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Victory Lane Magazine presents: Hot Vintage Racing News
2017 Friday, December 8th: URGENT NOTICE, Rolland Collection Dec. 9th Auction Scheduled for LA now Feb. 23-24, Oklahoma City.

Fierce Fires in the Los Angeles area have made it advisable to move from the its scheduled Newbury date and location for the safety of all. Travel in Southern California is now very challenged. The Oklahoma auction is a joint production by Leake and Heritage Auctions.

The collection on offer at no reserve has an interesting group of indy cars, midget cars, hot rods, and GT - Sports cars. They include three Dallara indy race cars, 1980 Grant King Indy race car, 2004 Lola Cosworth Indy race car, 1949 Hillegass midget, 1950 Kurtis midget, 2008 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, 2001 Ferrari 360 Mondial Challenge, and numerous vintage hot rods.

For complete info on the auction and the collection: Leake Auctions Rolland Collection @ Leake or phone: 918-254-7077

2017 Wednesday, December 6th: VDCA Season Finale Dec. 8 - Dec. 10 at Roebling Road Raceway Offers Drivers a Full Weekend of Track Activity and Socializing. Formula Vees are Featured.

This 3-day event at Roebling Road Raceway offers vintage racers ample track time and a great party on Saturday night to recap the racing and plan next years challenges.  Friday kicks off with practice & qualifying sessions, followed by the Bracket Challenge Team Race.  Saturday’s schedule offers qualifying sessions in the morning and Feature Races in the afternoon. The famous annual  Pig Pickin' and Oyster Roast cap off the day.  Sunday morning features the VDCA Vintage Enduro with the Sunday sprint races in the afternoon.  There is no additional charge for the Enduro and your entry includes dinner for you and two crew members.

The BMW club will be conducting a race school on Thursday.  Licensed vintage racers wanting some extra test time can take advantage of the session times during which their students are in the classroom. BMW will accept non BMW cars in the driver school. The cost is $150 paid directly to BMW and there is no advance registration is required.

Info: https://www.vintagedrive.com/ Track Time: Mike Hinkley MHink00011@aol.com

2017 Monday, December 4th: The CVAR 2017 Race For the North Pole of Texas ...Elf Invitational Marks the Revitalization of Eagles Canyon Raceway Dec. 8 - Dec. 10.

CVAR vintage racing returns to Eagles Canyon Raceway this December for the Race for the North Pole of Texas. This fun, season finale offers vintage racers ample track time in a relaxed atmosphere and a chance to experience the dawn of the renaissance of Eagles Canyon. The race track has been picked up by a new management team that plans significant renovations and upgrades with the intention of transforming into an destination venue for road racers across the West.

The Race For the North Pole offers participants three days of on track holiday fun beginning Friday with alternating sessions for open and closed wheel cars. The excitement continues Saturday and Sunday with qualifying on Saturday morning and two races each day for groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7. In addition to track time and friendly competition CVAR stresses camaraderie on and off the track: everyone is a winner with the emphasis placed on participation rather than finishing first.

Info: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/

2017 Tuesday November 28: HSR Sebring Classic 12 Hour & Sebring Historics Headline the Pistons and Props Festival at the Legendary road Race Circuit Nov 29 - Dec 3.

The Classic 12 Hour race starts Saturday at noon and features four, one hour races for each group entrant: A (Early FIA), B (Early IMSA), C (Prototypes), and D (Early GT3). Each group is on track 4 times over the course of the event. The Classic 12 Hour cycle is completed Sunday starting at 11:00 am with an hour each for each group, followed by a 3:30 pm Classic 12 Hour awards presentation.

Registration begins Wednesday followed by sprints the next three days for all HSR Classes, the traditional Bob Woodman American International Challenge Enduro at 5:00PM Thursday, and the two BRM Challenge Enduros one Thursday and one on Friday.

Spectators will be treated to a full schedule of vintage and historic races with FIA international, IMSA, and SCCA championship cars. The event also features a great gathering of vintage aircraft.

Info: For tickets, Sebring Raceway, ph. 800.626.7223 https://sebringraceway.com/ for racers, HSR http://hsrrace.com/

2017 Monday, November 13th: The VRG 2017 Turkey Bowl Offers Vintage Racers Great Racing in a Family Friendly Environment Nov. 24 - Nov. 26.

Do you prefer cars to shopping carts? Would you rather avoid the Black Friday madness and go vintage racing instead? VRG's Turkey Bowl offers a great end of season chance to get on the track. You will make memories of a wonderful race weekend to think about during those long, dreary days in January and February. The event features ample seat time for vintage drivers in relaxed and family friendly atmosphere. VRG will offer a complimentary Continental Breakfast each morning and a Saturday night banquet is scheduled to take place at Piccadilly's Brew Pub in downtown Winchester, VA.

Registration from November 11th through November 22nd is $340.00 members / $390.00 others. Registration at the event is $375.00/$425.00. VRG offers a liberal, "no risk" cancellation policy: cancel via email prior to 9:00 AM on Friday prior to the event and they will refund 100% of your prepayment--no excuses needed, no questions asked!

The Turkey Bowl is a low-pressure, family-friendly event. There is no timing and scoring --just racing on one of the nation's premier tracks. Drivers race in three vintage groups: Small, Medium and Big-bore and each group gets 2-1/2 hours of seat time over the weekend --even more if the driver participates in the optional Relay Race for which there is no extra charge. Modern cars are also invited to participate in a separate run group.

Groups 1, 2, 3: (Vintage) are open to all vintage race cars with a valid and up to date club log book and drivers holding a valid club race license. Group 4: (Modern Sports/GT & Baby Grand) is open to all cars with a valid and up to date logbook from BMWCCA / EMRA / NASA / PCA / SCCA and drivers holding a valid club race license. If you have any questions regarding car or driver eligibility please address them to michael.oritt@gmail.com

Info: http://www.vrgonline.org/ or email event coordinator Michael Oritt: michael.oritt@gmail.com

2017 Thursday, November 9th: The HSR 2017 International Classic 24 Hour and Sprint Race Long Weekend, November 8 - 13, is Well Underway While Racers Plan for the HSR Sebring 12 Hour Classic and Sprint Races Weekend, November 29 - December 3, 2017.

A record entry of great endurance cars has filled the grids at Daytona and practice is underway. The schedule has all the traditional HSR sprint races and short enduros. The big 24 starts Saturday at 1 p.m. and ends Sunday.

The Sebring Pistons and Props, featuring the HSR Classic 12 Hour endurance races and all the regular HSR sprint and short enduros, will take place Nov. 29 - Dec. 3. Entries are rapidly filling but still open to all vintage racers. This a spectacular festival event which features vintage aircraft as well as great vintage car racing. The aircraft show celebrates Sebring's history as a military airfield during the Second World War. The current international road circuit was developed on that site during the great boom in American road racing following the war.

Info: HSR 727.573.1340 https://hsrrace.com/events/2017-events-page/classic-12-hour-sebring-historics/

2017 Tuesday, November 7th: VDCA 2017 Veteran's Day Historics Saturday, Nov 11 — Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA

This 2-day event offers racers liberal track time at one of America’s premiere road racing venues. Saturday will offer separate practice and qualifying sessions, followed by Saturday's races.  Sunday features the VDCA Enduro in the morning with additional sprint races for each run group in the afternoon.  There is no additional charge for either the Fun Race or Enduro.

VDCA is also offering Porsche Club of America and SCCA Entrants the option of registering in Group 10/Class P1.  You do not need to be members of VDCA, but you must hold a current competition license. 

Info: VDCA https://www.vintagedrive.com/ (561.622.7554).

2017 Thursday, November 2nd: VARA Lucas Oil Big Bore Bash, November 4th - 5th at Willow Springs Raceway, featuring the Ford vs Chevy V8 Challenge

The Big Bore Bash is VARA’s final race weekend of 2017 and will feature lots of track time combined with close racing on one of the finest circuits in the Western United States. All of VARA’s run groups will be in action. American Iron Car Clubs are invited for a car corral and track drives on Saturday and Sunday. See VARA’s ad above and be sure to check VARA’s website, and Victory Lane Magazine for the latest information on next year’s exciting schedule of events. Info: VARA https://www.vararacing.com/lucas-oil-big-bore-bash-nov-5-6

2017 Friday, October 27th: Bonhams Auction November 11th Auction at the Bothwell Ranch in Los Angeles CA to Feature One of the Most Significant Vintage Race Cars Offered at Auction in 2017.

Bonhams auction on November 11 will feature cars from the fabled collection of Lindley Bothwell, including one of two remaining dual overhead camshaft four-valve Peugeots. The 1914 Peugeot L45 being offered was the spare car from Peugeot’s 1914 ACF Grand Prix at Lyon. It raced at Indianapolis in 1916 and placed second in the hands of Ralph Mulford and raced in again in 1919 where it was driven by Arthur H. Klein. The car was held by Klein until 1949 when it was acquired by Lindley Bothwell.

The car is original and as-raced. A close inspection of the bodywork reveals the original construction methods from 1914. The engine in particular can be noted for its incredible impact on America's racing heritage. Every DOHC engine racing can traces its architecture to the series of Peugeot GP cars built in 1911-1914 and their 3-litre voiturette Coupe de l’Auto counterparts. Importantly, the engine embodies a particularly influential relationship with the history of Indy. When Bob Burman blew up his 5.6-litre Peugeot at Point Loma in 1915 he took it to Harry Miller to be rebuilt. Miller and Fred Offenhauser absorbed its superiority and two generations of Miller, Offenhauser and Meyer and Drake engines that followed were inspired by Burman’s Peugeot.

Shortly after acquiring the Peugeot, Lindley Bothwell registered it as a competition car with AAA and entered it for the 1949 500. He posted a qualifying average of 103.24mph, faster than the Peugeots 1-lap qualifying in 1916 and 1919. It was on track for the 2003 and 2011 Goodwood Revival and an unjudged participant in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2014. The car is to be noted for its spectacular provenance, its significant contribution to racing history, fabulous aesthetics and represents an incredible opportunity to acquire one of the most significant vintage racing car offered at auction in 2017. Info: Bonhams https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24733/lot/408/

2017 2017 Tuesday October 24: RMVR Octoberfest Spooktacular Oct. 28-29, Pikes Peak International Raceway, CO.

RMVR’s final racing weekend of their seven event schedule is a special vintage racing weekend including liberal track time for vintage entrants. Drivers will get a fresh perspective on PPIR as the event will again run counter-clockwise on Saturday and clockwise on Sunday. Special Halloween celebrations include a costume contest, The Older Age of Treachery Saturday fun race, and a Worker Thank You Italian dinner at the track on Saturday after the racing is concluded. The entry fee is only $270.00. If you wish to test and tune, PPIR has RMVR lapping scheduled on Friday Oct. 27th; $150 all day or $100 for the afternoon. Contact Jared Thompson at PPIR directly about the Friday sessions. Info: RMVR http://rmvr.com/ or phone 303.319.3062. PPIR Jared Thompson or phone 719.382.7223.

2017 Monday October 23: HSR Savannah Speed Classic Historic Races Oct. 25-29 Opens 10 Day Hilton Head Motoring Festival Concluded by Hilton Head Concours, Sunday Nov. 5.

The HSR races are on the Grand Prize of America Racing Circuit on Hutchison Island in the Savannah harbor. This event attracts a wide variety of vintage and historic racing cars. The Savannah Speed Classic is a great opportunity for racers to enjoy the competition and festival events. Info: https://hsrrace.com/.

The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and associated festival activities begins on Friday with the special Flight and Fancy Airport Gala on Friday, and continues Saturday and Sunday with an Aero Expo, Car Club Showcase, Antiques Boat Show and more… The big Concours is on Sunday. Info: http://www.hhiconcours.com/

2017 Tuesday, October 10th: VRG Vintage Pumpkin Run with VDCA Vintage Racing Weekend Oct 20-22 Dominion Raceway VA Features FF and Small Sport Sedans

The Small Sport Sedans Series and Reunion salutes the IMSA RS, SCCA under 2 liter, TransAm, and 2.5 Challenge series, Also featured is the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series final 2017 event.

VMC Member Club racers are invited to join VRG and VDCA member racers for liberal track time and sportsmanlike competition on an interesting southern road racing circuit.

Info: VRG http://www.vrgonline.org/ (720.722.3874) VDCA https://www.vintagedrive.com/ (561.622.7554) .

2017 Monday, October 2nd: October Revs up with Three Oct. 6-8 Vintage Racing Weekends

VRG at The Glen with the Lotus Car and Driver Reunion Starts Friday at Watkins Glen International and runs through Sunday with practice and races for all VRG classes. Lotus cars and drivers are saluted with a special poster for entrants and workers. Info: http://www.vrgonline.org/.

RMVR Sprints and Enduro Reimagined is on Saturday and Sunday at Pueblo Motorsports Park in southern Colorado. All VMC member club racers are invited to join RMVR members for liberal track time. Info: http://rmvr.com/.

VARA Oktoberfest vintage races fill Saturday and Sunday at Buttonwillow Raceway Park with a festive fall flair, including German car features. There will be special Oktoberfest party on Saturday with a poster for entrants. Info: https://www.vararacing.com/.

2017 Thursday, September 28: This Weekend There are Vintage Road Races in Connecticut, California, and Texas

VSCCA Fall Finale – A PreWar Car Celebration, Friday, September 29 and Saturday the 30th, is at Lime Rock Park, CT. There will be over 100 interesting vintage racing cars of all classes, mostly pre-1960. The PreWar celebration includes about 20 vintage racing cars in competition, about 25 vintage race cars in exhibition laps and some 30 PreWar vintage racing, sports, and touring cars on display. Info: http://limerock.com/, phone: (860) 435-5000.

CVAR Vintage Races and Novice Vintage Racing School, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, is at Motorsport Ranch Houston (MSR-H). Vintage racing students sessions start Friday. CVAR member vintage racers and guest vintage racers have practice and races Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Info: http://msrhouston.com/, phone: (281) 369-0677.

CSRG Charity Classic, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, annually attracts over 250 vintage racing cars to Sonoma Raceway (CA). All CSRG vintage classes are in action throughout this spectator weekend. Features are the CrossFlow Cup which has attracted over 40 vintage Formula Ford cars and the Mini Can-Am Challenge for Canadian and American Mini Cooper Sport Sedans. Info: https://www.sonomaraceway.com/, phone: (707) 938-8448.

2017 Friday, September 22: VRG at the Glen Vintage Races, Oct 6-8, Celebrates Lotus Car & Driver Reunion & Formula Ford

This is a great fall race weekend at a legendary circuit, with liberal track time for all VRG classes. Vintage Lotus cars will race with their usual groups throughout the weekend.

There is a special Lotus history-themed poster for all entrants and track workers. Special Lotus interviews will be on e-media and in Victory Lane Magazine.

VRG extends a special invidation to all guest vintage Lotus entrants to join in this celebration and enjoy fall at the Glenn.

The Lotus 51 was one of the first Formula Fords imported into the United States when the series began. They will be celebrated during the Royale Formula Ford Challenge Series Feature Race for 1968-1981 Formula Fords.

Info: www.VRGonline.org, phone: (720) 722-3874.

2017 Thursday, September 21: LATE NOTICE: The CVAR Racing School and Vintage Races Orginially Scheduled for Oct. 13-15 at Texas World Speedway is now Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Motorsports Ranch Houston.

Texas World Speedway (TWS) has been permanently closed for racing as of early September and will be converted into a commercial development. CVAR has raced there since 1992. Since its construction in the 1970s, the combined oval and road circuit has seen Can-Am, NASCAR, IndyCar, and other top pro and amateur races.

Motorsport Ranch Houston was built as an automotive country club. Its operations have expanded to all types of road racing. CVAR has raced there several times.

