VSCCA Fall Finale Vintage Races Sept 29-30 Lime Rock Park, Litchfield Cup Race Featured
Crisp fall weather, a good and varied entry promises a great vintage racing weekend to top off a successful VSCCA year.
Racing on Lime Rock Park's 1.5 mile, 7 turn circuit with serious elevation changes, complex corner lines, the famous high speed downhill leading to start/finish are all a treat for novice or experienced vintage racers. The special Litchfield Cup Race pits two teams against each other for added excitement to a full schedule of sprint races for all VSCCA classes.
VSCDA Thunder in The Ozarks Vintage Races Oct 13-15
Ozarks International Raceway's 3.97 miles, 19 turns, with challenging elevation makes this one of the very special circuits on the VSCDA 2023 schedule. The scenic circuit is located between Kansas City and St. Louis in a major resort lakes area.
The schedule is set for maximum on-track time for race groups: all sprint races, no enduros or special features. VSCDA invites its members and all vintage license holders to enjoy the weekend which includes Friday and Saturday night dinners in the garages.
VRG At The Glen Vintage Races Sept 22-24: Special Circuit, Special Weekend
It's three days of track time on the world-famous Watkins Glen International circuit! Four VRG race groups, plus BMW Club race group, will each be on track three times Friday, twice on Saturday and in special races on Sunday. The Paddock Crawl Social is Friday late afternoon after races.
A vintage racing weekend at the circuit in the town where modern sports car racing began in 1948 is special. VRG invites all vintage racing license holders to enjoy the experience. Enter Now: Registration closes soon!
Vintage Racing Action Steps Up Mid-September
VSCDA Ariens Art on Wheels, 14-17 Road America, WI celebrates Formula Vee 60th Anniversary 1963-2023 with feature races. All VSCDA classes are also racing.
VDCA Hurricane in Savannah 16-17 Roebling Road, GA. Saturday practice and races for all VDCA classes, Sunday morning Enduro and afternoon races for all classes makes for liberal track time.
Put-In-Bay Vintage Sports Car Races and Festival 19-21 South Bass Island, OH. Vintage races and special events celebrating the 1950s and early 1960s races on the local streets, roads and airfield.
Six Vintage Racing Events Sept 6-10 Coast-to-Coast Across North America
SVRA Vintage With Speed Tour 6-10 at Watkins Glen International Raceway, New York
The Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival in town and on the original late 1940s countryside circuit is Friday the 8th
CSRG Charity Challenge 8-10 at Sonoma Raceway, CA
CVAR Brad Balles Vintage Races and Drivers School 8-10 at Eagles Canyon Raceway, TX
SOVREN Columbia River Classic 8-10 at Portland International Raceway, OR
RMVR Pueblo Races 8-10 at Pueblo Motorsports Park, CO
The entire remaining year's schedule of vintage racing events is in every month's issue of Victory Lane Magazine on this site. Just click on the cover, no password, no fee required.
Lime Rock Historic Festival Sept 1-4
Over 300 vintage racing cars of all eras will be on-track at speed Friday, Saturday and Monday. Sunday is the race car concours on the Sam Posey Straight along start-finish and The Gathering of The Marques on the rest of the circuit, including the Paul Newman Straight up the hill. Weekend feature races include those for 1959-1963 Formula Juniors, 1923-1989 MGs celebrating the marques 100th Anniversary and the 1908-1954 Pre and Post War Years Sports Cars.
This years's honored collector is Lawrence Auriana. Many of his significant cars will be on display and racing during the event.
2023 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion & Hillclimb Opens with 14 Race Groups On Track
Nearly 400 great racing cars from 1927 through 2007 will on the legendary Laguna Seca circuit once each day Wednesday through Saturday, followed by the Sunday corkscrew hillclimb and Community Day. Corvette is the featured marque with legendary Corvettes in action and on display all week. Over 20 fan favorite Historic Can-Am cars return to Laguna Seca after several years pause. Included in this race Group 7 are cars from the United States Road Racing Championship of 1963-1968. The Formula 5000 international grid includes cars from the US, Canada, England, New Zealand and Australia. Historic Formula One, Trans Am and Prototype and PreWar car grids are packed with great cars. The Del Monte Trophy Cars of 1950-1955 in Group 12, salute how this all began in the 1950-1956 Pebble Beach Road Races through the Del Monte Forest. This vintage race and the Sunday Pebble Beach Concours are always the standout attractions for the annual Monterey Car Week.
