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CVAR Mike Stephens Classic Aug 21-23 Hallett OK Features F Vee

Posted Aug-05-20 at 11:20 AM By Dan Davis

The Hallett Motor Racing circuit in central Oklahoma is one of the best club racing circuits in North America.  This annual vintage racing weekend is special for CVAR racers and attracts racers from RMVR and VSCDA to enjoy racing on this special circuit.  All CVAR classes will be racing, plus a vintage F Vee Feature.  All VMC member club racers are invited.  Friday is Test and Tune, Saturday and Sunday practice and races.  The FV Challenge race is Saturday after group races.

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First August Race RMVR Vintage Race Against Kids Cancer 1-2 At High Plains

Posted Jul-28-20 at 2:52 PM By Dan Davis

This vintage race raises funds for a designated charity.  It is usually Rocky Mountain Vintage racing’s largest vintage race of their season.  Other August vintage races include Heartland Vintage Racing August 8-9 at Heartland Park and Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing 22-23 at Hallett.  September opens with Society of Vintage Racers Association 4, 5, 6 at Portland and Lime Rock Historics 4-7.

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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey Canceled

Posted Jul-27-20 at 12:16 PM By celac

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, scheduled to take place September 18-20, was cancelled due to the difficulties of staging the event under COVID-19 restrictions. Please click continue for the full text of the press release.

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Vintage Racing Event Updates VRG-VDCA Jefferson 500, Put-In-Bay, Monaco, Waterford Hills

Posted Jul-27-20 at 9:48 AM By Dan Davis

The good news first - the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will now be held in both 2021 and 2022.  The 2020 event was postponed to 2021 and many expected that to reset the  traditional every other year.  But not so.  In 2021 the event will open a month long motorsport past-future-present group of races.  Grand Prix de Historique April 23-25, E-Prix May 8 and FIA Monaco Grand Prix May 20-23.  The 2022 Grand Prix de Historique will be May 13-15.
More good news - the previously postponed or cancelled Waterford Hills Grand Prix will now be held in 2020 on September 24-25 on the Waterford Hills road racing circuit near Clarkston, Michigan.  Info: Joel Hershoren, Phone 248-623-0070.
Now the bad news.  Put-In-Bay Races, the traditional salute to racing in the late 1950s and 1960s, originally set for September 22-23, 2020 is postponed to 2021.  This event is usually held on the roads and airport runways of the original South Bay Island site, an island in Lake Erie.
More bad news.  The VRG-VDCA Jefferson 500 vintage races set for August 6-9, 2020 at Summit Point, West Virginia has been cancelled for this year.  Info: www.vrgonline.org or www.vintagedrive.com.

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Road America July 24-26 WeatherTech Vintage Event Friday, Saturday Evening Concours Now At Circuit

Posted Jul-20-20 at 4:41 PM By Dan Davis

There will be over 340 vintage race cars competing on Friday and Saturday.  On Friday late afternoon selected vintage and historic race cars, previously drove on public roads with police escort to the nearby town of Elkhart Lake for a street concours.  It typically attracts over 20,000 fans.  Similarly on Saturday is a local street car concours.
These will now be held on Friday and Saturday at the Road America circuit on the main front straight.  Race ticket holders can stay and enjoy each evening.  New spectators are invited to purchase, online only, tickets for the late afternoon 6 to 8 p.m. event.  Gates open at 4 p.m. for concours ticket holders.  
Info and race or concours tickets www.roadamerica.com. or call 800-365-7223

VSCCA Empire Cup Vintage Races July 24-25 Lime Rock Park

Posted Jul-16-20 at 9:50 PM By Dan Davis

VSCCA is building off the successful July 10-11 White Mountain Vintage Grand Prix at Tamworth, NH with COVID-19 protocols.  This annual event is for all VSCCA classes and salutes sports racing cars.  It is a non-spectator event.
Lime Rock Park is the “home” circuit for this New England based vintage car owners club.  Each year the club organizes over a dozen races, hillclimbs, rallies and shows.  It is the first ever such club organized in the U.S.