Info: www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

2017 Friday, September 15: The Two Big HSR Vintage and Historic Racing Weekends, Daytona Classic 24 November 8-12 and Sebring Classic 12 Hour Nov. 29-Dec. 3., Saluting North America’s International IMSA Annual Races at Daytona and Sebring Invite Early Dual-Event Entry for Special Entry Fee Discount.

These HSR weekends have full historic and vintage sprint race schedules, the special Woodman and BRM special races plus the big team feature enduros.

Both the Classic 24 and Classic 12 enduros have 1-hour races for groups of like cars rotating through to add up to the 24-hour or 12-hour enduro time. Each car group is therefore on track for multiple 1-hour races.

The format has proven to attact a big North American and International entry. Early entry is advised at registrar@HSRrace.com or by phone at (727) 573-1340.

2017 Tuesday, September 12: Five Vintage and Historic Races Make this Sept. 14-17 Long Weekend Special Across the U.S.

The RMVR Aspen Snowmass Vintage Race on Thursday opens the big 4-day Classic Motoring Festival in Colorado.

HSR Fall Historics is a four-day Vintage and Historic Race weekend with all classes racing at Road Atlanta Georgia.

VRG’s New Jersey Historics on Friday through Sunday on the Lightning Circuit at New Jersey Motorsports Park, New Jersey.

VARA Commemorative Vintage Road Races are Saturday and Sunday at Willow Springs Raceway, California.

VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival and Races is at Road America, Wisconsin, Friday through Sunday

RMVR: www.RMVR.com.

HSR: https://hsrrace.com/.

VRG: http://www.vrgonline.org/.

VARA: https://www.vararacing.com/.

VSCDA: https://www.vscda.org/.

2017 Friday, September 8: Porsche is the Featured Marque for the September 15-17 VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival and Vintage Races at Road America. Legendary Porsche Racer Vic Elford is the Honorary Marshal and Banquet Speaker

Over 250 vintage racing cars from all eras will be racing in multiple races throughout the weekend. Feature groups include Formula Junior Diamond Jubilee Celebration race, Aero Warrior Reunion of the NASCAR Superbird era, Porsche feature race, and Porsche cars in numerous groups. There is a Friday evening entrant welcome party at the track.

Festival events for Saturday include the Gather on the Green Concours, tour of the original early 1950s circuit through the town of Elkhart Lake and around the surrounding countryside. Saturday early evening is at the Osthoff Resort beginning with a cocktail party, special awards presentation, and dinner banquet with honored guest Vic Elford.

Entrant info: www.VSCDA.org.

Spectator info: www.RoadAmerica.com.

2017 Thursday, September 7: Emergency Update – THIS VDCA SEPT. 9-10 ROEBLING ROAD EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA.
2017 Tuesday, September 5: VDCA Hurricane in Savannah, Sept. 9-10 at Roebling Road Attracts Vintage Racers to this Annual Vintage Racing Weekend with Liberal Track Time and Southern Hospitality at this Georgia Circuit

VDCA is a member-organized vintage racing club wit ha tradition of friendly competition and liberal track time, usually three or more times on track each day. Roebling Road is a 2.2-mile road racing circuit with a choice of layouts for 9 or 12 corners. It is a vintage-friendly circuit located west of Savannah, Georgia.

VDCA info: www.vintagedrive.com, phone: (561) 622-7554.

2017 Thursday, August 31: Great Vintage Racing Events this Weekend for Spectators at Lime Rock Park in the Berkshires of Western Connecticut and Pacific Raceway to the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. Check Out the Posting for Portland and the Advertisement Above for Lime Rock. Tickets are Available at the Gate for Each

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2017 Tuesday, August 22: The SOVREN Columbia River Classic Vintage Races Sept. 2-3 and British Field Meet Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Portland International Raceway Will Attract Over 900 Vintage Cars

SOVREN Vintage Race Cars will race on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a British-themed poster for all entrants. A special British Cup will be awarded in a new annual tradition.

The British Field Meet on Thursday through Saturday with over 700 British Cars includes a big display, autocrosses on Friday and Saturday, parties, seminars, and other activities.

The SOVREN Labor Day weekend vintage races are a longstanding tradition in the Northwest. Portland International Speedway has hosted top racing events including IndyCar, IMSA, Trans-Am, and more. Out-of-area vintage racers are invited to experience this circuit.

Event info www.SOVREN.org.

2017 Tuesday, August 22: Lime Rock Historics, Sept. 1-4 Adds Saturday Evening Gala with Haynes, Hobbs, Jones, Posey, and Collectibles Auction, Limited Seats Still Available

Lime Rock Park is throwing a party. A big one, on the evening of Saturday, September 2, during Historic Festival 35 presented by the Prestige Family of Fine Cars (Sept. 1-Sept 4).

The party is to not only celebrate 60 years of tradition, beauty, and speed at Lime Rock Park, but to also kickoff fundraising for the “Legends of Lime Rock” commemorative area in A Paddock.

It’s called the “60 Year Celebration”.

The celebration – cocktails, a sit-down, family style dinner, music, entertainment, auctions – will be highlighted by a special gathering of legends, people who are particularly important to Lime Rock’s history and legacy.

David Hobbs, PJ Jones, Sam Posey – all drivers at heart, of course, but each of whom became influential beyond the cockpit – will engage in a lively discussion. Expect invigorating repartee among these racing icons, and tales will surely be told that few have heard before.

  • David Hobbs: Aside from his exploits at Le Mans, as well as in F1, IMSA GT, the Indy 500 and even NASCAR, David’s biggest successes at Lime Rock were during F5000’s halcyon days. In the five F5000 races at Lime Rock between 1969 and 1972, Hobbs never qualified lower than fourth. He won twice (including during his 1971 title-winning year) and finished on the podium in two others. His lone LRP DNF was due to a diff failure in 1972, F5000’s last race here.

  • Sam Posey: Sam’s racing career was not only the equal of Hobbs in its diversity, but our hometown hero actually learned his craft at Lime Rock. Sam famously won the 1969 LRP Trans-Am race in a Shelby-run Mustang, subbing for Peter Revson, and won the IMSA GTU race two years in a row, 1978 and 1979. Motorsports’ reigning Renaissance Man par excellence is today a painter, writer, designer, broadcaster... Sam in person never fails to charm and enlighten.
  • PJ Jones: Representing 1990s-era Lime Rock during its IMSA Camel GTP heydays, PJ is not done racing; he’s a star in Robby Gordon’s spectacular Speed Energy Super Truck series and competes in the SCORE Baja off-road races. PJ, son of the legendary Parnelli Jones (who raced and won at Lime Rock in Trans-Am Mustangs), on Saturday, May 29, 1993, turned an amazing lap of :43.112 in his #98 All American Racers Toyota Eagle MkIII IMSA Camel GTP prototype during qualifying for the Toyota Trucks Lime Rock Grand Prix. And a quarter century later, this is still the lap record at Lime Rock! PJ is articulate, funny, engaging – and not afraid to go to-to-toe with Sam and David.
  • Jim Haynes: Flying up from Tampa, Fla., it was Jim's essential and creative management of Lime Rock in the 60s, 70s and early 80s that ensured the success we all enjoy today. As a driver, Jim won multiple SCCA National titles, but he’s best known for running Lime Rock with grace and wit. It’s not hyperbole to say Jim was a major force in American racing during his stewardship of Lime Rock. He was an important ally of John Bishop’s nascent IMSA series and was a leader in promoting vintage racing, helping it reach the astounding success it enjoys today. His post-LRP career – for nine years he ran Road America, a track similar to Lime Rock in appeal – gives Jim a unique perspective as he looks back on what Lime Rock means to him.

    In addition, Historic Festival 35 Honored Guest Richard Attwood as well as Honored Collector Bruce Meyer will be in attendance.

    Here are a few of the items and experiences at auction during the evening:

  • Lucas Oil Race School: Two-day accredited school, for two people
  • Lime Rock Drivers Club Track Day, in LRP Spec Miata race car includes overnight accommodations at Falls Village Inn
  • For BMW Fans: Race-worn Bill Auberlen helmet and race-worn David Donohue race suit.
  • Huge “Car Guy” Package with the best products from Thule Carriers and Racks: a full set of your choice of Nokian Tyres (including its famous Hakkapelitta winters or zLINE hi-po summers); Wheels of Time winter car storage; tickets to the Ridgefield Playouse “F1 Season Wrap with NBC’s Matchett, Hobbs, and Diffey”; Spectro Performance Oils & Lubricants; premier car-detailing by Explicit Design.
  • Vintage Indy Car Ceramic Whiskey Decanters: Generously donated by Peg Gilman, LRP’s longtime Registrar and wife of the late Ralph Gilman, SCCA New England Region Chief Flagger, 1970s and 1980s. Unopened and AUTOGRAPHED by each car’s DRIVER or TEAM OWNER . Opening bids at $250 each. Bobby Unser, 1978 AAR/Dan Gurney #48 Olsonite Eagle 78/Cosworth; Mark Donohue, 1972 Indy 500-winning Penske Racing #66 McLaren M16B 1/Offy; Al Unser, 1970 Indy 500-winning Vel’s Parnelli Jones Ford “Johnny Lightning” #2 Colt 70 001/Ford; Parnelli Jones, 1967 Indy 500 almost-winning Granatelli #40 STP-Paxton Turbine Indy Car.
  • “Celebrating Lime Rock’s past… while building for the future.”

    Tickets are $200 per seat, limited to the first 300 people to order online.

    2017 Tuesday, August 15: CVAR Thunder on the Cimarron Vintage Races August 25-27 Features the Victory Lane Magazine Vintage Formula Vee Festival Race and a Full Weekend of Vintage Races for All Classes at the Legendary Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Central Oklahoma

    CVAR’s Vintage Formula Vee Race Grids are the largest in North America. More than 30 CVAR and visiting RMVR, VSCA Vintage Formula Vee Racers are expected for a great weekend.

    All CVAR vintage race classes are scheduled for liberal track time and southwestern hospitality. All VMC member club vintage racers are invited to join the party.

    Hallett Motor Racing circuit is one of the top club racer-friendly, yet challenging road-racing circuits in North America. It is located 35 miles west of Tulsa, OK. The circuit has generous runoff areas in the 1.8-mile, 10-turn course and features 80 feet of elevation.

    Event info www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2017 Friday, August 11: VSCDA Grand Prix Au Gratan XXXI on August 18-20 at Grattan Raceway in Belding, WI is a Favorite of VSCDA Racers and Out-of-Area Vintage Racers

    This 2-mile road racing circuit is in the hilly countryside about 25 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The up-and-down hill circuit has 10 challenging turns of about every variety. It is said that racing here trains a driver for about any circuit.

    This special VSCDA weekend invites both VSCDA member racers and VMC club member racers. Last minute entries accepted. There is liberal track time, Hagerty Paddock Crawl Party Friday, and a Saturday night Banquet at the local Grist Mill plus the local band Six Pack performing. Special racers include the Victory Lane Magazine Formula Vee Festival Race, Sprite-Midget Challenge, Jeff Porasik of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC Enduro, Can-Am Challenge with VARAC, and Trans-AM B-Sedan.

    Information: Phone @ (616) 916-2650 or www.VSCDA.org.

    2017 Tuesday, August 8: The Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing, RMVR, Annual Hastings Grand Prix, is August 19-20 at Motorsport Park in Hastings, Nebraska. It is Followed Thursday, September 14 by the Thru-the-Streets Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race as Part of the Classic Car Festival

    RMVR has a seven-event schedule in 2017 with three vintage and historic race weekends and the special Aspen International event remaining.

    All VMC Member Club vintage license holders are invited to all RMVR events. This year the club visits five different circuits: High Plains Raceway, Pueblo Motorsports Park, Motorsports Park Hastings, Aspen Snowmass Village, Pikes Peak International Raceway.

    Information: Mary Popejoy, administrator (303) 319-3062, admin@RMVR.com or www.rmvr.com.

    2017 Friday, August 4: Put-In-Bay Road Racing Reunion, Aug. 27-30, Celebrates 1950s-1960s Road Racing on the Island

    This vintage and historic road race on Ohio’s South Bass Island’s original airport circuit salutes the street races of 1951-1959 and 1963 when road racing was competitive in a friendly sportsmanlike way.

    Vintage racers with smaller displacement cars who treasure those days of road racing are invited to race in five categories:

  • 1. Original Era through 1963 C, D, E, F, and G Production Sports Cars and Sedans.
  • 2. Original Era 1963 Racing Sports Cars and Modifieds F, G, and H Modified.
  • 3. Post Era 1964 through 1972 Production and Sports Racing Cars.
  • 4. Formula Jr., Formula Vee, and Quantum Formulas
  • 5. Racing Exhibition open to cars that may not meet above definitions but are deemed appropriate by the event organizers – limited passing non-race format
  • For 2017, Italian marques will be saluted. The airport circuit has also been expanded. South Bass Island Resort is just offshore on Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio.

    For car eligibility information, contact Jack Woehrle at (803) 463-5388 or at jackwhoehrle@aol.com.

    For more information, visit: http://www.pibroadrace.com.

    Tuesday, August 1: Automobilia Monterey for Original Collectibles – Tuesday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay in Seaside, CA During the Monterey Classic Auto Week

    August is always one of the big months for vintage auto art and collectibles: posters, event programs, auto badges, auto pieces, hood ornaments, and so much more. I’m always drawn to Steven Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations booth at Automobilia Monterey for some of the best racing-themed art by established or upcoming artists. Organizer Tony Singer always has a great display of very collectible original racing event posters from way back until recent. Horton’s Books has a terrific and huge selection of books, many not seen elsewhere in the US except at his display at Amelia Island Concours. Some of the current top auto enthusiast book publishers have been seen there including Racemaker Press, Dalton Watson Fine Books, and Coterie Press. I haven’t seen Motorbooks there, but they are worth mentioning. Another is McFarland Pres.

    WHERE: Main Ballroom, Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay in Seaside, California at the corner of Del Monte Blvd. and Canyon Del Ray Blvd. Event hours are 10am to 6pm both days. This is the Tuesday and Wednesday between the Mazda Raceway Pre-Reunion August 11-13 and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-20, 2017.

    2017 Tuesday, July 25: Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35, Sept. 1-4 with Vintage Races and Concours

    A full program for all vintage and historic classes on schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Monday. There are two big concours on Sunday.

    Features include: Formula Junior Diamond Jubilee World Tour, Tin Tops “The Saloons of the 1950s and 1960s”, PreWar Greats – Bugattis, Lagondas, Alfas, Dusenbergs, and more. Note to PreWar Car owners and drivers: Enter Lime Rock and Race VSCCA’s “A PreWar Celebration” Sept. 29-30 at no entry charge.

    Lime Rock Park is located in Western Connecticut nestled in the rolling green Berkshire hills. It is one of the North America’s legendary road racing circuits built in 1957. Challenging for the racer with excellent viewing hillsides for the spectators. This is one of the North America’s greatest Vintage and Historic racing festivals.

    Entrants & tickets: Phone: (860) 435-5000 or http://www.LimeRockHistorics.com.

    2017 Tuesday, July 18: Over 450 Great Vintage and Historic Racing Cars in Sunday Feature Races for Historic Can-Am Cars, Sports 2000 Cars, and Racing Camaros, All at Road America July 20-23 During the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman. Watch for Updates, Interviews, and Action on Victory Lane Magazine’s YouTube Channel and our Facebook Page Over the Long Weekend

    This is one of the top annual vintage racing festivals in North America. There are vintage racing practice and qualifying on Friday and Saturday with Feature Races on Sunday. The big Historic Can-Am Feature Race is at 1:15PM Sunday. The races attract over 50,000 attendees over these three days. There is a special Friday early evening Race Car Concours in the nearby town of Elkhart Lake with cars driven in a parade from the track. A street car concours is Saturday early evening.