Twenty Vintage Racing Weekends and Events Fill the September Schedule
Most event entries are still open for club members and visiting vintage racers. Check the events schedule page 73 in this month's August issue of Victory Lane Magazine on this site for dates. Further info is in the Vintage Highlights news section page 10-11 and the many event ads throughout the issue.
Special vintage racing features in September include Formula Juniors, Formula 5000s, Formula Vees, Formula Bs, MGs, Japanese Marques, Corvettes, USRRC Cars, Trans Am/B Sedans, British Cars and PreWar Cars. There is news on these in the Vintage Highlights section and in ads.
Put-In-Bay Vintage Sports Car Races, Sept 20-21 Celebrate the Original '50s Races
The original 1952 through 1959 Put-In-Bay Races on South Bay Island in Lake Erie ran in 1952 through 1959 on town streets, then in 1963 on the nearby airfield. Two days of races Wednesday and Thursday on the original 1963 airfield will include pre-91 Historic Production Cars under 3 liter, Formula and Sports Racing cars under 2 liter and a Great Lakes Challenge Series race, plus Trans Am B Sedan races. Japanese cars are the featured marque.
The festive, fun atmosphere of the original races continues with many social events and tours of the original 1952-1959 street race circuit.
Info: www.pibroadrace.com. Phone 734-502-2435
Huge Formula Vee 60th Anniversary Celebration Sept 15-17 VSCDA Road America
Vintage and Historic Formula Vees will be the focus at the largest fall vintage race weekend in North America. The VSCDA Ariens Art on Wheels vintage racing weekend expects Vintage and Historic Formula Vees from all over North America to join well over a total of 300 vintage racers of all classes. The weekend includes three days of on-track practice, qualifying races and feature races for all classes plus both Vintage and Historic Formula Vee Feature Races. There are also special car concours, welcome party and celebration banquet.
VSCDA Grand Prix AuGrattan Aug 11-13 Celebrates MG 100th Anniversary
It's a summer vintage racing party at a favorite circuit! Members and VMG club racers invited. The 2 mile, 13 turn road racing circuit is set in the rolling hills and meadows north of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
All VSCDA classes will be in action twice each day. Friday late afternoon is the Closed Wheel Enduro, Saturday afternoon is the Open Wheel Enduro. Sunday the featured All MG Race is late morning.
Feature races for all classes are also Sunday, plus feature races for the Formula Vee Challenge, Trans Am B sedans, and Sprite Midget Challenge.
RMVR Race Against Kids Cancer July 29-30 High Plains Raceway CO Features F Vee
Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Formula Vee Racing with its Veevergnugen Festival, a nod to VWs "Fahrvergnugen" promotions. Joining the expected record entry of Formula Vees will be RMVRs largest entry of vintage sports and racing cars.
Many special races and unique events will raise money for the Morgan Adams Foundation's cancer research programs.
MG 100th Anniversary Celebration & Races Sept 1-4 Lime Rock Historic Festival 41
The new MG Super Sports Morris Car was introduced and advertised in late 1923 by Morris Garages of Oxford England, according to the excellent new book "Kim: A Biography of M.G. Founder Cecil Kimber" by Jon Pressnell, published by Dalton Watson Fine Books. Early the next year one of these cars driven by Kimber won a gold medal in the Land's End Trials. This began a long and successful tradition of producing successful sports cars for street and track.
The MG Vintage Racers Association has organized over 50 MGs from the early days right through the most recent era which will be on-track at Lime Rock's vintage and racing and concours weekend of over 250 classics.
Entry and spectator ticket info: www.limerock.com.
Waterford Hills Vintage Races July 21-23 Clarkston MI, VMC Club Racers Invited
The VSCDA Sprite Midget Challenge Group is the weekend feature. A dedicated race group for Formula Vees continues this year's 60th Anniversary celebrations.
