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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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Automobilia Monterey 2021 Cancelled

Posted Mar-30-21 at 3:52 PM By celac

Automobilia Monterey announced today that their automotive collectibles show has been cancelled due to continuing Covid-19 regulations and announced that the dates for 2022 event will be August 15-17.

For further information and to make enquiries about vendors and vending, please visit their website: AutomobiliaMonterey.com 

80 North American Vintage Club Racing Weekends, 46 Special Interest Group Features, 14 Hillclimbs & Rallies, 26 Concours, 61 International Vintage Races & Events in March Issue’s Schedule Pages 30-31

Posted Mar-26-21 at 10:14 PM By dan davis

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!

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VDCA/VRG Wild Hare Run Vintage Races April 2-4 at VIR, First of Nine Vintage Race Weekends in April

Posted Mar-22-21 at 2:37 PM By dan davis

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.

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Registration for the 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Begins.

Posted Mar-17-21 at 5:04 PM By celac

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].

CSRG Invites Vintage Racers to April 9-11 David Love Vintage Races at Sonoma Raceway

Posted Mar-15-21 at 9:31 PM By dan davis

Race on a great circuit, race with some of the best and most interesting vintage race cars, enjoy wine country ambience, come out of hibernation and race with friends.  All CSRG classes are featured.  Special feature is USRRC Tribute Saturday race.  This is also first 2021 season races for FF Crossflow Cup.  This is a COVID protocol event.

Info: www.csrgracing.org

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Retromobile Postponed to 2 - 6 February 2022

Posted Mar-10-21 at 5:26 PM By celac

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.  

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Entries are Open for The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman @ Road America

Posted Mar-10-21 at 5:10 PM By celac

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.

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Five USRRC Tribute Features With CSRG in 2021 Opening April 9-11, The David Love Vintage Races, Sonoma Raceway

Posted Mar-08-21 at 3:26 PM By dan davis

The USRRC Tribute Group invites 1963-1968 Sports Racers with treaded tires to celebrate SCCA's first pro racing series.  The Group’s grids include examples of Lotus 23B, Elva Mk7, Genie Mk8, Lotus 19, Cooper Monaco, Lola T70, Beach, Leonheart, Bobsey SR2, Merlyn Mk6, McLaren M1A, King Cobra and others.

After the Sonoma event the USRRC Tribute Feature schedule with CSRG includes May 15-16 at ThunderHill, June 5-6 at Laguna Seca, October 1-3 at Sonoma Raceway and November 6-7 at ThunderHill. 

Series Info:  Mike Summers. -  [email protected] or phone 916-600-3742 (CA).

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Three Vintage Indy 2021 On-Track Exhibitions Begin June 18-20 With IndyCar Road America

Posted Mar-08-21 at 3:25 PM By dan davis

After the Road America event, Vintage Indy on July 24-25 will have exhibition laps during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in Schenley Park.  The group then has exhibition laps August 19-21 on the WWT Raceway oval during the IndyCar Bommarito 500 weekend.

The Vintage Indy was founded in 2017 dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis 500 Championship Cars.  Vintage Indy is a member of The Vintage Motorsports Council.

Info: Mike Lashmett, email [email protected] or visit www.vintageindyresistry.com

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Vintage Formula Festival Races for F Jr., FV, Early F3, June 11,12 at VRG/VSCCA Thompson Vintage Festival, CT

Posted Feb-28-21 at 3:34 PM By dan davis

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 Members Meeting postponed to October

Posted Feb-26-21 at 6:28 PM By celac




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.



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March Vintage Schedule Has Six Racing Weekends and A Special Enduro

Posted Feb-22-21 at 4:29 PM By dan davis

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.

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It’s A Full Grid! Nearly 100 Vintage Racing Weekends for 2021 Listed In The Schedule Page of January Victory Lane Magazine

Posted Feb-13-21 at 2:32 PM By dan davis

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.

David Love Vintage Races April 9-11 Sonoma Raceway Opens CSRG’s 5 Event Racing Season

Posted Feb-01-21 at 11:26 PM By dan davis

The weekend of vintage auto races honors CSRG’s founder and long time Ferrari TR racer David Love.  This event attracts the best of the best west coast vintage racers to one of the most highly regarded vintage races of the season.  Sonoma Raceway in the wine country north of San Francisco, is the site of this traditional season opener for CSRG, the second oldest vintage racing club in the U.S. There is no sound limit for this year’s non-spectator vintage racing weekend.  The event grids include Production Sports Cars, Sport Sedans, Formula Cars and Sports Racing Cars that meet the clubs rare, unique and interesting acceptance guidelines.

Visiting VMC club license or medical card holders, with acceptable cars, are welcome to join CSRG members in spirited, sportsmanlike competition.  Sonoma Raceway entries are now open and will close April 2.

Info:  www.csrgracing.org

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Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman July 15-18 Features a NASCAR and Grand National Reunion And Over 400 Vintage Racing Cars

Posted Jan-28-21 at 12:04 AM By Dan Davis

This spectacular annual vintage and historic racing weekend is on North Americas great 4.2 mile road racing circuit located near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  This year the special feature salutes a NASCAR and Grand National Reunion.