    Tickets and info: http://www.RoadAmerica.com.

    2017 Friday, July 14: HSR International Classic 24 Nov. 8-12 at Daytona & Classic 12 at Sebring Nov. 29-Dec. 3, Entries Open.

    these events salute the famous and continuing contemporary top endurance races in North America. The contemporary Daytona 24 has been held since the early 1960s. The contemporary Sebring 12 Hour has been held since the early 1950s. They both continue to attract the best of famous international racing teams and drivers.

    Both the Historic Classic 24 and Classic 12 Hour attract top vintage and historic teams to these events. Each weekend endurance race is accompanied by a full schedule of HSR Sprint Historic Races. Each enduro has multiple race groups, each with similar cars cycling through the 24- or 12-hour numerous times. Advance entry is recommended as the events are typically over-subscribed.

    Info: http://www.HSRrace.com.

    2017 Friday, July 7: Twenty-Five Great Historic Can-Am Cars Will Take the 1:00pm Sunday Green Flag During the July 19-23, 500-Vintage Car, Road America Weathertech International Challenge with Brian Redman.

    The field continues to grow at the last minute with a McLaren M8E and a Lola T163 and others to the posted list. It includes 2 of the top 3 finishers in the great 1967 Can-Am at Road America. This Feature celebrates the 50th anniversary of that 1967 race which opened the 1967 season. These and several other late entries include a sister car of the winning McLaren m8A of Denny Hulme. The 1967 Mark Donohue Lightweight Lola T70, which finished 2nd, is entered as is the 1967 Team Surtees Lola T70 Mk3b Spider which finished 3rd in 1967. Many famous cars competed during the 1966-1974 Can-Am Challenge Cup series.

    This is one of the premier vintage and historic racing weekends in North America held on the most legendary circuit.

    Historic Can-Am entrant info: Dan Davis, (65) 321-1411.

    For ticket information, visit: http://www.RoadAmerica.com.

    2017 Thursday, July 6: HMSA & HSR Sommet des Legends Vintage Racing Weekend July 7-9 Circuit Mont-Tremblant Salutes Racing Legends

    This legendary Canadian road racing circuit has been the site of many great series and races. It was the site of the first Can-Am race ever in 1966. It has hosted great Formula One races. There were many Formula Atlantic Canadian Championships held there. The circuit is in the Laurentian Mountains about an hour’s drive north of Montreal.

    The circuit is a very popular site for vintage racing with its sweeping turn, medium straights with elevation changes, some with slight high speed bends. The setting is one of the most beautiful in North America.

    This HMSA/HSR event is an annual vintage and historic racing weekend. It attracts a variety of interesting vintage and historic racing cars of all types: production sports, sports racing, small sedans, and Formula cars from 1935 through 2010.

    Tickets are available at the gate: Friday $15, Saturday $25, Sunday $35 in Canadian dollars.

    2017 Wednesday July 5: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Races and Festival Opens July 6-9 with Races at PittRace Circuit, a Week of Parties and Concours then the Big Road Races Through Schenley Park, Attracting Over 200,000 Spectators

    This is the 35th Anniversary of this great vintage racing and special vintage car event attracting over 250,000 spectators and participants.

    The Pitt Race Complex has a 2.8 mile circuit with 16 corners. On July 6-9, there is a full schedule of sprint races and an enduro for all classes of vintage and historic cars, large and small, from 1950 through 1989.

    The unique July 15-16 races are through the famous Pittsburgh Schenley Park on the winding stone wall and oak tree-lined real roads. The cars are sophisticated carefully selected great production, sports racing, and formula cars from 1920 through 1970. There are accompanying car corrals for special marques. Over 200,000 spectators are scattered on hillsides and through the meadows of this park. There is no admission cost for fans! Just show up!

    For more information, visit: www.pvgp.org.

    2017 Friday, June 30: Enjoy the Long Fourth of July Holiday and Be Ready for the July Road and Oval Races! Best of Luck for all the Racers Across North America this Weekend. We Will Be Back with News Wednesday, July 5!
    2017 Elkhart Lake’s Road America Presents, July 20-23, The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by Hawk with 450 Vintage Racers Including Features for Sports 2000 Cars, a Camaro Race, Sunday 1:00PM Historic Can-Am Feature Race Presented by Victory Lane Magazine

    This is one of the largest vintage racing weekends on North America’s longest road racing circuit. It attracts over 50,000 spectators. Built in 1955, it is set in a huge 600-acre park near the village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin about an hour’s drive north of Milwaukee. In addition to the races for 12 classes, there is a Friday evening Concours for racing cars and a Saturday evening Concours for performance street and collector cars, each drawing 20,000 spectators in the village of Elkhart Lake..

    Examples of cars in each typically 20-40-car classes are:

  • 1. Can-Am: 1972 McLaren 8F, 1971 Lola 222, 1974 Shadow DN4
  • 2. GT: 1961 Elva Courier, 1964 Porsche 356, 1967 Triumph TR4A, 1961 MG-A
  • 3a. GT: 1970 Chevron B16, 1970 Alfa T33, 1965 Elva 7S, 1964 Lotus 23, 1969 GT40
  • 3b. GT: 1961 Jaguar XKE, 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, 1965 Tiger
  • 4a. FB/F: 1969 Brabham BT29, 1969 Lotus 69, 1975 Chevron B29, Titan Mk6
  • 4b. FAH: 1978 Crossle 35F, 1977 Lola 440, 1979 March 79V
  • 5a. SR: 1972 McLaren M21, 1977 March 77B, 1973 Brabham BT40
  • 5b. GT: 1970 Ferrari 512F, 1973 Chevron B23, 1974 Lola 294
  • 6. GT: 1968 Corvette, 1965 Shelby GT350, 1974 Porsche 911, 1967 Camaro
  • 7a. F5000: 1970 Surtees TS8, 1972 McKee MK18, 1975 Shadow DN6, 1975 Lola T332
  • 7b. F1: 1976 Lotus 77, 1976 Penske PL4, 1976 March 751, 1983 Tyrell 011
  • 8. GT: 1972 Porsche 914/6, 1970 Datsun 240Z, 1965 Lotus Elan, 1964 Ginetta G4
  • 9a. F1: 1997 Benetton B197, 1997 Jordan 197, 1987 March 87B
  • 9b. GTP: 1992 Allard J2X-C, 2009 Oreca, 2009 Riley MKXXII
  • 10. TA/Stock Car: 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo, 1999 Ford Mustang, 1989 Mustang TA, 2010 Audi R14
  • 11. Sports 2000: 2002 Carbir, 1986 Swift, 1990 Lola, 2001 Fox
  • 12. Pre-War: 1927 Bugatti 37, 1935 Chevy Spring Car, 1933 Ford Indy

    Full entry list is found at: www.roadamerica.com under “Online Competitor Registration". Tickets also available at RoadAmerica.com.

  • 2017 Friday, June 23: PreWar Car Entrants Double Deal: Enter Lime Rock Historics Aug. 31-Sept. 2 and Entry is Free for Sept. 29-30 VSCCA Fall Finale – A PreWar Celebration

    The events will have special features for these legendary early racing cars including: Bugatti, Lagona, Dusenberg, HRG, Peugeot, MG, Jaguar, Aston Martin, National, Miller, Alfa Romeo, Delage, BMW, Ford, ERA, Talbot, Triumph, Mercer, Stutz Frazer Nash, Morgan, Singer, Buick, Chevrolet, Riley, plus many marques and specials. These cars are fascinating for owners/drivers and spectators alike.

    The PreWar Car Feature at the 2016 VSCCA Fall Finale – A PreWar Celebration brought out a record number of great PreWar racing, track touring, and street cars, and the momentum to salute these cars is growing. The history of racing in North America began just before the beginning of the 20th century.

    Entrant info:
    To enter Lime Rock Historics, go to:www.LimeRock.com.
    To enter VSCCA Fall Finale: www.VSCCA.org or for double feature info including Lime Rock, contact Roger Morse: (518) 461-1706, rgmorse@morse-associates.com.

    2017 Thursday June 22: VDCA has Now Added the September 9-10 Hurricane in Savannah at Roebling Road to the 2017 Schedule

    All vintage racers are invited to join VDCA members for spirited sportsmanlike competition with added VDCA hospitality. VDCA was founded and is run by racers who focus on liberal safe track time with hospitality for members and guest racers.

    The following VDCA event is The Pumpkin Run with VRG October 20-22 at Dominion Raceway.

    For more information, visit: www.vintagedrive.com.

    2017 Thursday, June 22: The June Cover and Selected Contents Continue to be Unavailable at this Site Due to Technical Issues. It Will be Posted Soon and the July Issue in About a Week. The June Print Magazine was Printed on Schedule Mid-May and Was Sent on Time to Be Available Before June 1 to Subscribers and Newstands
    2017 Tuesday, June 20: Vintage and Historic Racers From All Over the West Will Gather June 30-July 2 at Pacific Raceways for the Northwest’s Largest Vintage Race, the SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics

    Pacific Raceways is one of the most legendary and scenic road racing circuits in North America located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle, WA. The annual event attracts hundreds of vintage racing cars of every type and a large crowd of spectators while contributing to local charities.

    This year, the event has invited Trans-Am over and under 2-liter plus 2.5 Challenge Cars to salute the special 1967 Trans-Am race, the last of the season, that gave the manufacturers title to Ford. Pete Brock with Shelby American at the time will be the honored guest. The event always has special owner/driver hospitality including the Saturday evening salmon BBQ.

    For more information, visit: www.SOVRENracing.org.

    2017 Friday, June 19: We have had unforeseen difficulties in updating the June issue cover and related contents and will update that soon next week
    2017 Wednesday, June 14: VRG & VSCCA 4th Annual Motorsports Festival June 22-24 at Thompson Speedway for Vintage and Historic Racing Cars Meeting Either Clubs’ Rules

    All vintage racing clubs license holders with cars eligible for either clubs’ acceptance guidelines are invited to this annual festival. Thompson Speedway has a long history in road racing and this is a chance to race where the legends raced. There is a special race for the Royale Formula Ford Series.

    Entry is at the Thompson Speedway website: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events/4th-annual-vintage-motorsports-festival-presented-racing-junk.

    For eligibility or other info:
    VRG Event Chairman – Paul King – (508) 847-4809, paulking@vrgonline.org.
    VSCCA Event Chairman – Mike Virr – (203) 526-0414, mike.virr@gmail.com.
    Royal FF Event Liason – Andrew Stein – info@formulafordchallengeseries.com

    2017 Tuesday, June 13: The VARAC June 15-18 Vintage Grand Prix at Mosport Has a Full Weekend of Vintage Racing for All Classes Featuring Historic Formula One on Saturday and the Formula Junior International Diamond Jubilee World Tour All Weekend

    The legendary Mosport road racing circuit is now named the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It was a site for many great series including Formula One. This weekend, the historic of Canadian racing will be on display celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first F1 Grand Prix of Canada plus many class races on Saturday and Sunday. Liberal track time is promised for both visiting racers and VARAC members. Additional Features include the MG – Triumph Challenge, Worker Appreciation Race, Classic Race for ’73-’95 Historic Cars, Monoposto Grid with wings and slicks. There is an accompanying Mini Meet North and a Field of Dreams Classic Car Show.

    For more information, visit:

    VARAC: http://varac.ca/vvgp/2017-vgp/

    Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: https://canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/pages/canadian-historic-grand-prix.

    2017 Friday, June 9: Pre-War Vintage Racing Cars are Featured June 16-18 with the VSCDA Blackhawk Vintage Classic at the Blackhawk Farms Circuit in Illinois. Visiting Racers Invited

    Pre-War MGs, Bugattis, IndyCars, Lagondas, and other legendary marques are a tradition at this vintage racing weekend.

    This road racing facility near South Beloit, Illinois is a 1.95-mile circuit on a park-like 216 acres with club racer-friendly runoff areas. It was built in the mid-1960s.

    This VSCDA three-day event is also a club racer-friendly racing weekend. Visiting vintage racers are invited. In addition to spring races for all vintage classes and an enduro, the event features include The Kastner Cup for Triumph cars, a Sprite Midget Challenge, the Trans-Am B Sedan Feature and a race of the VSCDA Formula Vee Series.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VSCDA.org.

    2017 Thursday, June 8: RMVR Returns to Pueblo, CO for Thunder on the Arkansas Vintage Races This Weekend June 10, 11

    This is the second vintage race in the 2017 seven vintage racing event RMVR schedule.

    Pueblo Motorsports Park is a multiuse motorsports facility owned by the city of Pueblo. The 2.2-mile 10-turn road racing circuit is part of a complex that includes a drag strip.

    VMC Member Club license holders are invited to enter and enjoy racing with RMVR members.

    The vintage race weekend following this event is July 29-30 Race Against Kids Cancer at High Plains Raceway.

    For more information, visit: http://www.RMVR.com.

    2017 Tuesday, May 30: Five Vintage Road Race Weekends – The First Weekend in June are at Road Racing Circuits Across North America

  • CVAR is at Motorsports Ranch near Creson, Texas, Friday through Sunday. https://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

  • HSR annual VIR Historic Races are Friday through Sunday at legendary Virginia International Speedway. http://hsrrace.com/.

  • SOVREN Festival of Speed is at Spokane Raceway Park in Eastern Washington Saturday and Sunday. http://sovrenracing.org/.

  • SVRA Sonoma Historics at Sonoma Raceway are Thursday through Sunday. https://svra.com/.

  • VSCCA Vintage Races with Jaguar Club salutes 50s Sports Racing cars Friday and Saturday at Lime Rock Park, CT. http://www.vscca.org/.
  • 2017 Thursday, May 25: North American Sector of the International Formula Junior Historic Racing Association Diamond Jubilee World Tour 2017-2018

    North America Part 1 – The Peter Revson Trophy:

  • June 8-11: SVRA Open-Wheel World Challenge – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IN
  • June 15-18: VARAC Vintage Grand Prix – Mosport, Canada
  • June 23-26: SVRA Vintage Grand Prix – Mid-Ohio Circuit, OH
  • July 14-16: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

    Part 2 – The Bob Woodward Trophy:

  • August 12-13: Monterey Pre-Reunion – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, CA
  • August 16-20: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, CA
  • August 31-September 4: Lime Rock Historics – Lime Rock Park, CT
  • September 7-10: SVRA US Vintage Grand Prix – Watkins Glen International, NY
  • September 15-17: VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival – Road America, WI

    Formula Junior was one of the most important racing series in history. It raced internationally from 1968-1973 (1974 in the US). The cars started as front-engine and ended up mid-engined with about 120 HP and weighing 880 pounds.

    For more information, visit: http://www.formulajunior.com.

  • 2017 Thursday, May 25: Vintage Indy Cars are on the Big 2.5-Mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway Four-Corner Oval Today in Exhibition Runs Today, Friday, and Saturday Organized by the Speedway Museum Staff

    The annual tradition of vintage and historic Indy 500 car will continue this year with other 60 expected to be on display and on track.

    In a surprise rumor, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1 champion and 2017 Indy 500 Qualifying star, may drive the 1977-1979 Team McLaren on Saturday during the vintage exhibition laps. Alonso qualified the McLaren-Honda Andretti at speeds that could have been a pole run except for an on-track overboost incident from an untested engine installed in a record-time last-minute historic team effort.

    The museum with a vast display of historic cars is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The museum is on the speedway grounds. On non-event days, admission to the grounds is free and museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth aged 6-15 years old, and free for children under 5 years old. On event days, an admission to the grounds is by event admission ticket.

    For more information, visit: http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/at-the-track/museum.

    2017 Tuesday, May 23: The Annual SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics

    Held on or before Independence Day celebration, for 2017 is June 30- July 2. This is the largest vintage and historic auto racing weekend in the Northwest by both racers and spectator count.