Walking the Paddock at the CSRG David Love Vintage Races with Photographer Kurt Borden

Posted Jul-14-20 at 1:06 AM By celac

The paddock at a CSRG event is always filled with interesting, visually compelling cars. Photographer Kurt Borden gives us a quick take on the paddock experience at the recent David Love Vintage Races. Stay tuned for a report on the event featuring his (and other photographer's) great track images. Click continue to view a gallery of Kurt's photographs

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Day One for the 2020 CSRG David Love Vintage Races Races in the with More Action to Come.

Posted Jul-12-20 at 1:13 AM By celac

Results for the Saturday practice and qualifying races can be found here: https://racehero.io/events/david-love-vintage-race/results Please click continue for photos from the event. Photos courtesy of Jim Rose

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USRRC Tribute Feature Saturday July 11 Race, CSRG David Love Classic Sonoma Raceway

Posted Jul-10-20 at 6:24 PM By Dan Davis

This July 10-12 event is the first of two CSRG annual major races of the season.  It is run this year with no spectators and under COVID-19 protocols.
The USRRC 1963-1968, was SCCA’s first pro series.  The first few years for the Drivers’ Championship was competed in under and over 2 liter sports racing cars.  The over two liter cars included Chaparral, Lola T70, Lotus 30, Gene Mk8, McKee and Shelby King Cobra.  The under two liter cars included Elva Mk7, Lotus 23, LeGrand, Porsche and Merlyn.  The Manufacturers’ Championship, 1963-1965, included Corvette’s, Jaguar’s, Ferrari’s and Cobra’s.
The USRRC Tribute organization had planned numerous west coast feature races in 2020, but due to COVID-19 issues is on a limited schedule.

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Lime Rock Park Announces Confirmed Plans for Historic Festival 38 –Labor Day Weekend 2020

Posted Jul-08-20 at 5:51 PM By celac

Lime Rock Park has confirmed plans for its annual Labor Day Historic Festival. Noting that it was going to be the tracks, "first major public event of the year,” President Skip Barber emphasized that Lime Rock had been, "experimenting with small events to develop protocols for the safety of both spectators and participants," and promised to set the "gold standard" for spectator events. Highlights announced in addition to the vintage racing program include the planned appearance of an AlfaRomeo Tipo 158 in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Alfa, the 'Sunday in the Park Concours," with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the 240Z, and a 17 mile Vintage Race and Sports Car Parade in support of local charities. Please click continue for the full text of the press release.

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Historic Can-Am Sunday Feature Race July 26 At First 2020 Major Vintage Race With Spectators

Posted Jul-07-20 at 4:50 PM By Dan Davis

Road America's July 24-26 WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman expects a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators to enjoy a full schedule of vintage races with cars of all types.  Shadow Cars are the featured marque with six historic Can-Am types in the featured Sunday afternoon feature, along with McLaren's, McKee's, Lola's and a rare roadster Ford GT40 Can-Am car.  To honor Shadow's entry in the later 1977-1986 single seat 5 liter engine series, there are two of these types in the Sunday feature.  There are two Shadow F5000 cars in the big historic open wheel car race.

The 4 mile, 14 turn circuit set in 600 park like acres is one of the best road racing facilities in the world.  Its long straights, fast sweeping turns, a challenging curving, flowing thunder valley section, plus a tight turn 5 challenges drivers of all classes and provides excellent spectator viewing sites.

Info: www.roadamerica.com

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Heartland Vintage Racing Announces Late Summer and Fall Events

Posted Jul-01-20 at 8:32 PM By celac

Courtesy of HVR / Jim Mcauley    Join HVR for the HVR Summer Showdown at Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS  8-9 August.All Midwest vintage racers are welcome to join HVR in partnership with NASA Central for the Summer Showdown.     HVR is also honored to partner with the Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival (LGGPR) organization to showcase vintage racing iron at the hallowed Lake Garnett Raceway in Garnett, KS 9-11 Oct.  Lake Garnett hosts an annual celebration of the legends of racing that braved the treacherous 1.7 mile circuit in the 50’s and 60’s, during American road racing’s heyday.  The LGGPR will feature four HVR Vintage Racing exhibitions per day, as well as the Hagerty Revival Showcase, benefitting the preservation of this historic piece of Americana. Please click Continue for complete report on the most recent HVR event and, for more information, visit HeartlandVintageRacing.com

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Sonoma Speed Festival Postponed to May 2021

