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Posted Feb-07-24 at 7:16 PM By Dan Davis

Nine Vintage Auto Events in March Include 5 All Vintage Race Weekends

The latest schedule pages in Victory Lane Magazine are updated for North American and International vintage races and events in 2024.  Visit the schedule on pages 34 & 35 of the February issue on this site, www.victorylane.com.  No password, no fee required.

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Posted Jan-29-24 at 2:36 PM By Dan Davis

USRRC Tribute For Sports Racing Cars March 15-17 With CSRG, Sonoma Raceway

The SCCA pro United States Road Racing Championship of 1963-1968 attracted great Sports Racing Cars, Production Sports Cars, teams and drivers.  The Drivers Championship in both over and under 2 Liter cars included Jim Hall, Bob Holbert, George Follmer, Mark Donohue and Charlie Parsons.  The cars included King Cobra, Chaparral, Elva 7, Lotus 23, Lola T70-160-163, McLaren 1A-1B-6A.

The USRRC Tribute four race series opener is followed by three races with CSRG: May 31-June 2 Laguna Seca; September 13-15 Sonoma Raceway; November 1-2 Thunderhill Raceway Park.

The USRRC Sports Racers will also be one of the twelve featured groups at the August 14-17 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca.

USRRC Tribute Info: Mike Summers organizer, 916-600-3742 (CA)

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Posted Jan-23-24 at 5:47 PM By Dan Davis

Formula Junior 2024, 3 Event Season Opens March 15-17, Hallett

Historic 1959-1963 Formula Junior cars were once driven by the legends of racing including: Clark, Stewart, Bandini, Spence, Siffert, Parnell, Surtees, Von Trips, Hall, Revson, Penske, Miles, Pabst and Mc Cluggage. Vintage racers will drive famous FJr cars from Lotus, Lola, Elva, Bandini and Stanguellini.

This vintage racing weekend at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit near Tulsa, Oklahoma is organized by CVAR.

Entry is open for FJr and all CVAR racers at www.corinthinianvintageautoracing.com.  
FJr info:  Tom O'Grady, 281-253-8881 (TX)

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Posted Jan-16-24 at 1:34 PM By Dan Davis

2024 Put-In-Bay Sports Car Races, Sept 17-19 Celebrates 50s & 60s, Porsche Featured

The original Put-In-Bay Sports Car Races began in the 1950s through the town and eventually on the airport accompanied by parties and celebrations.

That spirit of celebrating the joy of racing unique sports cars continues.  There is vintage racing on the original airport, through the streets circuit touring, exhibition laps, car shows and social events.

Pre-1991, under 3 liter production sports cars, up to 2 liter sports cars, vintage Formula Junior - Formula Vee - Formula Ford are all invited.  The event celebrates "Sports Car Racing The Way It Was . . . And Still Can Be!"

Info: www.pibroadrace.com or call 734-502-2465, 412-400-9151. 

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Posted Jan-06-24 at 1:50 PM By Dan Davis

2024 First US Vintage Races, VDCA Feb 10-11 Roebling Road GA

VDCA invites all vintage racing license holders to enjoy a weekend of vintage racing with cool cars and fun people. 
VDCA is noted for scheduling max track time in a well organized event with legendary camaraderie and hospitality.

Register and info now at www.vdca.motorsportsreg.com

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Posted Dec-23-23 at 4:19 PM By Dan Davis

There's Gifts for Vintage Racers in the 2024 Events Schedules

A time to celebrate!  Many vintage racing clubs and special feature groups have released their 2024 schedule to Victory Lane Magazine.  Features already announced by clubs, circuits and special groups include those for Healey's, Minis, Sprigets, Formula Junior, Japanese Cars, 50th Anniversary of Vintage Racing at Laguna, USRRC Tribute, Formula B Continental Cars, British Cars, Formula 5000 Cars, Vintage Indy Cars and Litchfield Cup.  There are many more to come soon.

Happy Holiday from all the Victory Lane Magazine staff and many contributors.  

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Posted Dec-14-23 at 5:33 PM By Dan Davis

The Del Monte Trophy Group at Velocity Invitational Nov 10-12, 2023  Video Online

Vintage racing cars of The Del Monte Trophy Group from the Pebble Beach Road Races of 1950-1956 were a special race group for this annual major vintage and historic weekend at Sonoma Raceway.  The Velocity Invitational weekend featured eight vintage racing groups of period authentic, period correct cars, McLaren cars were the featured marque with great cars from US owners and the UK factory collection. 

The video features the Del Monte Trophy Group.  Full event report in the January issue of Victory Lane Magazine on this site.