    Guest vintage racers are especially invited to enjoy the legendary Pacific Raceway circuit just southeast of Seattle. There is liberal track time and great hospitality including the traditional Saturday evening Salmon BBQ in the paddock.

    For more information, visit: http://www.SOVREN.org.

    2017 Friday, May 19: Formula B Feature at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Spring Classic May 19-21, Vintage Formula B Association and Registry to Form

    Goal: To salute 1965-1972 Formula B Cars with Special Vintage Racing Features, Stories and PR. They were the first successful SCCA amateur and pro open-wheel cars in North American road racing. This will be done by forming an Association and Registry and creating special vintage racing features.

  • The first special vintage racing feature is being held May 19-21 during the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Spring Classic with a FB Grid and Reunion presented by Victory Lane Magazine, celebrating the 1967-1972 SCCA Pro Continental Grand Prix Series, which initially featured FB cars. This 1967 series was won by Gus Hutchinson in a Lotus 41C.

  • Formula B Racing Cars of 1965-1972 are classic, mid-engine, open-wheel formula cars. They weigh about 950 pounds and started with 150 horsepower from 1600cc production-based but highly modified engines, mostly Lotus Ford twin-cam types. By the late 1960s, they had nearly 200hp and were capable of 160mph and incredible quickness and laptimes.

  • During the Spring Classic, there is a 4:30pm Saturday social with beer, soft drinks, and nibbles at Andrew Wait’s FB paddock. This is hosted by Victory Lane Magazine. There will be a driver group photo. There is a professional DVD video being made for entrants and short videos for future PR.

  • The short-term goal is three 2018 Formula B Features on the West Coast. There is interest in the Midwest and East by FB owners for features in their area.
  • Contacts:

    Andrew Wait, Vintage Formula B owner-driver. Cell: (415) 902-2205.

    Dan Davis, past Formula B owner-driver, 1967-1971, Victory Lane Magazine Publisher. Cell: (650) 465-3258. Office: (650) 321-1411.

    Thursday, May 18: VSCR 2017 Racing Schedule Opens May 27-28 with Harvey West Memorial Day Classic at Brainerd International Raceway

    This is a joint VSCR and SCCA/LOL Memorial Day weekend of vintage and contemporary road racing. Brainerd is a legendary circuit in Minnesota. It opened in 1967 as Donnybrooke Speedway. The circuit has hosted great series, including Can-Am, USAC, and more. The circuit has two road options: a 3.1-mile track or a 2.5-mile track.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VSCR.org.

    2017 Friday, May 12: The New Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races May 17-21 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Features Historic Trans-Am, Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans Prototype, and More. Spectators Invited

    The spectactular racing cars of pro race series of the late 1960s through the 1990s will be the stars racing on one of the world’s legendary road racing circuits. The vintage racing will be exciting just as the great series were in their day: Trans-Am 1966-1972, 5-Liter V8s, Trans-Am 2 & 2.5 liter 1966-1972, Can-Am 1966-1974, Continental Grand Prix Formula B cars 1967-1972, Formula Atlantic 1973-1980, Formula One 1967-1984 Cosworth 3-liter era, IMSA World Sports Cars and Le Mans Protoype Racing Cars 1983-2007, NASCAR Stock Cars 1979-2006. There will also be on-track historic motorcycle exhibitions.

    Spectators have full access to the racing paddock and the drivers are always pleased to talk about their cars. General admission tickets start at $60 for the weekend if purchased by Monday, May 15 with children under 12 years old. Individual day and VIP suite tickets are available as are tickets at the gate.

    For more information, visit: http://www.mazdaraceway.com.

    2017 Friday, May 12: VRG with VDCA Jefferson 500 Vintage Races May 17-21 Summit Point West Virginia Includes Vintage Racing School, Royale Formula Ford 50th Anniversary Series Race, IMSA RS – Trans-Am 2.5 Challenge, and Full Schedule of Vintage Auto Races

    This is a big annual vintage and historic weekend for vintage auto racers. All vintage racing license holders are welcome whose cars meet the eligibility and car prep guidelines of VRG or VDCA. SA 2010 helmets or newer required with head and neck restraint mandatory.

    Track access will begin at 6pm Wednesday. Optional on-track Practice begins Thursday with the regular schedule of practice and races Friday through Sunday. There are both sprint and enduros scheduled.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VRGonline.org.

    2017 Thursday, May 11: The VSCCA Grand Ascent Hillclimb in Conjunction With the Elegance at Hershey, June 9th and 10th Invites Entrants

    VSCCA invites participants for the historic Grand Ascent, formerly known as the Hershey Hill Climb. It is held on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel Hershey. It packs plenty of excitement in less than a mile and 200 feet of rise. By making use of the return road, VSCCA guarantees plenty of runs. For convenience, a canopy-covered staging area is provided to keep the sun off entrants’ helmets while waiting for the next attempt at the hill. A walking path alongside the course offers outstanding viewing vantage points for the crowd of spectators and any crew wishing to critique their driver. Timed runs will begin on Friday and go through Saturday.

    This year, VSCCA will be honoring Alfa Romeo as the “Marque of the Year”, excellent examples of the Italian racers are sure to put on a great show. Additionally, the “Ascent” is the first stage of the new VSCCA Hill Climb Cup.

    Entry Fee $475. Includes Friday lunch, Friday Night Kickoff Cocktail Party, Saturday lunch and dinner party. Driver and one crew member are included with entry. Extra crew/meals can be added.

    Entries from the Vintage Motorsport Council member clubs are invited for cars that meet VSCCA eligibility and prep guidelines.

    For more information, visit: http://www.vscca.org/events/grand-ascent-hill-climb-2.

    Please contact the Event Chairman with any questions:

    Stefan Vapaa – email: turbo@at-speed.com | phone: (302)559-9388. Please leave a message.

    2017 Thursday, May 11: Carroll Shelby – A Collection of my Favorite Racing Photos by Shelby and is a new book from Art Evans to be Introduced May 20 at the 5th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show at the Shelby Headquarters, 19021 South Figueroa, Gardena, CA

    There will be a special autograph session with Aaron Shelby, Allen Grant, Don Prudhomme, Garry Patterson and the special book signing with Art Evans and the new book, “Carroll Shelby: A Collection of my Favorite Racing Photos”, featuring memories and commentary by Carroll Shelby. The event includes a car show with top 25 award, pancake breakfast for participants, beer and wine garden, and a BBQ lunch among other displays. Carroll Shelby’s personal collection and the original Venice Crew Mustangs will be displaying the IRS GT350R Project Mustang!

    For more information, visit: http://carrollshelbytribute.com.

    2017 Tuesday, May 9: The RMVR Spring Vintage Grand Prix May 13-14 Opens the Mountain West Vintage Racing Season at High Plains Raceway Near Denver

    High Plain Raceway is one of the best club road racing circuits in North America. All VMC member club racers are invited to experience this circuit in friendly competition with RMVR racers.

    In other news, the RMVR Novice Racing School April 29-30 at Pikes Peak International Raceway was not stopped by the local snowstorms on Saturday. With a clear dry track on Sunday, RMVR graduated over 40 new vintage racers.

    For more information, visit: http://rmvr.com.

    2017 Thursday, May 4: Garage Unlimited of Monterey Grand Opening and Reception for Spring Classic Vintage Race Participants on Thursday, May 18th 4pm-8pm

    Garage Unlimited is a new upscale, gated car condo-storage-mancave facility located in the Ryan Business Park only five minutes from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The facility is the official auto storage facility of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The facility, developed by vintage racer Ralph Borelli, has proved to be very popular with nearly all of its 46 units sold or leased. Only a few remain available.

    Current tenants and Spring Classic Vintage Race participants will enjoy a special invitation-only party to celebrate the 60th Anniversary year of the 1957 opening of the Laguna Seca Road Racing Circuit. The Spring Classic races are May 19-21.

    To visit the facility or for more information, call Ernie Lostrom at (831) 646-1000, or visit: http://www.garage-unlimited-monterey.com.

    2017 Tuesday, May 2: May is Full of Vintage Racing Events Starting with Three this Weekend

  • May 4-7: VSCDA Spring Brake & Drivers School at Gingerman Raceway, MI. http://www.VSCDA.org
  • May 5-6: VSCCA Spring Sprints at Lime Rock Park, CT. http://www.VSCCA.org
  • May 6-7: VARA British Extravaganza at Buttonwillow Raceway, CA. http://www.VARAracing.com
  • 2017 Thursday, April 27: Formula B Cars Were the Stars in the 1967 Professional SCCA Continental Grand Prix Series Which Will Be Celebrated with Feature Races and Reunion on May 19-21 at the Spring Classic, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    The new Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races is organized by SCRAMP as a companion to the big traditional August Rolex Monterey Motorsport Classic. Both are spectator events. The Spring Classic will celebrate great professional road racing series including Can-Am, Trans-Am, Stock Cars, Le Mans, and other series of the late 1960s through the 1990s.

    The Formula B celebration includes liberal track time, invitation to current vintage FB racers, reunion of current and past FB drivers, in-paddock group photo, and in-paddock social.

    For information on entries and tickets, visit: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/spring-classic.

    For information on Formula B activities, call: Dan Davis (650) 321-1411 or e-mail: editor@victorylane.com.

    2017 Tuesday, April 25: Four Vintage Racing Events Close Out April on the 28th Through 30th

  • CSRG Spring Thunder Races, Thunderhill Park. http://www.CSRGracing.org.
  • SOVREN Spring Sprints, Pacific Raceway. http://www.SOVRENracing.org.
  • SVRA SoCal Sports Car Festival, Auto Club Speedway. http://www.SVRA.com.
  • RMVR Novice Vintage Racing School, Pikes Peak Speedway. http://www.RMVR.com.
  • 2017 Thursday, April 20: Historic Can-Am Association News Bulletin - Entries Open Now! Historic Can-Am Feature & Celebration at Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 20-23, 2017

    The big 1 PM Sunday Historic Can-Am Feature Race will celebrate the first Can-Am race held at Road America to open the ‘67 series on September 1-3, 1967. Road America did not hold a 1966 race in the first year of the Can-Am Series. This is the major feature race at the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK. This year's Historic Can-Am Association (HCAA) Annual Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Reunion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 first Can-Am Race at Road America with special salutes and celebrations. Also celebrated will be the first year of Team McLaren’s Championship in 1967. There are traditional classes and awards for Tube Frame, Small Block Monocoque, Big Block Monocoque, and Unlimited (Turbo) cars in the big Sunday feature race, plus the Denny Hulme Award for year-long support of HCAA, and the big HCAA Can-Am Cup for sportsmanship and achievement during the weekend.

    The entire event, attracting over 400 entrants and 50,000 attendees, is full of special celebrations, reunions, and autograph sessions, opening with a Thursday entrants and crew buffet dinner at the track. The Friday downtown race car concours attracts 20,000 spectators as does the Saturday night street car concours. All past crew, sponsors, driers, and media involved in the original 1966-1974 Can-Am series are invited for special Can-Am benefits and celebrations.

    Historic Can-Am entrant benefits include:

  • Can-Am ONLY grids on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Can-Am designated paddock area
  • Free Thursday “Test and Tune”; may be mixed grids
  • HCAA-organized, driver-led, drivers meetings Friday and Saturday
  • Driver/crew lunches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the HCAA marquee
  • Class awards for Tube Frame, Small Block Monocoque, Big Block Monocoque, Unlimited-Turbo
  • A salute to all 1967 Can-Am cars
  • Participation memorabilia for all Historic Can-Am entrants
  • For Historic Can-Am questions, contact Dan Davis, HCAA Chairman, at (650) 321-1411 or by e-mail at editor@victorylane.com.

    2017 Tuesday, April 18: The HSR Classic Motorsport Mitty Vintage Races Feature Porsche this Weekend, April 20-23 at Road Atlanta

    Just about every type of vintage and historic Porsche will compete in numerous Group Sprint Races and Endurance Races along with over 350 other vintage and historic race cars. Spectators are invited to see great vintage racing on one of North America’s legendary and challenging road racing circuits. This circuit opened in 1970 about 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia and has hosted all the great racing series ever since.

    HSR is a leading and one of the largest vintage racing clubs in North America. HSR holds nine vintage and historic races each year. This includes the end of the year world famous Classic 24 at Daytona and Sebring Classic 12 Hour attracting nternational and North American entrants.

    For entrant information, visit http://www.hsrrace.com/ or contact them by phone at (727) 573-1340.

    Road Atlanta Mitty tickets are available at the track.

    2017 Friday, April 14: Vintage Indy Cars on Track April 26-27 as Part of IndyCar’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

    Classic Racing Times is organizing this very special Desert Classic historic support for the contemporary IndyCar races. Indy 500 Winner Tom Sneva is the weekend’s honored guest.

    Wednesday is tractor drop-off, Thursday is load-in day. There are two on-track sessions on Saturday, including an evening dinner, and Sunday has an on-track session plus pre-IndyCar parade laps. Departure time is either Sunday after 5pm or on Monday.

    For more information, contact Gary Mondschein at gary@theclassicracingtimes.com, (570) 656-5962.

    2017 Tuesday, April 11: Twenty Historic Can-Am Cars Wowed the Grand Prix of Long Beach Crowd on Friday and Saturday with the Speed and Acceleration of 500+ Cubic Inch Unlimited American V8 Power in Practices and a Saturday Race. Two More Big 2017 Can-Am Appearances are Set for May and July

    The Can-Am cars represent the 1966-1974 golden era of racing. This was the first and last series when there were virtually no rules, “When Excess was Barely Adequate”. The increase in Friday attendance was directly attributed to the Historic Can-Am Cars appearance according to the event organizer.

    The next two appearances at major historic racing weekends for the spectacular Historic Can-Am Cars are:

  • May 19-21: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Spring Classic Races
  • July 20-23: Road America’s Weathertech International Challenge with Brian Redman saluting the 1967 Can-Am Race
  • For more information: Historic Can-Am Association – (650) 321-1411, Dan Davis, Chairman.

    2017 Thursday, April 6: Modifieds, Now Called Sports Racers, of the Late 1940s and the 1950s will be Featured with the VSCCA Vintage Races on June 2-3 at Lime Rock Park Circuit, CT

    Those were the days of big-engined great Ferraris, Maseratis, Astons, Listers, Jaguars, Allards, Cunninghams, and American V8-powered Specials challenged by the smaller cars from Lotus, Cooper, Nardi, OSCA, Bandini, Elva and small-engined Devin Specials in SCCA Sunday Road Racing features at legendary circuits.

    This great vintage racing era and the cars that made it exciting will be featured on the historic Lime Rock Circuit, now celebrating its 60th anniversary. In addition to the “Modifieds” features, all the VSCCA vintage classes will be in action along with Jaguar Club Classics.

    For more information, visit: http://www.VSCCA.com/

    2017 Tuesday, April 4: Historic Can-Am Cars are a Support Race for the Grand Prix of Long Beach with IndyCar, April 7-9

    The Historic Can-Am Invitational is organized by HMSA. Twenty of the great 1966-1974 unlimited Sports Racing Cars from the era when “the only rule was there was no rules” will be on track. First, a Friday practice is at 11:40am-12:00pm, then a qualifying session at 3:00pm-3:20pm and a historic race on Saturday, 12:00pm-12:20pm.

    For more information, visit: http://www.HMSAusa.com/ or http://gplb.com/.

    2017 Tuesday, April 4: Watkins Glen Circuit Opening Weekend Festival on April 7-8, with Auto Tech Display, Track Run-Walk, Track Tours, and More. Enthusiasts and the Public are Invited for “Your Car on Track”, $25 at the Gate

    Watkins Glen International will host today’s great Trans-Am, IMSA, NASCAR and IndyCar series. This legendary circuit has hosted all those in the past plus Can-Am, F5000, Formula B and Formula 1.

