The Formula Junior International Class Cars of 1959-1963 Raced by Hulme, Clark, Hansgen, Stewart and Others Featured Pre-Reunion and Reunion, Laguna Seca 2022
Along with the many historic Le Mans 24 Hour racing cars on exhibition and racing there will be 36 of these important race cars. 36 Formula Juniors are entered including Lotus, Brabham, Elva, Cooper and Lola cars. They are on-track twice a day during the August 13-14 Pre-Reunion and once each day during the Reunion August 17-20. In 1960, '61, '62, '63 these cars were the professional support races for the big fall Laguna Seca professional Pacific Grand Prix Races for sports cars. The sports car races were won by Roger Penske, Dave McDonald, Stirling Moss - twice, Chuck Sargent. The F Jr races were won by Walt Hansgen - twice, Chuck Parsons and Ed Leslie.
Reunion & Pre-Reunion info: www.co.monterey.ca.us.
Monterey Classic Car Week 2022 August 12-21 Races, Concours, Shows, Tours, Rallies, Parties and Car Auctions
The Monterey Car Week opens with a Friday August 12 downtown Monterey race car show promoting the August 12-14 Pre-Reunion and August 17-20 Reunion vintage races at Laguna Seca. The week between the vintage races is filled with several dozen fascinating and varied classic car events. The Sunday August 21 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance tops out the week. The Pre-Reunion features 10 vintage race groups each on track twice both Saturday and Sunday.
The Rolex Motorsports Reunion salutes the Le Mans 24 Hour races and has 14 vintage race groups. Each race group is on track once each day Wednesday through Saturday. Admission ticket info at www.co.monterey.ca.us.
VSCDA Aug 12-14 Grand Prix Au Grattan Summer Vintage Racing Party
The 11th year of this annual salute to summer will feature a tribute to the entire racing staff. Races for all VSCDA classes through 1997 are scheduled. VMC Member Club racers are invited to join in the party. Features include Sprite Midget series, Trans Am B Sedan series, Formula Vee series.
The charity of the event is Disabled American Veterans with charity noon rides. An Enduro also raises funds for the charity.
Grattan Raceway Park is a 2 mile, 13 turn road racing circuit located near South Haven, Michigan.
Entrant Info: www.vscda.org.
RMVR's July 29-31 Race Against Kids' Cancer Invites Fans To Enjoy A Vintage Race Weekend With Free Admission At Denver's High Plains Raceway
This is the largest annual vintage racing weekend in the mountain states area. There will be a great variety of cars which fans can enjoy and take lunch time rides in a race car for charity contribution. The variety of cars is immense from the 1930s through 1980s. Vintage Formula Vee cars have special Veevergnugen racing features during the weekend.
Three Vintage Racing Weekends In Late July
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 23-24 has vintage racing on the roads of Schenley Park. Annually watched by 100,000 spectators with free admission. Info: www.pvgp.org.
Waterford Hills vintage racing weekend July 23-24 is held on the 1.4 mile club circuit just northwest of Detroit.
Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing's annual Race Against Kids Cancer July 30-31 invites spectators to support the cause and enjoy the best of vintage racing at High Plains Raceway near Denver. Info: www.rmvr.com.
VSCDA Women Of Racing Vintage Races Sept 16-18 Road America New Podcast
The victorylane.com July 12 podcast on this site with VSCDA features Lyn St James, pioneering woman championship racer, talking about getting started and excelling in many types of auto racing including being awarded Indy 500 Rookie Of The Year in 1992. She has also just been inducted into the Automotive Hall Of Fame in Dearborn, MI. Lyn is being honored at the VSCDA vintage racing weekend at Road America Sept 16-18 saluting Women Of Racing.
Road America's International Challenge July 14-17 Features Dan Gurney's Eagles and 400 Vintage Race Cars
Over 30 of Dan Gurney's All American Racers built Eagles will be on display and on-track during the annual WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman. Eagles include winning F1, Indy, IMSA GTP and F5000 cars.
400 vintage racing cars of all types will compete in 12 race groups and will be on-track Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is a downtown Elkhart Lake race car concours on Friday and a sports car concours on Saturday free to spectators. Over 50,000 spectators are expected over the three days for the races.
