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RMVR OktoberFAST Finishes 2021 October 23-24 La Junta Raceway, CO

Posted Oct-19-21 at 11:56 PM By dan davis

RMVR invites members and visiting vintage racers to this fun and challenging 1.6 mile road racing circuit to celebrate its last 2021 race.

Gates open noon Thursday for early load in, Friday is optional test and tune, Saturday has practice for each of the 4 run groups qualifying, then two races for each run group.  Sunday has short warm up sessions and THREE races per run group.  This is the last 2021 vintage race in Colorado, so come celebrate RMVR’s 2021 season.

Info: www.rmvr.com

VSCDA Blackhawktoberfest Oct 16, 17 Blackhawk Farms Raceway, IL, Features Witch Hunt Handicap Race And All Race Groups

Posted Oct-10-21 at 2:44 PM By dan davis

This annual VSCDA season finale celebration is held at one of VSCDA’s favorite vintage racing circuits.  There are fall colors in the surrounding trees, nearby apple picking and most importantly extra liberal on-track group races and special sprint and enduro races to celebrate the season.

Registration and Tech Friday is open 4:30 to 8 pm with load in starting at 4:30.  Saturday morning is practice for each group A through F.  Saturday qualifying races start at 11:00 am in A through F order. The Porasik/Yde Disabled American Veterans season finale 50 minute enduro starts at 4:25. There is a 5:45 pm dinner celebration in the Pavilion.  Sunday racing starts with the Trans Am B Sedan Feature at 8:50 am.  Sprint races for each group start at 9:15 am in F through A order.  Afternoon Sprint Feature Races begin at 11:45am.  The special Witch Hunt Handicap Race for 12 laps begins at 4:00 pm.

Info: www.vscda.org 

VRG at The Glen October 15-17

Posted Oct-04-21 at 2:02 PM By dan davis

VRG At The Glen features the final 2021 race of the VRG F Ford Challenge Series, plus six races for each VRG group.  Friday opens with qualifying followed by two races for each group.  Saturday has two races for each group, FF Challenge and Closed Wheel Race.  Sunday has races for all groups, a HRG Dave Panas Memorial Race and Groups 1, 2, and 4 Enduro. 

VRG at The Glen emphasizes this event has unparalleled track time on one of the most historic race courses, Watkins Glen International Raceway. 

www.vrgonline.org  Phone 720-722-3874

Two Vintage Club Racing Weekends Oct 8-10

Posted Oct-02-21 at 9:12 PM By dan davis

CVAR’s Annual Thunder On The Cimarron Features Formula Ford.  CVAR invites guest racers for all CVAR classes at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Friday is test and tune,  Saturday is qualifying and races for Group 1-7 plus a FF Festival Race.  Sunday has two races for each group.  Hallett Motor racing Circuit is one of the best club racing circuits in North America.  It is a favorite of CVAR racers as well as the many visiting RMVR and VSCDA racers.   www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com

VDCA’s Peach State Vintage Classic at Road Atlanta.  Saturday morning is practice and a qualifying race.  The afternoon has five feature races and a Midfield Madness Race.  Sunday morning is Driver's Cup Qual 2 and the VDCA Enduro.  Five Sunday afternoon races wrap up a weekend promising liberal track time and safe, friendly competition on one of North America’s great motor racing circuits.  www.vintagedrive.com

Two Vintage Races, Two Auto Festivals The First Weekend in Oct

Posted Sep-27-21 at 6:37 PM By dan davis

The American Speed Festival Sept 30-Oct 3 salutes Jim Hall and his innovative and winning Chaparral racing cars includes three days of special events, track time and the Oct 3 Performance and Racing Car Show at M1 Concourse near Detroit.

Info: www.americanspeedfestival.com

The VSCCA Fall Finale – A PreWar Celebration Oct 1-2 returns to Lime Rock Park with Friday and Saturday vintage races for all VSCCA classes.  This event annually salutes PreWar racing cars with the Victory Lane Magazine annual trophy for outstanding car.

Info: www.vscca.org

CSRG Charity Challenge Oct 1-3 at Sonoma Raceway is the largest fall vintage racing weekend on the West Coast.  This 18th version will showcase all CSRG vintage racing groups and the special USRRC Tribute Saturday race.

