Two Events; April 28-30 and June 3-4; Also Now Experienced Racers Qualify at All Races

    The traditional vintage racing school day and weekend for license qualification is at Pacific Raceways on April 28-30 with the Spring Sprints. The newly added novice license qualification weekend is on June 3-4 at Spokane Raceway Park with the Spokane Festival of Speed.

    Also new is a plan for racers experienced in other forms of racing to be vintage-qualified with an orientation at every SOVREN vintage racing weekend. They may obtain a SOVREN vintage license upon demonstrating a vintage racing attitude and skills in that one weekend.

    The new novice manager is Art Metz, replacing Rick Korn. Experienced SOVREN racers staff the program.

    Info: http://www.SOVREN.org.

    2017 Friday, March 17: 2017 Can-Am History Roars Back on Track May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races

    Historic Can-Am Cars at the Spring Classic will shake the hills with Can-Am Thunder. The Historic Can-Am Group feature races during the nine-race group program salutes the “Anything Goes – Win at Any Cost Series” of 1966-1974. The series attracted the best of the best drivers, terms, manufactures racing on North America’s greatest road racing circuits in front of big crowds.

    The races at Laguna Seca from 1966-1973 included the epic 1966 Chaparral vs. Lola – Phil Hill and Jim Hall vs. John Surtees and Parnelli Jones race that gave Chaparral a great win at the circuit’s first Can-Am. The last Can-Am at Laguna Seca was a Folmer-and-Oliver duo vs. Mark Donohue in the Penske Porsche 917-30 with Mark driving form back in the field to win.

    The nine race groups include: Can-Am, Trans-Am U2, FB Continental GP, Le Mans Prototypes, Formula Atlantic, Historic Stock cars, Formula 1, and SCCA GT.

    Info, entry, and tickets: http://www.MazdaRaceway.com or give them a call at (831) 242-8200.

    2017 Friday, March 10: HSR Exhibition of Vintage and Historic Race Cars Supporting the March 16-19 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Includes Hall of Fame Display and Parade Laps Before the 12 Hour

    A spectator treat! These are cars with great Sebring and other major racing events history. Spectators are invited to view the cars and talk to the owners about their vintage history.

    Info: http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2017, Thursday March 9: The Vintage and Historic Racing Season Opens This Weekend March 9-12 Not With a Race, but with a Gathering of Racers, Race Cars, and Key Auto Industry Movers and Shakers at the Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Northeast Florida

    It is at the Ritz-Carlton Resort and Golf Club of Amelia Island. Al Unser Sr. is the honored guest and Saturday night banquet speaker. The event includes: rallies, tours, special dinners, bench racing seminars, current car drives, auctions, Cars and Coffee, and more. All of this leads up to one of the top concours in the world. Race cars, performance cars, rare coachwork cars, classic elegant cars, and special featured car groups are on display and judged. A spectator treat!

    Info: http://www.ameliaconcours.org.

    2017 Tuesday, March 7: A reminder – Get the Inside Scoop About “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph” on Wednesday evening, March 22 by Gil Campbell, CEO/General Manager and Barry Toepke, VP of Communications and Historic Racing at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco

    Sign up at http://www.theoldmotorist.com for dinner reservations which include admission. All fans, enthusiasts, racers, and officials, journalists, and anyone interested, are invited.

    Schedule:
    6:00 to 6:45pm – socializing
    7:00pm – dinner
    7:45pm – program begins

    Co-hosts include:
    Victory Lane Magazine, Dan Davis: (650) 321-1411
    British Marque, Jon Rosner: (925) 288-1750
    Blackhawk Museum, Tim McGrane: (925) 736-2277

    2017 Friday, March 3: SCCA Continental Grand Prix Pro Formula B 50th Anniversary Reunion and Feature Races on May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Spring Classic

    This feature race and reunion will celebrate SCCA’s first open-wheel formula professional series dominated by 1600cc Formula B cars with as many as 50 entrants. In 1967, its first year, the series raced on 5 circuits, including the spectacular mountainside Lake Tahoe road circuit. Gus Hutchinson, in a Lotus 41C, won that Lake Tahoe race and the overall championship. The cars included over time those from Brabham, LeGrand, Chevron, Lotus, Lola, Titan, Tui, Winkelmann, and more.

    The SCCA Continental series with a Formula B championship continued through 1972 and became the Formula Atlantic championship after 1972. The class was also an amateur SCCA National Championship class.

    All Formula B drivers, crews, entrants, and providers of parts and services, past and present, are invited to special events during the Mazda Raceway Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races. The Formula B feature is one of nine feature races. Several past participants are organizing the reunion events with details to be announced soon.

    Entry info: http://www.mazdaraceway.com.

    Formula B reunion: Dan Davis @ (650) 321-1411

    2017 Thursday, March 2: You are invited to hear the inside story from Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Barry Toepke, Vice President, Communications & Historic Racing, “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph”

    Wednesday, March 22nd at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, CA. 6:00-6:45pm socializing, dinner will be served at 7:00pm. The program starts promptly at 7:45pm. Make your dinner selection, which includes admission at http://www.theoldmotorist.com. Sign-ups will begin on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

    During 2017, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will celebrate 60 years of hosting the world’s top cars, motorcycles, and drivers. It is revered as one of the most challenging race tracks in the world. But in spite of its recognition, there have been challenges. There were fears we could lose MRLS. Now, there are going to be changes. Big changes.

    Join hosts:
    Dan Davis, Victory Lane Magazine. Info: (650) 321-1411
    Tim McGrane, Blackhawk Museum. Info: (925) 736-2277

    Jon Rosner, British Marque. Info: (925) 288-1750

    2017 Tuesday, February 28: The May 5-7, 2017 Inaugural Strada Corsa Vintage and Historic Races at the NASA Johnson Space Center Has Been Rescheduled to 2018

    The need to have no vibrations during the final prep of the James Webb space telescope and new NASA site construction requires this rescheduling to a 2018 date, to be announced soon.

    Rescheduling will allow a number of significant corporate sponsors more time to organize their public relations effort. It will also allow the Johnson Space Center time to finish their large construction project and move the James Webb Telescope. As part of the rescheduling, famed automotive auctioneer Spank Assiter will plan to hold a classic car auction as part of Strada Coursa Houston. Overall, this will ensure a bigger, better festival. The organizing company, Escuderia Charities, have been gratified at the support of the vintage racing community. CEO Craigg Eubanks said, “We will continue to make this exciting opportunity a true ‘legacy’ event!”.

    2017 Friday, February 24: The March 2017 Issue is out NOW, featuring the Cavallino Classic, the University of VARA Driver School, Alexander Rossi’s Visit to Fantasy Junction, and much more!

    Victory Lane Magazine is proud to announce the release of the March 2017 issue. Pick up your copy today at select newsstands or look out for it in your mailbox. Just hope the mailman doesn’t run away with it first!

    If you haven’t already, be sure to visit our subscription page to subscribe to the magazine, or give us a call at (650) 321-1411 for a copy or subscription!

    2017 Tuesday, February 21: Dobson Speed Days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, March 21-22

    Speed Days is a private test event and is exclusively for licensed drivers of vintage and modern-prepped race cars. There will be two run groups, garage space, safety vehicles, a plethora of safety workers and of course, an ambulance on hand. A wine dinner will be available for two on Tuesday evening (March 21) along with a celebrity guest making an appearance. A catered driver and crew lunch will be provided in the entry fee.