Pittsburgh GP, Two Vintage Race Weekends & Festival July 15-24 Salutes Porsche, Triumph, Spridgets
VRG Pittsburgh Historics at Pitt Race circuit opens the 10 day festival July 15-17. All vintage classes will be racing. Kastner Cup races for Triumphs are featured. This is followed by a week filled with dozens of car shows saluting almost every sports car marque with parties, banquets, rallies and special auto displays.
The big Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park July 23-24 attracts special vintage racing classes and 100,000 spectators. The All Porsche Marque race is Sunday. A special National HP Champion Donna Mae Mims Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget race is Saturday.
Then & Now Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Races and Auctions at victorylane.com
Ken Vendley's 2008 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Video Adventures plus Rick Carey's 2022 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique report and Monaco auctions results in July magazine online at victorylane.com.
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July Victory Lane Magazine Is Online With U.S. and Monaco Vintage Race Reports Plus Features
U.S. vintage race reports include those with VSCCA, CSRG, RMVR and SVRA Vintage. Rick Carey reports Monaco Grand Prix d'Historique and Monaco Auctions. There is much more to enjoy.
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VSCCA White Mountain Vintage Grand Prix July 8-9 Club Motorsports Circuit Tamworth, NH
This spectacular 2.5 mile, 18 turn circuit winds through the hills, meadows and forest in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountain area in Eastern-mid New Hampshire.
VSCCA drivers regard this as one of the most interesting and challenging circuits on the schedule.
The early entry list has a variety of VSCCA type cars: MG, Austin Healey, Bugatti, Lotus, Turner, Elva, Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Sunbeam, Fiat and Triumph. All VMC member club vintage racers are invited to join the fun.
Late entry info: www.vscca.org. or call Activities Chairman, Mark O'Day 603-918-7834 (CT)
SOVREN's Pacific Northwest Historics Independence Weekend July 1-3 Pacific Raceways Salutes Lotus and Racing History
This celebration with great racing cars, many great vintage races, open paddock for spectators all make this annual Fourth of July weekend a major vintage racing event. The legendary 2.5 mile road racing circuit set in a scenic fir forest with terrific spectator viewing has hosted all the great series: USRRC, F5000, Continental FB, SCCA Nationals, Trans Am, USAC Indy Cars. They were driven by Gurney, Brabham, Andretti, Follmer, Hobbs, Miles, Hall, Donohue, Unser, Hill and other legends. There have been hundreds of club races with cars including Abarth, AC Ace, Ace Bristol, Allards, Corvette, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Triumph, MG, Morgan, Lotus, Cobra, Elva, Lola, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Cooper and more.
All this history will be saluted on-track by 200 vintage racers. The honored marque is Lotus with dozens of these famous cars racing in many classes. The famous Lotus 19 that Dan Gurney drove to victory in the 1962 Pacific Northwest Historics will be on display and in exhibition laps.
Entry and spectator info: www.sovrenracing.org.
VRG/VSCCA Thompson Raceway Vintage Motorsports Festival June 24-25 Entry Still Open
This is a great opportunity to race where the greats raced including: Carroll Shelby, Briggs Cunningham, Mario Andretti, Denise McCluggage, Bob Tullius, Paul O'Shea, Bob Holbert, Bob Sharp, Oscar Koveleski and so many more. Vintage racers will be on a legendary road racing circuit, located in the northeastern corner of Connecticut, that was opened in 1952 incorporating part of the 1940 oval. There is much excitement with a late and growing entry for this unmuffled event.
VRG types of cars will be four grid groups. VSCCA types of cars will race in two grid groups. All VMC member club racers are invited. There is a Friday evening BBQ for all entrants and guests.
VSCCA Race Co-Chairman: Steve Morici 760-662-1112 or [email protected]. or Phil Roettjer VSCCA Race Co-Chairman [email protected].
VRG Co-Race Chairman John Jeffrey 617-510-2694 [email protected].
VRG Co-Chairman Mark Gunsalus 508-272-1323 pr [email protected].
