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SOVREN July 2-4 Pacific Northwest Historics Pacific Raceways Celebrate Northwest Racing History

Posted Jun-21-21 at 5:46 PM By celac

This is SOVREN’s annual big northwest vintage racing event attracting the best cars and largest spectator crowd to a top road racing circuit.  This year the event features the history of the circuit and the 60 year history of Jaguar XKE

The history of the circuit includes United States Road Racing Championship and Trans Am races.  In 1963, the first year of the USRRC, a 26 car field of international cars and drivers saw Pedro Rodrigues take the Driver’s Championship win in a Genie Mk8.  The Manufacturer’s Championship race winner was a Shelby Cobra driven by Dave McDonald.  Pacific Raceways continued to host the USRRC every year through 1968.  The drivers were the who’s who of American racing: Jim Hall, Jerry Grant, Peter Revson, Mark Donohue, Bob Holbert, Ken Miles and Skip Scott.  Many of the USRRC cars from those days are expected to be racing including: Cobra, Lotus, Corvette, Porsche, Jaguar, Lola, Triumph, Lotus Cortina, Alfa Romeo, Sunbeam and more.

Featured will be a full program of sprint races for every SOVREN class and type.  There will be Sports Racing Cars, Production Sports Cars, Formula Cars, Sports Sedans and Trans Am cars.  A special infield flea market of every type of automobilia and car parts will be an added feature this year.

Info:  www.sovrenracing.org

VSCDA June 19-20 Classic XXIX Vintage Races, Blackhawk Farms, Features Enduros, F Vees, Spridgets, V8 Challenge, PreWar Cars

Posted Jun-19-21 at 3:29 PM By dan davis

This two mile road racing circuit in Illinois will host a three day vintage racing weekend with liberal track time making it a racer favorite.  In addition to group races, there are several features: Closed Wheel Enduro on Saturday – Open Wheel Enduro on Sunday, Spridget Series Race, V8 Short Track Challenge Race.  There is usually a good turnout of Formula Vees including visiting racers from CVAR.  The VSCDA PreWar Racing group rates Blackhawk as a favorite with a good entry.

Info:  www.vscda.org

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VARAC Vintage Grand Prix June 17-20 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Features Lotus and 60th Anniversary of Mosport Circuit

Posted Jun-14-21 at 7:05 PM By dan davis

Many Lotus racing cars were entered in the June 24th 1961 Players 200 at Morsport.  This was the first major race at this legendary circuit now called Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

There will be six traditional VARAC group races for cars built before 1972.  In addition, there are groups for classic cars built up to 1999, plus a group of Formula Classic for open wheel and Monoposto cars.

This is a non spectator event and area COVID protocols will be in effect.

INFO:  www.varac.ca

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Mid June Vintage Racing Weekend With VSCCA/VRG, RMVR and SOVREN

Posted Jun-10-21 at 12:27 AM By dan davis

June 11-13 VSCCA and VRG team up for the Vintage Motorsports Festival at Thompson Raceway CT.  Formula cars are featured.

June 12-13 RMVR holds Thunder On The Arkansas at Pueblo Raceway, CO.  Big V8 powered cars featured.

June 12-13 SOVREN Vintage Races are held during a Speed Tour Pro Trans Am weekend at Ridge Raceway WA.

CSRG Celebrate Return to Laguna Seca with Successful Weekend of Racing

Posted Jun-07-21 at 1:09 AM By celac









 

CSRG's highly anticipated return to Laguna Seca proved successful on many fronts with participants treated to good weather and plenty of racing. The paddock was full of great cars, featuring a nice mix of CSRG stalwarts and racers who trekked to the event. The only thing missing was an audience in the grandstand and, hopefully, with California scheduled to reset gathering restrictions later this month perhaps their next event will have fans present to take in the sights and sounds.

Look for a report on the event in the July issue of Victory Lane Magazine and driver interview videos soon on victorylane.com

USRRC Tribute Saturday Feature Laguna Seca With CSRG June 5-6 Vintage Racing Weekend

Posted Jun-03-21 at 1:29 AM By celac

It was exciting for owner-drivers of Lotus 23s, Elva Mk7s, Genies, Lotus 19s, Shelby King Cobras, Ferrari Dinos, Chaparrals, McLaren Mk1 and 2s, Maserati Birdcages, Lola T70s, Lotus 30s, Porsche Spyders and more.

