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.
The schedule pages are in the center of the annual How to Get Started in Vintage Racing Feature. Other How to Get Started features include one on vintage club racing schools, the VMC Ace Factor book on getting started plus first race. There is a novice’s story about starting his first vintage race. There is also a race report on CVAR’s racing school and season opening racing weekend. There is much more, enjoy!
The 2021 vintage racing season is revving up with a busy April vintage racing schedule.
The annual Wild Hare Run weekend is at one of North Americas great legacy road racing circuits. It is a fast, flowing 1950s style circuit that opened in 1957. The big feature was won by Carroll Shelby in a Maserati 450S. This years vintage weekend starts on Friday with practice and qualifying sessions and the all comers Wild Hare Run Feature race, an Australian pursuit, Saturday is filled with morning races and Saturday afternoon has feature races for all VDCA and VRG groups. Sunday morning is the Feature Enduro. Sunday afternoon is group races. The event is open only to VDCA and VRG members.
April’s full schedule and the remainder of the year schedule is in every monthly issue of Victory Lane Magazine.
Presented by DeFoor Brothers and hosted by Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc., the 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival includes a full three days of activities in Chattanooga’s West Village, the Tennessee Riverfront, and the Westin Hotel Chattanooga. New sites for this year’s Festival are the Chattanooga Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, the Tivoli Theatre, ATT Stadium, and the new Hotel Indigo located in the West Village
The West Village Road Rallye will be conducted on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. The Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 17 with Concours cars arrayed for viewing on the streets of the West Village from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m..
The Festival encourages those who participated in the inaugural 2019 Rallye and Concours events, and all new entrants, to send in their applications by the deadline of Sept. 10, 2021.
Applications can be found HERE.
Questions regarding the Festival should be directed to [email protected].
The organizers have announced that, due to the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, Retromobile has been postponed until February 2022. The event, which had been initially rescheduled for June 2 - 6 2021, moves again to its normal slot on the calendar and skips the uncertainty of 2021.
The midsummer classic in mid-America returns this year with historic NASCAR, and Grand National cars as the featured marques. The 2021 WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman is scheduled for July 15-18, with a full slate of vintage races, cheering race fans, and paddock upgrades. There is truly something for everyone at this great event.
Formula Jr, FV, and early F3 groups from both VSCCA and VRG are inviting vintage racers of those cars from members and all VMC clubs to join in to help celebrating formula cars during the Friday and Saturday vintage racing event.
VRG has grids for all their classes. VSCCA plans VSCCA all comers grids and the Formula Festival grids.
Formula Entrant Info: Vintage FV, Sam Ryan 570-233-6485 (PA): Vintage F Jr & early F3, Steve Morici 760-662-1112 (CA)
All entries Info: www.vrgonlinw.org www.vscca.com
Goodwood has announced that, in line with the UK government’s current staged plan for exit from lockdown, it would not be feasible to host the 78th Members’ Meeting in May. The event will now take place on 16th-17th October with all tickets currently held rolled over.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival are currently holding course with their respective dates.
Masters Endurance cars are a midweek opener before the IMSA March 13-14 IMSA Races at Sebring Raceway.
HMSA Vintage Races March 13-14 are at Laguna Seca
VARA High Desert Challenge March 13-14 is at Willow Springs Raceway
SVRA Vintage with the Speed Tour Pro Weekend March 18-21 is at Charlotte Motor Speedway
CVAR Mike Stephens Classic March 19-21 is at Hallett Motorsports Circuit
SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour Pro Weekend March 25-28 is at Road Atlanta
HSR Spring Fling is March 31-April 2 at Sebring International Raceway
The full 2021 year schedule is in each Victory Lane issue. Always check with organizers and circuit for schedule changes or cancellations before planning or attending events.
Optimism is high for the many vintage racing clubs that produce these weekends. The first all vintage racing weekend is February 26-28 for the CVAR Brian Goldman Races and School at MSR-Houston. SVRA Vintage Races which are part of the Speed Tour pro racing weekend at Auto Club Speedway were rescheduled from February 5-7 to November 19-21. Speed Tour pro racing weekend with supporting SVRA vintage grids is February 18-21 at Sebring. The February 26-28 SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour at Miami has been cancelled. The usual early March Amelia Island Concours, featuring vintage and historic race cars, is now May 20-21, not March 4-7. Many great vintage racing events are on schedule from early March through mid-December.
The 2021 vintage racing season all ends December 10-12 with the VDCA Season Finale at Roebling Road. The December RMVR is listed by mistake on the schedule page, there is none.
An updated full year schedule page will appear in each 2021 monthly issue on this site. Schedules of both pro and amateur racing events are subject to change due to local, state and national COVID-19 variant requirements. It is necessary to check with the scheduling club or organization about both schedule and special at-event requirements before making final plans or attending.
Stan Mason, series organizer and competitor, is inviting vintage Spridget racers from all VMC clubs across North America. “The Sprite Midget Race Series was initiated 10 years ago to promote safe wheel to wheel racing with 6 classes for various level of Spridget Preparation. The number of Sprites and Midgets joining us has tripled with our largest attendance of 46 cars, making it the largest gathering of Vintage Racing Spridgets in the U.S. Our group is focused on comradery, fun and respecting each other off and on the track. Our end of season awards are based on a point system that is within the vintage spirit and rewards durability and not just who finishes first. The series is a best 2 out of 3 races that will be held at GingerMan May 1-2, Blackhawk Farms Classic June 18-20 along with our end of season awards at Grattan August 13-15. We will celebrate our 10th Reunion at Grattan with a large gathering of racing and street Spridgets. Some of the cars there this weekend will be world class.”
Additional information available [email protected].
You can visit You Tube to get a flavor from our 60th Sprite Midget Race Series reunion at road America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckFPrSSR8ql&t=12s