New Racing Books and Father's Day Discounts at RACEMAKER Press
All new and catalogued books are included: three book order 20% off, two book order 15% off, one book order 10% off. Discounts effective through June 26, 2022. Here is a sample of dozens of great books available.
Just out is Boost! by Gordon Kirby about Roger Bailey's 52 years with top teams as racing mechanic, engine builder, crew chief, tech inspector and also co-founder of Indy Lights.
Also just released is the new edition of Dirt Tracks to Glory by Sylvia Williamson with inside stories of racers, tracks and race promotors in the wild and early days of Saturday night oval racing.
Rick Mears, Thanks, new edition by Gordon Kirby updates the previous edition. There are many stories on the legendary racing career of four time Indy 500 winner and most successful oval racer of his era. It is told in an absorbing and entertaining way.
Lost In Time: Formula 5000 in North America by John Zimmerman was recently released about the American Formula 5000 pro series of 1968-1976. It is complete with stories of all the great drivers, teams and cars who were part of the series. There are detailed race results of each event in every year of the series.
Info & order: www.racemaker.com. Phone 1-617-723-6533
Historic F5000, Continental Grand Prix FB, Stock Cars, Vintage Indy Featured June 16-19, Indy with SVRA Vintage, Spectators Invited
Well over 300 vintage and historic race cars of all types are expected for a long weekend full of on-track excitement racing on the Indy road circuit. The large variety of cars racing multiple times in about a dozen race groups provide plenty of action for racers and spectators.
VSCDA Blackhawk Classic Vintage Races, Spectators Invited June 17-19, Blackhawk Farms, IL
VSCDA offers massive track time for all VSCDA classics plus special feature races.
The special features include: The V8 Challenge, Formula Vee series, Trans Am B-Sedan series, and Sprite Midget series.
Blackhawk Farms Raceway is a scenic 2 mile road race circuit with 7 turns. It is just north of Rockford, IL.
Spectator $15 admission benefits Rockford Rescue Mission.
Info: www.vscda.org. Phone 616-916-2650
Vintage Indy Cars On-Track During NTT IndyCar June 9-12 Road America
Legendary cars from the history of many Indy car races, 1950s through 1970s, will do exhibition laps during this IndyCar weekend. The cars featured include the Uprights of the 1940s and early 1950s, the big Indy Roadsters of the late 1950s and early 1960s and the tradition breaking mid-engine cars from the middle 1990s onward.
The Vintage Indy 2022 schedule following Road America includes exhibition and laps at: SVRA Vintage Indy June 16-19, IndyCar Nashville Aug 5-7, IndyCar WWT Raceway Aug 18-20 and American Speed Festival M1 Concourse Sept 19-Oct 2.
Road America July 14-17 International Vintage Races & Festival Celebrates Every Type
There are feature races for every type of vintage and historic cars. Every type is celebrated: production sports cars, sports racing cars, open wheel formula cars, sport sedans and stock cars. There is a race car concours Friday evening in Elkhart Lake and a street car concours there Saturday evening. The Elkhart Lake Historic Races Circuit banquet is Thursday evening.
Dan Gurney's All American Racers Cars will have a special display, on-track exhibition laps and race in several Group Races. AAR race cars won in the Indy 500, USAC Championship Trail, CART Championship, F5000, Formula One, Formula Ford and IMSA. Examples of every type will be present and on-track for the enjoyment of fans and vintage racers.
Entry for all types of vintage and historic cars is still open and spectator tickets available at www.roadamerica.com.
Vintage Races With VSCCA, RMVR, SOVREN June 3-5 Begin Summer Season
The VSCCA Empire Cup at Lime Rock Park Connecticut is Friday and Saturday June 3-4.
The RMVR Big Bore Thunder at Pueblo Motorsports Park Colorado is Saturday and Sunday June 4-5.
SOVREN Spokane Festival of Speed at Qlispé Raceway Park Washington is Saturday and Sunday June 4-5.
The complete remaining 2022 vintage racing schedule is updated in victorylane.com each month.
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Two Weekends July 15-17 & 22-24 Saluting Porsche
This ten day celebration opens July 15-17 at the Pitt Race Circuit just west of Pittsburgh for a VRG sanctioned vintage racing weekend for all VRG classes. The Kastner Cup Triumph races are featured.