    This special weekend is a chance for enthusiasts to be on the inside and see the circuit up close in a different way. It is all supported by participating sponsors who are offering discounts to attendees. They include: Hazlitt Vineyards, Great Western, Corning Museum of Glass, Zippo, Seneca Gaming, and the International Motor Racing Research Center.

    For more information, visit: http://www.theglen.com/

    2017 Friday, March 31: VDCA Wild Hare Run with VRG April 7-9 at VIR Opens VRG and VDCA’s Vintage Racing Season

    This is an opportunity to race on the legendary Virginia International Raceway, one of the best purpose-built road racing facilities in North America. It is 1950s high-speed style with fast corners, esses, and elevation changes. It opened in 1957 in a park-like setting. It is now home to many racing businesses.

    The 2017 season for VDCA has five vintage and historic racing weekends. The VRG season has seven vintage racing weekends. Some of these weekends are shared between the two clubs.

    For more information, visit:
    VDCA: http://www.vintagedrive.com/ or call (561) 622-7554
    VRG: http://www.vrgonline.org/ or call (720) 722-3874

    2017 Thursday, March 30: The 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford and the 50th Anniversary of the Formula B Pro Continental Grand Prix Series are Celebrated this Weekend April 1-2 with Feature Races During the 200-Car CSRG David Love Memorial Vintage Races at Sonoma Raceway

    Both Formula Ford and Formula B became very popular SCCA and worldwide open-wheel racing classes beginning in 1967. The professional Lake Tahoe Continental Grand Prix attracted over 50 Formula B entrants in 1967. These were serious 150 mph racing cars that launched the careers of Indy and Formula 1 racers. That series continued through 1972 with cars from Lotus, Lola, Titan, McLaren, Chevron, and others. It later became Formula Atlantic.

    Formula Ford began as a driver training class in the UK. The first was a Lotus 51 with a four-cylinder 80hp English Ford engine. Other manufacturers soon included: Lola, Titan, Crossle, Winkelmann, and many more.

    The weekend will have great sports cars on track from famous makes including Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa, Lotus, MG, Austin-Healey, Porsche, Corvette, Mustang, Shelby, BMW, and more. Tickets are available at the gate for $25 per day or $40 for the weekend. Children 12 and under are free, as well as active and veteran military, high school, and college students, all with proper I.D.

    For more information, visit: http://www.csrgracing.org/.

    2017 Tuesday, March 28: PreWar Vintage Race Cars Featured March 31-April 2 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Oklahoma During the 10th Annual Mike Stephens Classic Vintage and Historic Racing Weekend Organized by CVAR

    The first annual CVAR feature for the great racing cars from 1895-1941 has entries from CVAR members and from visiting racers from RMVR and VSCDA. This is a new tradition with CVAR.

    This vintage racing weekend also has races for all CVAR classes of vintage and historic production sports cars, sports racing cars, sport sedans and formula cars.

    The circuit is a club racer-friendly road race circuit in central Oklahoma.

    For more information, visit: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2017 Friday, March 24: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates a gathering that included enthusiasts, journalists, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca supporters engaged over dinner at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, California on Wednesday, March 22 for a special presentation of “Mazda Raceway: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph

    The video footage by Ken Vendley of Victory Lane Magazine from the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion served as the backdrop during the social hour. Dan Davis, publisher of Victory Lane Magazine, the event’s co-host opened the evening and introduced Jon Roser from British Marque, a co-host, and solicited fond and funny memories from throughout the iconic road course’s history from the guests in attendance. After dinner, Tim McGrane from co-host Blackhawk Museum hosted a discussion with Gill Gimpbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and Barry Toepke, Vice President, Communications & Historic Racing.

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course has become an icon of American and motorsports culture, and it has taken the efforts of many to preserve its legacy and ensure that it can be enjoyed by generations to come. Campbell and Toepke shared the inside story of the circuit and fielded McGrane’s questions during a candid and insightful discussion about Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s past, present, and future.

    The 2017 major event schedule was discussed from the upstart Spring Classic to staples such as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO U.S. Round. Campbell addressed such topics as the rumored changes in management over the past couple years and outlined how the new management agreement between the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and the County of Monterey has the two entities working in conjuction to make sure that the Monterey Peninsula is home to world-class motorsports events for years to come. The interview was video recorded by Ryan Bula of Victory Lane Magazine and will be available soon for viewing.

    For more information on the full season, visit: http://www.MazdaRaceway.com.

    2017 Thursday, March 23: RMD by Marc Devis in Schoten, Belgium, has a international selection of cars available in Europe. Marc currently competes in the US and in Europe, and runs in various Can-Am events

    Marc's current cars on offer as of this posting are the following:

  • 1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray
  • 1965 Lola T70 Mk1
  • 1965 McLaren M1B
  • 1967 Lola T70 Mk3 coupe
  • 1970 Chevron B19
  • 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4
  • 1972 McLaren M8F
  • 1972 Porsche 911 2.5 S/T
  • 1974 Chevron B26
  • 1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP
  • 1980 Arrows A3
  • 1988 Argo JM19D
  • 1989 Porsche 962C Brun Motorsport
  • All of the interesting information on these cars are located on his website at http://rmdbe.webhosting.be/.

    2017 Tuesday, March 21: Garage Unlimited of Monterey Has Great Enthusiast Car Condos Near Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Also Space is Available at Club Auto Sport in San Jose.

    Love what Garage Unlimited of Monterey has to offer, but want to be closer to San Jose? Check out this great space available at Club Auto Sport near the San Jose Airport.

    1 Large Unit or Option to Divide:

  • Entire space of 4,186 square feet.
  • Purchase price: $1,250,000
  • Approved for automotive uses
  • Excellent space for auto shop or car storage
  • 1 exterior, 2 interior roll up doors
  • 1 interior storefront door
  • 100% HVAC, compressed air, 200a/480v electric, surveillance cameras, access control, electric doors, pallet racking, luxury cabinetry, approved for car dealership
  • Contact:

    Ernie Lostrom by e-mail: Ernie@lostrom.com or by phone: (831) 646-1000
    Ralph Borelli by e-mail: Ralph@borelli.com or by phone: (408) 521-7117

    2017 Tuesday, March 21: SOVREN Novice Days NOW at Two Events; April 28-30 and June 3-4; Also Now Experienced Racers Qualify at All Races

    The traditional vintage racing school day and weekend for license qualification is at Pacific Raceways on April 28-30 with the Spring Sprints. The newly added novice license qualification weekend is on June 3-4 at Spokane Raceway Park with the Spokane Festival of Speed.

    Also new is a plan for racers experienced in other forms of racing to be vintage-qualified with an orientation at every SOVREN vintage racing weekend. They may obtain a SOVREN vintage license upon demonstrating a vintage racing attitude and skills in that one weekend.

    The new novice manager is Art Metz, replacing Rick Korn. Experienced SOVREN racers staff the program.

    Info: http://www.SOVREN.org.

    2017 Friday, March 17: 2017 Can-Am History Roars Back on Track May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races

    Historic Can-Am Cars at the Spring Classic will shake the hills with Can-Am Thunder. The Historic Can-Am Group feature races during the nine-race group program salutes the “Anything Goes – Win at Any Cost Series” of 1966-1974. The series attracted the best of the best drivers, terms, manufactures racing on North America’s greatest road racing circuits in front of big crowds.

    The races at Laguna Seca from 1966-1973 included the epic 1966 Chaparral vs. Lola – Phil Hill and Jim Hall vs. John Surtees and Parnelli Jones race that gave Chaparral a great win at the circuit’s first Can-Am. The last Can-Am at Laguna Seca was a Folmer-and-Oliver duo vs. Mark Donohue in the Penske Porsche 917-30 with Mark driving form back in the field to win.

    The nine race groups include: Can-Am, Trans-Am U2, FB Continental GP, Le Mans Prototypes, Formula Atlantic, Historic Stock cars, Formula 1, and SCCA GT.

    Info, entry, and tickets: http://www.MazdaRaceway.com or give them a call at (831) 242-8200.

    2017 Friday, March 10: HSR Exhibition of Vintage and Historic Race Cars Supporting the March 16-19 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Includes Hall of Fame Display and Parade Laps Before the 12 Hour

    A spectator treat! These are cars with great Sebring and other major racing events history. Spectators are invited to view the cars and talk to the owners about their vintage history.

    Info: http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2017, Thursday March 9: The Vintage and Historic Racing Season Opens This Weekend March 9-12 Not With a Race, but with a Gathering of Racers, Race Cars, and Key Auto Industry Movers and Shakers at the Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Northeast Florida

    It is at the Ritz-Carlton Resort and Golf Club of Amelia Island. Al Unser Sr. is the honored guest and Saturday night banquet speaker. The event includes: rallies, tours, special dinners, bench racing seminars, current car drives, auctions, Cars and Coffee, and more. All of this leads up to one of the top concours in the world. Race cars, performance cars, rare coachwork cars, classic elegant cars, and special featured car groups are on display and judged. A spectator treat!

    Info: http://www.ameliaconcours.org.

    2017 Tuesday, March 7: A reminder – Get the Inside Scoop About “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph” on Wednesday evening, March 22 by Gil Campbell, CEO/General Manager and Barry Toepke, VP of Communications and Historic Racing at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco

    Sign up at http://www.theoldmotorist.com for dinner reservations which include admission. All fans, enthusiasts, racers, and officials, journalists, and anyone interested, are invited.

    Schedule:
    6:00 to 6:45pm – socializing
    7:00pm – dinner
    7:45pm – program begins

    Co-hosts include:
    Victory Lane Magazine, Dan Davis: (650) 321-1411
    British Marque, Jon Rosner: (925) 288-1750
    Blackhawk Museum, Tim McGrane: (925) 736-2277

    2017 Friday, March 3: SCCA Continental Grand Prix Pro Formula B 50th Anniversary Reunion and Feature Races on May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Spring Classic

    This feature race and reunion will celebrate SCCA’s first open-wheel formula professional series dominated by 1600cc Formula B cars with as many as 50 entrants. In 1967, its first year, the series raced on 5 circuits, including the spectacular mountainside Lake Tahoe road circuit. Gus Hutchinson, in a Lotus 41C, won that Lake Tahoe race and the overall championship. The cars included over time those from Brabham, LeGrand, Chevron, Lotus, Lola, Titan, Tui, Winkelmann, and more.

    The SCCA Continental series with a Formula B championship continued through 1972 and became the Formula Atlantic championship after 1972. The class was also an amateur SCCA National Championship class.

    All Formula B drivers, crews, entrants, and providers of parts and services, past and present, are invited to special events during the Mazda Raceway Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races. The Formula B feature is one of nine feature races. Several past participants are organizing the reunion events with details to be announced soon.

    Entry info: http://www.mazdaraceway.com.

    Formula B reunion: Dan Davis @ (650) 321-1411

    2017 Thursday, March 2: You are invited to hear the inside story from Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Barry Toepke, Vice President, Communications & Historic Racing, “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph”

    Wednesday, March 22nd at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, CA. 6:00-6:45pm socializing, dinner will be served at 7:00pm. The program starts promptly at 7:45pm. Make your dinner selection, which includes admission at http://www.theoldmotorist.com. Sign-ups will begin on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

    During 2017, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will celebrate 60 years of hosting the world’s top cars, motorcycles, and drivers. It is revered as one of the most challenging race tracks in the world. But in spite of its recognition, there have been challenges. There were fears we could lose MRLS. Now, there are going to be changes. Big changes.

    Join hosts:
    Dan Davis, Victory Lane Magazine. Info: (650) 321-1411
    Tim McGrane, Blackhawk Museum. Info: (925) 736-2277
    Jon Rosner, British Marque. Info: (925) 288-1750

    2017 Tuesday, February 28: The May 5-7, 2017 Inaugural Strada Corsa Vintage and Historic Races at the NASA Johnson Space Center Has Been Rescheduled to 2018

    The need to have no vibrations during the final prep of the James Webb space telescope and new NASA site construction requires this rescheduling to a 2018 date, to be announced soon.

    Rescheduling will allow a number of significant corporate sponsors more time to organize their public relations effort. It will also allow the Johnson Space Center time to finish their large construction project and move the James Webb Telescope. As part of the rescheduling, famed automotive auctioneer Spank Assiter will plan to hold a classic car auction as part of Strada Coursa Houston. Overall, this will ensure a bigger, better festival. The organizing company, Escuderia Charities, have been gratified at the support of the vintage racing community. CEO Craigg Eubanks said, “We will continue to make this exciting opportunity a true ‘legacy’ event!”.

    2017 Friday, February 24: The March 2017 Issue is out NOW, featuring the Cavallino Classic, the University of VARA Driver School, Alexander Rossi’s Visit to Fantasy Junction, and much more!

    Victory Lane Magazine is proud to announce the release of the March 2017 issue. Pick up your copy today at select newsstands or look out for it in your mailbox. Just hope the mailman doesn’t run away with it first!

    If you haven’t already, be sure to visit our subscription page to subscribe to the magazine, or give us a call at (650) 321-1411 for a copy or subscription!

    2017 Tuesday, February 21: Dobson Speed Days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, March 21-22

    Speed Days is a private test event and is exclusively for licensed drivers of vintage and modern-prepped race cars. There will be two run groups, garage space, safety vehicles, a plethora of safety workers and of course, an ambulance on hand. A wine dinner will be available for two on Tuesday evening (March 21) along with a celebrity guest making an appearance. A catered driver and crew lunch will be provided in the entry fee.

    There are limited openings still available for the full two-day program, and this includes a lunch and dinner. The Speed Day event costs $6,000 with a deposit of $3,000.

    For those who cannot commit to two days, a one-day $2,500 option is available, which includes lunch for two, but no dinner.

    There are no sound restrictions for this event!

    For more information, visit: http://dobsonmotorsport.com.

    2017 Thursday, February 16: Monterey Car Week, 2016 – “Nine Over Nine”, a Coffee Table Photo Book Compiled and Written by Llew Kinst, Available Now!

    If you missed the Monterey Car Week in 2016, here is your chance to grab a book showcasing the sights and excitement of the best annual automotive show on Earth.

    Llew states, “It’s almost impossible for one person to see everything during the Monterey Car Week, thus this project was born. Our goal was to document the week in photographs and produce the first photo annual covering the full spectrum of events, world class cars and wonderful people that come to Monterey each August.”

    This book features nine professional photographers who joined forces for Monterey Car Week in August 2016, and thus is appropriately titled, Nine Over Nine, as it represents the nine photographers over the course of nine days.

    The book is a 9x12 full-color coffee table book and its 80 pages showcase the Monterey Car Week in over 300 photographs. Photographs were contributed by Sean Cridland, Dennis Gray, Llew Kinst, Wouter Melissen, James Milne, Allan Rosenberg , Peter Singhof, John Straub, and Bill Wagenblatt.

    The $40 book can be found at http://www.squareup.com/store/autograph-motorsports-art-gallery.

    2017 Tuesday, February 14: The Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Celebrations July 20-23 During Road America’s WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman Present the Great Unlimited Sports Racing Cars of 1966-1974 on their Favorite Road Racing Circuit

    The Can-Am Car Saturday qualifying race and Sunday feature race along with a big 500-car field of almost every sort of vintage and historic racing car annually attracts some 50,000 spectators over the three-day event. The spectacular 4.2-mile road circuit winds through a huge park that provides many viewing and picnic sites. This legendary circuit was built in 1955 just south of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, about an hour and a half drive north of Milwaukee. An earlier circuit actually ran on county roads and through the town in the early 1950s. That event is saluted annually with a special banquet preceding the race weekend.

    Info:

    Historic Can-Am Association – call (650) 321-1411 (CA)

    Road America: http://www.roadamerica.com.