Posted Jul-01-20 at 11:26 AM By celac

The Sonoma Speed Festival which debuted in 2019 to resounding acclamation has announced today that the 2020 event is postponed to May, 2021. The organizers noted that, after working through efforts to stage the event under the current conditions: "... they determined it would not be possible to hold the event this year and still provide the caliber of experience attendees enjoyed at the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival in 2019. The event is primarily a social gathering, which is not something that can be comfortably and safely accomplished in the current environment." Please click continue for the full text of the press release 

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July 10-11 VSCCA 3rd White Mt Vintage GP Club Motorsports Circuit, NH

Posted Jun-29-20 at 4:36 PM By Dan Davis

This is the 2020 season opener and will be held under COVID-19 protocols with no spectators.  For max track time, there will be eight 25 minute sessions for each of two racing groups over the Friday and Saturday event.  This is a muffled event.

Check the web site for latest updates: www.vscca.org

Now Cancelled: July 9-12 HSR & Masters Finger Lakes Vintage Races At The Glen

Posted Jun-28-20 at 3:54 PM By Dan Davis

The vintage racing and historic racing weekend at New York’s Watkins Glen International road racing circuit had attracted entries from many states in the U.S.  Unfortunately, many of these states are on the COVID-19 quarantine list recently announced by the state of New York, thus preventing many racers from attending, making the event impossible.
For latest HSR events info visit: www.hsrrace.com

The July 10-12 CSRG David Love Vintage Races @ Sonoma Raceway Expects Great Cars

Posted Jun-24-20 at 2:50 PM By Dan Davis

This annual vintage racing weekend is one of the largest and most special on the west coast.  This year it is non-spectator, COVID-19 protocols to be in full compliance with local and state requirements.  This is the event rescheduled from the spring.
CSRG is a vintage racing club that emphasizes original, unusual and special sports, sports racing, GT sports sedans and formula cars from the prewar era through the 1990s.  Accordingly, this race attracts the best, special and most unique of interesting vintage racing cars.

For further info and to enter the event contact csrg: https://www.csrgracing.org/contact.html

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All HSR Groups and Classes Invited to The Glen July 9-12 Wine Festival Historic Races

Posted Jun-20-20 at 1:08 PM By celac

Watkins Glen International circuit is one of North America’s legendary road racing circuits.  For over 60 years has hosted the greatest drivers in the greatest series.  It is set near the town of Watkins Glen where modern U.S. road racing began on its streets and nearby roads in 1948.  This is also New York state’s Finger Lakes Wine County.  HSR members and VMC member club racers are invited.

Road America’s July 23-26 WeatherTech International Challenge Showcases 12 Sunday Races

Posted Jun-15-20 at 5:05 PM By celac

The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman will present 12 Sunday Races Including a Historic Can-Am Feature and a Porsche Reunion Race.

Brian Redman, who drove in the original Can-Am Series, is the Annual Honorary Grand Marshal. The Featured Historic Can-Am Feature Race is Sunday 1:15 pm, Qualifying Race 3:10 pm Saturday. The big, fast, unlimited Sports Racers of the 1966-1974 North American road racing series, driven by the best drivers of the day, set lap records on every circuit.  The great 4 mile, 14 turn Road America circuit was a favorite for original series drivers and is a favorite for Historic Can-Am racers.   The All Porsche Feature, with every type of Porsche, is 2:00 pm Sunday.  Shadow is the featured marque.  Jackie Oliver won the 1974 Can-Am Drivers Championship in a Shadow DN4.  Shadow also competed in Formula One and F5000.  A special Shadow Parade is scheduled for 11:45 am Sunday.  There are Sunday Features for almost every marque and type of vintage and historic cars among the expected 300 vintage and Historic Production Sports, Formula and Sports Racing cars from the 1920s through the mid-1980s.

 

The event is fully open for spectators under the COVID-19 protocol in effect at race time.

Historic Can-Am Association Entrant info: Dan Davis 650-321-1411 or [email protected]

Other Road America Entrant info and spectator info: www.roadamerica.com

 

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Announces Cancellation of Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Posted Jun-13-20 at 4:16 PM By celac

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca's management announced that the 2020 edition of the Monterey Motorsports Reunion has been cancelled, placing the blame squarely on the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. They also announced that the event, which normally serves as the centerpiece of the fabled Monterey Car Week, is to be replaced this year with a “Driver Appreciation Weekend” scheduled for August 8 and 9. Further details and the full text of the press release are available after the jump.