    There are limited openings still available for the full two-day program, and this includes a lunch and dinner. The Speed Day event costs $6,000 with a deposit of $3,000.

    For those who cannot commit to two days, a one-day $2,500 option is available, which includes lunch for two, but no dinner.

    There are no sound restrictions for this event!

    For more information, visit: http://dobsonmotorsport.com.

    2017 Thursday, February 16: Monterey Car Week, 2016 – “Nine Over Nine”, a Coffee Table Photo Book Compiled and Written by Llew Kinst, Available Now!

    If you missed the Monterey Car Week in 2016, here is your chance to grab a book showcasing the sights and excitement of the best annual automotive show on Earth.

    Llew states, “It’s almost impossible for one person to see everything during the Monterey Car Week, thus this project was born. Our goal was to document the week in photographs and produce the first photo annual covering the full spectrum of events, world class cars and wonderful people that come to Monterey each August.”

    This book features nine professional photographers who joined forces for Monterey Car Week in August 2016, and thus is appropriately titled, Nine Over Nine, as it represents the nine photographers over the course of nine days.

    The book is a 9x12 full-color coffee table book and its 80 pages showcase the Monterey Car Week in over 300 photographs. Photographs were contributed by Sean Cridland, Dennis Gray, Llew Kinst, Wouter Melissen, James Milne, Allan Rosenberg , Peter Singhof, John Straub, and Bill Wagenblatt.

    The $40 book can be found at http://www.squareup.com/store/autograph-motorsports-art-gallery.

    2017 Tuesday, February 14: The Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Celebrations July 20-23 During Road America’s WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman Present the Great Unlimited Sports Racing Cars of 1966-1974 on their Favorite Road Racing Circuit

    The Can-Am Car Saturday qualifying race and Sunday feature race along with a big 500-car field of almost every sort of vintage and historic racing car annually attracts some 50,000 spectators over the three-day event. The spectacular 4.2-mile road circuit winds through a huge park that provides many viewing and picnic sites. This legendary circuit was built in 1955 just south of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, about an hour and a half drive north of Milwaukee. An earlier circuit actually ran on county roads and through the town in the early 1950s. That event is saluted annually with a special banquet preceding the race weekend.

    Info:

    Historic Can-Am Association – call (650) 321-1411 (CA)

    Road America: http://www.roadamerica.com.

    2017 Friday, February 11: The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia, VRCBC, 30th Annual British Columbia Historic Motor Races Will Be August 19-20 at Mission Raceway Park, Canada

    This is western Canada’s biggest vintage motorsport event. This year the event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Formula Ford. There will be races with every sort of vintage racing car. VRCBC is a member of the Vintage Motorsports Council, a North American organization of vintage racing clubs and organizations. Racers belonging to clubs that are VMC members are invited to join in a great weekend of vintage racing and a big Festival for classic cars, unique automobilia booths and more.

    Info: http://www.bchmr.ca.

    2017 Thursday, February 9: VDCA with VRG Wild Hare Run Vintage and Historic Races April 7-9 at Virginia International Raceway Opens the 2017 Season for Both Clubs

    Virginia International Raceway near Danville, Virginia was built in 1957 and is one of the outstanding road racing circuits in North America.

    VDCA and VRG are both VMC member clubs which invite all VMC member club racers to come join in for a great vintage race weekend to open the 2017 season.

    Info VDCA: Phone: (561) 622-7554 (FL), Website: www.vintagedrive.com.

    Info VRG: Phone: (720) 722-3874, Website: www.VRGonline.org.

    2017 Tuesday, February 7: Historic Champ/Indy Cars Will Be Running on Oval Circuits in 2017 at Phoenix, Pocono, Indy and Milwaukee in Big Vintage Racing Spectator Events

    2017 Historic Champ/Indy Cars On-Track

    April 28-29: Classic Racing Times Historic Indy Cars with IndyCar Phoenix International Raceway, AZ

    May 22-28: Historic Indy Cars During IndyCar 500 Week Indianapolis Speedway, IN

    June 16-18 Historic Indy Cars at SVRA Brickyard Invitational, IN

    July 7-8 Millers at Milwaukee Mile with Harry A. Miller Club, WI

    August 19-20 Classic Racing Times Historic Indy Cars with IndyCar at Pocono Speedway, PA

    2017 Friday, February 3: Thinking of Going Vintage Road Racing? Check Out the Full Vintage Racing Club Novice Drivers School Dates Along with the Whole Year Schedule and the “How to Get Started in Vintage Racing” Article in the February Issue of Victory Lane Magazine

    The schedule is a centerfold to pull out and put in the garage or bulletin board for reference. There is also the full compliment vintage race event reports, auction reports, history features, tech stuff and more, on both road and oval racing. The magazine is on newsstands now!

    Call to subscribe or get a sample copy, or just to discuss getting started: (650) 321-1411

    2017 Thursday, February 2: Historic Formula Fords at Featured March 18-19 with HMSA at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    The 50th anniversary of this popular formula series will be celebrated on one of North America’s legendary road racing circuits. Other clubs are also celebrating this anniversary with historic FF race series including VRG and CSRG.

    Complete info:

    www.HMSAusa.com

    www.VRGonline.org

    www.CSRGracing.org

    2017 Tuesday, January 31: Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approves Three-Year Agreement to SCRAMP for Management of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Facility

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2017 under SCRAMP management along with 2018 and 2019.

    The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today voted to accept County Staff’s recommendation to provide a three-year management agreement to the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula to ensure a robust 2017 racing season goes unimpeded and planning for the 2018 season may continue. The management agreement confirms that SCRAMP continues as the day-to-day management arm for the Monterey County-owned facility that SCRAMP built in 1957.

    “We have been working very closely with County Staff over the past several months to develop a plan that builds upon this iconic facility’s heritage of delivering significant economic impact to the Central Coast,” explained Michael Smith, president of the SCRAMP Board of Governors. “We will celebrate this heritage throughout the year with 60th anniversary celebrations, culminating in a Racing Through the Decades feature at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August.”

    This agreement allows SCRAMP to continue its 60-year mission that is dedicated to bringing world-class events to the Monterey Peninsula to benefit race fans, sponsors, charitable organizations and the community as a whole.

    A 2015 study conducted by California State University, Monterey Bay College of Business reported the economic impact of the five major events held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was $62.1 million in direct spending by visitors and produced $5.2 million in state and local taxes. According to the report, “The direct spending included $13.8 million in lodging, incorporating 52,558 room nights in Monterey County; $18.6 million was spent on food and dining; and $12.3 million on retail.” These numbers include spending from non-county attendees only.

    The 2017 major event season features Ferrari Challenge, May 12-14; Spring Classic vintage car and motorcycle races, May 19-21; Superbike World Championship, July 7-9; Monterey Pre-Reunion, August 12-13; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20; Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, September 21-24; and the Pirelli World Challenge, October 12-15.

    For more information, visit: www.mazdaraceway.com.