    2017 Friday, February 11: The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia, VRCBC, 30th Annual British Columbia Historic Motor Races Will Be August 19-20 at Mission Raceway Park, Canada

    This is western Canada’s biggest vintage motorsport event. This year the event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Formula Ford. There will be races with every sort of vintage racing car. VRCBC is a member of the Vintage Motorsports Council, a North American organization of vintage racing clubs and organizations. Racers belonging to clubs that are VMC members are invited to join in a great weekend of vintage racing and a big Festival for classic cars, unique automobilia booths and more.

    Info: http://www.bchmr.ca.

    2017 Thursday, February 9: VDCA with VRG Wild Hare Run Vintage and Historic Races April 7-9 at Virginia International Raceway Opens the 2017 Season for Both Clubs

    Virginia International Raceway near Danville, Virginia was built in 1957 and is one of the outstanding road racing circuits in North America.

    VDCA and VRG are both VMC member clubs which invite all VMC member club racers to come join in for a great vintage race weekend to open the 2017 season.

    Info VDCA: Phone: (561) 622-7554 (FL), Website: www.vintagedrive.com.

    Info VRG: Phone: (720) 722-3874, Website: www.VRGonline.org.

    2017 Tuesday, February 7: Historic Champ/Indy Cars Will Be Running on Oval Circuits in 2017 at Phoenix, Pocono, Indy and Milwaukee in Big Vintage Racing Spectator Events

    2017 Historic Champ/Indy Cars On-Track

    April 28-29: Classic Racing Times Historic Indy Cars with IndyCar Phoenix International Raceway, AZ

    May 22-28: Historic Indy Cars During IndyCar 500 Week Indianapolis Speedway, IN

    June 16-18 Historic Indy Cars at SVRA Brickyard Invitational, IN

    July 7-8 Millers at Milwaukee Mile with Harry A. Miller Club, WI

    August 19-20 Classic Racing Times Historic Indy Cars with IndyCar at Pocono Speedway, PA

    2017 Friday, February 3: Thinking of Going Vintage Road Racing? Check Out the Full Vintage Racing Club Novice Drivers School Dates Along with the Whole Year Schedule and the “How to Get Started in Vintage Racing” Article in the February Issue of Victory Lane Magazine

    The schedule is a centerfold to pull out and put in the garage or bulletin board for reference. There is also the full compliment vintage race event reports, auction reports, history features, tech stuff and more, on both road and oval racing. The magazine is on newsstands now!

    Call to subscribe or get a sample copy, or just to discuss getting started: (650) 321-1411

    2017 Thursday, February 2: Historic Formula Fords at Featured March 18-19 with HMSA at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    The 50th anniversary of this popular formula series will be celebrated on one of North America’s legendary road racing circuits. Other clubs are also celebrating this anniversary with historic FF race series including VRG and CSRG.

    Complete info:

    www.HMSAusa.com

    www.VRGonline.org

    www.CSRGracing.org

    2017 Tuesday, January 31: Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approves Three-Year Agreement to SCRAMP for Management of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Facility

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2017 under SCRAMP management along with 2018 and 2019.

    The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today voted to accept County Staff’s recommendation to provide a three-year management agreement to the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula to ensure a robust 2017 racing season goes unimpeded and planning for the 2018 season may continue. The management agreement confirms that SCRAMP continues as the day-to-day management arm for the Monterey County-owned facility that SCRAMP built in 1957.

    “We have been working very closely with County Staff over the past several months to develop a plan that builds upon this iconic facility’s heritage of delivering significant economic impact to the Central Coast,” explained Michael Smith, president of the SCRAMP Board of Governors. “We will celebrate this heritage throughout the year with 60th anniversary celebrations, culminating in a Racing Through the Decades feature at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August.”

    This agreement allows SCRAMP to continue its 60-year mission that is dedicated to bringing world-class events to the Monterey Peninsula to benefit race fans, sponsors, charitable organizations and the community as a whole.

    A 2015 study conducted by California State University, Monterey Bay College of Business reported the economic impact of the five major events held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was $62.1 million in direct spending by visitors and produced $5.2 million in state and local taxes. According to the report, “The direct spending included $13.8 million in lodging, incorporating 52,558 room nights in Monterey County; $18.6 million was spent on food and dining; and $12.3 million on retail.” These numbers include spending from non-county attendees only.

    The 2017 major event season features Ferrari Challenge, May 12-14; Spring Classic vintage car and motorcycle races, May 19-21; Superbike World Championship, July 7-9; Monterey Pre-Reunion, August 12-13; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20; Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, September 21-24; and the Pirelli World Challenge, October 12-15.

    For more information, visit: www.mazdaraceway.com.

    2017 Tuesday, January 31: Arizona Vintage Racing Association Next Vintage Oval Racing Event is February 3, 4 at Havasu 95 Speedway, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    AVRA is a vintage Sprint, Midget and Open-Wheeled racing car club. The Havasu 95 track is a ¼-mile asphalt oval with slight banking.

    Contact Barry Adams at (616) 340-3245.

    2017 Friday January 27: HSR Sebring Spring Fling Vintage and Historic Racing Weekend, February 17-19

    This new HSR event at one of the world’s legendary road racing circuits has a full schedule of Sprint and Endurance races for all HSR classes, HSR race groups 1 through 10, and both the BRM Vintage Enduro and BRM Historic Enduro. There is the Bob Woodman Tires International Challenge Race, the RS Cup Race and a Global GT race.

    Also on the schedule are CHIN High Performance Track Sessions for novices new to on-track driving and for more experienced drivers wishing to explore higher performance in non-competitive sessions. Both have instructors and coaching.

    Complete info: www.HSRrace.com or www.CHINtrackdays.com.

    2017 Thursday, January 26: Art Evans' New Book, “Carroll Shelby, A Collection of My Favorite Racing Photos” is a New Collection of Shelby’s Favorite Photos From His Long Career Along with His Commentary on the Depicted Action

    Almost all of the content has never before been in print. Art’s excellent editing and presenting makes this a valuable addition to the Shelby legend. The book is available from CarTech.

    Complete info: www.cartechbooks.com or call (800) 551-4754.

    2017 Tuesday, January 24: Historic Champ/Indy Cars On-Track Exhibitions During Phoenix IndyCar April 28-29, 2017

    The legendary Phoenix International Raceway one-mile oval has a great history with the big first IndyCars since its opening in 1964. The 2016 IndyCar lap record was set by Helio Castroneves at 192.224 mph. This 2017 race marks the second time that IndyCar has raced at PIR.

    The historic Champ/Indy cars will have track time Friday and Saturday. There will be hospitality for entrants. Details are still being developed by the historic organizing group, Classic Racing Times, who organized historic cars at IndyCar Pocono in 2016.

    Complete info: www.theclassicracingtimes.com.

    2017 Friday, January 20: New CVAR Strada Corsa Houston, May 5-7 Vintage and Historic True Road Racing Weekend on the Johnson Space Center Roads with Six CVAR Grids Plus Ford vs. Chevy and England vs. Europe Big Feature Challenge Races Expects Big Spectator Crowds

    This is a unique vintage and historic racing opportunity to experience how it was back in the day of racing on real roads at the legendary space center. There will be several associated special events for entrants.

    Complete info: www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2017 Thursday, January 19: Porsche is the Featured Marque at Two Great Vintage Racing Weekends in 2017: April 20-23 is the HSR Classic Motorsport The Mitty Road Atlanta and September 15-17 is the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at Road America

    From its earliest founding in just after World War 2 Porsche concentrated on racing as technology driver and as its publicity and image presentation. The Porsche pre-356, 356, 356A, 356B, and 356C were excellent street and road cars and very capable road racing cars. The classic 356 series continued thru 1965 in the US and all its variants to this day. Many winning purpose-built racing cars carried on that tradition.

    All will be featured at these major spectator vintage races with special corrals for spectators’ Porsche cars.

    Info:

    HSR: www.HSRrace.com

    VSCDA: www.VSCDA.org

    2017 Tuesday, January 17: New 2017 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Spring Classic Vintage and Historic Races May 19-21 Celebrates Circuit’s 60th Anniversary with Nine Race Groups, Complementary Groups at August 17-20 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. This is a Major Spectator Weekend

    Request for entries are no open with ticket sales starting on February 1. The nine groups salute the various series that had significant history at the circuit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s or in vintage history. They are Formula B 1967-1972, 1973-1984 SCCA Production GT, 1966-1972 Trans-Am, 1966-1974 Can-Am, 1973-1979 Formula Atlantic, 1966-1972 Trans-Am 2 Liter/2.5 Challenge, 1983-2007 World Sports Car – Le Mans Prototypes, 1979-1994 Historic Stock Cars, and 1967-1984 Formula 1.

    Info: www.mazdaraceway.com or www.springclassic.org.

    2017 Friday, January 13: Two Early 2017 HSR Vintage and Historic Racing Events at Sebring: February 17-19 Sebring Spring Fling and March 15-18 Vintage and Historic Exhibition with Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

    HSR will again return to Sebring in late 2017 November 29-December 3 for the HSR Classic 12-Hour and Sebring Historics.

    HSR has nine vintage and historic racing weekends set for 2017. After the two early 2017 Sebring events, HSR returns to Road Atlanta April 20-23 for the 40th Anniversary of the Classic Motorsports Mitty featuring Porsche.

    For full information on these events, call HSR at (727) 573-1340, or visit: http://www.HSRrace.com.

    2017 Thursday, January 12: The Vintage Racing Celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford Are Being Held at Many Vintage Racing Weekends

    These include most of the VRG vintage racing weekends beginning with the May 17-21 Jefferson 500 at Summit Point, West Virginia. There are four more Royal FF Challenge Series races with VRG celebrating the FF 50th.

    2017 Tuesday, January 10: The VARA Duel in the Desert Feb 17-19 at Spring Mountain Resort and Raceway Near Las Vegas Opens the 2017 U.S. Vintage Road Racing Season

    All VARA classes will be racing. Features include 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford Feature Races and Vintage Trans-Am B-Sedan Features.

    All Vintage Motorsport Council Member Club vintage racers are invited to join VARA racers to bring in the new year style.

    For more information, visit http://www.vararacing.com/ or call 1 (800) 280-8272.

    2017 Thursday, January 5: Several Early 2017 Novice Vintage Racing Schools Begin January 14-15 at Buttonwillow Raceway, California with the University of VARA

    Buttonwillow Raceway is located between Sacramento and Los Angeles just off Interstate 5 at Lost Hills.

    This is followed by the new SVRA vintage racing school on February 17-18 at Roebling Road near Savannah, GA.

    On February 24-26, the CVAR novice vintage racing school takes place at Motorsports Ranch Houston Road Race Circuit near Houston, TX.

    On May 4-7, the VSCDA Drivers School is at Gingerman Raceway is on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The event also has vintage races.

    On April 28-30, SOVREN will be hosting their Spring Sprints & Novice Day at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

    On May 17-21, VDCA and VRG will host the Jefferson 500 plus the VRG Drivers School at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, WV.

    Information can be found at their respective websites:

    VARA: http://www.vararacing.com/.

    SVRA: http://www.svra.com/.

    CVAR: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    VSCDA: https://vscda.org/.

    VDCA: http://www.vintagedrive.com/.

    VRG: http://www.vrgonline.org/.

    2017 Tuesday, January 3: You Are Invited to Join Dobson Motorsport at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on January 24-25

    Don’t delay! After months of working with the Laguna Seca management team, we proudly announced that we finally have a date for our 13th Annual Winter Speed Days event on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24-25, 2017. Tuesday has a 105dB limit and Wednesday is our usual UNLIMITED sound day. We realize this is just following the Scottsdale weekend, and just before the large roadster shows in Los Angeles, but it is the best that the current management could commit to and we could not wait any longer for later dates. We truly hope that you can all make this work with your busy schedules. We really need several more attendees to make this event truly special. Well-driven modern cars will be considered too, just please contact me directly at dominic@dobsonmotorsport.com.

    The total cost is $6,000 and we will begin accepting deposits of $3,000 immediately, so be sure and reserve your entry today. Send a check to Dobson Motorsport, LLC, P.O. Box 1358, Mercer Island, WA 98040. A single day is $3,000 and payment is due in full in advance.

    Speed days is a private test event, exclusively for vintage race cars 1987 and older with limited exceptions, (see above). Two run groups, garage space, a full complement of safety workers, ambulance, safety vehicles and insurance, plus a very special wine dinner for two on Thursday evening with a celebrity guest and a catered driver and crew lunch are all included in the entry fee. Ask anyone who has attended…there is nothing like Speed Days!

    Dobson Motorsport, LLC is your trusted source for sales, brokerage, collection management and special promotions of classic, vintage and professional racing machines. Our combined 50+ years of experience and hands-on know-how, sets Dobson Motorsport apart. Check out our current inventory at: http://www.DobsonMotorsport.com.

    2017 Tuesday, January 3: Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations’ Le Mans, Normandy, & Goodwood Festival 2017 Tour Responds to Festival Change with New Tour Dates: June 16 – July 3, 2017

    This is an extensive automobile-themed tour with an added visit to the WWII Normandy Beach sites in Normandy, France. The Le Mans 24 Hour at track and off-track accommodations are first class. These include great viewing from exclusive track suites plus special at-event insider specials. The Goodwood Festival sector includes nearby factory and team facilities tours. The at-track festival and accommodations are tops.

    The second special 2017 Tour is England & the Goodwood Revival September 3-11, 2017.

    For full information on these opportunities, call Steve Austin at 1-800-452-8434, cell: (503) 349-8769, or visit: http://www.steveaustinsautomobiliaandtravel.com

    2016 Thursday, December 29: It Has Been a Great Year for Vintage Racing, Rallies, Hillclimbs, and Concours. The Staff of Victory Lane Magazine and All Our Contributors Have Been Privileged to Bring Our Readers the Best of Reports. Happy New Year and Best of Hopes for a Great 2017! Victory Lane Offices Will Close Today at 4PM and Open Tuesday, January 3 at 10AM in 2017.
    2016 Tuesday, December 27: Important Schedule Change - HSR Sebring Spring Fling February 17-19 Replaces March HSR Vintage Exhibition with Sebring 12-Hour

    The HSR Sebring Spring Fling is the first of an eight vintage and historic race weekend event season. Following the Sebring Spring Fling is a 40th anniversary production of The Mitty, April 20-23, at Road Atlanta, featuring Porsche. The next vintage event, VIR Historic Races, has a date change from May 25-27 to June 2-4.

    The schedule continues with events at Mont-Tremblant July 6-9, Road Atlanta Sept. 14-17, Savannah Oct. 25-29, Daytona Nov. 8-12, and Sebring Nov. 29-Dec 3.

    Info: Phone: (727) 573-1340 (FL) or Website: http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Thursday, December 22: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! The Office of Victory Lane Magazine Will Close for the Holiday at 12:45pm Today and Open Again on Tuesday, December 27 at 10am

    We will continue to accept e-mail throughout this holiday period, but will only check it occasionally. There is a recorder on the phone system, but it reaches capacity quickly.

    For urgent messages, call Dan Davis Home Office at (650) 948-8171.

    2016 Wednesday, December 21: The Historic Can-Am Association November 2016 Newsletter was Mailed Late November to Owner/Drivers in the Registry

    If you are the owner of a 1966-1974 Historic Can-Am race car and have not received the newsletter, please contact Dan Davis, HCAA Chairman, by phone at (650) 321-1411 or by e-mail at editor@victorylane.com and include a USPS mailing address and an e-mail address.

    The newsletter is mailed about three times a year with occasional e-mail versions sent.

    There will soon be an updated newsletter targeted for early February.

    2016 Monday, December 19: Vintage Road Racing Clubs Have Submitted Over 100 Vintage Events for the Schedule Pages of the January Issue of Victory Lane Magazine, with More to Come, Including Vintage Oval Events

    There are about 25 active vintage road racing clubs in North America. Most have event schedules completed by mid-January. These include full weekends of vintage racing, rallies, and hillclimbs. The races attract 80 to 550 entrants for 2 to 4 weekend days of vintage and historic racing on circuits in the U.S. and Canada.