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Updated June, July 2020 Vintage Road Race Events Schedule

Posted Jun-11-20 at 3:43 PM By Dan Davis

Check With Organizer For Changes Before Making Plans

June 18    HVR w/Mid-America Ford Shelby Club -  Hallett, OK
June 19-21 VSCDA Blackhawk Classic - Blackhawk Raceway, IL
June 19-21 SVRA Vintage and Radical Races  - Road America, WI
June 25-28 SVRA Vintage GP - Mid-Ohio Course, OH
July 3-5  SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics - Pacific Raceway, WA
July 9-12 HSR Historic Races - Watkins Glen International, NY
July 10-11  VSCCA White Mtn Vintage GP - Tamworth, NH
July 10-12 CSRG David Love Races - Sonoma Raceway, CA
July 23-26  SVRA Speed Tour & Vintage Races - Portland, OR
July 23-26  Road America’s WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman - Road America, WI
July 25-26. VSCCA Empire Cup  - Lime Rock Park, CT

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Monday 6 pm Victory Lane Magazine Podcast Delayed Due to Internet Problems

Posted Jun-09-20 at 10:34 PM By Dan Davis

Plans are to have a new episode of  the podcast on-air Thursday, June 11th with updates on several vintage event features.

VSCDA June 19-21 Blackhawk Classic Offers Three Days of Vintage Racing To Members & Guest Racers

Posted Jun-05-20 at 12:59 PM By Dan Davis

The event offers sprint races for all VSCDA classes, a Closed Wheel Enduro Saturday and Open Wheel Enduro on Sunday.  All VSCDA speciality races are on the schedule including FVee, TA/B Sedan and Sprite-Midget Features.  Blackhawk Raceway is a seven turn, two mile road racing circuit located near South Beloit, IL.
All COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing, will apply.  Regrettably this means no traditional Saturday evening banquet or Friday evening ice cream social.  Alternates are being developed.
Info: www.vscda.org or phone 616-916-2650

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Chris Pook & the History of The Long Beach GP by Gordon Kirby

Posted Jun-01-20 at 2:59 PM By Dan Davis

This superb new book from Racemaker Press is a great, timely read as IndyCar opens its season this coming Saturday.

The book relates how Mario Andretti won the 1984 CART Indy car Long Beach race, which started the event's financial and wider success after years of glamour but no profits with F.1.

The Long Beach Grand Prix through-the-streets races continues as a premier road racing event in todays IndyCar Series.  “So you really wanna race in my streets” was the early reaction in 1973 when Chris Pook proposed a plan of racing and city improvements that would follow.  That came from his watching the 1973 Monaco F.1 on ABC’s Wide World of Sports TV program. With the early help and guidance from Dan Gurney and many others in navigating state, city and racing politics and years of 24/7 effort it all came together.  The first race was a 1975 F5000 race won by Brian Redman followed by years of esthetically successful, but financially challenged, F.1 races.
 
This most entertaining and detailed book, with wonderful photos, presents the whole important saga from then until today.  It is a big 320 gloss pages book with some 170 photos for many enjoyable reading sessions.  It is available at Racemaker Press 617-773-6533, www.racemakerpress.com

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Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Boys Republic June 6-7 Car and Motorcycle Show Now Sept 5-6

Posted May-26-20 at 1:20 PM By Dan Davis

The weekend includes numerous activities leading to the Sunday judged car and motorcycle show.  There is an auction, movie screening, special Saturday evening reception and dinner and more.  The event began in 2008.
The event is a fund raiser for Boys Republic which McQueen gives credit for changing him from a challenged youth to a young adult with self-worth and goals.  It is a non-sectarian community for boys and girls from ages 13-17.
Info: Phone 909-628-1217

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, "Shifting Gears," Cancels Race Week & Promotes Smaller Driving Events

Posted May-22-20 at 6:00 PM By celac

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, announced major schedule changes on Thursday in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event is planning a full return in 2021 on July 16-25 with Corvette remaining as the Marque of the Year. Click below for the full text of the press release.

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