All vintage racing groups will have practice and qualifying on Friday, there are two races for each group on Saturday and one race for each group on Sunday. Novice orientation is on Thursday, late afternoon, with chalk talk and track walk. Saturday evening is the traditional Fish Fry Dinner for participants.
Waumandee Hillclimb Sept 22-24 Invites Vintage Formula Vees
This 2.3 mile hillclimb course rises 420 feet on twisted, wooded, deserted Wisconsin country roads through high valleys and on ridges. It is located in western central Wisconsin.
It began in 2003 through 2011 by the Minnesota Austin Healey Club. In recent years it was moved to its current location and has been organized by Tom Hazen since 2012. In this F Vee 60th Anniversary Celebration ten special entries, of the approximately sixty total, are reserved for F Vees. The festivities start at Friday with a course tour, visit to a local winery and an authentic Wisconsin Pizza Farm Dinner. The hillclimb is Saturday followed by an awards banquet.
Visit www.waumandeetimetrials.com for info, course map and in-car videos of hillclimbs. Questions call Tom at 612-237-1883, email [email protected].
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsports Festival, July 14-23
Ten Days! It opens with the VRG Pittsburgh Historics weekend of vintage races including the Shelby Convention followed by dozens of car shows, rallys, countryside tour, black tie gala, airport hanger party, all topped with the July 22-23 weekend Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix through Schenley Park in front of 100,000 spectators. Ferrari is the marque of the year with rare, stunning and exotic Ferrari car displays at events throughout the 10 days.
The Pitt Race opening weekend is open to all VRG classes. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park includes impressive Pre-War Cars, quick and fascinating under 2.5 liter Sports Cars, Formula Cars and Sports Racing Cars, racing on real roads. Spectators have many great locations for viewing the exciting races.
Entrants and spectator info: www.pvgp.org.
Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman July 13-16, Over 425 Vintage Racing Entries
This big annual vintage and historic vintage race and festival on North America's greatest circuit attracts a huge variety of entries from across North America. There are Pre-War Cars, Kastner Cup Triumphs, F5000 Cars, Can-Am Cars, USRRC Cars, Modern prototypes, British Cars, a large variety of Production Sports Cars, F1 Cars and many more types will be competing in 12 racing groups.
Optional test sessions start Thursday, Friday is practice, Saturday is practice and Saturday races, Sunday is Feature races. There are also over two dozen racing Ferraris in a special display at the circuit. Friday in Elkhart Lake is the Race Car Concours, Saturday is a collector car concours.
Full entry, schedule and ticket info: www.roadamerica.com.
SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics June 30-July 2 Features Special Surprise and Ford Power
This annual vintage and historic racing weekend at Pacific Raceways attracts a large crowd of spectators to enjoy watching top Northwest vintage racers in action.
Famed vintage racer, Ernie Nagamatsu will unveil a special historic race car that was driven by a racing legend. Many vintage US and English Ford powered cars will salute the great worldwide Ford racing history. 2023 is the 60th Anniversary of Lee Iacocca launching Ford's Total Performance program to win in every type of racing.
Triumph Sports Cars In America, 70th Anniversary July 13-16 Road America's International Challenge
The 1953 US arrival of the high-performance Triumph TR2 was a big success. The high-performance sports car was priced less than Austin Healey or Jaguar and slightly more then the MG TD. It became a favorite in SCCA racing as did the many following TR models through the 1980s.
That history will be well displayed on-track at Road America during North America's largest vintage and historic racing weekend, the big WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman. Over 40 Triumph vintage and historic sports cars are expected for the Saturday Kastner Cup and Sunday Triumph Reunion Feature Races organized by The Friends of Triumph group.
Entrant and spectator info: www.roadamerica.com. www.kastnercup.com.
VSCCA White Mountain Vintage GP July 7-8 Includes Preservation Group
Liberal track time includes four on-track 90db sessions each day for VSCCA participants. The Preservation Group, focusing on Pre-War Cars, will be on-track three times Saturday. VMC member club racers are invited. Potluck cookout is Friday at 6 pm.