Info:  www.csrgracing.org

The Friends of Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show Oct 2-3.  This years theme is LeMans.  The event opens with a Saturday gala banquet raising money for The Boys Republic in Chino, CA.  Steve McQueen credits his years there for changing him from a troubled youth to putting him on the road to his success.  The huge show for performance racing cars and motorcycles is Sunday.

Info:  www.stevemcqueencarshow.com 

Vintage Formula Atlantic Race Included in Sept 24-25 Long Beach IndyCar Weekend Along with IMSA Prototype and GT Race

Posted Sep-22-21 at 11:31 PM By dan davis

The Vintage Formula Atlantic Cars will race 20 minutes on Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 11:05 am.  The IMSA Sports Car grand Prix has a 100 minute race Saturday starting at 2:06 pm.  All times Pacific Daylight Time.

Professional formula Atlantic grew out of SCCA’s first pro-formula racing series, the Continental Grand Prix that began in 1967 for FA-3 liter GP cars, FB – 1600cc formula cars and FC – 1100cc formula cars.  The 1967 season was contested almost exclusively with FB cars.  Gus Hutchinson was SCCA’s first pro-formula champion driving a FB Lotus 41C.  F5000 was added to the series in 1968 with equal F5000 and FB entries.  Lou Sell driving an Eagle F5000 car was champion.  The SCCA F 5000 series continued through 1976.  The FB cars had their own series starting in 1969.  FB soon became popular worldwide with countries using both the FB and F Atlantic name.  SCCA adopted F Atlantic rules in 1975, but kept the FB name until 1979.  Formula Atlantic continued through various changes around the world. Until 1990 when it became Toyota Atlantic with the Toyota 4A-GE engine and became a support series for the CART series for Indy Cars.  Formula Atlantic continued through 2008 with CART.  Various pro and amateur series for formula Atlantic cars continues today with much changed rules.

Over the years many future Indy Car and formula One drivers got their start in the FB and Formula Atlantic based series.

Sources: www.oldracingcars.com and Victory Lane Magazine archives.

American Speed Festival Car Show and Races Sept 30-Oct 3 Salute Jim Hall and Chaparral Racing Cars

Posted Sep-20-21 at 8:05 PM By dan davis

Jim Hall is a USRRC and Sebring 12 Hour Drivers Champion and creator of the legendary USRRC, Can-Am, Indy 500 and FIA Manufacturers Championship Endurance race winning Chaparrals.  He is the honored 

guest for the three days of the American Speed Festival at the M1 Concours auto club and racetrack facility just west of Detroit.  The USRRC 2A, Can-Am and innovative 2E, 2F FIA International Endurance winner and Indy 500 winning car will do exhibition laps on the 1.5 mile circuit.

The opening reception party starts a festival filled with parties, tours, rally, Chaparral on-track expo laps, entrant laps for USRRC, Can-Am, Indy Car and Endurance car special groups, Saturday night gala honoring Jim Hall and the Sunday performance and racing car show,  Tickets are available for all or selected events.

Info:  www.americanspeedfestival.com 



The VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival Sept 17-19 Road America, Largest Fall Vintage Weekend Salutes Pete Brock, 2.5 Challenge & Ford vs Chevy

Posted Sep-14-21 at 9:13 PM By dan davis

Pete Brock raced Datsun’s then created the BRE winning 2.5 Challenge Team with Datsun 510s.  His Shelby and Chevrolet years involved creating the Cobra Daytona Coupe and development on the Corvette Stingray.  Both of these achievements are saluted with special races:  A 50th Anniversary 2.5 Challenge race and The American Challenge for vintage Ford vs Chevrolet cars.

This is a special vintage racing and festival weekend.  The vintage and historic races for all VSCDA classes begin with Friday practice and an endurance race after Thursday registration and tech.  the traditional meet and greet Friday evening party celebrates all the weekend entrants and workers.  Saturday is qualifying and sprint races.  There is also a tour of the original 1950-52 through the town and countryside original circuit.  The Saturday Gathering on The Green Concours adds to the festivities.  That is followed by a gala banquet honoring Pete Brock. Sunday has feature races for all VSCDA classes, plus the special features honoring Pete Brock.

