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2013 Monday May 13: The Official Indy 500 On-Track Activities Have Begun With Opening Practice Last Weekend. The Historic Indy Car Activities Begin Wednesday May 23.
The Indy website doesn’t have any info on the historic Indy Car gatherings and on-track sessions beginning Wednesday May 23. However, the Historic Indy Cars are on-track several times organized by the Speedway Museum on Thursday and Friday leading up to the Official Saturday May 25 Legends Day honoring 1963 winner Parnelli Jones.
On Saturday the historic cars will have laps from 9:30-10.15 at 10:25 Parnelli Jones, in his Roadster will lead 33 historic Roadsters in a few laps till 10:30. There is a Q&A session with Parnelli at the Pagoda Plaza stage at 11:15 followed by an autograph session.
2013 Wednesday May 8: Auto Enthusiasts, On-Track Participants, Vintage Racers, Concours Participants And Car Collectors Are Invited To The Monthly San Francisco Bay Area Auto Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch On May 15, For A Roundtable Discussion, “The Vintage Car Scene: Past, Present And Future.”
Members and representatives form Bay Area vintage racing clubs, marque clubs, restoration and race prep shops, concours and media will be present and discussing this interesting subject. All attendees are welcome to join in this roundtable discussion. It all happens at AutoVino, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, California. AutoVino is a auto lifestyle facility located near the intersection of Interstate 101 and Marsh Road.
These monthly lunches and gatherings happen the third Wednesday of each month. Bench racing starts at 11:30, lunch 12:00 noon. The program and discussion is from 12:30 to about 1:15. Tickets are $20 by advance RSVP. Call Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA).
2013 Thursday May 2: The San Jose Country Club Concours d’ Elegance Is On Sunday May 5th
The event will take place on the first fairway of the golf course. Club members will show their interesting cars. A people’s choice and CHP Awards will be given. The concours is from 4pm-6pm followed by a barbeque from 6pm to 9pm. The event is opened to club members and their guests. The event fee is $40 per person. For more info contact
Jason Green at email@example.com
2013 Wednesday May 1: There Are Many Vintage Racing Cars And Airplanes To See At The Estrella Warbirds Museum And Woodlands Auto Display In Paso Robles, California
The museum is located at 4251 Dry Creek and is open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday and on Monday holidays. The race cars on display include: Midgets, Sprints, Indy Cars, NASCAR Stock Cars and more.
For more info go to www.ewarbirds.org or call 805-227-0440 (CA).
2013 Tuesday April 30: Historic Champ/Indy Car Association Owner-Drivers Have Three HCICA Vintage Exhibition Racing Events Currently Scheduled: June 21-22, Auto Club Speedway, CA; August 8-11, Rockingham Speedway, NC; And October 17-19, Auto Club Speedway, CA
The June 21-22 event on the Auto Club Speedway two-mile oval is during the SVRA-W vintage road racing weekend held on the infield Grand Am road racing circuit.
The August 8-11 event on the one-mile Rockingham oval is during the SVRA “Race The Rock” vintage and historic road races held on the infield 1.6-mile road circuit.
The October 17-19 event on the two-mile Auto Club Speedway Oval is during the contemporary IndyCar MATV 500 Season Final Championship race weekend. The IndyCar race is Saturday evening, October 19.
2013 Tuesday April 23: The Month Of May Is Full Of Vintage Racing Opportunities Across North America. There Are 14 Vintage Road Racing Weekends And 47 One Day Or Evening Vintage Oval Races
The full year long schedule for vintage road racing is printed in each monthly issue of Victory Lane Magazine along with reports and news features. The full year long schedule for vintage oval racing is in each monthly issue of Vintage Oval Racing Magazine, plus features on history of oval racer, people, cars, events and vintage race reports.
2013 Tuesday April 16: 14th McPherson College C.A.R.S. Show May 4, 9 AM to 3 PM, Honors Carroll Shelby
This famous automotive restoration school in Kansas honors a man who excelled in SCCA racing of the 1950s, won LeMans in 1959 co driving with Roy Salvador, Raced F1, co-founded All American Racers with Dan Gurney, entered the Indy 500 with revolutionary turbine powered cars and of course created the Cobra!
The big show festivities open the night before with “An Evening With Automotive Restoration” dinner, speaker Corkey Coker, racer, rally driver and founder of Coker Tires. The big C.A.R.S. restoration celebration show has student themed builds of restored cars, restoration demonstrations, car displays, motorcycle displays and more. Info www.mcpherson.edu
2013 Friday April 12: The 2013 New Hampshire Vintage Racing Celebration Has Oval Car On-Track Exhibition July 30, 31, August 1 And VRG Vintage Road Racing August 2, 3, 4, At New Hampshire Motor Speedway
This vintage car oval on-track and vintage road racing event is celebrating its 23rd year. Spectators are invited.
The oval celebration invites all classes of vintage and historic oval racing cars. For oval entries call 603-783-4931 or visit www.nhms.com
All VRG vintage road racing classes will be in action for a full long weekend of vintage road racing practices, qualifying and feature races. For VRG entries visit www.vrgonline.org
2013 Thursday April 11: A Full Weekend Of Vintage Oval Exhibition Sessions For Almost Every Type Of Historic Oval Car, August 9-11, On Rockingham Speedway’s One-Mile Oval Is Being Organized By Victory Lane Motorsport Marketing, VLMM, To Accompany The SVRA Vintage Road Races.
VLMM has been organizing vintage oval exhibition showcases on-track at reasonable speed with no pace car since 1997. The tracks have included Auto Club (California) Speedway, Michigan Speedway, Darlington Speedway and others for vintage cars including Midgets, Sprints, Big Cars, Track Roadsters, Modifieds, Stocks, Champ/Indy etc. They even helped organize the race of two worlds, Indy vs. F1 to open the Rockingham UK Oval. VLMM plans to accept almost all types of oval race cars, depending on entry counts and final weekend time schedules.
The weekend will be a festive celebration with special events and a big Saturday night party. Full details will be available soon. VLMM Pam Shatraw, Events Manager, Dan Davis, Chairman, 650-321-1411 (CA).
2013 Monday April 8: Belleville Vintage Nationals, July 27-28, 2013
CVOR invites open wheel vintage racers for two days of on-track time on the 100-year–old ½ mile clay oval!
The Belleville Vintage Nationals is open to all vintage pre-1980 open wheel cars including caged and non-caged Midgets, Sprinters, Champ Cars, Modifieds, Super Modifieds, Roadsters and Jalopies.
For this program, fendered Stock Cars or Winged Cars are not accepted.
The $45 per car advanced entry fee includes three pit passes (good for both days) lunch and admission to the High Banks Hall of Fame National Midget Racing Museum, swap meet and auto show.
Any additional information please visit www.highbankedvintageracing.com or contact Gary Huibregtse (CVOR) 970-221-9273, firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Thursday April 4: A Program Of Vintage Midget Auto Racing, Saturday May 11, At St. Johns Pennsylvania’s Mountain Speedway Will Include A Tribute To Racing Legend Ken Brenn
The event is presented by Robert Noll in cooperation with Atlantic Coast Old Timers (ACOT) and the Vintage Division of ATQMRA, Pit gate opens 10 AM, Grandstands open at 12 noon with free Grandstand admission. The first on-track event is 12:30 PM. Info contact Robert Noll 610-395-5490 (PA).