    There are about 80 vintage oval racing clubs, most in the US with a few in Canada. A typical one-day oval event attracts 12 to 60 vintage and historic oval racers on dirt on asphalt tracks of 1/5 to 2.5 miles in length. Most schedules are available in February and March, although some are in the January issue of Victory Lane Magazine.

    2016 Thursday, December 1: Sign Up Now for First 2017 Vintage Novice Track School, January 14-15 University of VARA at Buttonwillow Circuit in California, Limited to 100 Students with Street or Race Car, only 50 Spots Still Available

    Full Vintage Racing Novice License requires vintage race car prepared to VARA rules including fuel cell and full racing driver apparel with SA2010 helmet or newer. All sessions taught by Danny McKeever “Fast Lane” instructors.

    Street Car sessions prepare students for the track experience including performance techniques. Convertibles need a rollover bar. Driver equipment is long-sleeve shirt, full-length pants and SA2010 or M2010 helmet. Convertible drivers need gloves.

    Limited Rental Toyota Long Beach Pro-Celebrity Race Cars are available fo rent which are full VARA race-prepared for novice license. To rent, call Danny McKeever “Fast Lane” instructor at (888) 948-4888.

    The school fee is $395 and makes a great Christmas gift.

    Info: http://www.vararacing.com or call (800) 280-8272 (CA).

    2016 Monday, November 28: HSR & Sebring Circuit Pistons and Props Festival, December 1-4, Features HSR Classic 12-Hour and Vintage Sprint Races, plus Vintage Aircraft Show Saluting 75th Anniversary of Hendricks Field, now Sebring Circuit

    This will be a very big vintage and historic road racing, civil and vintage aircraft plus military history weekend. It is presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Regional Airport and Commerce Park, and Historic Sportscar Racing. This is a big spectator weekend.

    HSR will salute the famous legendary international Sebring 12-Hour Race which began back in the 1950s and has attracted all the famous teams and drivers over more than 60 years. The HSR salute will have multiple endurance sessions for four race groups on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a full program of all the regular vintage spring and special races.

    Info: http://www.hsrrace.com or call (727) 573-1340.

    2016 Tuesday, November 22: The 2017 Annual HCAA Historic Can-Am Feature Race and Celebrations July 20-23 with Road America’s Weathertech International Challenge Salutes 1967 First Can-Am Race at Road America and 1967 Team McLaren First Driver Championship

    Once again the Historic Can-Am car owner/drivers will return to their favorite road racing circuit to delight the spectators and to enjoy the racing, camaraderie and hospitality provided by Road America and the Historic Can-Am Association.

    There is a special effort to have all the Can-Am cars present that filled that 1967 race grid at Road America. As always, this event is a special reunion and celebration of all the original drivers, crews, sponsors, team managers, race and series officials of the great 1966-1974 Can-Am series. Request for entry available in Spring 2017 at www.roadamerica.com.

    Info: HCAA Chairman – Dan Davis: (650) 321-1411.

    2016 Monday, November 22: Rich and Jenn Taylor’s Vintage Rallies 2017 Three Historic Rally Schedule Begins May 21-26 with New England 1000 25th Anniversary Event Through Vermont and New Hampshire

    The Mountain Mille October 15-20 route includes The Greenbrier, The Homestead and the Back of the Dragon.

    Texas 1000 November 5-10 route includes Marfa and its lights, Lajitas, Big Bend Park, and the Chaparral Museum.

    Vintage Rallies are noted for Timed or Touring entrant options. Grand hotels and gourmet meals, exceptional roads, beautiful scenery, mechanic entrant support with free car to drive if yours can’t be fixed en route.

    Acceptance is 1990 or earlier sports cars and any exotic. Fee all-inclusive is $6000 per couple.

    Info: https://www.vintagerallies.com or call (860) 364-0311.

    2016 Friday, November 18: HSR & Sebring Circuit Pistons and Props Festival Features HSR Classic 12-Hour and Vintage Sprint Races, plus Vintage Aircraft Show Saluting 75th Anniversary of Hendricks Field, now Sebring Circuit

    This will be a very big vintage and historic road racing, civil and vintage aircraft plus military history weekend. It is presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Regional Airport and Commerce Park, and Historic Sportscar Racing. This is a big spectator weekend.

    HSR will salute the famous legendary international Sebring 12-Hour Race which began back in the 1950s and has attracted all the famous teams and drivers over more than 60 years. The HSR salute will have multiple endurance sessions for four race groups on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a full program of all the regular vintage spring and special races.

    Info: https://www.hsrrace.com or call (727) 573-1340.

    2016 Thursday, November 17: The Long Beach Historic Can-Am Invitational Feature Race Sanctioned by HMSA will be a Support Race During the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Indy Car Weekend on April 7-10, 2017

    The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of this California resort area is the most spectacular of all the Verizon Indy Car road races. It is a major entertainment happening with concerts, lifestyle expo, support races, Family Fun Zone, all in an area with top accommodations and restaurants.

    This is a very special opportunity for Historic Can-Am Cars of 1966-1974 to race noon Saturday in front of a huge crowd in a top event. It is sanctioned by HMSA who will select the invited period-authentic cars. Historic Can-Am Owner-Drivers contact Chris Vandagriff by phone: (818) 249-3515.

    2016 Tuesday, November 15: Traditional VRG Turkey Bowl November 25-27 at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia, Full Schedule of Vintage Road Races for all VRG Classes, Guest Racers Invited

    VRG Vintage racer’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday then going vintage racing on Friday through Sunday continues for the twentieth year. There are races for all VRG vintage car classes plus races for “Modern Cars” with recognized contemporary race club log books and full modern safety equipment. Tech and registration begin on Friday morning. The circuit is closed with no access Thursday. There is a special Saturday evening dinner by advance reservation.

    VRG info can be found at: https://vrgonline.com

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    Vintage car info: Michael Oritt at Michael.oritt@gmail.com or (305) 793-9467.

    Modern car info: Dave Parker at parkerfamily216@gmail.com or (304) 279-7241.

    2016 Monday, November 14: Florida Old Time Modified Series, FOTM, Race at Eastbay Raceway Park in Florida, Nov. 19, 2016 and December 10, also at Eastbay

    For further information, call: (813) 634-9556 or check out on: https://facebook.com/FloridaOldTimeModifieds/.

    2016 Wednesday, November 9: HSR Daytona Historics November 10-13 and VDCA Palm Beach Classic Vintage Races November 12-13 Fill the Weekend Vintage Road Racing Schedule

    The HSR event is on the road circuit of the big Daytona International Speedway in northeast Florida. There are several special feature races and both a vintage and a historic enduro along with numerous sprint race class races.

    Information can be found at: http://www.HSRrace.com/.

    The VDCA event is in southeast Florida on a purpose-built road racing circuit formerly known as Moroso. It is held with the Florida Region SCCA. VDCA is a club emphasizing liberal track time with 2 short races for its classes on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

    Information can be found at: http://www.vintagedrive.com/.

    2016 Monday, November 7: Several Early 2017 Novice Vintage Racing Schools Begin January 14-18 at Buttonwillow Raceway, California with the University of VARA

    Buttonwillow Raceway is located between Sacramento and Los Angeles just off Interstate 5 at Lost Hills.

    This is followed by the new SVRA vintage racing school on February 17-18 at Roebling Road near Savannah, Georgia.

    On February 24-26, the CVAR novice vintage racing school takes place at Motorsports Ranch Houston Road Race Circuit near Houston, TX.

    May 4-7, the VSCDA Drivers School is at Gingerman Raceway is on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The event also has vintage races.

    There are several other early vintage racing schools yet to be scheduled, including those of SOVREN, VRG, and others.

    Information can be found at the respective websites:

    VARA: http://www.vararacing.com/.

    SVRA: http://www.svra.com/.

    CVAR: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    VSCDA: https://vscda.org/.

    2016 Friday, November 4: VDCA Palm Beach Classic Vintage and Historic Races November 12-13 at Palm Beach International Raceway an Opportunity for a Late 2016 Warm Weather Race Weekend in Southern Florida

    Palm Beach International Raceway is located west of Jupiter, Florida near the intersection of highway 706 and 710 and northwest of West Palm Beach on the Beeline highway, #710. It is a two-mile, 10-turn road racing circuit 40-60 feet wide with generous runoffs and SAVE soft barriers.

    VDCA invites all Vintage Motorsports Council club license holders to come join VDCA members in a fun club event with liberal track time and to enjoy southern hospitality.

    Information can be found at: http://www.vintagedrive.com.

    2016 Thursday, November 3: HSR Daytona Historics November 10-13, 2016 at Daytona International Speedway Road Racing Circuit Salutes Endurance and Sprint Racing History

    The Daytona Speedway road racing circuit gained international attention in 1962 when Dan Gurney won the international 3-hour Daytona Continental in the Arciero Brothers-sponsored Lotus 19 Climax. The great marques that created Daytona history will be racing in the HSR Daytona Historics: Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari, Nissan, Lola, Toyota, Aston, MG, Healey, Shelby, Ford, Lotus, Audi, BMW and more.

    There is a full schedule starting with Wednesday registration and big rig parking. Thursday is continued registration, tech plus test-and-tune. Friday is qualifying for all groups plus the Bob Woodman Tires International American Challenge. Saturday there are WeatherTech Group Features races plus Night Enduros, one for vintage, and one for historic. On Sunday, there are Weathertech Group Feature Races plus the BRM Vintage Enduro and BRM Historic Enduro.

    Full details at: http://www.HSRrace.com.

    2016 Wednesday, November 2: SVRA Big Entrant and Spectator Week at Circuit of the Americas November 1-6: Professional Contemporary SCCA Trans-Am Races and SVRA US Vintage National Championship Races

    The SCCA Trans-Am Series has a Thursday Practice and a Practice and Qualifying on Friday with the points races on Saturday at 10:50am and at 4:00pm.

    Fourteen Vintage Championship Groups are combined into 8 race groups with two Thursday practice sessions for each race, practice and qualifying on Friday, Saturday Feature races and Sunday Bell Helmet Awards Races. There is also a Sunday 8:00am to 9:30am Historic GT/GTP 90-minute endurance race with 2 pit stops. Saturday early evening there is also a Motostalgia Auction, Texas Size BBQ and Charlie Daniels Band Concert. Jaguar is sponsoring Noon new Jaguar laps each day.

    Full details at: http://www.SVRA.com.

    2016 Tuesday, November 1: The Second Half of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival Celebrations Begin Saturday, November 5, Followed by the November 6 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

    The HSR Savannah Speed Classic Vintage and Historic Races October 28-30 on the Savannah Grand Prize Circuit began the celebrations last weekend with festivities at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

    Saturday, November 5 offers the Car Club Showcase at the Port Royal Golf Club, the Aero Expo of Past, Present & Future, Life on the Silver Screen Movie Car Exhibit, On the Water Expo, a Pinnacle Award Presentation to Miles Collier with a Special Car Exhibit and the Honored Collector Award to Jeff Lane of the Lane Motor Museum. All but the Aero Expo are at the Port Royal Golf Club.

    The spectacular Hilton Head Concours Sunday November 6 showcases 26 classes of great cars, plus one of planes and four of motorcycles. The cars begin with pre-16 brass era and continue to recent classics.

    For more information: http://hhiconcours.com

    2016 Monday, October 31: VARA Big Bore Bash Vintage and Historic Road Racing Weekend, November 5-6 Closes Western 2016 Season. VARA then Opens 2017 January 14-15 with the Novice License School: University of VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway

    The VARA Big Bore Bash is an annual attraction for all high-powered, mostly American V8-powered Historic Production, Formula and Sports Racing Cars. There is a full schedule of racing for all vintage classes. VMC member club license holders are invited.

    The University of VARA is a vintage racing school for novices to obtain a vintage racing license in their own vintage race car or in available rental small sport sedans. It is a two-day course held on a novice-friendly road racing circuit. There are opportunities for current license holders for test and tune sessions. There is also an introduction to racing half-day session in a street car.

    For more information: http://vara.com/

    2016 Friday, October 28: If You are Not Racing Your Vintage Car at the Goodwood Festival or Revival in 2017, the Next Best Thing is a VIP Attendance with Steve Austin’s Great Vacations

    Steve’s special tours are noted for their top arrangements at these events including hospitality, viewing area, visits with legendary drivers, unique and best restaurants and hotels, plus area visits to race shops, car manufacturers and cultural sites.

    He has two big tours in 2017: One in on June 16-26 includes Le Mans 24 Hour, Normandy Coast and Goodwood Festival – all three, 2 each, or individual. The second is on September 3-11 is Goodwood and England.

    Steve is also already arranging for the 2018 Monaco Historics and Mille Miglia.

    For more information: http://www.steveaustinsautomobiliaandtravel.com/ or call 1 (800) 452-8434.

    2016 Thursday, October 27: Five Vintage and Historic Road Racing Weekends Remain for 2016 in Southeast US

    The 2016 vintage road racing season ends in mid-December. From now until then, there are great vintage racing weekends to be involved in.

    October 27-30 HSR Savannah Speed Classic is at Grand Prize of America Circuit on Hutchinson Island Savannah, GA.

    November 10-13 HSR Daytona Historics are held at the Daytona International Speedway Road Circuit, FL.

    November 25-27: the VRG Turkey Bowl Vintage Races are at Summit Point, WV.

    December 1-4: HSR Pistons and Props Festival, Classic 12 Hour and Sprint Vintage Races Celebrate Hendricks Field 75th Anniversary 1941-2016, which is now the Sebring road racing circuit in Florida.

    December: 9-11 VDCA Season Finale Vintage Races close out the US vintage racing season at Roebling Road, GA.

    For more HSR information, visit: http://hsrrace.com/ or call (727) 573-1340.

    For more VRG information, visit: http://vrgonline.org/.

    For more VDCA information, visit: http://www.vintagedrive.com/.

    2016 Wednesday, October 26: Numerous Features for Pre-WW2 Vintage and Historic Racing Cars are Being Planned for 2017. The First is March 31-April 2 with CVAR at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Oklahoma

    The history of racing in North America started in the very late 1900s and grew significantly prior and after WWI into the 1920s and 1930s. Shortly after the beginning of the 20th Century, the first National Championship was recognized by 3 organizations and by 1904, the AAA National Championship, the Vanderbilt Cup and other races were created to prove that the new concept of the automobile was reliable and desirable.

    Pre-War features will be held in 2017 at Hallett, Buttonwillow, Sonoma, Blackhawk, Lime Rock and Road America with details soon. The Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Association is promoting this movement and in some cases organizing the features.

    For more CVAR information visit: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com or call (800) 280-8272.

    For more PWSR information, contact Graham Wallis at lagonda29@earthlink.net or give Dan Davis a call at (650) 321-1411.

    2016 Tusday, October 25: The VARA Big Bore Bash Vintage and Historic Races, November 5-6 at Willow Springs Raceway. Last Chance to Race in the 2016 West Coast Road Racing Season

    This annual road racing weekend features powerful big-engined cars. There are special feature races that typically are contested by Mustangs, Shelby GT350s, Camaro, Cougars, Corvettes, Jaguars, Sunbeam Tigers and more. There are also races for all VARA classes.

    Willow Springs Raceway located near Lancaster and historic Edwards Air Force Base is just north of Los Angeles. It is a high speed 1950s style road-racing circuit that is very inviting for all vintage and historic classes. All VMC member club vintage license holders are invited to join in for this last western chance to go vintage racing.

    For more information visit: http://www.vararacing.com or call (800) 280-8272.