    2017 Tuesday, January 31: Arizona Vintage Racing Association Next Vintage Oval Racing Event is February 3, 4 at Havasu 95 Speedway, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    AVRA is a vintage Sprint, Midget and Open-Wheeled racing car club. The Havasu 95 track is a ¼-mile asphalt oval with slight banking.

    Contact Barry Adams at (616) 340-3245.

    2017 Friday January 27: HSR Sebring Spring Fling Vintage and Historic Racing Weekend, February 17-19

    This new HSR event at one of the world’s legendary road racing circuits has a full schedule of Sprint and Endurance races for all HSR classes, HSR race groups 1 through 10, and both the BRM Vintage Enduro and BRM Historic Enduro. There is the Bob Woodman Tires International Challenge Race, the RS Cup Race and a Global GT race.

    Also on the schedule are CHIN High Performance Track Sessions for novices new to on-track driving and for more experienced drivers wishing to explore higher performance in non-competitive sessions. Both have instructors and coaching.

    Complete info: www.HSRrace.com or www.CHINtrackdays.com.

    2017 Thursday, January 26: Art Evans' New Book, “Carroll Shelby, A Collection of My Favorite Racing Photos” is a New Collection of Shelby’s Favorite Photos From His Long Career Along with His Commentary on the Depicted Action

    Almost all of the content has never before been in print. Art’s excellent editing and presenting makes this a valuable addition to the Shelby legend. The book is available from CarTech.

    Complete info: www.cartechbooks.com or call (800) 551-4754.

    2017 Tuesday, January 24: Historic Champ/Indy Cars On-Track Exhibitions During Phoenix IndyCar April 28-29, 2017

    The legendary Phoenix International Raceway one-mile oval has a great history with the big first IndyCars since its opening in 1964. The 2016 IndyCar lap record was set by Helio Castroneves at 192.224 mph. This 2017 race marks the second time that IndyCar has raced at PIR.

    The historic Champ/Indy cars will have track time Friday and Saturday. There will be hospitality for entrants. Details are still being developed by the historic organizing group, Classic Racing Times, who organized historic cars at IndyCar Pocono in 2016.

    Complete info: www.theclassicracingtimes.com.

    2017 Friday, January 20: New CVAR Strada Corsa Houston, May 5-7 Vintage and Historic True Road Racing Weekend on the Johnson Space Center Roads with Six CVAR Grids Plus Ford vs. Chevy and England vs. Europe Big Feature Challenge Races Expects Big Spectator Crowds

    This is a unique vintage and historic racing opportunity to experience how it was back in the day of racing on real roads at the legendary space center. There will be several associated special events for entrants.

    Complete info: www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2017 Thursday, January 19: Porsche is the Featured Marque at Two Great Vintage Racing Weekends in 2017: April 20-23 is the HSR Classic Motorsport The Mitty Road Atlanta and September 15-17 is the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at Road America

    From its earliest founding in just after World War 2 Porsche concentrated on racing as technology driver and as its publicity and image presentation. The Porsche pre-356, 356, 356A, 356B, and 356C were excellent street and road cars and very capable road racing cars. The classic 356 series continued thru 1965 in the US and all its variants to this day. Many winning purpose-built racing cars carried on that tradition.

    All will be featured at these major spectator vintage races with special corrals for spectators’ Porsche cars.

    Info:

    HSR: www.HSRrace.com

    VSCDA: www.VSCDA.org

    2017 Tuesday, January 17: New 2017 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races May 19-21 Celebrates Circuit’s 60th Anniversary with Nine Race Groups, Complementary Groups at August 17-20 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. This is a Major Spectator Weekend

    Request for entries are no open with ticket sales starting on February 1. The nine groups salute the various series that had significant history at the circuit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s or in vintage history. They are Formula B 1967-1972, 1973-1984 SCCA Production GT, 1966-1972 Trans-Am, 1966-1974 Can-Am, 1973-1979 Formula Atlantic, 1966-1972 Trans-Am 2 Liter/2.5 Challenge, 1983-2007 World Sports Car – Le Mans Prototypes, 1979-1994 Historic Stock Cars, and 1967-1984 Formula 1.

    Info: www.mazdaraceway.com or www.springclassic.org.

    2017 Friday, January 13: Two Early 2017 HSR Vintage and Historic Racing Events at Sebring: February 17-19 Sebring Spring Fling and March 15-18 Vintage and Historic Exhibition with Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

    HSR will again return to Sebring in late 2017 November 29-December 3 for the HSR Classic 12-Hour and Sebring Historics.

    HSR has nine vintage and historic racing weekends set for 2017. After the two early 2017 Sebring events, HSR returns to Road Atlanta April 20-23 for the 40th Anniversary of the Classic Motorsports Mitty featuring Porsche.

    For full information on these events, call HSR at (727) 573-1340, or visit: http://www.HSRrace.com.

    2017 Thursday, January 12: The Vintage Racing Celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford Are Being Held at Many Vintage Racing Weekends

    These include most of the VRG vintage racing weekends beginning with the May 17-21 Jefferson 500 at Summit Point, West Virginia. There are four more Royal FF Challenge Series races with VRG celebrating the FF 50th.

    2017 Tuesday, January 10: The VARA Duel in the Desert Feb 17-19 at Spring Mountain Resort and Raceway Near Las Vegas Opens the 2017 U.S. Vintage Road Racing Season

    All VARA classes will be racing. Features include 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford Feature Races and Vintage Trans-Am B-Sedan Features.

    All Vintage Motorsport Council Member Club vintage racers are invited to join VARA racers to bring in the new year style.

    For more information, visit http://www.vararacing.com/ or call 1 (800) 280-8272.

    2017 Thursday, January 5: Several Early 2017 Novice Vintage Racing Schools Begin January 14-15 at Buttonwillow Raceway, California with the University of VARA

    Buttonwillow Raceway is located between Sacramento and Los Angeles just off Interstate 5 at Lost Hills.

    This is followed by the new SVRA vintage racing school on February 17-18 at Roebling Road near Savannah, GA.

    On February 24-26, the CVAR novice vintage racing school takes place at Motorsports Ranch Houston Road Race Circuit near Houston, TX.

    On May 4-7, the VSCDA Drivers School is at Gingerman Raceway is on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The event also has vintage races.

    On April 28-30, SOVREN will be hosting their Spring Sprints & Novice Day at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

    On May 17-21, VDCA and VRG will host the Jefferson 500 plus the VRG Drivers School at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, WV.

    Information can be found at their respective websites:

    VARA: http://www.vararacing.com/.

    SVRA: http://www.svra.com/.

    CVAR: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    VSCDA: https://vscda.org/.

    VDCA: http://www.vintagedrive.com/.

    VRG: http://www.vrgonline.org/.

    2017 Tuesday, January 3: You Are Invited to Join Dobson Motorsport at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on January 24-25

    Don’t delay! After months of working with the Laguna Seca management team, we proudly announced that we finally have a date for our 13th Annual Winter Speed Days event on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24-25, 2017. Tuesday has a 105dB limit and Wednesday is our usual UNLIMITED sound day. We realize this is just following the Scottsdale weekend, and just before the large roadster shows in Los Angeles, but it is the best that the current management could commit to and we could not wait any longer for later dates. We truly hope that you can all make this work with your busy schedules. We really need several more attendees to make this event truly special. Well-driven modern cars will be considered too, just please contact me directly at dominic@dobsonmotorsport.com.