SCCA sports car racing is going bigtime!  It was 1962 and the former all amateur Sports Car Club of America announced a new pro series for 1963: The United States Road Racing Championship.  There was a Sports Racing Drivers Championship for two classes: over and under 2 liter cars plus a Manufacturers Championship for FIA GT cars.  Races were scheduled in 1963 at Daytona, Pensacola, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Pacific Raceways, Continental Divide, Road America and Mid Ohio. The new series absorbed the pro racers from the short lived USAC pro road racing series.  The USRRC ran from 1963 through 1968.

The USRRC Tribute Series feature with CSRG is Saturday afternoon June 5 with a record field expected.  The USRRC awards party is later about 4:30 pm.  The feature will be filled with some of those great legendary sports racers of the original series.  

All CSRG classes are racing both Saturday and Sunday.  There are also Crossflow Cup series races during the weekend.

Info: www.csrgracing.org 

June Concours Schedule Update

Posted Jun-01-21 at 2:13 AM By dan davis

The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show is been moved from June 5-6 to October 2 and 3.  It is held at The Boys Republic in Chino, California.  The theme is Le Mans.

The Huntington Beach Concours is moved from June 6th to August 1st at Huntington Beach library & Cultural Center.  It will salute Chevy Impalas, Toyota Sports Cars and Avanti autos.  

The Eyes on Design Concours in Detroit is moved from June 20th to September 19th and will salute Significant Designs of Bygone Brands.  It will be at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.

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June Vintage Road Racing Schedule Opens With CSRG At Laguna 5-6, VSCCA At Lime Rock 4-5

Posted May-29-21 at 4:24 PM By dan davis

Three vintage racing events fill the June 11-13 weekend:  VRG/VSCCA Vintage Morotsports Festival featuring Formula Cars is at Thompson Speedway; the RMVR Big Bore Thunder is at Pueblo Raceway and SOVREN with Speed Tour is at Ridge Motorsports Park.  On July 18-20 VSCDA Blackhawk Classic returns to the Blackhawk Farms circuit.

The Vintage Indy Car Expo June 18-20 is on the Road America IndyCar contemporary racing weekend.

Vintage oval races are held at many short tracks in June.  In the midwest, Colorado Vintage Oval Racers and the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club have a busy June with three exhibition events each.

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Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers To Induct 8 During June 19 Ceremony and Banquet At Talladega

Posted May-28-21 at 2:14 AM By dan davis

This 2020 Hall of Fame inductees are: Mr. James Cline, Mr. Ivo Estes, Mr. Jody Franklin, Mr. Charlie Roberts.  Past Legends to be inducted are:  Mr. Bob Eastridge, Mr. Herman Moore, Mr. Evans Norris, Mr. John Ray.

The event is at the International Hall of Fame located at the Talladega Speedway.  The event begins with a 10 am meet & greet followed by lunch and the inductions.

All members of Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers, race fans and racing participants are invited.  Tickets are $40 purchased online at www.aarpinc.org.

Info: Phone Ed Kovalchick at 1-205-937-1792

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Historic Can-Am Series Winning Car Wins Amelia Best of Show Concours de Sport May 23, 2021

Posted May-24-21 at 2:19 PM By dan davis

The Shadow DN4, driven by Jackie Oliver to the 1974 Canadian American Challenge Cup Series Drivers Championship, took the top sports or competition car honors at the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  The car is owned by Jim Bartel who also entered it in numerous Historic Can-Am races.

The Best of Show Concours d’Elegance winner was the 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet with Cabriolet style coachwork by Henri Capron.  It was entered by Jill and Charles Mitchell.

Special honoree for 2021 was racer, writer, broadcaster Lyn St James who was feted at the gala Saturday night banquet and with a display of cars she raced on the concours field.

Info: www.ameliaconcours.org

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Perfect Timing: Ferrari F1 Tops Practice 2 Thursday at Monaco. Ferrari Formula 1 Car by Car Just Arrived From Motorbooks

Posted May-21-21 at 11:05 PM By dan davis

It is a very impressive book by Stuart Codling and great photographers.  The sub title is: “Every Race Car Since 1950” that includes all cars through the SF1000 of 2020.  Dramatic photos, informative text and brief specs on every Formula 1 car over 70 years plus a 19 page Appendix of each years racing results in a 226 gloss page, 12 inch wide, 10 inch high book priced at $60.  Purchase at www.quartoknows.com or phone 1-800-328-0590, email [email protected]

HSR Barber Historics May 20-23 Vintage F Jr, F Vee, FB, FF, Indy Lights All Featured Along With Sprint, Enduros and More

Posted May-21-21 at 12:27 AM By dan davis

This Alabama road racing circuit is a favorite for all vintage racers.  Its 2.4 miles winds through a scenic layout of 17 turns of every variety.  The special formula features highlight a full schedule of the traditional HSR special themed races, enduros, and sprint class races over four days.