This is one of the top vintage and historic racing weekends in North America.  It is a open weekend to spectators.  Schedule and event info at www.vscda.org  Spectator tickets and info are at www.roadamerica.com

VRG At The Glen Oct 15-17, An All Vintage & Historic Racing Weekend, Generous Track Time, Legendary Circuit, Friendly Club

Posted Sep-12-21 at 12:58 AM By dan davis

VRG invites members and visiting vintage racers to one of the most special experiences in vintage racing.  Racing on the circuit where legends were created in USRRC, Can-Am, Trans-Am, F5000, Formula One, NASCAR and SCCA club racing is a rare and special treat.  There is only one race a year at The Glen for three days of all vintage action.  There is liberal track time for all with a friendly vintage racing club who since 2004 emphasizes fun, enthusiastic, safe racing with vintage and historic cars prepared in the spirit of vintage racing.

All VRG vintage classes will be racing in groups of similar performance.  This is a feature weekend for the VRG Formula Ford Challenge series.  VRG features production sports and GT cars through 1988, selected sedans recognized by SCCA or FIA through 1988, Improved Touring, SCCA IA-ITB-ITC of 1980-1993, Sports Racing Cars made through 1972 on treaded tires, Sports 2000 under current VS2-NA rules, Formula Cars eligible under Monoposto Classic rules in production before 12/31/72, plus historic FF - Club Ford – later FF, Formula Vees of VRG Vee challenge rules, plus PreWar sports and racing cars.  Full eligibility details are at www.vrgonline.org.

The famous Watkins Glen International circuit is 2.45 miles of long and medium straights, elevation changes with 11 turns of every type.  It is located just southwest of the town of Watkins Glen where modern sports car road racing began in 1948 on the town and country roads.  A chance to race in the fall on this circuit in an all vintage and historic weekend is not to be missed.

Info: www.vrgonline.org

The Annual Collier Cup Race Event for MGs, The Downtown Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival Sept 11-12 Celebrate Road Racing History

Posted Sep-08-21 at 9:09 PM By dan davis

Sports car road racing came to the US in 1948, through the streets of Watkins Glen, New York and on surrounding country roads.  Pre and post war MGs made up the majority of the grids racing with and against Morgans, Allards, Healeys, Ferraris, Jaguars for the next few years.  Those days are celebrated in town Friday with a festival which includes tours of the original 1948 circuit.

The Collier Cup race for MGs, organized by the MG Vintage Racers Club, is part of the SVRA vintage races that support the pro Speed Tour road racing weekend.  These are held on the nearby Watkins Glen International circuit.

Info: www.grandprixfestival.com   Collier Cup www.mgvr.org

SOVREN Conclude Successful Race Weekend at Columbia River Classic

Posted Sep-06-21 at 1:26 AM By celac

SOVREN's annual Columbia River Classic took over Portland International Raceway in advance of the IndyCar weekend, showcasing vintage and historic racing alongside the All British Field Meet –the West's largest gathering of British cars. Superb early fall weather, clear blue skies, and good entries in both events were the perfect ingredients from which to distill a motoring enthusiasts holiday weekend and the CRC didn't disappoint.

Victory Lane once again presented the annual British Cup which recognizes an outstanding historic racing car and it's owner's dedication to preserving history at speed. Watch this space for an upcoming article on the 2021 winner and further articles on past recipients.

The magazine also participated once again with the Sprite / Midget Challenge. The Challenge is a feature race for "Spridgets" and caps off Saturday's activities. This year's event welcomed Moss Motors and Trackside Motorsports as sponsors and featured a new MG Challenge trophy from Moss. The Spridget's proved unbeatable though, with Will Carson's Midget home the overall victor.

Watch for a full report on the event in the October issue of Victory Lane Magazine.

Put-In-Bay Vintage Sports Car Races Sept 21-24 South Bass Island Ohio Features H Mods, Sport Sedans and Small Bore Sports Cars

Posted Sep-02-21 at 9:02 PM By dan davis

This event is a party for vintage racers that allows one to enjoy racing 1950s/1960s style.  Sportsmanlike competition on-track, parties, car shows, tours of some of the original circuit layouts and a celebration of the original road races.