    The total cost is $6,000 and we will begin accepting deposits of $3,000 immediately, so be sure and reserve your entry today. Send a check to Dobson Motorsport, LLC, P.O. Box 1358, Mercer Island, WA 98040. A single day is $3,000 and payment is due in full in advance.

    Speed days is a private test event, exclusively for vintage race cars 1987 and older with limited exceptions, (see above). Two run groups, garage space, a full complement of safety workers, ambulance, safety vehicles and insurance, plus a very special wine dinner for two on Thursday evening with a celebrity guest and a catered driver and crew lunch are all included in the entry fee. Ask anyone who has attended…there is nothing like Speed Days!

    Dobson Motorsport, LLC is your trusted source for sales, brokerage, collection management and special promotions of classic, vintage and professional racing machines. Our combined 50+ years of experience and hands-on know-how, sets Dobson Motorsport apart. Check out our current inventory at: http://www.DobsonMotorsport.com.

    2017 Tuesday, January 3: Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations’ Le Mans, Normandy, & Goodwood Festival 2017 Tour Responds to Festival Change with New Tour Dates: June 16 – July 3, 2017

    This is an extensive automobile-themed tour with an added visit to the WWII Normandy Beach sites in Normandy, France. The Le Mans 24 Hour at track and off-track accommodations are first class. These include great viewing from exclusive track suites plus special at-event insider specials. The Goodwood Festival sector includes nearby factory and team facilities tours. The at-track festival and accommodations are tops.

    The second special 2017 Tour is England & the Goodwood Revival September 3-11, 2017.

    For full information on these opportunities, call Steve Austin at 1-800-452-8434, cell: (503) 349-8769, or visit: http://www.steveaustinsautomobiliaandtravel.com

    2016 Thursday, December 29: It Has Been a Great Year for Vintage Racing, Rallies, Hillclimbs, and Concours. The Staff of Victory Lane Magazine and All Our Contributors Have Been Privileged to Bring Our Readers the Best of Reports. Happy New Year and Best of Hopes for a Great 2017! Victory Lane Offices Will Close Today at 4PM and Open Tuesday, January 3 at 10AM in 2017.
    2016 Tuesday, December 27: Important Schedule Change - HSR Sebring Spring Fling February 17-19 Replaces March HSR Vintage Exhibition with Sebring 12-Hour

    The HSR Sebring Spring Fling is the first of an eight vintage and historic race weekend event season. Following the Sebring Spring Fling is a 40th anniversary production of The Mitty, April 20-23, at Road Atlanta, featuring Porsche. The next vintage event, VIR Historic Races, has a date change from May 25-27 to June 2-4.

    The schedule continues with events at Mont-Tremblant July 6-9, Road Atlanta Sept. 14-17, Savannah Oct. 25-29, Daytona Nov. 8-12, and Sebring Nov. 29-Dec 3.

    Info: Phone: (727) 573-1340 (FL) or Website: http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Thursday, December 22: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! The Office of Victory Lane Magazine Will Close for the Holiday at 12:45pm Today and Open Again on Tuesday, December 27 at 10am

    We will continue to accept e-mail throughout this holiday period, but will only check it occasionally. There is a recorder on the phone system, but it reaches capacity quickly.

    For urgent messages, call Dan Davis Home Office at (650) 948-8171.

    2016 Wednesday, December 21: The Historic Can-Am Association November 2016 Newsletter was Mailed Late November to Owner/Drivers in the Registry

    If you are the owner of a 1966-1974 Historic Can-Am race car and have not received the newsletter, please contact Dan Davis, HCAA Chairman, by phone at (650) 321-1411 or by e-mail at editor@victorylane.com and include a USPS mailing address and an e-mail address.

    The newsletter is mailed about three times a year with occasional e-mail versions sent.

    There will soon be an updated newsletter targeted for early February.

    2016 Monday, December 19: Vintage Road Racing Clubs Have Submitted Over 100 Vintage Events for the Schedule Pages of the January Issue of Victory Lane Magazine, with More to Come, Including Vintage Oval Events

    There are about 25 active vintage road racing clubs in North America. Most have event schedules completed by mid-January. These include full weekends of vintage racing, rallies, and hillclimbs. The races attract 80 to 550 entrants for 2 to 4 weekend days of vintage and historic racing on circuits in the U.S. and Canada.

    There are about 80 vintage oval racing clubs, most in the US with a few in Canada. A typical one-day oval event attracts 12 to 60 vintage and historic oval racers on dirt on asphalt tracks of 1/5 to 2.5 miles in length. Most schedules are available in February and March, although some are in the January issue of Victory Lane Magazine.

    2016 Thursday, December 1: Sign Up Now for First 2017 Vintage Novice Track School, January 14-15 University of VARA at Buttonwillow Circuit in California, Limited to 100 Students with Street or Race Car, only 50 Spots Still Available

    Full Vintage Racing Novice License requires vintage race car prepared to VARA rules including fuel cell and full racing driver apparel with SA2010 helmet or newer. All sessions taught by Danny McKeever “Fast Lane” instructors.

    Street Car sessions prepare students for the track experience including performance techniques. Convertibles need a rollover bar. Driver equipment is long-sleeve shirt, full-length pants and SA2010 or M2010 helmet. Convertible drivers need gloves.

    Limited Rental Toyota Long Beach Pro-Celebrity Race Cars are available fo rent which are full VARA race-prepared for novice license. To rent, call Danny McKeever “Fast Lane” instructor at (888) 948-4888.

    The school fee is $395 and makes a great Christmas gift.

    Info: http://www.vararacing.com or call (800) 280-8272 (CA).

    2016 Monday, November 28: HSR & Sebring Circuit Pistons and Props Festival, December 1-4, Features HSR Classic 12-Hour and Vintage Sprint Races, plus Vintage Aircraft Show Saluting 75th Anniversary of Hendricks Field, now Sebring Circuit

    This will be a very big vintage and historic road racing, civil and vintage aircraft plus military history weekend. It is presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Regional Airport and Commerce Park, and Historic Sportscar Racing. This is a big spectator weekend.

    HSR will salute the famous legendary international Sebring 12-Hour Race which began back in the 1950s and has attracted all the famous teams and drivers over more than 60 years. The HSR salute will have multiple endurance sessions for four race groups on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a full program of all the regular vintage spring and special races.

    Info: http://www.hsrrace.com or call (727) 573-1340.

    2016 Tuesday, November 22: The 2017 Annual HCAA Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Celebrations July 20-23 with Road America’s Weathertech International Challenge Salutes 1967 First Can-Am Race at Road America and 1967 Team McLaren First Driver Championship

    Once again the Historic Can-Am car owner/drivers will return to their favorite road racing circuit to delight the spectators and to enjoy the racing, camaraderie and hospitality provided by Road America and the Historic Can-Am Association.

    There is a special effort to have all the Can-Am cars present that filled that 1967 race grid at Road America. As always, this event is a special reunion and celebration of all the original drivers, crews, sponsors, team managers, race and series officials of the great 1966-1974 Can-Am series. Request for entry available in Spring 2017 at www.roadamerica.com.