The July 22-24 true road circuit vintage races through Pittsburgh's Schenley Park are spectacular. Over 100,000 fans are treated to spirited racing by drivers of fascinating cars from the prewar era through the 1970s. A special feature race for 1959-1974 Austin Healey Sprites and MG Midgets is featured. Also featured are the innovative, quick H-Mod sorts racers.
Between the two vintage racing weekends there are car shows, rallies, special parties and the gala banquet.
Driver Info: www.pvgp.org/drivers.
VSCCA Empire Cup Vintage Races June 3-4 Lime Rock Park, CT, Join a Spectacular Field
VSCCA members and guest club vintage racers will have the rare opportunity of two full days of unmuffled vintage racing in a spring event at historic Lime Rock Park. The current entry is spectacular with sports racing cars from Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Elva, Lola and all the popular production sports cars from Britain, America, Germany, Italy, Japan plus numerous examples of F1, FF, F Vees and F Jr cars.
There are classes for VSCCA and non-VSCCA cars. All are invited to this very special Friday and Saturday vintage racing event. A celebration for sports racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s includes special dedicated race grids. There are 7 track sessions for each of 6 race groups over two days.
The special Friday night social BBQ is free for entrants, crew and staff. The emphasis is on meeting fellow drivers, corner workers and race staff for good racing tales.
Early Bird entry of $525 is available with a savings of $50 through Friday May 30 at www.motorsportregs.com.
Event info: Race Chairman Charles Bordin, phone 914-968-5700 or email [email protected].
Eight Vintage Racing Weekends May 12-15 thru 27-30
This weekend May 12-15 VRG/VDCA is at Summit Point WV, HVR is at Heartland Motorsports Park KS, RMVR is at High Plains Raceway CO.
Check the schedule pages 50-51, and club ads in this issue of victorylane.com for the other five May events and remaining 2022 vintage racing event schedules. Each month the Vintage Highlights section presents event and features info for upcoming vintage events.
May 12-15 VRG Hosts The Jefferson 500 At Summit Point, Special Invite for VDCA Drivers
There is a full schedule of races for VRG and VDCA members. Also included are FF Challenge Races and IMSA RS/Trans-Am 2.5 Challenge Races.
The May 10-12 VRG Drivers School for novice racers at Summit Point precedes the full weekend of vintage racing. Load in is Tuesday the 10th for tech and 5 - 8:30 classroom. VRG eligible car and driver equipment is required. Friday is on track sessions.
Check out www.victorylane.com for schedule pages which are updated each month and display the remainder of the year.
VSCCA Opens Season With Spring Sprints, Intro to Racing and Drivers School May 6-7 at Lime Rock Park, CT
North Americas original vintage racing club opens its 2022 season on one of North Americas favorite road racing circuits.
The season opening event for VSCCA includes full day Friday and Saturday races for all its classes.
The Driven to Race half day introduction to vintage racing is a Saturday half day, low key pro instructed on-track in the would-be-vintage racers car and chat with current racers. Entry closes end of day May 5.
The two day full vintage racing drivers school can be entered in almost any car. Apparel rules apply. Contact Event Chair Ben Tarlow, 914-402-5799 or [email protected].
Info about VSCCAs six vintage racing weekends: www.vscca.org.
Four Vintage Races April 28-May 1 Open a Busy May Schedule
The Mitty is at Road Atlanta, GA featuring Sports 2000 Cars. www.hsrrace.com.
SVRA Vintage with Pro Trans Am Speed Tour is at Sonoma Raceway, CA. There are special Pre-1920 Ragtime Racers and PreWay Race Car exhibitions at lunchtime each day. www.svra.com
VSCDA Spring Brake and Drivers School is at GingerMan Raceway, MI. All VSCDA vintage and historic class races and traditional enduros fill the weekend. www.vscd.org.
CVAR Marvelous May Races are at Eagles Canyon Raceway, TX. Over 150 vintage racers will enjoy racing on one of the best club racing circuits in North America. www.corinthianvintageautoracing.com.