2013 Wednesday March 27: Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase Is The Oval Feature During The June 21-23 SVRA-West Southern California Sports Car Festival At Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California.
The Historic Champ/Indy Car Association expects over 30 vintage and historic cars out on-track for exhibition practice two times on each day, Friday and Saturday plus the big showcase on Sunday. The cars will range from Pre-World War II Cars, The 1940s Uprights, the Roadsters of the 1950s and early 1960s, the mid-engine late 1960s cars and right up through the historic cars of the 1970s and 1980s, the HCICA event is organized by Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing, VLMM.
Fans are invited to visit the cars in the infield garages and talk to the owner/drivers. It is always a treat to have the children’s photos sitting in a real car.
The entire weekend will also be full of vintage road racing on the Grand Am road racing circuit. Over 150 vintage road racing cars will be in action all three days with feature races on Sunday.
For info call Pam Shatraw, VLMM 650-321-1411 (CA).
2013 Thursday March 14: Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase On The Two-Mile Oval Is The Feature At The SVRA-West Southern California Sports Car Festival, June 21-23 At Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
The Historic Champ/Indy Car Association, HCICA, cars range from early in the 1900s through the 1980s. They will be on the oval twice each day Friday and Saturday for practice and once on Sunday for the Showcase Feature. Full weekend hospitality for driver and crews are provided. Entry forms are available in the March Issue of Vintage Oval Racing Magazine and will be mailed to all HCICA registered car owners.
SVRA-West is the host club whose road racing members will be racing on the Auto Club Speedway GrandAm road racing circuit during the weekend. The entire event is a salute to the great oval and road racing history in Southern California. Southern California early in the 1900s had point-to-point races, road races, board track races and later great races at Riverside. The area was home to the legendary Miller Cars. It was when the Indy Roadsters From Kurtis, Watson and others were developed to dominate the Indy 500 for a decade.
The road racing history included the development of the Scarabs, Old’ Yeller and the Chaparral 1 and many specials. Many examples of the huge Southern California racing history will be on-track during this weekend. Spectators are invited to enjoy the entire weekend.
For HCICA info call Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA) and SVRA-West 310-750-6933 (CA).
2013 Wednesday March 13: Thoughts On Returning From The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance And Automotive Happening:
Sam Posey, The Honorary Grand Marshall well deserves the title Automotive Renaissance Man with wins and participation at every level of racing plus writer, race car designer, TV commentator, artist, architect; The three sold out seminars on the Corvette Stingray and History, Porsche 911 and GT40 Saga were riveting and help make this concours unique; The Miller Champ/Indy Car Display of some 30 cars was a trip into a great time in American Oval Racing; Racing Cars from almost all decades of the sport and their enthusiastic owners not only enlivened the excitement on the field but also talked vintage racing to interested spectators; The classics were over the top and well represented by the 1936 Dusenberg SJN receiving Best of Concours d’Elegance; Likewise the 1968 Ford GT40 Mk2 was a superb choice for the Best of Show Concours d’Sport.
This is a show where entrants, celebrities, enthusiasts, racers, car enthusiasts, automotive industry luminaries, racing industry participants, event organizers all come together for three days of a unofficial convention to enjoy great cars, great entertainment and a great happening.
2013 Tuesday February 12: The Growing Opportunity To Experience “Driving Your Car On A Race Track” At The Increasing Number Of “Track Days” At Road Racing Circuits Across North America Is The Feature Presentation By David Ray, Founder Of Hooked-On-Driving At The February 20, Victory Lane AutoVino “Car Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch” In Menlo Park, California
Hooked On Driving is a leading organization in the new motorsports movement that lets owners of performance street cars experience them on-track in a safe, controlled speed, non-competitive environment. The sessions begin with a short performance driving chalk-talk, then on-track with a personalized riding coach. Next are a series of the non-racing track sessions by groups of similar cars and driver skills.
Hooked-On Driving operates over 120 one or two day events at more then 25 road racing circuits across North America.
The monthly Victory Lane AutoVino Car Enthusiast and Racers Lunches are held on the third Wednesday of each month at AutoVino, a car and wine lifestyle club, 205 Constitution Drive in Menlo Park, California. This is near Marsh Road exit off Interstate 101.
The gathering starts at 11:30 for bench racing and wine tasting, lunch is at 12 noon and the program is typically 12:30 to 1:15. The fee is $20 by advance reservation. RSVP Pam Shatraw, Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing 650-321-1411 or email email@example.com
2013 Tuesday February 12: February’s Monthly Meeting Of The Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving And Chowder Society, Held at Sardis In New York, Featured A Presentation On Vintage Racing By Tony Parella, New Owner Of SVRA, One Of The largest Vintage Racing Organizations.
In addition to a talk about vintage auto racing across North America, Mr. Parella announced a big end of year vintage auto race weekend and festival at the exciting Circuit of The Americas, near Austin, Texas. This upcoming SVRA race weekend could be an instant classic. It is expected to draw well over 700 vintage racers from across North America. The event is also a cooperative event with Texas based, CVAR, the vintage racing club, which holds races throughout the southwest. SVRA has been aggressively expanding its vintage racing schedule, under new ownership, including purchase of HSR-West located in Southern California.
The schedule now includes 15 vintage racing weekends, both east and west. These include events at some of North America’s greatest road racing circuits like Road America, Watkins Glen, Auto Club Speedway, Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and VIRginia International Raceway. There are over 28 vintage racing clubs across North America, which organizes over 160 vintage road racing weekends each year. There is also an active vintage oval scene.
The Sports Car Driving And Chowder Society was established in 1957 and attracts leaders in the automotive industry, racers and car enthusiasts to its meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.
For vintage road racing info: SVRA www.svra.com
For vintage oval racing visit www.vintageovalracing.com
2013 Monday February 11: Historic Indy Cars Will Have Multiple On-Track Sessions During the May 22-26 Indy 500 Week At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Entry Application Due by March 7, 2013
Eligible cars must have Indy 500 history between 1911 and 1987.
The on-track sessions include Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the 500. There is a display day on Wednesday.
Info Ellen Bireley, Director; Hall of Fame Museum phone 317-492-6747 or Fax 317-492-6449 (IN).
2013 Tuesday February 5: Urgent Notice To Racers And Motorsport Sanctioning Bodies From SFI: Non Flame Resistant Racing Suits Being Sold
Mike Hurst, Technical Manager SFI Foundation, Inc., has issued an important safety notice.
It has been brought to the attention of the SFI Foundation that certain driver protective suits being manufactured and distributed into the marketplace present a unique and serious threat to the safety of the drivers.
These suits incorporate an outer layer of material that is neither flame nor heat resistant, and will melt at relatively low temperatures.
These suits are commonly identified by the nature of their graphics, which are achieved by a process called dye sublimation. Rather than using more traditional graphic methods such as patches attached to, or embroidery sewn into the suit, this process provides for complex and vivid graphics, which are actually imbedded directly into the outer material layer.
Dye sublimation is currently being used on synthetic materials (e.g. Nylon, Cordura, and Polyester) that have little or no fire or heat resistant properties. Dye sublimated synthetic driver suits have been distributed for use in motorsport disciplines in which the sanctioning bodies have no minimum standards for driver protective clothing.
Currently there are no participants in the SFI Specification 3.2A programs using approved materials incorporating the dye sublimation process. Nylon Cordura, or Polyester driver suit layers or panels, with or without dye sublimation, are not certified or identified by the manufacturer as meeting SFI Spec 3.2A, or any other accepted industry wide standard.