    2016 Monday, October 24: Both Hilton Head Motoring Festival Events Continue In Spite of Hurricane Matthew Challenges: HSR Savannah Races October 27-30, Hilton Head Concours, November 6

    Many special events make up this 12-day vintage and historic automobile-themed festival. The HSR Savannah Speed Classic Vintage and Historic Races are held on the Grand Prize of America Circuit across the Savannah river from the center of Savannah. Savannah has a long history of racing, going back to the earliest Grand Prix in America in 1908.

    The Hilton head Concours is held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, Sunday, November 6. On Saturday, there is a Car Club showcase, Aero Expo and more.

    The combined vintage and historic festival have made this one of the very special automobile events for enthusiasts in North America.

    For more information visit: http://www.hhiconcours.com.

    2016 Wednesday, October 19: CSRG Season Finale Vintage Races at Thunderhill, October 28-30. Includes Awards Dinner

    This Thunderhill Park event winds up the 2016 CSRG vintage racing schedule of events on one of the best club racing circuits in the west. The circuit is located about 3 hours tow from the San Francisco Bay Area. That is northeast, just off Interstate 5 near Willows, California. A full schedule of CSRG classes is scheduled. CSRG’s 2017 schedule opens March 31-April 2 at Sonoma Raceway for the David Love Memorial Weekend of vintage races.

    For more information visit: http://www.csrgracing.org/.

    2016 Monday, October 17: The First Vintage Racing School of 2017 to Obtain a License is the January 14-15 University of VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway, California

    Registration is now open. For those who intend to gain a license, students may attend in their own VARA-qualified vintage race car or may rent a race-prepared Toyota Long Beach Celebrity Race Car.

    Buttonwillow Raceway is located just off Interstate 5 at Lost Hills exit about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That is a 3 hour drive from either. The circuit is a club racing circuit, well-qualified for students.

    For more information visit: http://www.vararacing.com/ or phone: 1 (800) 280-8272 (CA).

    2016 Friday, October 14: CVAR Races at New Orleans Motorsports Park, NOLA, This Weekend Oct 13-16 with SVRA. NOLA Not Scheduled in 2017

    CVAR and SVRA have a full schedule of vintage and historic races at NOLA plus New Orleans style celebrations this weekend. Louisiana has a great history of SCCA racing in the 1950s and 1960s as the oil boom brought many great cars to airport circuits across the state. There was also a great Saturday night party tradition of great Cajun and Creole food and dance music. This event is scheduled to go out in style as no immediate future vintage and historic races after 2016 are scheduled at NOLA.

    CVAR will again race with SVRA Nov. 2-4 at The Circuit of the Americas, Austin Texas, for its final 2016 event. A full schedule of CVAR races is set for 2017.

    For more information visit: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    2016 Wednesday, October 12: HSR Savannah Speed Classic October 27-30 Grand Prize of America Circuit, GA Opens Hilton Head Motoring Festival

    Savannah was the site of the first Grand Prix of the United States, the Savannah Grand Prize Race, adding legend to this vintage and historic racing weekend. The race is held on the Grand Prize of America Circuit on Hutchinson Island across the Savannah river harbor from the historic district of the city.

    The event has a full schedule of sprint races plus The Bob Woodman International Challenge, BRM Enduros, Classic RS Cup and a Global GT race. The accompanying festivities open with Thursday afternoon race cars tour to the City Market and an entrants party. There is a Friday HSR/ODC paddock party.

    Every effort is being extended to hold the November 5-6 Hilton Head Concours, the second part of the Festival in spite of Hurricane Matthew. An update is due Monday, October 17.

    For more information visit http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Tuesday, October 11: West Capital Raceway Alumni Association WCRA Hall of Fame BBQ & Inductions Plus All-American Vintage Oval Classic XI on October 20, 21, 22, 2016.

    Placer County Fairgrounds & All-American Speedway - Roseville, CA

    Midgets – Hardtops – Sprints – Super Modifieds – Roadsters

    All Pre-1980 – Over 60 On-track Laps Over 2 Days

    20th * Chili Feed and Vintage Racing Movie Night

    21st *Swap meet – On-track Action Friday Night

    22nd *WCRA Hall of Fame inductions – WCRA BBQ – Custom Car Show

    Silent Auction – Market Place – Vendors

    All Event Info: Bonnie Chisholm (707) 254-8775 – bchis4708@gmail.com

    2016 Monday, October 10: RMVR October Spooktacular Oct. 22-23 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, CO, Celebrates the Season with a Full Weekend of Vintage and Historic Races

    There is a special Fun Race on Saturday complete with spooks! This special event has an entry fee of $250! The circuit is located near Fountain, CO, south of Denver. Added interest is the races are clockwise on Saturday and counterclockwise on Sunday. A special Thank You Workers Dinner is on Saturday evening at $15 which includes one dinner for purchases and one for a guest worker. For more information visit http://www.rmvr.org.

    2016 Thursday, October 6: Vic Elford Lecture Oct. 8 at Blackhawk Museum Postponed

    Due to transportation issues, Vic Elford's lecture scheduled for this Saturday, as part of the Blackhawk Music Speaker Series, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined. For more information visit http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org.

    2016 Wednesday, October 5: Vic Elford Will Be the Guest Speaker on Saturday, October 8 at Blackhawk Museum Speaker Series 10:30am-12 noon in Danville, CA

    He will recount his legendary wins and adventures plus behind the scenes stories at top racing teams. “Quick” Vic did it all. In an epic year of 1968, he won the Daytona 24 Hours, the Nurburgring 1000 and the Monte Carlo Rally. His Porsche drives in the early, fearsome, undeveloped Porsche 917 gained high respect from fellow racers. Autographed limited editions of his book “Vic Elford, Reflections of a Golden Era” will be available. Attendees may bring their own memorabilia for signing. Museum member admission is free. Guests are invited at $15 and children have free admission.

    The museum is located at: Blackhawk Plaza, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506. Phone: (925) 736-2280. E-mail: museum@blackhawkmuseum.org

    Info: http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org.

    2016 Tuesday, October 4: VRG at the Glen Vintage Races, October 7-9 Attracts Top Vintage Car Field Including Over 35 Vintage and Historic Formula Fords Plus Small Sport Sedan Feature on Watkins Glen International Grand Prix Circuit

    This is a very special vintage and historic auto racing weekend celebrating a full schedule of VRG classes for a fall weekend in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state.

    It is also the final 2016 race for the Royale Formula Ford Championship. 2016 Royale Vintage Ford Races have been held at Virginia International Raceway, Summit Point, Lime Rock Park, New Jersey Lightning, and now Watkins Glen International.

    This racing weekend is also the second of the two-race vintage IMSA RS/SCCA 2.5 Challenge Sedan Series. This has attracted great small sedans: Alfa GT, Mini Cooper, Datsun 510, BMW 2002, Yenko Corvair, Ford Pinto, Datsun B210. This is a fast growing field of significant cars.

    Info: vrgonline.org.

    2016 Thursday, September 29: 2017 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Season-long Major Racing Events Will Celebrate 60th Anniversary of 1957 Opening, Highlighted by Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-20

    May 12-13: Exotic Sports Car Special Event

    July 7-9: Motul FIM Superbike World Championship Geico US Round Featuring MotoAmerica

    August 12-13: Pre-Reunion Vintage and Historic Races, opening Monterey Classic Car Week

    August 17-20: Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. More details soon.

    September 21-24: IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship

    October 12-15: Pirelli World Challenge Season Finale plus International GT Challenge.

    Single, multi-day tickets, hospitality packages, and camping spots go on sale December 7 (Superbike Dec. 14). Go to http://www.mazdaraceway.com/buy-tickets or call (831) 242-8200.

    2016 Monday, September 26: VRG at the Glen Vintage and Historic Races Oct 7-9 Watkins Glen International Circuit Has Full Schedule for All VRG Classes Plus Final 2016 Formula Ford Chris Shoemaker Cup Race

    This is a terrific opportunity to race in a friendly club atmosphere on one of North American’s legendary road racing circuits. The circuit’s new paving has been given excellent reviews by racers this year. The featured Royal Formula Ford Chris Shoemaker Cup is the last of the 2016 five race series and should attract a great field.

    There will be an entrants cocktail party Saturday at 6pm followed by the event dinner at 7pm. Fee is $40.

    Info: http://www.vrgonline.org.

    2016 Friday, September 23: The Hilton Head Motoring Festival Opens October 27-30 with the HSR Savannah Speed Classic Vintage and Historic Races on the Grand Prize of America Circuit, Savannah GA

    This is a highly regarded road racing circuit on Hutchinson Island across the harbor from Savannah. There are many collector car activities accompanying this event at the circuit and on the grounds of the nearby Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.

    The second part of the Festival is the Hilton Head Concours on Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 5-6.

    Info: http://www.hsrrace.com/.

    2016 Thursday, September 22: Vintage Road Racing Action September 27-October 2 in Connecticut, Texas, Nevada and California Starts Big Fall Season

    VSCCA Fall Finale, a PreWar Celebration, September 30-October 1 at Lime Rock Park, CT expects a big turnout of Racing, Touring, and Street Pre-War Cars as part of the races for all classes.

    Info: http://vscca.org/.

    CVAR Vintage Races September 30-October 2 at MRH near Houston, TX has races for all CVAR classes.

    Info: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/.

    VARA Shootout at the Ranch, September 30-October 2 at Spring Mountain Resort and Circuit near Las Vegas, NV is at VARA racers’ favorite location.

    Info: http://www.vararacing.com/.

    RMVR Enduro Weekend on October 1-2 is at High Plains Raceway near Denver, CO.

    Info: http://rmvr.com/.

    CSRG Charity Challenge September 30-Oct 2 at Sonoma Raceway, CA has races for all CSRG classes and spectator on-track rides for charity donations.

    Info: http://www.csrgracing.org/.

    2016 Wednesday September 21: The SOVREN Fall Finale Vintage and Historic Races September 24-25 Pacific Raceways Near Seattle, WA

    This is the last chance for SOVREN owner-drivers to obtain 2016 racing participation points. Only the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb, Oct 1-2, is left after this for points. It is also another opportunity to race on one of the legendary road racing circuits in North America.

    Ticket Info: http://sovrenracing.org/.

    2016 Tuesday, September 20: Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races Presented by SVRA Plus Contemporary Trans-Am Series this Weekend September 23-25 at Virginia International Raceway. Spectator Invited

    Over 250 vintage and historic cars of many types and marques will race in SVRA classes and groups. The event is held on the Historic Virginia International Raceway near Danville, VA. The long circuit has configurations up to 4.2 miles with the long straights, fast and slow turns with about 130 feet of elevation change. It is very scenic, set in park-like surroundings. Spectators have great viewing areas and full access to the paddock.

    Ticket Info: http://www.virnow.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 14: The VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival Presented by Volvo Cars USA at Road America Vintage Races Saluting Swedish Racing Marques has a Big Entry of Over 300 Cars, September 15-18

    The entire long weekend of vintage activities includes the Thursday evening and annual dinner of the Elkhart Lake Race Circuits Preservation Society with a program on the legendary 1950s Kiekhaefer Chrysler 300 race team.

    Vintage racing starts Thursday with test-and-tune sessions. Friday starts the full schedule of VSCDA Cup Races, Enduros, Volvo Feature Races, Formula Jr. Feature Races. A special Gather on the Green Car Show Spectators Invited.

    Event Info: http://www.vscda.org.

    Spectator Tickets: http://www.www.roadamerica.com.

    2016 Tuesday, September 13: New Would-Be Vintage and Historic Racers Best Car Choices for 2017 Vintage Racing Schools

    Perhaps the best choice is the fully vintage racing prepared car bought from a friend just off the race track and the friend guarantees to help prepare you and the car for school. That doesn’t happen often, but it’s a great idea.

    There is also the car that the would-be racer is preparing in the garage or having done at the local vintage race prep shop whose schedule guarantees it will be ready for some assisted on-track tune and test sessions before school. Then again it may not be ready or reliable. I just listened to the sad tale of a lost vintage license opportunity due to lack of preparation and an unreliable car.

    A good option for the upcoming VARA and CVAR schools is the availability of renting a guaranteed ready car available at both schools.

    Info for VARA can be found at: http://www.vararacing.com.

    Info for CVAR can be found at: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2016 Monday, September 12: Info for Spectators, Enthusiasts Who are Would-Be Vintage Racers: The Early 2017 Vintage Racing Schools are in January with VARA in California and CVAR in Texas

    VARA’s University of VARA vintage racing school and pre-season test-and-tune weekend is January 14-15 at Buttonwillow Raceway about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Info can be found at: http://www.VARAracing.com, or by calling (800) 280-8272.

    CVAR’s vintage racing school is February 24-26 at MSR-H Circuit near Houston, Texas. It is held with a full vintage racing weekend with sessions for novice racers completing the school.

    Info can be found at: http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival Presented by Volvo Cars Vintage and Historic Races Sept. 15-18 at Road America Feature Volvo and SAAB Plus 300 Great Vintage and Historic Race Cars

    This big spectator attracting vintage racing weekend at Road America is one of the best in North America as reported by both VSCDA racers and visiting vintage racers from other clubs.

    This year the Scandinavian theme is attracting large numbers of Volvo and SAAB vintage racing cars. This event also has a good field of about two-dozen Pre-War racing cars. Almost every marque and type of sports and formula cars is represented in this large field.

    Entrant info can be found at: http://vscda.org/, or by calling (616) 916-2650.

    Spectator ticket info: http://www.roadamerica.com

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: HSR Atlanta Fall Historics September 15-18 Road Atlanta Opens Four Events for Fall HSR Season

    Road Atlanta, located north of Atlanta, Georgia, is a favorite vintage road racing circuit. Its 2.4 miles winds through valleys and over hills with 12 medium and fast turns. This world-class circuit has hosted all the great series.

    HSR Atlanta Fall Historics have a full schedule of sprint races plus The Bob Woodman Tires International American Challenge and the BRM Chronographes Enduro Challenge. This is a good opportunity for both HSR and visiting racers to race on one of North America’s best road racing circuits.

    Information can be found at: http://www.hsrrace.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: There is a Big Effort to Build Up the Annual SVRA Coronado Speed Festival, as a Major Attraction for Pre-War Car Owner/Drivers

    There is currently an adequate entry for a grid but it is important to make a good showing to enhance the presentation and have a Pre-War race at this event each year.

    Keeping this event on the Pre-War Sports and Racing Car Association schedule for 2017 along with the SVRA Sonoma Historics and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will help build other west coast Pre-War vintage racing opportunities.

    Entry info can be found at: http://www.svra.com.

    2016 Wednesday, September 7: VRG New Jersey Historics Sept. 16-18 with Formula Ford Feature

    This vintage racing weekend opens VRG’s fall season of four races. VMC member club racers are invited to join VRG racers to race on one of the eastern United States’ vintage-friendly and unusual circuits. This vintage racing weekend is held on the Lightning Raceway named after the WWII P38 Lightning planes that were based there in that war.

    The fall VRG season also includes Oct 7-9 at Watkins Glen, NY, Oct. 21-23 at the new Dominion Raceway, VA and the traditional Nov. 25-27 Turkey Bowl at Summit Point, NV.

    Info can be found at: http://www.vrgonline.org or by calling (720) 722-3874.

    2016 Tuesday, September 6: VDCA Hurricane in Savannah Sept. 10 – 11 at Roebling Road, GA

    This two-day vintage and historic race weekend has liberal track time for entrants. Saturday has practice, qualifying and afternoon race plus an all-comers Hurricane in Savannah race. Sunday has a morning enduro plus sprint races for each group in the afternoon. Due to Labor Day holiday entries at $300 are accepted at the event on Friday with registration opening at 3pm. All VMC member club racers are invited to join VDCA member racers to open the fall vintage racing season in the south at this vintage friendly road racing circuit.

    Info can be found at: http://www.vintagedrive.com or by calling (561) 622-7554.


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