Info: www.hsrrace.com

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Sunday May 23, Festivities Begin 20th

Posted May-17-21 at 9:35 PM By dan davis

There are very special class features for the Sunday concours on the Golf Club of Amelia Island Course: they include the Ferrari 275 GTB, Porsche 935, Supercars, Chevy Thunder, Hispano-Suiza plus Shadow F1 and Can-Am cars.  Also featured are Muscle Cars of 1970.  Over 250 great classics, sports cars, motorcycles and race cars will cover the field on Sunday.  

The festivities center is the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island and includes the surrounding areas.  Honoree for 2021 is Lyn St. James whose story will be saluted at the Saturday evening gala banquet.  The many activities include Cars and Coffee, rally-tour, new car shows, auction, wine dinner, plus a Chevy Thunder seminar and a Porsche 925 seminar.

Info: www.ameliaconcours.org

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Double: Pitt Race Historics July 16-18, Schenley Park Vintage Grand Prix July 24-25

Posted May-16-21 at 6:57 AM By dan davis

“Tow once race twice!  Race at PIRC on the first weekend and we will store your rig there for free so you can come back the following weekend and race through Schenley Park” said an event spokesperson.

The Historics at Pitt Race is a three day event on the 2.8 mile, 19 turn circuit.  This is a cooperative event with VRG.

Schenley Park Races are held on park roads for a true back-in-the-day racing experience.  Entry is limited by car and driver acceptance criteria.  There is a special vintage Indy Car exhibit and laps.

The week between races is full of auto themed events celebrating Corvette as the marque.

Entry Info:  www.pvgp.org/drivers

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Ford In Trans Am To Be Celebrated at 2021Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Aug 12-14

Posted May-14-21 at 1:16 AM By Dan Davis

The Trans Am series grew from early beginnings in 1966 to a hotly contested series by factory teams over the next few years.  Ford was a winning marque with top drivers.  The celebration will include races for 1968-1971 vintage Trans Am cars.  Also expected will be special displays and awards presentation.

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Chatanooga Motorcar Festival Oct 15-17 Adds Two Mile Circuit In City

Posted May-14-21 at 1:14 AM By Dan Davis

The street circuit will host the Pace Grand Prix during Friday and Saturday of the Festival.  The entire event includes a road rally, auction, car shows and a Concours d’Elegance.

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VSCDA Hosts A 60th Anniversary Formula Vee Reunion Sept 15-17, 2023

Posted May-14-21 at 1:12 AM By Dan Davis

Formula Vees burst on the road racing scene in 1963 as the new low cost and fun way to go SCCA racing.  It soon became very popular worldwide.  The VSCDA F Vee Reunion invites vintage, classic, modern F Vees built to the original F Vee suspension rules.  In addition, the event invites Super Vees and Formula 1st Vees.  The Road America four mile circuit allows large fields and record entries are expected.

CSRG Thunderhill Spring Races, May 15-16, Time to Enter!

Posted May-06-21 at 11:14 PM By Dan Davis

How good is an event at Thunderhill?
* Mechanical Picnic at midday on both days.
* A ton of track time - at least four sessions, maybe more, depending upon the number of entries.
* A superb track with good runoff areas and an assortment of flowing turns that are fast and fun.
* Race with those who respect your car as much as they respect theirs - no bumper cars.
* Race with friends in a great atmosphere.
* See groups that you don’t normally see - the West Coast Trans Am Group, Sports 2000 and Spec Miata are all     
   welcome here!
Info: CSRG - www.CSRGracing.org

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Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club May 9 Winchester Speedway On-Track & Display At USAC 100 Lap Silver Crown Rich Volger Classic

Posted May-06-21 at 11:13 PM By Dan Davis

A spectacular Sunday oval event on the high banks of Winchester is a unique opportunity for MOVR vintage oval cars to enjoy two on-track vintage exhibition laps during this important spectator attracting event.  MOVR sessions are at 12 pm and 1:30 pm, load in is at 9 am Sunday.  There is a private MOVR warmup session May 8 at noon for MOVR pre-registered cars.  Sign up begins at 10:30 am Saturday.

The following MOVR event is May 26-27 for the USAC Tony Hulman classic at the Terre Haute Action Track.

