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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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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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 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.
This event is scheduled to be followed by others in June including: RMVR June 13-14 at La Junta, CO and VSCDA June 19-21 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, IL.
Entrant registration for Road America’s July 24-26 WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman will continue through June 23. There are classes and race groups for almost every vintage and historic race car in the typical 400 car entry. Early registration will assist in creating publicity for your cars class and group.
The SpeedTour multi-race series event is expected to be rescheduled at a later date on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road racing circuit.
Jeanette Bourke, VARA's general manager, is the first featured guest on the Victory Lane Podcast. She will present VARA's unique approach to hosting a race event under the current health regulations. Listen to the podcast on the Victory Lane website –new episodes launch every Monday at 6 PM Pacific.
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series races will open June 6 for a one day event at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth, Texas without spectators. Which of the spectacular series cars will be the best future vintage racing collectable?
The USRRC Tribute group had an enthusiastic turnout for their Saturday March 7 feature during the HMSA Spring Club Event on the legendary Laguna Seca circuit.
The 2020 August 16th Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance has been cancelled and rescheduled to August 15, 2021 with the 2020 Feature Groups and already accepted 2020 entrants.