    Info: HCAA Chairman – Dan Davis: (650) 321-1411.

    2016 Monday, November 22: Rich and Jenn Taylor’s Vintage Rallies 2017 Three Historic Rally Schedule Begins May 21-26 with New England 1000 25th Anniversary Event Through Vermont and New Hampshire

    The Mountain Mille October 15-20 route includes The Greenbrier, The Homestead and the Back of the Dragon.

    Texas 1000 November 5-10 route includes Marfa and its lights, Lajitas, Big Bend Park, and the Chaparral Museum.

    Vintage Rallies are noted for Timed or Touring entrant options. Grand hotels and gourmet meals, exceptional roads, beautiful scenery, mechanic entrant support with free car to drive if yours can’t be fixed en route.

    Acceptance is 1990 or earlier sports cars and any exotic. Fee all-inclusive is $6000 per couple.

    Info: https://www.vintagerallies.com or call (860) 364-0311.

    2016 Friday, November 18: HSR & Sebring Circuit Pistons and Props Festival Features HSR Classic 12-Hour and Vintage Sprint Races, plus Vintage Aircraft Show Saluting 75th Anniversary of Hendricks Field, now Sebring Circuit

    This will be a very big vintage and historic road racing, civil and vintage aircraft plus military history weekend. It is presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Regional Airport and Commerce Park, and Historic Sportscar Racing. This is a big spectator weekend.

    HSR will salute the famous legendary international Sebring 12-Hour Race which began back in the 1950s and has attracted all the famous teams and drivers over more than 60 years. The HSR salute will have multiple endurance sessions for four race groups on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a full program of all the regular vintage spring and special races.

    Info: https://www.hsrrace.com or call (727) 573-1340.

    2016 Thursday, November 17: The Long Beach Historic Can-Am Invitational Feature Race Sanctioned by HMSA will be a Support Race During the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Indy Car Weekend on April 7-10, 2017

    The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of this California resort area is the most spectacular of all the Verizon Indy Car road races. It is a major entertainment happening with concerts, lifestyle expo, support races, Family Fun Zone, all in an area with top accommodations and restaurants.

    This is a very special opportunity for Historic Can-Am Cars of 1966-1974 to race noon Saturday in front of a huge crowd in a top event. It is sanctioned by HMSA who will select the invited period-authentic cars. Historic Can-Am Owner-Drivers contact Chris Vandagriff by phone: (818) 249-3515.

    2016 Tuesday, November 15: Traditional VRG Turkey Bowl November 25-27 at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia, Full Schedule of Vintage Road Races for all VRG Classes, Guest Racers Invited

    VRG Vintage racer’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday then going vintage racing on Friday through Sunday continues for the twentieth year. There are races for all VRG vintage car classes plus races for “Modern Cars” with recognized contemporary race club log books and full modern safety equipment. Tech and registration begin on Friday morning. The circuit is closed with no access Thursday. There is a special Saturday evening dinner by advance reservation.

    VRG info can be found at: https://vrgonline.com

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    Vintage car info: Michael Oritt at Michael.oritt@gmail.com or (305) 793-9467.

    Modern car info: Dave Parker at parkerfamily216@gmail.com or (304) 279-7241.

    2016 Monday, November 14: Florida Old Time Modified Series, FOTM, Race at Eastbay Raceway Park in Florida, Nov. 19, 2016 and December 10, also at Eastbay

    For further information, call: (813) 634-9556 or check out on: https://facebook.com/FloridaOldTimeModifieds/.

    2016 Wednesday, November 9: HSR Daytona Historics November 10-13 and VDCA Palm Beach Classic Vintage Races November 12-13 Fill the Weekend Vintage Road Racing Schedule

    The HSR event is on the road circuit of the big Daytona International Speedway in northeast Florida. There are several special feature races and both a vintage and a historic enduro along with numerous sprint race class races.

    Information can be found at: http://www.HSRrace.com/.

    The VDCA event is in southeast Florida on a purpose-built road racing circuit formerly known as Moroso. It is held with the Florida Region SCCA. VDCA is a club emphasizing liberal track time with 2 short races for its classes on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

    Information can be found at: http://www.vintagedrive.com/.

    2016 Monday, November 7: Several Early 2017 Novice Vintage Racing Schools Begin January 14-18 at Buttonwillow Raceway, California with the University of VARA

    Buttonwillow Raceway is located between Sacramento and Los Angeles just off Interstate 5 at Lost Hills.

    This is followed by the new SVRA vintage racing school on February 17-18 at Roebling Road near Savannah, Georgia.

    On February 24-26, the CVAR novice vintage racing school takes place at Motorsports Ranch Houston Road Race Circuit near Houston, TX.

    May 4-7, the VSCDA Drivers School is at Gingerman Raceway is on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The event also has vintage races.

    There are several other early vintage racing schools yet to be scheduled, including those of SOVREN, VRG, and others.

    Information can be found at the respective websites:

    VARA: http://www.vararacing.com/.

    SVRA: http://www.svra.com/.

    CVAR: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    VSCDA: https://vscda.org/.

    2016 Friday, November 4: VDCA Palm Beach Classic Vintage and Historic Races November 12-13 at Palm Beach International Raceway an Opportunity for a Late 2016 Warm Weather Race Weekend in Southern Florida

    Palm Beach International Raceway is located west of Jupiter, Florida near the intersection of highway 706 and 710 and northwest of West Palm Beach on the Beeline highway, #710. It is a two-mile, 10-turn road racing circuit 40-60 feet wide with generous runoffs and SAVE soft barriers.

    VDCA invites all Vintage Motorsports Council club license holders to come join VDCA members in a fun club event with liberal track time and to enjoy southern hospitality.

    Information can be found at: http://www.vintagedrive.com.

    2016 Thursday, November 3: HSR Daytona Historics November 10-13, 2016 at Daytona International Speedway Road Racing Circuit Salutes Endurance and Sprint Racing History

    The Daytona Speedway road racing circuit gained international attention in 1962 when Dan Gurney won the international 3-hour Daytona Continental in the Arciero Brothers-sponsored Lotus 19 Climax. The great marques that created Daytona history will be racing in the HSR Daytona Historics: Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari, Nissan, Lola, Toyota, Aston, MG, Healey, Shelby, Ford, Lotus, Audi, BMW and more.

    There is a full schedule starting with Wednesday registration and big rig parking. Thursday is continued registration, tech plus test-and-tune. Friday is qualifying for all groups plus the Bob Woodman Tires International American Challenge. Saturday there are WeatherTech Group Features races plus Night Enduros, one for vintage, and one for historic. On Sunday, there are Weathertech Group Feature Races plus the BRM Vintage Enduro and BRM Historic Enduro.

    Full details at: http://www.HSRrace.com.

    2016 Wednesday, November 2: SVRA Big Entrant and Spectator Week at Circuit of the Americas November 1-6: Professional Contemporary SCCA Trans-Am Races and SVRA US Vintage National Championship Races

    The SCCA Trans-Am Series has a Thursday Practice and a Practice and Qualifying on Friday with the points races on Saturday at 10:50am and at 4:00pm.