Club is on Facebook.  MOVR Info Phone 1-817-871-4951, IN

May’s Vintage Racing Schedule At Full Throttle: 7-8 VSCCA at Lime Rock; 13-16 Six Vintage Racing Events

Posted May-03-21 at 9:45 PM By Dan Davis

The May 13-16 weekend has VRG/VDCA Jefferson 500 and Drivers School at Summit Point WV,  CSRG Spring Races at ThunderHill Raceway Park CA,  RMVR Walt Schuster Shootout at High Plains Raceway CO, VARA British Extravaganza at Buttonwillow Raceway CA, Masters Formula Festival at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca CA, SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour Road America WI.

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HSR, SOVREN, SVRA. VSCDA, CVAR, RMVR All Host Vintage Racing Events Late April, Early May

Posted Apr-18-21 at 12:59 AM By dan davis

The late April vintage racing action starts April 21-25 with HSR’s The Mitty at Road Atlanta.  SOVREN opens their 2021 season April 23-25 with Spring Sprints at Pacific Raceway.   The Speed Tour Trans Am weekend April 22-25 has SVRA vintage support races.  The following weekend VSCDA is at GingerMan.  CVAR is at Eagles Canyon and SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour is at Laguna Seca.

Check the year’s schedules every month in the pages of Victory Lane Magazine on this website. 

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Cris Vandagriff Now Technical Advisor for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Posted Apr-14-21 at 11:18 PM By dan davis

Period authentic, period correct cars, effective staff, a historic and challenging circuit, located in one of the top resort areas of North America, surrounding vintage events have kept the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as one of the top vintage racing events in the world.

Cris Vandagriff has long been one of the staunchest supporters, defenders and implementers of the only period authentic, period correct cars policy as laid down by the founder Steve Earle.

John Narigi, President and General Manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca explained “Cris’ deep knowledge base strengthens the selection process to ensure the cars people will enjoy are the real deal.  It is critical that we are executing on all levels to ensure the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion remains at the forefront of car authenticity”.

The event is organized by the management of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  The club sanction organization is Historic Sportscar Racing, HSR.

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British Cars And All CVAR Group 2 Featured April 30-May2 Marvelous May Races, Eagles Canyon

Posted Apr-12-21 at 7:17 PM By dan davis

MG Midgets, Austin Healey Sprites, Mini Coopers, Triumph TR 2/3s, Triumph Spitfire, Porsche 914, Lotus 7s are typical vintage racing cars in CVAR’s Group 2.  They are traditionally the feature at the spring CVAR Marvelous May vintage races at Eagles Canyon Raceway.  This newly improved road racing circuit has 200 feet of elevation changes in its expanded 2.7 miles with 15 turns, racing from almost a hairpin to high speed.

Guest racers from RMVR in Colorado and VSCDA in the midwest are expected to join CVAR vintage racers in one of CVAR’s special races held each year.  All CVAR groups with their classes will be racing

Info:  www.corinthianvintageracing.com  www.eaglescanyon.com

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Check Out Video On This Site: Victor Avlta & His 1965 Competition Lotus Elan 26R

Posted Apr-06-21 at 9:52 PM By dan davis

The Lotus Elan 26R was the factory built competition version of the Elan, 97 built 1964-1966. 4 wheel independent adjustable suspension.  Weight 1385 pounds with very lightweight  fiberglass body,  4 wheel, 10-inch disc brakes with light alloy calipers, sliding spline rear axles replacing the rubber donut type, 4 speed close ratio Ford gearbox.  Engine initially Cosworth tuned 140 HP, later BRM tuned 160 HP, twin overhead cam 1558cc, 4 cylinder Lotus Ford.  Magnesium knock off wheels F/R 13 d X 5.5 w, original tires Dunlop 5.00 X 13.

Complete information available in Coterie Press The Lotus Book, the Complete History of Lotus Cars S3rd Edition.
Contact Phone 303-933-2626 (CO).  Email [email protected].  www.coteriepress.com

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Interested in Getting Started In Vintage Racing: Next Racing School VSCDA Spring Brake & Racing School April 30-May 2 at GingerMan Raceway, MI

Posted Apr-03-21 at 6:44 PM By dan davis

The March issue of Victory Lane, accessible on this site, has special features on Getting Started In Vintage Racing.  The features include an article on vintage racing schools across North America that are organized by membership owned vintage racing clubs. These schools are friendly, well run and provide the shortest pathway into vintage racing.  Many schools have racing cars, and even apparel, available to rent.  The VSCDA Spring Brake & Racing School, April 30-May 2 at GingerMan Raceway, MI is your next opportunity to get licensed to begin racing in 2021.

Check the feature out on pages 37-38 in the accompanying March issue.

Contact VSCDA at www.vscda.org or call 616-916-2650

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