Should technical inspectors or scrutineers observe a driver suit which incorporates the dye sublimation graphic process and / or Nylon, Cordura or Polyester panels or layers, the driver should be made aware of the potential danger of wearing such a suit in competition, and should be directed to contact the manufacturer immediately.
Please note that Racewear Manufacturing/Awesome Racewear has previously manufactured and sold dye-sublimated race suits that fully met SFI Spec 3.2A, and the certification of those suits remain valid.
Info: SFI, 15708 Pomerado Road, Suit N208, Poway, CA 92064. Call 858-451-8868 or fax 858-451-9268 or visit http://www.sfifoundation.com/
2013 Tuesday January 22: International Motor Racing Research Center Panel Program About Super Modified Racing March 2, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
A panel of experts, led by national race commentator and magazine editor Dick Berggren, will discuss Supermodified racing at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY, on March 2. The group will have a special focus on the Oswego (NY) Speedway, located about 90 miles northeast of Watkins Glen.
The Saturday, March 2, talk will be at 1 p.m. at the Racing Research Center located at 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen. It is free and open to all.
Berggren is an appropriate moderator for the center conversations talk, having raced Supermodifieds, Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sprint Cars from 1967-81.
For more than three decades, Berggren was a pit reporter for NASCAR TV coverage. He retired in 2012, after spending his last 12 years with Fox. After more than 20 years writing and editing for racing magazines, Berggren founded Speedway Illustrated.
Berggren will lead a panel that includes Steve Miller, longtime Super Modified driver and builder; Jamie Moore, longtime driver and team owner; Perry Adams, vintage Supermodified racer; and Dan Kapuscinski, public relations specialist at the Oswego Speedway.
Berggren has described the five-eighths-mile paved Oswego Speedway, near the shores of Lake Ontario, as “the most storied of all Super Modified tracks.”
A Supermodified car owned by Adams will be on display at the Racing Research Center from mid-January through the March 2 talk. The Racing Research Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 1999 and located in Watkins Glen, also home of the Watkins Glen International race track. It is recognized as a world-class leader in the collection of materials representing the documentary heritage of amateur and professional motor racing worldwide.
For more information about the Center, visit the website www.racingarchives.org or call 607-535-9044 (NY).
2013 Monday January 7: Atlantic Coast Old Timers 2013 Mountain Speedway Event To Be Held May 11.
Organizer Robert Noll has again secured the facilities of Mountain Speedway, St Johns, PA for an all day Open Wheel vintage event on May 11, 2013 (rain date May 18). Members of ACOT and ATQMRA-V are invited to bring their race cars. Each club members race car arriving will be provided two free pit passes, pit fees for the cars are waived. Grandstand spectator seats will be free to the public and pit access will be open to everyone after the day’s program.
A full schedule of heats and features is planned for both. Last years inaugural event was very successful drawing about 40 race cars from as far as Virginia to Northern Vermont. A larger field is expected this year.
This event is open only to cars of members of the Atlantic Coast Old Timers or the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association- Vintage Division. New members are welcomed in either club, you do not have to be a car owner to join. To join ACOT see ‘Officers and Rules’ on the web site, contact Wanda Goodfellow from that page. To join ATQMRA-Vintage contact Gary Mondschein at 570-656-5962. Get your membership and join us for this free on track event (PA).
2012 Friday, December 28: Happy New Year from Vintage Oval!
Please visit us again on January 2, 2013.
2012 Friday, December 21: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
May all our vintage auto racers enjoy the festivities of the times.
The Vintage Oval Racing Magazine Web site will be back in action on Wednesday, December 26.
2012 Thursday December 20: The 2013 Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance, March 8-10, Presents Classic, Road Racing and Oval Racing Cars Plus Art, Bench Racing Seminars, Parties, Rallies, RM Auction And More.
The famed oval racing cars of Harry A Miller set a pre-WWII standard and will have a special class. The salute to the 60th Anniversary of Corvette includes a large entry from the six decades, plus a bench racing and design seminar.
The 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 will also be saluted with a special racing seminar and entries. There is much more happening at the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton to interest motorsport and collector car fans over the two days, leading up to the big Sunday show on the course of the Amelia Island Golf Club at Summer Beach. Approximately 300 cars will be on display. Road, oval and Indy racer, author and TV personality Sam Posey will be the Honorary Grand Marshal and guest speaker at the Saturday evening Mercedes-Benz Banquet.
2012 Thursday December 13: Holiday Party To Rev Up The Season! Presented By Victory Lane Magazine, Vintage Oval Racing Magazine, And AutoVino, Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. AutoVino, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA
Special invitation to: Attendees of the Victory Lane AutoVino Enthusiasts and Racers Lunch, San Francisco Bay Area vintage racing club members, local racetrack staff, vintage racing business staff, marque club members, Victory Lane and Vintage Oval Racing Magazine subscribers and all AutoVino car display members.
There will be great festivity, a surprise visitor, announcements of several 2013 monthly member events, hors d’oeuvres, Woodside Vineyard and AutoVino series wines.
The event is free and by advance reservation only. RSVP Pam Shatraw, 650-321-1411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Thursday December 6: Holiday Party To Rev Up The Season! Presented By Victory Lane Magazine, Vintage Oval Racing Magazine, And AutoVino, Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. AutoVino, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA
Special invitation to: Attendees of the Victory Lane AutoVino Enthusiasts and Racers Lunch, San Francisco Bay Area vintage racing club members, local racetrack staff, vintage racing business staff, marque club members, Victory Lane and Vintage Oval Racing Magazine subscribers and all AutoVino car display members.
There will be great festivity, a surprise visitor, announcements of several 2013 monthly member events, hors d’oeuvres, Woodside Vineyard and AutoVino series wines.
The event is free and by advance reservation only. RSVP Pam Shatraw, 650-321-1411, email@example.com.
2012 Wednesday December 5: Victory Lane Magazine And Vintage Oval Racing Magazine 12 Monthly Issue Holiday Gift Subscriptions Now Available
The vintage racers favorite monthly magazines have vintage racing event reports, Concours and show reports, driver and car features, historic race and series features, columns by noted writers including Gordon White and Eoin Young, upcoming schedules, vintage news, auction reports and classified resources.
Renew or purchase your new Subscription $34.95 then each gift subscription after that is $29.95. Call 800-818-5624 (CA), Visa or MasterCard accepted. Offer expires January 15, 2013.
2012 Wednesday November 28: DAARA US Vintage Oval Track Fall Nationals With Nine Oval Car Classes, Is November 29-December 2, At The Three-Eights Mile Asphalt Bronson Speedway Near Gainesville, FL.
This is a big happening with liberal on-track time. There is the DAARA banquet on Friday night, November 30th. For banquet tickets, call Karen Dunn 321-720-7283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are for cars 30 years and older or representative of cars 30 years or older. The stress is on exhibition, safe racing not all-out wide open every lap.
Racing classes are: Flathead Midgets, Overhead Midgets (run together), Flathead and Inline 6 cyl Stock Cars, V6 and V8 Stock Cars and Modifieds, Non-Caged Sprints and Caged Sprints, Super Modifieds or Speedsters, most types may run together or separately depending on entry.