    Fourteen Vintage Championship Groups are combined into 8 race groups with two Thursday practice sessions for each race, practice and qualifying on Friday, Saturday Feature races and Sunday Bell Helmet Awards Races. There is also a Sunday 8:00am to 9:30am Historic GT/GTP 90-minute endurance race with 2 pit stops. Saturday early evening there is also a Motostalgia Auction, Texas Size BBQ and Charlie Daniels Band Concert. Jaguar is sponsoring Noon new Jaguar laps each day.

    Full details at: http://www.SVRA.com.

    2016 Tuesday, November 1: The Second Half of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival Celebrations Begin Saturday, November 5, Followed by the November 6 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

    The HSR Savannah Speed Classic Vintage and Historic Races October 28-30 on the Savannah Grand Prize Circuit began the celebrations last weekend with festivities at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

    Saturday, November 5 offers the Car Club Showcase at the Port Royal Golf Club, the Aero Expo of Past, Present & Future, Life on the Silver Screen Movie Car Exhibit, On the Water Expo, a Pinnacle Award Presentation to Miles Collier with a Special Car Exhibit and the Honored Collector Award to Jeff Lane of the Lane Motor Museum. All but the Aero Expo are at the Port Royal Golf Club.

    The spectacular Hilton Head Concours Sunday November 6 showcases 26 classes of great cars, plus one of planes and four of motorcycles. The cars begin with pre-16 brass era and continue to recent classics.

    For more information: http://hhiconcours.com

    2016 Monday, October 31: VARA Big Bore Bash Vintage and Historic Road Racing Weekend, November 5-6 Closes Western 2016 Season. VARA then Opens 2017 January 14-15 with the Novice License School: University of VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway

    The VARA Big Bore Bash is an annual attraction for all high-powered, mostly American V8-powered Historic Production, Formula and Sports Racing Cars. There is a full schedule of racing for all vintage classes. VMC member club license holders are invited.

    The University of VARA is a vintage racing school for novices to obtain a vintage racing license in their own vintage race car or in available rental small sport sedans. It is a two-day course held on a novice-friendly road racing circuit. There are opportunities for current license holders for test and tune sessions. There is also an introduction to racing half-day session in a street car.

    For more information: http://vara.com/

    2016 Friday, October 28: If You are Not Racing Your Vintage Car at the Goodwood Festival or Revival in 2017, the Next Best Thing is a VIP Attendance with Steve Austin’s Great Vacations

    Steve’s special tours are noted for their top arrangements at these events including hospitality, viewing area, visits with legendary drivers, unique and best restaurants and hotels, plus area visits to race shops, car manufacturers and cultural sites.

    He has two big tours in 2017: One in on June 16-26 includes Le Mans 24 Hour, Normandy Coast and Goodwood Festival – all three, 2 each, or individual. The second is on September 3-11 is Goodwood and England.

    Steve is also already arranging for the 2018 Monaco Historics and Mille Miglia.

    For more information: http://www.steveaustinsautomobiliaandtravel.com/ or call 1 (800) 452-8434.

    2016 Thursday, October 27: Five Vintage and Historic Road Racing Weekends Remain for 2016 in Southeast US

    The 2016 vintage road racing season ends in mid-December. From now until then, there are great vintage racing weekends to be involved in.

    October 27-30 HSR Savannah Speed Classic is at Grand Prize of America Circuit on Hutchinson Island Savannah, GA.

    November 10-13 HSR Daytona Historics are held at the Daytona International Speedway Road Circuit, FL.

    November 25-27: the VRG Turkey Bowl Vintage Races are at Summit Point, WV.

    December 1-4: HSR Pistons and Props Festival, Classic 12 Hour and Sprint Vintage Races Celebrate Hendricks Field 75th Anniversary 1941-2016, which is now the Sebring road racing circuit in Florida.

    December: 9-11 VDCA Season Finale Vintage Races close out the US vintage racing season at Roebling Road, GA.

    For more HSR information, visit: http://hsrrace.com/ or call (727) 573-1340.

    For more VRG information, visit: http://vrgonline.org/.

    For more VDCA information, visit: http://www.vintagedrive.com/.

    2016 Wednesday, October 26: Numerous Features for Pre-WW2 Vintage and Historic Racing Cars are Being Planned for 2017. The First is March 31-April 2 with CVAR at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Oklahoma

    The history of racing in North America started in the very late 1900s and grew significantly prior and after WWI into the 1920s and 1930s. Shortly after the beginning of the 20th Century, the first National Championship was recognized by 3 organizations and by 1904, the AAA National Championship, the Vanderbilt Cup and other races were created to prove that the new concept of the automobile was reliable and desirable.

    Pre-War features will be held in 2017 at Hallett, Buttonwillow, Sonoma, Blackhawk, Lime Rock and Road America with details soon. The Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Association is promoting this movement and in some cases organizing the features.

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

    For more PWSR information, contact Graham Wallis at lagonda29@earthlink.net or give Dan Davis a call at (650) 321-1411.

    2016 Tusday, October 25: The VARA Big Bore Bash Vintage and Historic Races, November 5-6 at Willow Springs Raceway. Last Chance to Race in the 2016 West Coast Road Racing Season

    This annual road racing weekend features powerful big-engined cars. There are special feature races that typically are contested by Mustangs, Shelby GT350s, Camaro, Cougars, Corvettes, Jaguars, Sunbeam Tigers and more. There are also races for all VARA classes.

    Willow Springs Raceway located near Lancaster and historic Edwards Air Force Base is just north of Los Angeles. It is a high speed 1950s style road-racing circuit that is very inviting for all vintage and historic classes. All VMC member club vintage license holders are invited to join in for this last western chance to go vintage racing.

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

    2016 Monday, October 24: Both Hilton Head Motoring Festival Events Continue In Spite of Hurricane Matthew Challenges: HSR Savannah Races October 27-30, Hilton Head Concours, November 6

    Many special events make up this 12-day vintage and historic automobile-themed festival. The HSR Savannah Speed Classic Vintage and Historic Races are held on the Grand Prize of America Circuit across the Savannah river from the center of Savannah. Savannah has a long history of racing, going back to the earliest Grand Prix in America in 1908.

    The Hilton head Concours is held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, Sunday, November 6. On Saturday, there is a Car Club showcase, Aero Expo and more.

    The combined vintage and historic festival have made this one of the very special automobile events for enthusiasts in North America.

    For more information visit: http://www.hhiconcours.com.

    2016 Wednesday, October 19: CSRG Season Finale Vintage Races at Thunderhill, October 28-30. Includes Awards Dinner

    This Thunderhill Park event winds up the 2016 CSRG vintage racing schedule of events on one of the best club racing circuits in the west. The circuit is located about 3 hours tow from the San Francisco Bay Area. That is northeast, just off Interstate 5 near Willows, California. A full schedule of CSRG classes is scheduled. CSRG’s 2017 schedule opens March 31-April 2 at Sonoma Raceway for the David Love Memorial Weekend of vintage races.

    For more information visit: http://www.csrgracing.org/.

    2016 Monday, October 17: The First Vintage Racing School of 2017 to Obtain a License is the January 14-15 University of VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway, California

    Registration is now open. For those who intend to gain a license, students may attend in their own VARA-qualified vintage race car or may rent a race-prepared Toyota Long Beach Celebrity Race Car.