Some of the original cars were the famous H-Mods.  These were small sports racing (called modifieds back in the day) powered originally by 750cc displacement engines.  Some were built by race car factories of teams, notably Italian.  Most were home built in the racers garage.  Originally they used engines from FIAT, Panhard, Climax, Renault, Crosley, SAAB.  Over time 850cc and larger were allowed.

H-Mod info contact: Richard Campbell [email protected]

Event info: Phone 734-502-2435 or 803-463-5388 www.pibroadrace.com

CVAR Brad Balles Race & Drivers School Sept 10-12 Eagles Canyon Raceway

Posted Aug-30-21 at 7:52 PM By dan davis

All CVAR vintage racing classes will be racing three days on the new expanded Eagles Canyon Raceway north of Fort Worth, Texas.  The driver’s school is Friday, plus novice Saturday races.  CVAR members will be joined by guest vintage racers from across the Midwest for a weekend of competitive, yet friendly vintage races, plus Texas hospitality.

The 2.75 mile circuit has 15 turns with challenges for expert racers and yet it is novice friendly.  There are double apex corners, esses, connected turns, fast – medium and slow turns, 200 feet of elevation changes and a 2000 foot straight.  It has been recently rebuilt from the deep base to pro quality paving.  It has received top reviews from CVAR racers.

Info: www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com

Sept Opens With Vintage Race Weekends at Lime Rock, Portland, Roebling Road

Posted Aug-18-21 at 3:00 AM By dan davis

VSCCA and VRG Lime Rock Historics at Lime Rock Park September 3-6 will feature largest group of great PreWar Racing Cars seen in U.S. this year:  Alfa, Mercedes, ERA, Bugatti, Maserati, MG and more. Over 200 other exciting cars are also racing Friday, Saturday, Monday, plus a concours is on Sunday.  www.vscca.org www.vrgonline.org

SOVREN’s Columbia River Classic, Portland international Raceway, September 4-5 features vintage British race cars. It is accompanied by the All British Field Meet. www.sovrenracing.org

VDCA Hurricane in Savannah September 4-5, Roebling Road.  All day Saturday and Sunday afternoon is sprint races for all VDCA classes.  Sunday morning is the ENRURO.  www.vintagedrive.com

VSCDA Grand Prix Au Grattan Aug 13-15, Grattan Raceway, MI

Posted Aug-12-21 at 9:54 PM By celac

This is VSCDA’s summer party celebrating the fun, satisfaction, competition and camaraderie of vintage racing.  It takes place on a circuit worthy of such a racing party.  Grattan raceway is a 2 mile, 11 turn road racing circuit that has features to enjoy and challenge both novice and experienced racers.  It is located near South Haven, Michigan.

This weekend has practice and sprint races for all VSCDA classes.  Feature races include a special enduro, Can-Am Challenge for Canadian visitors, Trans Am/B series race, Sprite Midget series race and a VVV series race.

Info: www.vscda.org

The Del Monte Trophy Race Group Announce a Unique Special Event in Conjunction with Celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of the Inaugural Pebble Beach Road Races

Posted Aug-10-21 at 6:13 PM By dan davis

As part of this year’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the inaugural Pebble Beach Road Races and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Del Monte Trophy Race Group, racing in Group 4A at the 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, will feature five early 1950s specials driven by racers with a direct family connection to the car's original driver. Click though for the full text of the press release with detailed info on the cars and drivers.

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Monterey Pre-Reunion Aug 7-8 Laguna Seca Opens Monterey Car Week, Leading to Aug 13-15 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Aug 15 Pebble Beach Concours

Posted Aug-05-21 at 10:15 PM By dan davis

The Reunion weekend will feature Ford in Trans-Am and Indy Car Expo laps.  Half the race groups will have feature races on Saturday the other half on Sunday.  Nearly 400 vintage and historic cars from 1906 through recent history will compete over the weekend.

The Sunday Pebble Beach Concours features 1950-1956 original through the Del Monte Winning Forest winning cars, 90 years of Pininfarina designs, Lamborghini’s, early electric vehicles, Carrera Panamericana race cars, ISO Rivolto cars, and the many traditional classes of great cars.