Detailed class info, car prep, event schedule and procedures are online. Call 407-718-0077 or
or visit www.daararacing.com
2012 Wednesday November 21: WRA Will Hold Its Traditional Walt James Classic Vintage Oval Racing Weekend On The Willow Springs Raceway Oval Stadium, November 23-24
The Western Racing Association has been organizing vintage oval racing events in Southern California for over 30 years. Their events feature vintage and historic Midget Race Cars, Sprint Cars, and Dirt Big Cars. The dirt oval at Willow Springs Raceway is a great venue for these cars. Spectators invited. Contact Bob Mastroleo 626-358-2284 (CA) or visit www.westernracing.com
2012 Thursday November 15: The Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, November 29-December 1, 2012, Orlando, Florida
This big exhibition, conference and working seminar session is for professionals in racing and the performance businesses: shops, suppliers, team members, etc. There are over 1,100 exhibitors in 3,200 booths. Nearly 40,000 buyers attend this event. For registration go to www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow/
2012 Thursday November 8: Perris Auto Speedway Hosts Turkey Night November 22
The 72nd running of Midget racing’s longest running and most prestigious race, the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Mopar USAC National and Western Midgets has moved to Perris Auto Speedway, after the closing of Irwindale Raceway. After 13 seasons of racing on pavement, the race will be returning to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving night, November 22nd.
Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian and J.C. Agajanian Jr. made the announcement. “It has been crazy around here,” Kazarian said. “The phones have not stopped ringing and our E-mail has been on fire with fans wanting to get tickets.” Tickets can be purchased by calling, 1-800-595-4849 (CA).
2012 Monday November 5: WRA Hosts The Walt James Classic November 23-24, at Willow Springs, CA.
The Western Racing Association (WRA) will be presenting the 22nd annual Walt James Race November 23-25, Willow Springs Int’l Raceway. All Midgets and Sprint Cars will be on track for this weekend featuring ample track time. For more info call Bob Mastroleo for information: 626-358-2284 (CA).
2012 Tuesday October 9: The Big Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association, DAARA US Vintage Oval Track Fall Nationals With Nine Oval Car Classes, Is November 29-December 2, At The Three-Eights Mile Asphalt Bronson Speedway Near Gainesville, Florida.
This is a big happening with liberal on-track time. There is the DAARA banquet on, Friday night, November 30th. For banquet tickets, call Karen Dunn 321-720-7283 or email email@example.com.
Classes are for cars 30 years and older or representative of cars 30 years or older. The stress is on exhibition, safe racing not all-out wide open every lap. Racing classes are: Flathead Midgets, Overhead Midgets (run together), Flathead and Inline 6 cyl Stock Cars, V6 and V8 Stock Cars and Modifieds, Non-Caged Sprints and Caged Sprints, Super Modifieds or Speedsters, most types may run together or separately depending on entry. Detailed classes, car prep, event schedule and procedures are online. Call 407-718-0077 or 321-302-6659 (FL) or visit www.daararacing.com
2012 Thursday October 4: The October Issue Of Vintage Oval Racing Magazine Includes A Preliminary 2013 Schedule Of Vintage Oval Races And Racing Events.
Already there are vintage oval races beginning in February. There are also all the big January auctions in Arizona, some of which already have vintage and oval racing cars. Most are now accepting consignments. Club officers are requested to forward their 2013 schedules as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Friday September 7: The Historic Champ/Indy Car Association Was Established In 1997 And Has Organized On-Track Exhibition Races At Major Speedways Since That Time.
The Features have included races on big contemporary oval and road circuit weekends on the “Roval” tracks, includes up to 50 participating historic Champ/Indy Cars. The 2013 season is expected to include three big features to be announced. Those who have participated in these features will soon receive a newsletter with updated info for the 2013 season. Those who have just acquired a historic Champ/Indy Car and wish to be involved should register the car with HCICA at no charge to receive the newsletter and entry info. Contact Pam Shatraw, Events Manager, at 650-321-1411 (CA) or email@example.com
2012 Wednesday August 8: Central Texas BBQ On The Main Street In Castroville, California Is A Traditional Racers And Enthusiasts Lunch Or Dinner Spot During The Monterey Auto Festival , August 11-19.
To be exact it is located at 10500 Merritt Street, just off Highway 152 cutoff between 101 at Prunedale and Highway 1 on the coast.
It has long been the casual atmosphere place for racers, workers and fans to stop for the traditional Texas dry rub style of ribs, beef brisket, pork shoulder and even turkey BBQ served for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
For years it has been the traditional to pin business cards on the wall, and there have been some famous ones over the three decades plus that this must stop for racers has been serving up BBQ. Don Elkins is the owner/carver. Ask him about his favorite race dinner.
2012 Thursday August 2: AutoVino An Auto And Wine Enthusiasts Lifestyle Club In Menlo Park, California, 10 Miles South Of San Francisco International Airport, And 15 Miles North Of San Jose, Murieta Airport Invites Visitors And Entrants Of The Upcoming August 11-20 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, Pebble Beach Concours, Car Auctions And All The Monterey Auto Festival Events To Visit This Auto And Wine Enthusiast Facility To View Some 70 Exotic And Vintage Cars And Sample Some Of The Great Wines From The On-Site Winery Of Woodside Vineyards.
There are AutoVino club member cars on display, which include classics, exotics, performance, and racing cars. The on-site Woodside winery is known for prize-winning wines of many verities from the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. The club hosts many special events including the Victory Lane Enthusiast and Racers Lunch special program held the third Wednesday of each month, except August. The July speaker was Gill Campbell, CEO and General Manager of Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. A capacity crowd was treated to the inside view of operating s world-class road racing circuit and business including special info on the upcoming Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
AutoVino is located at 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA. just off the Interstate 101 and Marsh Road. Surrounding the Monterey Auto Festival Week AutoVino is holding a special open house for enthusiasts from Thursday August 9 through Monday August 20 from 11 AM to 7 PM.
For info call Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing Manager, Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Monday July 30: The Possible Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase at Auto Club Speedway September 15, 2012 During IZOD IndyCAR Series Race Weekend Will Not Be Held.
It looked like there was to be a HCICA Showcase event at this 2012 IndyCAR Series race at Auto Club Speedway this September. The track has decided that it would be mutually beneficial to have more time for a major effort and to consider the show for the 2013 season. “We of course are disappointed that we will not have a chance to run during the 2012 IZOD IndyCAR Series Championship weekend. The HCICA Showcase was a great opportunity for HCICA, the car owners, the spectators, as well as IndyCAR” said Pam Shatraw, HCICA Events Manager. “We hope that the success of the 2012 program leads to a regular IndyCAR Series race at AutoClub Speedway. We are looking forward to getting our 2013 opportunities launched early,” said Dan Davis Chairman, Historic Champ Indy/Car Association. For more info call Pam Shatraw, Events Manager 650-321-1114 (CA).
2012 Wednesday July 11: Retired Cup Cars And ARCA Cars, IMCA Old Timers Invite You For August 4, Race At Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin.
Hi Racers, Since the Milwaukee Race, we have been talking to Board members and fellow racers about having the retired Cup Cars and ARCA Cars come to our events and race with us. The result was an overwhelming “YES lets invite them and see how it works out.” Like the Mile, there would be a great verity of cars.
So the invitation is there, come join us. Our next event is August 4 at the Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells, WI. We also have events at Elko Speedway, Elko MN. on September 1 and Lacrosse WI. on October 7.
Call Mike Stein 612-414-8862 to let him know if you are coming, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Thursday June 28: The First Full Weekend In July Just A Few Days After Independence Day On Wednesday Has Both Vintage Oval Cars On-Track In A Midwest Vintage Event And Two Vintage Road Racing Clubs On-Track At Opposite Ends Of The US.