This world famous vintage and historic racing weekend attracts cars from every era of racing from the beginning of the 20th Century right through recent racing series.  Spectators have full access to the open paddock and at great viewing sites around the entire 4.2 mile circuit.

Info:  www.roadamerica.com

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Sprite Midget Race Series & 10th Reunion With VSCDA in 2021

Posted Jan-21-21 at 11:55 PM By Dan Davis

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

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Early Year Schedule Changes Make CVAR February 26-28, MSR-Houston First 2021 Member Club Novice School and Vintage Race Weekend

Posted Jan-14-21 at 9:41 PM By Dan Davis

As earlier reported, VARA's January school is being rescheduled.  Other 2021 schedule changes include SVRA Vintage February 5-7, Auto Club, now will be November 19-21.  SVRA Vintage February 26-28 Miami is cancelled. Amelia Island Concours is now May 20-23.

CVAR's February 26-28 Brian Goldman Race & Drivers School honors the late Brian Goldman who was part of the CVAR's start up and organizing team in the early 1990s.  The novice school is Friday and the CVAR vintage races are Saturday and Sunday.  Novices, beginning racers and those with contemporary club licenses seeking to enter the event, should contact the club early.

Info: www.corinthianvintagautoracing.com

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VARA’s Jan 23-24 Vintage Racing & Performance School Is Being Rescheduled

Posted Jan-07-21 at 9:30 PM By dan davis

The COVID-19 severity in Southern California with lack of medical access and other area medical restrictions has made this necessary.  Plans are being made for a later in the year date with some format changes from the usual University Of VARA school.

More info soon at www.vararacing.com


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Seven 2021 Vintage Racing Club Novice Drivers Schools Scheduled Across U.S. Starting Jan 23-24 With VARA at Buttonwillow

Posted Jan-03-21 at 7:26 PM By Dan Davis

The University of VARA has sessions for street car performance driving and sessions in entrant approved vintage race car, with full racing apparel and drivers pre-event medical exam, to obtain a vintage racing license.  Info: www.vararacing.com

The remaining six are with the following vintage racing weekends:

Feb 26-28 CVAR at MSR-H TX; April 23-25 with SOVREN at Pacific Raceways WA; April 29-May 2 with VSCDA at GingerMan Raceway MI; May 1-2 (school only) with RMVR at Pikes Peak Raceway, CO; May 7-8 with VSCCA at Lime Rock Park CT; May 14-15 with VRG/VDCA at Summer Point, WV.

An all-year vintage novice and advanced school recognized by VMC member clubs is offered by Jim Malone’s Raptor Motorsports at Inde Motorsports Ranch in Arizona.  [email protected] or phone 602-509-7644.

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H-Mod Racing Cars Featured May 7-8 VSCCA Spring Sprints Lime Rock Park

Posted Dec-28-20 at 8:24 PM By Dan Davis

Cars expected include a variety of vintage Modified Class sports racing cars powered by 750cc engines from Fiat, Crosley, Panhard, SAAB, and Coventry Climax engines.  H-Modified was a SCCA racing class popular in the 1950s through the early 1960s.  It attracted creative “factory” and home built road racing cars powered by 750cc displacement engines.

The early 1950s 750cc cars included familiar small Italian race car makers: OSCA, Bandini, Stanguellini, Siata, Abarth. Later British Lotus and Cooper 750cc Coventry Climax engined cars were produced. French makers created Panhard and Renault powered cars.  In the U.S. homebuilt cars, usually powered by a Crosley engine, included: Miller-Crosley, Puckett MPX, Tanner, Fibersport, Jaybird, Jabro, ERM, PBX and many more.  In 1962, the displacement was increased to 850cc and later in ’67 the class rules switched to DSR.

The VSCCA H-Mod Group Chairman is Richard Campbell.  Contact 917-538-6550 (cell).  Email at [email protected]

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Feb 26-28 CVAR Opens It's 2021 Season with Brian Goldman Races and Drivers School at MSR-Houston

Posted Dec-21-20 at 9:04 PM By Dan Davis

MSR-H is a 2.38 mile, 40 foot wide road racing circuit with 17 turns set in 383 acres.  It is a membership facility located south of Houston, Texas hosting a large variety of amateur and professional races.

CVAR’s weekend starts with drivers school for novice vintage racers on Friday.  A full schedule of practice qualifying and races fills the weekend for licensed CVAR members and invited Vintage Motorsports Council member club racers.  Other license holders are considered.

INFO: www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com

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Vintage Racing Cars Featured Feb 13, 10 am to 3 pm, Concours In The Hills, Fountain Hills, AZ

Posted Dec-16-20 at 11:58 PM By Dan Davis

Vintage racing cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, McLaren, Corvette, Ford, Lola and more will be front and center among more than 1000 cars on display.

Event organizer, Peter Volny notes that the event is focused on being a family friendly event with free admission and parking for all spectators.  Concours vehicle entry fees are donated to the Phoenix Children’s hospital.

Info: www.concoursinthehills.org

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