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Posted Dec-08-23 at 8:37 PM By Dan Davis

Chris Springer, McLaren M8F Can-Am Car, Sonoma and Laguna Vintage Races 2023, Video Onsite

Historic Can-Am cars were featured during the Velocity Invitational Vintage Races November 10-12 at Sonoma Raceway, the Pre-Reunion August 12-14 and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca August 16-20. These events are world famous for featuring vintage and historic race cars of significant history and period correct preparation.  The M8F is the type of McLaren that Peter Revson raced to the 1971 Canadian American Cup Series Championship. 

Chris Springer acquired, restored and race prepped this example beginning in September 2023.  Laguna Seca was the first race in the M8F car achieving third place in the feature and an Award of Excellence.

For video information call Dan Davis of Victory Lane Magazine 650-465-3258 (CA)
For Chris Springer Restorations call 408-857-2088 (CA)

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Posted Dec-02-23 at 2:02 PM By Dan Davis

December Victory Lane Magazine Online, HSR, VSCCA, CSRG, VDCA, Tasman Cup Vintage Racing Reports

2024 vintage racing feature news includes info on Formula B, Formula Junior, Minis, and Healey's.  A photo story on Sunbeam sports cars in the 1960s will provide surprises.  

2023 winners and losers in the auction market are reviewed in the monthly auction column. There is much more about the vintage racing scene.

Click on the cover image, no password, no fee required!

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Posted Nov-24-23 at 5:05 PM By Dan Davis

2023 Last Vintage Races: HSR at Sebring, VDCA at Roebling Road

Th HSR Sebring Classic 12, Nov 29-Dec 3 has sprint races, short enduros and the 12 Hour Enduro.  The event attracts entries from North America and abroad.
Info: www.hsrrace.com

The VDCA Season Finale vintage race Dec 8-10, also known as the world-famous Oyster Shucking and Pig Pulling Party and Races, is a fitting fun holiday vintage racing experience.  There are numerous Group and Fun Races in a party atmosphere.  Then there is the Saturday evening party!
Info: www.vintagedrive.com

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Posted Nov-19-23 at 2:12 PM By Dan Davis

Abarth's Racing 1958-1963 Photo Story In November Victory Lane Online

The Double Bubble Abarth Coupes dominated Cal Club and SCCA H Production races in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  They also won internationally.  They raced and won their class at Sebring, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Riverside, Laguna Seca and on airfield circuits across the US.

Photographer Allen R. Kuhn presents his period Abarth Double Bubble racing photos with his onsite commentary of the way and who it was.  There are five pages of Abarth action in the November Victory Lane Magazine online on his site.  Copies of these and other 1950s and early 1963 sports racing photos are available from Allen: 310-390-3178, [email protected]

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Posted Nov-13-23 at 1:59 PM By Dan Davis

VRG Turkey Bowl Vintage Races Nov 17-19 Summit Point, WV Celebrate 2023

The 2023 VRG vintage racing season is celebrated with three on-track sessions for 5 Groups each day and a Saturday late afternoon Awards Party.

The Saturday sessions are for the 5 individual Groups.  The Sunday holiday tradition has Festival combined Group races to open the day followed by five individual Group races.  The three final All Comers afternoon races close out the celebration.

Info: www.vrgonline.org

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Posted Nov-08-23 at 2:17 PM By Dan Davis

Velocity Invitational Vintage Racing Festival Nov 10-12, Sonoma Raceway with 60 Years of McLaren

The best of the best vintage and historic race cars are presented on-track at speed in spirited competition at this challenging circuit.  The 1963-2023, 60th Anniversary of Team McLaren and McLaren cars will be celebrated.  Winning the Can-Am series put McLaren at the forefront of top level racing.  Examples of every Can-Am McLaren will be on-track or in a special display.  McLaren excelled in Formula One and winning cars will be present.  The Le Mans and IMSA winning McLaren's, as well as other marques, will be competing.

Ten race groups include great racing cars from 1947 through 2016.  The event is also a festival of Sonoma area food, wine and special products.  Spectators are invited: www.velocityinvitational.com

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Posted Nov-06-23 at 1:09 PM By Dan Davis

VDCA Veterans Day Historics Nov 11-12 Road Atlanta

VDCA members and guests will have liberal track time on one of North America's top road racing circuits.  Each race group has Saturday practice, qualifying, Race 1 and a Feature.  The Lucky Dog fun race closes out the day.  The Sunday morning Enduro is followed by afternoon Feature Races.  This is a non-spectator event.