July 6-7 on the Milwaukee Mile it is the annual Millers at Milwaukee gathering of front engined Indy Cars in two days of on-track lapping. Spectators invited.
July 6-8, HMSA organizes the annual Portland Historic Races at the road circuit through Portland’s Delta Park. This great circuit has hosted all the great North American racing series since the 1960s. The vintage and historic race car entries will represent over eight decades of North American road racing history, the event welcomes spectators.
July 7-8 VSCCA, the oldest vintage racing club in North America, has vintage races on Pocono’s North Road Racing Circuit. VSCCA emphasizes pre-1960 vintage and historic racing cars and usually attracts a great entry of both pre and post World War II unique and race cars such as Bugattis, Alfas, and even some rare early Indy Cars.
2012 Wednesday June 27: Bobby Unser Re-acquainted with 1973 Eagle Indy Car As Part of the Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase During HSR-W 11th S. California Sports Car Festival Auto Club Speedway, June 22–24, 2012
Fans enjoyed eight decades of Historic Champ/Indy Cars as they roared toward the green flag as part of the Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase. The sound of thundering Offys, Millers, Chevys resonated throughout the stands. Bobby Unser spent two days at the track meeting all of the fans and driving a few laps. “I am going to go out and have some fun” said Unser, “ I have already gone as fast as I want in that car.”
Other historic race cars once driven by Gordon Johncock, Rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti and other racing legends ran on-track, at-speed in a practice sessions Friday, Saturday morning and Sunday in the Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase. From cars designed in the twenties to accommodate a riding mechanic, to the turbo charged rear engine missiles of the eighties, the Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase provided a salute to “America’s Racing Heritage”™. Some of the owners and cars that were on-track were:
Owner/Driver Car Ray Alcaraz 1959 Epperly Indy Car
Bill Barringer 1938 Ford Flathead Indy Car
Diane Cerveny 1955 Indy Roadster
Gary Cerveny 1963 Watson Indy Car
George Chilberg 1950 Champ Car
John Darlington 1966 Lola T90 Indy Car
Philipe Delespiney 1972 Eagle Indy Car
Dave Duncan 1989 USAC Silver CrownCar
Dennis Howland 1958 C.A.E. Sprint Car
John Kerr 1932 Miller Scofield Ford Champ Car
Steve Logan 1968 C.A.E. Sprint Car
Doug Magnon 1969 Eagle Indy Car
Rich Mastroleo 1970 Barnet Sprint Car
Tom Malloy 1973 Viceroy Vels Parnelli Indy Car
David Morrison 1977 Lighting Indy Car
Delmar McClure 1958 Collins Champ Car
Stephen J. Morici 1968 Cheetah
Gilbert Glenn Necessary 60s Watson Indy Roadster
Carl Schulz 1927 Miller Boyles Special
Chuck Spielman 1963 Watson Roadster
Bud Taylor 1960s Watson Roadster
William Watkins 1968 Gerhardt Indy Car
Between track sessions the historic Cars were on display in Garage One. This event was organized for the Historic Champ/Indy Car Association by Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing and was presented by Vintage Oval Racing Magazine and Victory Lane Magazine. For more information contact Pam Shatraw, Events Manager, 650-321-1411.
2012 Monday June 18: Congratulations To All Involved With The Delta Wing Sports Racing Car, Which Added A Huge Spirit Of Innovation And Lateral Creativity To Auto Racing In Its Debut At Last Weekend’s LeMans 24 Hour Race
This was originally a proposal for Indy Car. It took designer Bob Bowley and his team, Dan Gurney’s construction facility and staff, Don Panoz’s finance, Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft Racing Team, Nissan sponsorship and engine tech and the LeMans organizers for their Garage 56 innovation project to all make it actually race and add a glimpse some of racing’s future. Other innovations shown in this event, such as Audi’s winning LMPI hybrid and Toyota’s hybrid challenger, were great tributes to their respective company’s racing and innovation spirit. There were many other teams, drivers and tales that will add to the “future history” in vintage racing.
2012 Thursday June 14: The Russo and Steele Auction August 16-18 during the Big Monterey Auto Festival Week is inviting consignments with zero entry fee and 5% commission For Its New Location In Downtown Monterey At Fishermans Wharf.
The big Monterey California Auto Festival Week with numerous Concours d’Elegance, Auctions and two weekends of Vintage racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca annually attracts over 200,000 people to this top resort and sports area. The auction action for vintage and historic sports cars, sports racing andperformance cars is tops in North America. There are both mega high dollar price records set and unbelievable low price deals made. It is truly a great time for both knowledgeable and prepared buyers and sellers.
For Russo and Steele Auction consignment, Bidder Registration or Auction Info Call 602-252-2697 (AZ) or visit www.russoandsteele.com
2012 Wednesday June 13: The Count Is Over 25 And Growing! HCICA Historic Champ/Indy Cars Twice Each Day, June 22-24, On The 2-Mile Auto Club Speedway In Fontana, CA.
They accompany a full HSR-West Vintage and Historic Road Racing weekend on the Auto Club Grand-Am Circuit.
The Historic Champ/Indy Association first presented over 25 cars on the California Speedway (as it was known at the time) in 1997 during CART’s opening of the speedway for open wheel oval cars. HCICA cars have continued to accompany other contemporary and vintage racing weekends ever since.
HCICA has celebrated the history of the National Championship and Indy Cars since its founding in 1996. The cars have appeared on big ovals for twice-daily, three-day programs at the Milwaukee Mile, Michigan Speedway, California/Auto Club Speedway and at venues such as the opening of England’s Rockingham Oval and the Amelia Island Concours. Those appearances are organized for HCICA by Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing. For info on HCICA or the June 22-24 event, call Pam Shatraw VLMM Events manager 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Tuesday June 5: There Are Over 60 Vintage Oval Racing Events In June, With Over A Dozen This Coming Weekend In Every Part Of North America.
The July and August schedules are just as full and September is almost as large. Vintage oval racing has over 100 clubs organizing races. Both the schedule and the list of vintage oval racing clubs is available in each monthly issue of Vintage Oval Racing Magazine, along with racer and race car features plus many racing reports. The June issue is now in the mail to subscribers. For Subscriptions call 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Tuesday May 29: Great Future Vintage Racing Cars Of Almost Every Sort Were In Full Competition Over The Past Weekend.
The schedule included cars at every level of dirt oval racing, the Indy 500, F-1 at Monaco, NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, V8 Supercars from Australia, FIA Rally Cars in Greece and more. There was much to spark many future bench racing sessions. The vintage racing scene in the month of July will feature earlier versions of all these cars on tracks and circuits across North America in front of spectator crowds of up to 250,000, yes, 250,000 at the Pittsburgh Grand Prix. Subscribe to Victory Lane Magazine and Vintage Oval Racing Magazine for all the news and schedule.
2012 Wednesday May 23: Historic Champ/Indy Cars Are Celebrating Their Great Indianapolis Speedway History This Week During The Indy 500 Festivities And Will Be Celebrating Their Great Southern California History June 22-24, On The Auto Club Two-Mile Oval Twice Each Day With The Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase During The Big Historic Oval And Road Racing Festival Organized By HCICA And HSR-West.
Over 25 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association Cars will join more than 200 Historic Sportscar Racing West Cars for the Southern California Racing Festival. The road racing cars will run in 12 groups twice daily during the 3-day event on the 3-mile Grand Am road racing circuit, which uses the main oval front straight and infield area.