    Buttonwillow Raceway is located just off Interstate 5 at Lost Hills exit about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That is a 3 hour drive from either. The circuit is a club racing circuit, well-qualified for students.

    For more information visit: http://www.vararacing.com/ or phone: 1 (800) 280-8272 (CA).

    2016 Friday, October 14: CVAR Races at New Orleans Motorsports Park, NOLA, This Weekend Oct 13-16 with SVRA. NOLA Not Scheduled in 2017

    CVAR and SVRA have a full schedule of vintage and historic races at NOLA plus New Orleans style celebrations this weekend. Louisiana has a great history of SCCA racing in the 1950s and 1960s as the oil boom brought many great cars to airport circuits across the state. There was also a great Saturday night party tradition of great Cajun and Creole food and dance music. This event is scheduled to go out in style as no immediate future vintage and historic races after 2016 are scheduled at NOLA.

    CVAR will again race with SVRA Nov. 2-4 at The Circuit of the Americas, Austin Texas, for its final 2016 event. A full schedule of CVAR races is set for 2017.

    For more information visit: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    2016 Wednesday, October 12: HSR Savannah Speed Classic October 27-30 Grand Prize of America Circuit, GA Opens Hilton Head Motoring Festival

    Savannah was the site of the first Grand Prix of the United States, the Savannah Grand Prize Race, adding legend to this vintage and historic racing weekend. The race is held on the Grand Prize of America Circuit on Hutchinson Island across the Savannah river harbor from the historic district of the city.

    The event has a full schedule of sprint races plus The Bob Woodman International Challenge, BRM Enduros, Classic RS Cup and a Global GT race. The accompanying festivities open with Thursday afternoon race cars tour to the City Market and an entrants party. There is a Friday HSR/ODC paddock party.

    Every effort is being extended to hold the November 5-6 Hilton Head Concours, the second part of the Festival in spite of Hurricane Matthew. An update is due Monday, October 17.

    For more information visit http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Tuesday, October 11: West Capital Raceway Alumni Association WCRA Hall of Fame BBQ & Inductions Plus All-American Vintage Oval Classic XI on October 20, 21, 22, 2016.

    Placer County Fairgrounds & All-American Speedway - Roseville, CA

    Midgets – Hardtops – Sprints – Super Modifieds – Roadsters

    All Pre-1980 – Over 60 On-track Laps Over 2 Days

    20th * Chili Feed and Vintage Racing Movie Night

    21st *Swap meet – On-track Action Friday Night

    22nd *WCRA Hall of Fame inductions – WCRA BBQ – Custom Car Show

    Silent Auction – Market Place – Vendors

    All Event Info: Bonnie Chisholm (707) 254-8775 – bchis4708@gmail.com

    2016 Monday, October 10: RMVR October Spooktacular Oct. 22-23 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, CO, Celebrates the Season with a Full Weekend of Vintage and Historic Races

    There is a special Fun Race on Saturday complete with spooks! This special event has an entry fee of $250! The circuit is located near Fountain, CO, south of Denver. Added interest is the races are clockwise on Saturday and counterclockwise on Sunday. A special Thank You Workers Dinner is on Saturday evening at $15 which includes one dinner for purchases and one for a guest worker. For more information visit http://www.rmvr.org.

    2016 Thursday, October 6: Vic Elford Lecture Oct. 8 at Blackhawk Museum Postponed

    Due to transportation issues, Vic Elford's lecture scheduled for this Saturday, as part of the Blackhawk Music Speaker Series, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined. For more information visit http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org.

    2016 Wednesday, October 5: Vic Elford Will Be the Guest Speaker on Saturday, October 8 at Blackhawk Museum Speaker Series 10:30am-12 noon in Danville, CA

    He will recount his legendary wins and adventures plus behind the scenes stories at top racing teams. “Quick” Vic did it all. In an epic year of 1968, he won the Daytona 24 Hours, the Nurburgring 1000 and the Monte Carlo Rally. His Porsche drives in the early, fearsome, undeveloped Porsche 917 gained high respect from fellow racers. Autographed limited editions of his book “Vic Elford, Reflections of a Golden Era” will be available. Attendees may bring their own memorabilia for signing. Museum member admission is free. Guests are invited at $15 and children have free admission.

    The museum is located at: Blackhawk Plaza, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506. Phone: (925) 736-2280. E-mail: museum@blackhawkmuseum.org

    Info: http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org.

    2016 Tuesday, October 4: VRG at the Glen Vintage Races, October 7-9 Attracts Top Vintage Car Field Including Over 35 Vintage and Historic Formula Fords Plus Small Sport Sedan Feature on Watkins Glen International Grand Prix Circuit

    This is a very special vintage and historic auto racing weekend celebrating a full schedule of VRG classes for a fall weekend in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state.

    It is also the final 2016 race for the Royale Formula Ford Championship. 2016 Royale Vintage Ford Races have been held at Virginia International Raceway, Summit Point, Lime Rock Park, New Jersey Lightning, and now Watkins Glen International.

    This racing weekend is also the second of the two-race vintage IMSA RS/SCCA 2.5 Challenge Sedan Series. This has attracted great small sedans: Alfa GT, Mini Cooper, Datsun 510, BMW 2002, Yenko Corvair, Ford Pinto, Datsun B210. This is a fast growing field of significant cars.

    Info: vrgonline.org.

    2016 Thursday, September 29: 2017 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Season-long Major Racing Events Will Celebrate 60th Anniversary of 1957 Opening, Highlighted by Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-20

    May 12-13: Exotic Sports Car Special Event

    July 7-9: Motul FIM Superbike World Championship Geico US Round Featuring MotoAmerica

    August 12-13: Pre-Reunion Vintage and Historic Races, opening Monterey Classic Car Week

    August 17-20: Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. More details soon.

    September 21-24: IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship

    October 12-15: Pirelli World Challenge Season Finale plus International GT Challenge.

    Single, multi-day tickets, hospitality packages, and camping spots go on sale December 7 (Superbike Dec. 14). Go to http://www.mazdaraceway.com/buy-tickets or call (831) 242-8200.

    2016 Monday, September 26: VRG at the Glen Vintage and Historic Races Oct 7-9 Watkins Glen International Circuit Has Full Schedule for All VRG Classes Plus Final 2016 Formula Ford Chris Shoemaker Cup Race

    This is a terrific opportunity to race in a friendly club atmosphere on one of North American’s legendary road racing circuits. The circuit’s new paving has been given excellent reviews by racers this year. The featured Royal Formula Ford Chris Shoemaker Cup is the last of the 2016 five race series and should attract a great field.

    There will be an entrants cocktail party Saturday at 6pm followed by the event dinner at 7pm. Fee is $40.

    Info: http://www.vrgonline.org.

    2016 Friday, September 23: The Hilton Head Motoring Festival Opens October 27-30 with the HSR Savannah Speed Classic Vintage and Historic Races on the Grand Prize of America Circuit, Savannah GA

    This is a highly regarded road racing circuit on Hutchinson Island across the harbor from Savannah. There are many collector car activities accompanying this event at the circuit and on the grounds of the nearby Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.

    The second part of the Festival is the Hilton Head Concours on Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 5-6.

    Info: http://www.hsrrace.com/.