The intervening week has numerous parties, shows, auctions, and concours including: Cars and Planes, The Quail, Werks Concours, Cars On The Avenue, Pony Car Concours, Concour Italiano , Pacifica Car Show and many more.

 

Info: 

Vintage Indy Car Registry Expo Laps Aug 7-8, Nashville, TN, Aug 19-21 at St Louis IndyCar Weekends

Posted Aug-02-21 at 3:50 PM By dan davis

The August action starts at the IndyCar big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of downtown Nashville.  Vintage Indy Cars will be doing expo laps.

Next the Vintage Indy Cars will be presenting exhibition laps on the WWT 1.25 mile oval near St. Louis during the IndyCar Bonmarito Automotive Group 500.

The registry includes vintage cars from all decades of the Indy 500.

Info:  https://vintageindyregistry.com or call Mike Lashmett, 424-230-9155 (IN)

Lost In Time Formula 5000 In North America by John Zimmerman NEW from Racemaker Press

Posted Jul-29-21 at 6:11 PM By dan davis

Redman, Hobbs, Andretti, Posey, Follmer, Sell, Lunger, Donohue driving Lolas, McLarens, McKees, Shadows, Eagles, Lotus, Surtees were some of the F5000 stars in the SCCA and later the SCCA/USAC F 5000 series of 1968 through 1976.  They raced on the great road racing circuits of North America in front of enthusiastic crowds

It was a time of great pro SCCA series:  Can-Am, Trans-Am, F5000.  They all attracted great teams.  Formula 5000 had outstanding teams from Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, Jim Hall, Carl Haas, James Garner and Roger Penske

This was a world class pro series with excitement, drama, great racing, great cars, top circuits and legendary drivers.  The whole story is well told in this don’t miss large format, hard cover book of 224 pages and over 100 images from Racemaker Press

The book is available from auto book retailers or from the publisher, www.racemaker.com, Phone 617-723-6533 (MA)

RMVR Race Against Kids Cancer July 31- Aug 1, High Plains Raceway, CO

Posted Jul-23-21 at 1:30 AM By dan davis

This vintage racing weekend attracts RMVR’s largest entry to support The Morgan Adams Foundation charity.  The weekend starts with Test and Tune on Friday and continues with liberal practice and race sessions Saturday and Sunday.  RMVR has many programs for attendees to contribute to this good cause. 

For full details visit: www.rmvr.com

VRG/PVGP Pittsburgh Historics July 16-18 At Pitt Race Complex Salutes Corvette

Posted Jul-14-21 at 10:53 PM By dan davis

All VRG classes will be in action on this special weekend.  The Pittsburgh International Race Complex has a 2.8 mile, 19 turn road racing circuit.  Over 250 vintage racers are expected to enjoy this weekend on this first-class road racing circuit.

Corvette is the honored marque at this vintage racing weekend and a Corvette vs Viper race will be featured.  Corvette is also the marque for all of the following week’s special motorsports events leading to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 23-25 in Schenley Park.

Info: www.vrgonline.org    Phone 720-722-3874

Road America’s July 15-18 WeatherTech International Challenge Features 400 Historic Cars Including Historic NASCAR Grand National & Cup Cars, Plus A Formula 5000 Feature

Posted Jul-06-21 at 9:17 PM By dan davis

This annual vintage and historic event includes Thursday, Friday practice followed by Saturday and Sunday races. There is a Friday evening race car concours in the town of Elkhart Lake and a Saturday evening sports car concours in town. This is a full spectator event this year. I

Info:  www.roadamerica.com or 800-365-7223

The Weekend of July 9-11 Has Vintage Racing Action in New Hampshire, California, New York and Oregon

Posted Jun-29-21 at 11:09 PM By dan davis

VSCCA White Mountain Grand Prix is at Tamworth, NH Friday and Saturday.  The University of VARA racing school is also Friday and Saturday at Buttonwillow, CA.  HSR and Masters Finger Lakes Invitational is at Watkins Glen Friday-Sunday.  The Portland Rose Cup has two vintage race grids and several contemporary races during the Friday through Sunday Festival at Portland International Raceway, OR.

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

Posted Jun-21-21 at 5:46 PM By dan davis

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

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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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