Many great oval car names are expected to run on this Auto Club oval, including Watson, Eagle, Kurtis, Miller, Lola, March, National and Novi.
Great road racing cars to appear include Corvette, Jaguar, MG, Healey, Lotus, Lola, Chevron, Porsche, Mercedes, Triumph, McLaren, March, McKee, Genie, Elva and many more. The event also includes Historic Stock Cars, Production Sports Cars, Sports Racing Cars and Formula Cars.
Historic Champ/Indy Car entrants call Pam Shatraw, HCICA, 650-321-1411 (CA). Road racing entrants call Ed Swart, HSR-West, 310-750-6933 (CA).
2012 Monday May 21: The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Annual Induction And Dinner Is Thursday June 21, At Napa Smith Brewery, One Executive Way, Napa, California. Enthusiasts, Racers Invited. Advance Tickets Available.
2012 Inductees are in two classes. Modern are: Butch Gilliland, Vic Kurten, Bill McAnally, Pat McElreath. Historic Are: Justice Brothers, B.L. Marchbanks, Bob Phillipi, Fred Steinbroner.
Hosted cocktails begin at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:45. Sponsor tables are available. Advance $75 tickets are a must. Call now!
Dusty Brandel 818-842-7005 (CA).
Ken Clapp 925-552-9887 (CA).
2012 Wednesday May 16: The First Weekend Of The 2012 Indy 500 Happening Is Just Past And The Indy Car Teams Are Dialing In The Cars, Drivers And Teams For The May 27 Indy 500, While Vintage Indy Car Owner/Drivers Look To Be On-Track Thursday May 24. Vintage cars will also be on display Friday May 25, on Legends Day, Saturday May 26. There is a plan to have past drivers on-track in Vintage Indy Cars. One celebration is the 40th anniversary of Team Penske’s first Indy 500 win.
2012 Tuesday May 8: The 22nd New Hampshire Vintage Racing Celebration For Oval Race Cars, Road Racing Cars and Motorcycles May 10-13, Spectators Invited.
Vintage Oval Days are May 10 and 11 with Midget Cars, Indy Cars, Roadsters, Modifieds and Stock Cars on-track and in the spectator accessible paddock. The Vintage and Historic Road Circuit days, May 12, 13 feature Sports Cars, Sport Racing Cars, Formula Cars, Sport Sedans and Motorcycles.
Adult tickets are only $10 per-day or $25 for the weekend. Children ages 12-16 tickets are $5, 11 and under are free. The track is at 1122 Route 106 north, near Loudon, NH. Ticket hotline 603-783-4931 www.nhms.com
2012 Thursday May 3: This Historic Champ/Indy Car Association Feature On The Two-Mile Auto Club Speedway Oval During The HSR-West Southern California Vintage Festival, In Fontana, California Is Open For Entries.
This annual Victory Lane Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase salutes the great history of the National Championship which began in 1903 under AAA through 1955 followed by USAC and then in the 1990s by CART and later by IRL and Indy Car. All car owners of HCICA registered cars have received mailed request for entry forms. They are also printed in Vintage Oval Racing Magazine. They can also be secured from HCICA Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA).
Eligible cars include all Pre-World War II Oval Racing Cars, Big Cars, Champ Cars, Indy Roadsters, Mid-Engine Champ/Indy Cars, Non Caged Sprint Cars through 1972 (must supply own pusher) For car questions call Pam 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Thursday May 3: Is Your Valuable Racing, Collectable, Or Classic Car Insured? Cars In Trailers Are Stolen, Catch Fire. Race Cars Can Be Damaged In The Paddock Or At A Concours. Insurance For The Vintage Racer: Cars Events And More, Part 1 Is In The May Issue Of Victory Lane Magazine.
Can’t wait to read it or not a subscriber? Contact two leading vintage and historic car insurance companies: Heacock Classic Collector Car Insurance, Phone 888-403-1064 www.heacockclassic.com; Hagerty Vintage Motorsports Insurance, phone 877-922-4952 www.hagerty.com
2012 Tuesday April 24: The Chaparral Gallery Of The Petroleum Museum has Cancelled The May 4, 2012 “An Evening With Al Unser” Due To Circumstances Beyond Their Control. A Special Saturday June 9, 2-5 PM, Chaparral Fan Day Including An Evening Chaparral Pit Crew Fan Club Dinner Is Now Scheduled.
This special celebration includes a Jim Hall autograph session from 3:30-4:30, a raffle of signed Chaparral Merchandise, Super Car rides for $25, advanced Fathers Day shopping for Chaparral and Petroleum Museum items, many kid science and fun activities. It all starts with discounted museum admission. The evening dinner is 6 PM till 8 PM. Call the museum for details.
The Petroleum Museum and Chaparral Gallery has many attractions for adults and kids. A visit to the Chaparral Gallery allows visitors to see the Can-Am, USRRC and Indy 500 winning cars along with many interactive exhibits. Kids can actually sit in a Can-Am 2E Replica and operate the wings.
Call 432-683-4403 (TX) or visit www.petroleummuseum.org
2012 Tuesday April 17 Flash Update: The On–Track Panel Program For The Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch April 18, Presented By Victory Lane Magazine At AutoVino Now Includes Vintage Oval Racing By Dave Stewart. In addition to Track Days-Hooked On Driving by David Ray, Track Days-Your Private Track Day by Ric Paul, Low Cost Racing-24 Hours of LeMons Series and Chump Car Racing Series by Pam Shatraw and Low Key Racing-Vintage Road Racing by Dan Davis. The many ways of getting on-track for a fun, safe, learning and satisfying experience will be discussed. The costs, required cars, personal and car equipment, insurance, tires, car prep, and many other relevant items will be discussed. Audience experiences and questions are encouraged.
AutoVino is an auto and wine enthusiasts club with car display and storage facilities. Also on-site is the winery for Woodside Vineyards and climate controlled wine storage lockers. It is located at 205 Constitution Avenue Menlo Park, California. This is near Interstate 101 and Marsh Road.
The Monthly enthusiasts lunch series begins with bench racing and wine tasting at 11:30, lunch is at 12 noon, the program is 12:30 to about 1:15. Advance reservations are $20. Call Pam Shatraw at Victory Lane Magazine 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Tuesday April 3: The 22nd Annual Vintage Racing Celebration May 10-13 At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Its Two Oval Track Days, Thursday And Friday And Two Road Racing Days Saturday And Sunday. This is a spectator event with adult tickets $10 per day or $25 for all four days. Children ages 12-16 tickets are $5 children 11 and under are free.
The oval days historic cars include: Midgets, Sprint Cars, Big Cars, Champ Cars, Indy Roadsters, Stock Cars for entry info about oval cars entry call 603-783-4931 (NH).
The Road Course days includes vintage and historic cars including GT/Production Sports Cars, Sports Racing Cars, Formula Cars and Sports Sedans. These days include track time for vintage motorcycles and sidecar motorcycles. Road Course entry info available through VRG’s website www.vrgonline.org/events/
2012 Thursday March 22: HCICA Historic Champ/Indy Cars Featured On Auto Club Speedway Two-Mile Oval June 24, Fontana, California During HSR-West Historic Southern California Sports Car Festival, June 22-24.