VSCCA/VRG June 23-24 Vintage Motorsports Festival Thompson Speedway, CT
The vintage racing weekend officially starts Thursday evening with a BYOB meet and greet party following the optional Test and Tune sessions. A full Friday and Saturday schedule of un-muffled vintage racing is organized by each club with grids consistent with their guidelines.
A traditional Friday evening dinner at the trackside club house will include a program and awards.
Event Driver Info: VSCCA - Steve Morici, 760-662-1112, [email protected]
VRG - Mark Gunsalus, 508-272-1323, [email protected]
Club contact: www.vscca.org. www.vrgonline.org.
Corvette Featured Marque, Rolex Monterey August 16-19, 2023
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion joins Corvette in celebrating its 70th Anniversary and racing history with a display of the most important cars in its past. Corvettes also will be on-track racing among the 400 historic and authentic race cars competing in 14 classes each day Wednesday through Saturday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, August 16-19.
The first Corvette prototype was presented at the Waldorf Astoria General Motors Motorama January 4, 1953, and was a sensation. In 1955, it gained sports car credibility fitted with the new Chevrolet small block Chevy V8. The 1956 model added performance options, new styling, roll up windows and a removable hard top. Sales soared.
Corvette racing history began with this 1956 model under the watchful eye of Chevrolet engineer, later coined the "Father of the Corvette", Zora Arkus-Duntov. Corvette captured the Sports Car Club of America's C-Production National Championship with Dr. Dick Thompson "the racing dentist" behind the wheel. It also set Daytona Beach class speed records. The early success whetted the appetite of hundreds of drivers who went on to compete and win in the 1950s and early 1960s both in the US and internationally including: Walt Hansgen, Delmo Johnson, Dave McDonald, Bob Bondurant, Dick Guldstrand, John Fitch, John Greenwood and Alan Barker.
Monoposto Four Event Invite, Travis Engen, President
Monoposto is racing with four race events in the next three weeks: HSR Watkins Glen June 8-12, VARAC Motorsport Park June 15-17, SVRA Indy June 15-18, SVRA Mid-Ohio June 22-25. Each of the tracks are less than a days tow apart, so even with two of the races on the same weekend it's possible for you to get to three of the events.
The first of the four events is next weekend at Watkins Glen with HSR, the schedule for the weekend merges a typical HSR event schedule with a simulation of the IMSA 6 Hours at the Glen.
The Glen is an awesome track for racing. The repaving a few years ago effectively remade the track on the same layout but eliminated some of the bumps and surface features that affected the driving line.
There will not be a Monoposto party at the Glen, but by all means find me in the paddock to share a beverage and, if you earned one, pick up your 2022 championship trophy.
Info: www.monoposto.com. Travis Engen, [email protected].
June Victory Lane Magazine Online June 2, Click on Cover - No Password, No Fee
The June issue of Victory Lane Magazine has vintage race reports from events at Lime Rock Park, Road Atlanta, Mission Raceway, Pacific Raceways, Gingerman Raceway, Sonoma Raceway and Laguna Seca.
Features include those on a vintage rally, unique Corvette, Formula Vees, Formula Junior Driver and Bugeye Sprites.
The two-page schedule pages are updated with North American and International vintage schedules for the remainder of the year.
There are inciteful columns from Gordon White on the oval scene, Rich Taylor's views, Rick Carey's Auction Reports, Vintage Racing Resources and upcoming vintage event news.
VSCDA Blackhawk Classic June 16-18 Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL
This is one of VSCDA's most popular vintage races. The 2 mile track with interesting corners is challenging, yet vintage friendly. It is located just north of Rockford, Illinois and 50 miles south of Madison, Wisconsin.
The event focuses on providing three days of "massive track time" for VSCDA members and VMC club members. All VSCDA classes will be in action. Special feature groups are Formula Vees, Sprite-Midget Challenge and Trans Am/B sedans. Friday includes a closed wheel enduro. The traditional VSCDA hospitality includes a Friday night ice cream social and Saturday the traditional participants dinner.