Info: www.vintagedrive.com

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Posted Nov-03-23 at 5:40 PM By Dan Davis

SVRA Vintage and Pro SpeedTour Racers at COTA Nov 3-5 2023

The Professional SpeedTour final races of the year include Trans Am, IGT, F4 and FR.  Twelve amateur vintage race groups include cars from the 1950s through the 2000s.  The featured Vintage Formula Vee Group celebrates 70 years of Formula Vee racing.  Spectators are welcome.

Info: www.svra.com

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Posted Nov-01-23 at 2:46 PM By Dan Davis

HSR Classic Daytona & 24 Hour Nov 1-5 With Classic & Historic Cars From 1950-2020

It's a big weekend at a big international circuit with world-wide entries.  The schedule is filled with sprint races, short endurance races and the big Saturday through Sunday noon 24 Hour.  there are six race groups, A through G, that rotate four one hour sessions to make 24 continuous hours of historic car racing.  Spectators are welcome. 

Info: www.hsrrace.com

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Posted Oct-31-23 at 3:13 PM By Dan Davvis

MG 100 Years & Spridget Challenge CSRG Thunderhill Nov 3-5

Two big feature race groups add excitement to CSRG's final 2023 vintage race weekend.  All vintage racing classes will be racing at this favorite western circuit.  Saturday night is the 2023 season awards dinner.

Info: www.csrgracing.org

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Posted Oct-24-23 at 6:59 PM By Dan Davis

Seven Vintage Racing Events in November 2023

1-5      HSR Classic Daytona and 24 Hour, Daytona International Speedway, FL
2-5      SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour, Circuit of The Americas, TX
3-5      CSRG Season Finale, Thunderhill Raceway Park, CA
10-12   Velocity invitational, Sonoma Raceway, CA
11-12   VARA Big Bore Bash, Willow Springs Raceway, CA
11-12   VDCA Veterans Day Historics, Road Atlanta, GA
17-19   VRG Turkey Bowl, Summit Point, WV

Every monthly online issue of Victory Lane Magazine, at victorylane.com, has an updated schedule for vintage racing, hillclimb, rally, concours and vintage racing features.   

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Posted Oct-16-23 at 5:06 PM By Dan Davis

VDCA Nov 11-12 Veterans Day Historics, Road Atlanta, Enter Now

All licensed vintage racers invited for a fun, friendly, competitive racing weekend.  This two day vintage racing weekend schedule has extensive track time for all 5 race Groups: Satuday qualifying, morning Sprint Races and afternoon Feature Sprint races for each of the 5 Groups; Sunday afternoon has 5 Group Sprint races.  Special weekend on-track opportunities are: Drivers Cup Saturday, Lucky Dog Race Saturday and a Sunday morning Enduro.  VDCA's famous hospitality includes a Saturday evening dinner.

Info: www.vintagedrive.com

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Posted Oct-03-23 at 5:56 PM By Dan Davis

Fall Racing Season At Full Revs October 2023

CVAR at Hallett and SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour at VIR October 5-8.

Vintage racing weekends and races make for a busy October 12-15.  They include:  VSCDA Thunder in The Ozarks at Ozarks International Raceway; Chattanooga Motorcar Festival with Brian Redman Historic Races; CSRG Laps for Laguna; SVRA Vintage with Speed Tour in Utah and HVR at Heartland Motorsports Park.

The full vintage racing schedule for the remainder of the year is in every issue of Victory Lane Magazine at www.victorylane.com.  Currently the October issue is featured.

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Posted Sep-30-23 at 1:40 PM By Dan Davis

Corvette, Formula Ford Features Open October Vintage Events

The American Speed Festival at M1 Concours in Detroit began Friday September 29 and continues through Sunday October 1st saluting Corvette's 70th Anniversary 1953-2023.

Also, this weekend RMVR hosts The Thumbleweed Races at La Junta Raceway in Colorado.

On October 6-8, CVAR's Thunder on The Cimmaron vintage races features vintage Formula Fords at Hallett Raceway in Northern Oklahoma.  Many CVAR racers will then journey about six hours tow to the northwest for the following weekend's VSCDA Thunder in The Ozarks International Raceway in Arkansas.

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Posted Sep-26-23 at 5:23 PM By Dan Davis

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.

Info: www.vscca.org

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Posted Sep-20-23 at 1:10 PM By Dan Davis

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.

Info: www.vscda.org.  

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Posted Sep-12-23 at 5:55 PM By Dan Davis

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!

www.vrgonline.org

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Posted Sep-07-23 at 3:13 PM By Dan Davis

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. 

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