The Historic Champ/Indy Cars will be on the oval track twice each day on Friday and Saturday. The big Sunday Feature will start around noon. The HCICA Historic Champ/Indy Cars have raced on this big two-mile oval track, located some 50 miles east of Los Angeles, at spectator events almost every year since 1997: first with CART, then IRL, next with VARA and now with HSR-West.
The track is spectacular; the cars are even more spectacular and legendary.
To enter call Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Friday March 9: Branson Spring 2012 Is On!
Branson, Missouri was hit with an EF3 (or stronger) tornado on Leap Day, tearing a path down Highway 76 and through the new Branson Landing development, home of the semi-annual Branson Auction.
The Cox family’s Candlestick restaurant – the place to go in Branson for great food and wine – was de-roofed. In the process its “CAND E STI K” sign (we’ve never seen it with every 60’s neon letter working) was distributed over a two block area. Remarkably, the restaurant itself, built on tall pilings on the edge of Mt. Branson overlooking Lake Taneycomo, survived.
The sinuously-shaped Branson Landing Hilton, site of the auction since fall of 2007, was devastated. Draperies waved like flags from its myriad broken windows.
But the Convention Center survived, and the Spring Branson Auction, April 20-21, 2012 is on.
Determination, resiliency and commitment in the face of adversity can overcome most things. There are few organizations better equipped with those attributes than the Cox family’s Branson Auction and we’ll be there to help them, and Branson, recover.
2012 Monday March 5: Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance To Open, Sunday March, 11 At 10:02 AM With Flyover By Three Classic Airplanes. The 17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will open with a historic three-plane flyover at 10:02 AM on Sunday March 11th.
In keeping with “The Amelia’s” theme of rare and desirable cars and maximum fun, “The Amelia’s” flyover will not only be unique but historically accurate.
The three plane Amelia flyover will be led by David Martin’s 300-horsepower aerobatic Breitling CAP 232 monoplane. His wingman will be David Kicklighter in the Breitling Extra 300L aerobatic two-seater. The series Extra is so fast and maneuverable that it was chosen as the chase plane for Burt Rutan’s Space Ship One.
Representing the classic trans-war period of aviation is David Marco’s award-winning Lockheed 12A, one of just eight still flying. Marco’s graceful 1938 Lockheed underwent a two-year historically meticulous 10,000-hour restoration that presents the “Electra Junior” as it appeared in the late thirties.
The twin-engine, double-tail Lockhead 12A was considered the “Lear Jet of the late thirties” and marked the dawn of the American business aviation. Capable of 225 mph in 1938 the six-passenger Electra Junior was of all metal construction and even featured an on-board lavatory. It was made famous by the Academy Award winning 1942 film Casablanca.
Marco’s Electra Junior was originally purchased by Phillips Petroleum in 1939, but was “drafted” into the US Army until 1945 when it was returned to Phillips Petroleum. Since 2011 it has been based in Jacksonville.
“There’s nothing like the sound of a radial engine,” Said Warner, “Witnessing this flyover will be a bit like time travel with the sight and sounds of the two Breitling aerobatic planes and the Lockhead 12A above a field of classic and race cars.”
The 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will be held Sunday March 11 on the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The preceding two days are filled with special events including: Two special racing seminars, an RM Auction, The Breitling cocktail party, the Mercedes-Benz Banquet honoring Vic Elford, a special tribute to Sam Posy, Special tours, new car drives, rallies and much more. This is the concours with more road racing and oval cars than perhaps any other. The shows foundation has donated nearly $1.8 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities of Florida’s coast since its inception in 1996. For More info call 904-636-0027 (FL) or visit www.ameliaconcours.org
2012 Tuesday February 28: Victory Lane Magazine AutoVino Racers And Enthusiasts Lunch Is An Opportunity For San Francisco Bay Area Racers Crews And Fans Every Month, On The Third Wednesday, To Discuss The Racing Scene In The 11:30 Bench Racing Session, Over Lunch And With A Speaker Or Panel. The Next Lunch And Program Is March 21 With A Discussion Of The Upcoming June 24 Palo Alto Concours Featuring European Marques Of FIAT Corporation: Ferrari, Maserati, FIAT, Abarth And Alfa Romeo Along With The American Marque Chrysler Including DeSoto, Dodge And Plymouth. This Includes Racing Road And Oval Cars From These Companies. Executive director, Christine Cheshire and staff will discuss the past, present and future of this Concours held since 1967 presented by the Palo Alto Lions Club. This concours has always had a significant entry of performance and racing cars. In recent years, HMSA has provided a special display of vintage racing cars, the concours is held on the grounds of Stanford University. San Francisco Region of the Sports Car Club of America nationally rated concours judges rate the cars on a nationally recognized 100-point system. For entry info call Bob O’Neill 650-906-7206 (CA) or email email@example.com
Advanced spectator tickets may be purchased online at www.paconcours.com
The Victory Lane Magazine Auto Vino Auto Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch at Auto Vino 205 West Constitution Drive Menlo Park, CA begins with a bench racing and wine tasting session at 11:30. Lunch starts at 12 noon and the program begins at 12:30 and typically lasts 30-45 minutes. Auto Vino is a wine and auto enthusiasts club with onsite display of exotic, performance and racing cars. Also at the facility is Woodside Vineyards Winery and member wine storage lockers. Advance lunch and program reservations are $20 by calling Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA). Tickets at the door are $25.
2012 Thursday February 16: Gary Horstkorta Presented A Photo Tour Of His Visit To The 2011 Goodwood Revival Vintage And Historic Racing Weekend At The February Victory Lane Magazine AutoVino Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch, Held Wednesday Feb. 15th At AutoVino In The Menlo Park Facility.
The lunch attendees included a participant in the first Goodwood Revival in 1998 and an individual who has been a spectator at several of the events. They added some insights on this vintage racing weekend.
This event, south of London, about a 1.5-hour train ride attracts over 120,000 spectators each year and over 300 invited vintage racers with pre 1967 racing cars with history. The event is regarded as the greatest theatre in vintage racing. It is held on the grass airfield and access road racing circuit where great international races were held after WWII through 1966. The last international race before the track was closed until it’s reopening in 1998 was won by Mike Spence in a Parnell two-liter Sports Racer ahead of a great field.
The Goodwood Revival celebrates those 1940s, 1950s and 1960s through 1966 with a great program of vintage races and every large recreation of the 1940s-1960s scene complete with period created stories, shops, great scenes, strolling Bobbies (police) barbers, car shows, air show of Spitfires and Mustangs which were based on that grass airfield, spectators are urged to appear in period dress.
2012 Monday February 13: Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser To Speak At Meadowdale International Raceway Preservation Association Winter Banquet February 25.
Legendary race car driver Bobby Unser will speak at the Meadowdale International Raceway's Preservation Association (MIRPA) Third Annual Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories Winter Banquet on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.
Unser, a three-time Indy 500 winner and the undisputed king of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with 13 wins will give his perspective on a storied motor racing career and some insight on today’s motorsport world.
The MIRPA organization is dedicated to promoting and preserving the site and history of the Meadowdale International Raceway in Carpentersville, Illinois. The MIRPA winter banquet will take place in suburban Chicago.
Contact MIRPA for information on location and details for tickets at www.mirpa.org or call 847-421-2891 (IL).
2012 Wednesday February 8: LLOAR Racing History Bus Tour
The Living Legends of Auto Racing will be hosting a racing history bus tour, 9:30am, Friday morning February 24, 2012 rain or shine with tour guide Bob Coolidge, Vice President of the Living Legends of Auto Racing.