    2016 Thursday, September 22: Vintage Road Racing Action September 27-October 2 in Connecticut, Texas, Nevada and California Starts Big Fall Season

    VSCCA Fall Finale, a PreWar Celebration, September 30-October 1 at Lime Rock Park, CT expects a big turnout of Racing, Touring, and Street Pre-War Cars as part of the races for all classes.

    Info: http://vscca.org/.

    CVAR Vintage Races September 30-October 2 at MRH near Houston, TX has races for all CVAR classes.

    Info: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    VARA Shootout at the Ranch, September 30-October 2 at Spring Mountain Resort and Circuit near Las Vegas, NV is at VARA racers’ favorite location.

    Info: http://www.vararacing.com/.

    RMVR Enduro Weekend on October 1-2 is at High Plains Raceway near Denver, CO.

    Info: http://rmvr.com/.

    CSRG Charity Challenge September 30-Oct 2 at Sonoma Raceway, CA has races for all CSRG classes and spectator on-track rides for charity donations.

    Info: http://www.csrgracing.org/.

    2016 Wednesday September 21: The SOVREN Fall Finale Vintage and Historic Races September 24-25 Pacific Raceways Near Seattle, WA

    This is the last chance for SOVREN owner-drivers to obtain 2016 racing participation points. Only the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb, Oct 1-2, is left after this for points. It is also another opportunity to race on one of the legendary road racing circuits in North America.

    Ticket Info: http://sovrenracing.org/.

    2016 Tuesday, September 20: Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races Presented by SVRA Plus Contemporary Trans-Am Series this Weekend September 23-25 at Virginia International Raceway. Spectator Invited

    Over 250 vintage and historic cars of many types and marques will race in SVRA classes and groups. The event is held on the Historic Virginia International Raceway near Danville, VA. The long circuit has configurations up to 4.2 miles with the long straights, fast and slow turns with about 130 feet of elevation change. It is very scenic, set in park-like surroundings. Spectators have great viewing areas and full access to the paddock.

    Ticket Info: http://www.virnow.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 14: The VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival Presented by Volvo Cars USA at Road America Vintage Races Saluting Swedish Racing Marques has a Big Entry of Over 300 Cars, September 15-18

    The entire long weekend of vintage activities includes the Thursday evening and annual dinner of the Elkhart Lake Race Circuits Preservation Society with a program on the legendary 1950s Kiekhaefer Chrysler 300 race team.

    Vintage racing starts Thursday with test-and-tune sessions. Friday starts the full schedule of VSCDA Cup Races, Enduros, Volvo Feature Races, Formula Jr. Feature Races. A special Gather on the Green Car Show Spectators Invited.

    Event Info: http://www.vscda.org.

    Spectator Tickets: http://www.www.roadamerica.com.

    2016 Tuesday, September 13: New Would-Be Vintage and Historic Racers Best Car Choices for 2017 Vintage Racing Schools

    Perhaps the best choice is the fully vintage racing prepared car bought from a friend just off the race track and the friend guarantees to help prepare you and the car for school. That doesn’t happen often, but it’s a great idea.

    There is also the car that the would-be racer is preparing in the garage or having done at the local vintage race prep shop whose schedule guarantees it will be ready for some assisted on-track tune and test sessions before school. Then again it may not be ready or reliable. I just listened to the sad tale of a lost vintage license opportunity due to lack of preparation and an unreliable car.

    A good option for the upcoming VARA and CVAR schools is the availability of renting a guaranteed ready car available at both schools.

    Info for VARA can be found at: http://www.vararacing.com.

    Info for CVAR can be found at: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2016 Monday, September 12: Info for Spectators, Enthusiasts Who are Would-Be Vintage Racers: The Early 2017 Vintage Racing Schools are in January with VARA in California and CVAR in Texas

    VARA’s University of VARA vintage racing school and pre-season test-and-tune weekend is January 14-15 at Buttonwillow Raceway about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Info can be found at: http://www.VARAracing.com, or by calling (800) 280-8272.

    CVAR’s vintage racing school is February 24-26 at MSR-H Circuit near Houston, Texas. It is held with a full vintage racing weekend with sessions for novice racers completing the school.

    Info can be found at: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival Presented by Volvo Cars Vintage and Historic Races Sept. 15-18 at Road America Feature Volvo and SAAB Plus 300 Great Vintage and Historic Race Cars

    This big spectator attracting vintage racing weekend at Road America is one of the best in North America as reported by both VSCDA racers and visiting vintage racers from other clubs.

    This year the Scandinavian theme is attracting large numbers of Volvo and SAAB vintage racing cars. This event also has a good field of about two-dozen Pre-War racing cars. Almost every marque and type of sports and formula cars is represented in this large field.

    Entrant info can be found at: http://vscda.org/, or by calling (616) 916-2650.

    Spectator ticket info: http://www.roadamerica.com

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: HSR Atlanta Fall Historics September 15-18 Road Atlanta Opens Four Events for Fall HSR Season

    Road Atlanta, located north of Atlanta, Georgia, is a favorite vintage road racing circuit. Its 2.4 miles winds through valleys and over hills with 12 medium and fast turns. This world-class circuit has hosted all the great series.

    HSR Atlanta Fall Historics have a full schedule of sprint races plus The Bob Woodman Tires International American Challenge and the BRM Chronographes Enduro Challenge. This is a good opportunity for both HSR and visiting racers to race on one of North America’s best road racing circuits.

    Information can be found at: http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: There is a Big Effort to Build Up the Annual SVRA Coronado Speed Festival, as a Major Attraction for Pre-War Car Owner/Drivers

    There is currently an adequate entry for a grid but it is important to make a good showing to enhance the presentation and have a Pre-War race at this event each year.

    Keeping this event on the Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Association schedule for 2017 along with the SVRA Sonoma Historics and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will help build other west coast Pre-War vintage racing opportunities.

    Entry info can be found at: http://www.svra.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: VRG New Jersey Historics Sept. 16-18 with Formula Ford Feature

    This vintage racing weekend opens VRG’s fall season of four races. VMC member club racers are invited to join VRG racers to race on one of the eastern United States’ vintage-friendly and unusual circuits. This vintage racing weekend is held on the Lightning Raceway named after the WWII P38 Lightning planes that were based there in that war.

    The fall VRG season also includes Oct 7-9 at Watkins Glen, NY, Oct. 21-23 at the new Dominion Raceway, VA and the traditional Nov. 25-27 Turkey Bowl at Summit Point, NV.

    Info can be found at: http://www.vrgonline.org or by calling (720) 722-3874.

    2016 Tuesday, September 6: VDCA Hurricane in Savannah Sept. 10 – 11 at Roebling Road, GA

    This two-day vintage and historic race weekend has liberal track time for entrants. Saturday has practice, qualifying and afternoon race plus an all-comers Hurricane in Savannah race. Sunday has a morning enduro plus sprint races for each group in the afternoon. Due to Labor Day holiday entries at $300 are accepted at the event on Friday with registration opening at 3pm. All VMC member club racers are invited to join VDCA member racers to open the fall vintage racing season in the south at this vintage friendly road racing circuit.

    Info can be found at: http://www.vintagedrive.com or by calling (561) 622-7554.


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