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Posted Apr-19-24 at 1:43 PM By Dan Davis

Vintage Indy Long Beach, Vintage Race & School Eagles Canyon This Weekend April 19-21

During the NTT IndyCar Series racing weekend the vintage Indy cars organized by HMSA are on the track all three days. There is practice on Friday, practice and races on Saturday and a Sunday race.

In Texas each CVAR  seven vintage race group will enjoy four 10 minute test and tune sessions on Friday, three 12 minute sessions on Saturday plus a 40 minute Small Bore Enduro and two Sunday 20 minute points races. The fun Blue Flag Enduro with inverted start ends the day.

The full schedule of this year's vintage races plus race reports and more is in each monthly Victory Lane Magazine at www.victorylane.com

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Posted Apr-16-24 at 5:35 PM By Dan Davis

Sir Jackie Stewart, 3 Time FIA F1 World Driver Champion, Honored RRDC Banquet Thursday Evening April 18 Starting Indy Car Long Beach Weekend

The RRDC Evening with Sir Jackie Stewart is presented by Firestone.  Stewarts international fame was achieved with 99 F1 starts, 27 wins and the 1969, '71, '73 World Driver Championships.  His first F1 win was in 1965 at Monza.  It all started early in 1964 at Goodwood where he excelled in a F3 test.  He went on to win the 1964 British F3 Championship driving for Ken Terrell. 

The very same year of 1964 he drove his first ever US race winning the August 15-16 Marlboro 12 Hour with co-driver Mike Beckworth in a Ford Lotus Factory Team Ford Lotus Cortina.  His US achievements included the 1966 Indy 500 Rookie of The Year, almost winning while leading with 8 laps to go when the engine failed.  He won numerous Can-Am Series races in 1970-1971.

In his later years he founded Race Against Dementia supported this year by the Road Racing Drivers Club Banquet.

Info: www.raceagainstdementia.com

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Posted Apr-14-24 at 6:19 PM By Dan Davis

VSCCA Spring Sprints & New Drivers School May 3,4 Lime Rock Park, CT

It's a celebration!  This is a Friday and Saturday season opener for Vintage racing in New England.  VSCCA is the first vintage race car and vintage racing club organized in the US.  They organize vintage races, hillclimbs, rallies and socials.  Entries for this event emphasize pre-1960 cars but for this event will accept guest VMC Club license holders for cars through the early 1970s to celebrate the opener.  A special Preservation Class of PreWar and selected others with only helmets required does controlled exhibition laps on Saturday.  

The New Drivers School require early registration, acceptable car and full racing apparel.

Info: www.vscca.org

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Posted Apr-10-24 at 8:00 PM By Dan Davis

VSCDA Gingerman Spring Brake & Drivers School May 2-5

The vintage racing season opens in the midwest with this traditional VSCDA vintage racing weekend at Gingerman Raceway near South Haven, Michigan.  The school is Thursday and Friday with registration required now.  The vintage races for all VSCDA classes are Saturday and Sunday with registration open now.

Info: www.vscda.org. Phone 616-916-2650

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Posted Mar-24-24 at 5:54 PM By Dan Davis

Sports Racing Cars of 1960s Featured SOVREN Spring Sprints April 26-28 Pacific Raceways

The 2024 SOVREN season opening vintage racing weekend will celebrate the great history of these cars and their drivers in the west.  Vintage Feature Marques will include Lotus, Elva, Genie, King Cobra, Lola, McLaren, Merlyn, Cooper, Bobsy, Porsche, Brabham and more.

This annual season opener will include all SOVREN classes: Production Sports, Formula Cars, Sports Sedans and Sports Racing Cars.  It also offers Friday Orientation for novice vintage racers and would-be vintage racers, plus Test and Tune sessions for all entries.  

Pacific Raceways is a legendary circuit that has hosted great amateur and pro sports car races since 1960.  The goal for this event is a good time with liberal track time and off-track hospitality for SOVREN members and visiting vintage racers.  Entries are open.  Enter Now!

Info: www.sovrenracing.org

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Posted Mar-18-24 at 8:51 PM By Dan Davis

Revitalized Formula Junior Historic North America Association, FJHNA, Feature Success at CVAR Hallett

The Historic Formula Junior Series 2024 opening feature attracted 17 of the legendary 1959-1963 race cars.  FJHNA Race Chairman Tom O'Grady reported that cars came from the East Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain areas as well as the Southwest.  The next FJHNA features will be in the fall at Lime Rock Historics and the Velocity Invitational.  Look for full Hallett report in the April issue of Victory Lane Magazine online here April 1, 2024.

The featured races were held during the March 15-17 CVAR Vintage races held in the spring each year at Hallett Motor Sports Raceway in Oklahoma

FJHNA info:  Mitch McCullough, 310-944-4576 MA, [email protected].

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Posted Mar-15-24 at 1:19 PM By Dan Davis

SCCA Pro All Formula B Continental Series 55th Anniversary 1969-2024 Celebrations

Six vintage Formula B feature race celebrations across the US open March 15-17 at Sonoma Raceway with CSRG.

This is followed with Formula B Features on vintage racing weekends at Laguna Seca, Indianapolis, Road America, Circuit of The Americas and Thunderhill Raceway Park.

Learn about Formula B racing in an article by Pearce Raeder on pages 40-42 in the March issue of Victory Lane Magazine on this site.  Just click, no fee, no password!

Info: Darrell LeBlanc 503-200-4687, [email protected]
        Marc Giroux 607-368-0241, [email protected]

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Posted Mar-05-24 at 6:57 PM By Dan Davis

Vintage Race Weekends March 8-10 In Texas & Florida

SVRA Vintage makes it first visit to Eagles Canyon Raceway in North Texas with a Drivers School and vintage races.

HSR vintage races are on the legendary Sebring International Raceway in Florida.

The following weekend March 15-17 there are vintage race weekends at Sonoma Raceway, CA, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit OK, and Willow Springs International Raceway, CA.

The full schedule and event details for the rest of the year are in the accompanying Victory Lane Magazine in flip page format, no password, no fee required, just click on.

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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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