The tour will leave and return to the LLOAR Museum, located at 2400 South Ridgewood Avenue (Duff's Entrance), South Daytona, Florida.
Lunch at the North Turn Restaurant is included.
Visit locations where Beach & NASCAR racing began.
Tickets are $30.00 Reservations are Required. For additional information, reservations or to purchase tickets please call Bob at 386-736-1016 (FL).
2012 Monday January 23: If The Strong Auction Sale Prices At The Various Arizona Collectable Car Auctions Are An Indicator, Then The Year Will Be Exciting For Collectable And Racing Car Buyers And Sellers. Rick Carey, Victory Lane Magazine’s auction reporter notes for racing and sports car enthusiasts one highlight was the Alloy 300SL Mercedes Gullwing Coupe sold at just over four million dollars at Gooding. The bookend was a similar car, but with steel bodywork at Barrett-Jackson at just over two million dollars.
Rick’s reports and impressions from RM Auctions, Russo and Steel Auctions, Bonhams, Gooding and Barrett-Jackson add up to a year when again, great cars with great history and superb preparation were bringing excellent prices, yet good value, in light of future prospects. At the same time, ordinary fun collectable drivers were bringing more than expected prices. The buyers and excitement at auction week were there in abundance.
2012 Thursday January 19: The next monthly Victory Lane Magazine Auto Enthusiasts and Racers Lunch Is Wednesday February 15th. Gary Horstkorta, San Francisco Region SCCA Historian, Will Report on His Visit To The 2011 September 16-18 Goodwood Revival.
This event, on the grounds of the Goodwood Estate, is one of if not the most highly regarded vintage racing events in the world. The estate grounds were a World War II grass runway for Spitfire fighter planes during World War II. The peripheral roads were converted into a road racing circuit after the war. Both club and international races were held there through late 1966. Lord March reopened the circuit for the annual Fall Goodwood Revival vintage-racing weekend saluting 1966 and earlier cars that raced at Goodwood plus had a vintage motorcycle grid. The event is grand theater with recreations of historic businesses, WWII Spitfires and Mustangs taking off from the grass airfield, and a requirement for spectators to appear in period apparel. Race Car Entries for this world-class event are highly sought after. The presentation of this event complete with historic references will be a treat.
The Enthusiasts and Racers Lunch is held on the third Wednesday of each month at AutoVino, an Auto and Wine Enthusiasts Club, with over 50 exotic, performance and racing cars on display. Woodside Vineyard Winery is on site. It is located at 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park CA. This is near Marsh Road and Highway 101. Bench Racing Begins at 11:30, Lunch starts at noon and the program runs from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm. Advance reservations are $20. Call Victory Lane, Pam Shatraw, 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Wednesday January 18: The Annual January Arizona Collector Car Auction Week Has Begun. Noted Auction Analyst For Victory Lane Magazine and Vintage Oval Racing Magazine, Rick Carey And His Staff, Is Evaluating In Detail Each And Every Car Offered At Some Five Auctions In The Scottsdale And Phoenix Area. His early reports start with the great Arizona Tourist Board’s perfect weather, which is getting the crowds in a great mood. The early cars scheduled and sold tend to be the daily driver collectibles and are bringing solid value to sellers and good buys for the purchasers. The car sales are organized like a theatre play with the truly rare and great cars being offered in prime time and on prime days late in the week and on the weekend. There is a wide range of cars on offer at six events: Barrett Jackson, Bonhams Auctions, Gooding Auctions, RM Auctions, Russo & Steele Auctions and Silver Auctions.
We will post a few highlights on racing cars as Rick reports at the scene. His full extensive reports including detailed condition, preparation, history, relative values, previous auction appearance, serial numbers, plus tables of specific auction results and trends appear every month in Victory Lane Magazine and Vintage Oval Racing Magazine. For Subscription info call 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Tuesday January 17: The Historic Champ/Indy Car Association (HCICA) Is Finalizing The 2012 Historic Champ/Indy Car Showcase Features With Possibilities At Several Vintage And Contemporary Race Weekends For registered Cars And Owners. If You Are A New Historic Champ/Indy Car Owner Or Have Not Entered Or Participated In An HCICA Event And Wish To Receive The Newsletter And Entry Invitations, Please Register With HCICA. The HCICA has held on-track, at reasonable speed, showcases first with CART then IRL and at vintage road racing weekends since 1997. Tracks and circuits have included, Auto Club (California) Speedway, Michigan Speedway, Texas World Speedway, Milwaukee Mile, Phoenix International Speedway, Darlington Raceway South Carolina, Darlington Speedway UK and others.
The cars are on-track twice each day over a two or three day event. They are displayed in a paddock marquee between sessions where entrants enjoy weekend hospitality. All features are organized, promoted and produced for the HCICA by Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing. Info call VLMM, Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Thursday January 12: The First Monthly 2012 Victory Lane Magazine And AutoVino Auto Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch, January 18 Presents Exciting News On Progress Of The Monterey Museum Of Automotive Arts And The Affiliated Technical School Of Automotive Restoration And Its Youth At Risk Program.
This month’s featured guest speaker is Morris Kindig, Executive Director for the Automotive Heritage and Preservation Foundation, underwriters of the Monterey Museum of Automotive Arts and The Technical School of Automotive Restoration.
Morris will provide an update on the progress made on the planned Monterey Museum of Automotive Arts including possible near term location news and the status of the Technical School of Automotive Restoration. He will share the prospective timeline to complete agreements for the building sites as well as the development of a partner relationship with Monterey Peninsula College and CSU Monterey Bay to share resources and facilities in a joint venture automotive curriculum. This new venture will include a special program to address “Youth at Risk” with incentives to learn automotive mechanics. The presentation will include artist renderings and a model of the proposed school campus with restoration facilities and close with a schedule of events for August 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Doors open for Bench Racing at 11:30 A.M. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m. AutoVino an automotive lifestyle facility, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA. Tickets are $20 per person by advance registration, $25 at the door. Contact Pam Shatraw at Victory Lane Magazine to make your reservations. 650-321-1411 (CA).
2012 Thursday January 12: A Number Of Unique And Race, Front And Mid-Engined Indianapolis Race Cars Will Be Auctioned February 24-25 By RM Auctions In Boca Raton, Florida.
These include the famous mid engined 1949 Rounds Rocket, The 1962 Indy Offy Lesovsky Roadster and the 1984 Skoal Bandit March Cosworth mid-engined car.
For info call 519-353-4575 web www.rmauctions.com (CAN)
2012 Wednesday January 11 The 2012 Legends Of Riverside Gala With Bobby Unser Is March 31-April 1. This Is The Sixth Year Of This Annual Auto Racing Get Together, Film Festival And Bench Racing Extravaganza In Southern California. It all takes place at the Riverside International Museum located at 815 Marlborough in Riverside California. For tickets and info call 951-369-6966 or
web www.riversideinternationalraceway.com (CA).
2011 Wednesday December 28: All Our Phone Lines Are Temporarily Out Of Order While ATT Is Troubleshooting Line And System Problems Since 10:30 AM. We Hope They Will Have Their Problems Corrected Very Quickly. Our Email Addresses Are All Operative For Current Communication: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2011 Thursday December 22: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all vintage racers from all the staff at Victory Lane Magazine and Vintage Oval Racing Magazine, our next posting will be Tuesday December 27.
Developing news is arriving consistently on additional vintage racing weekends, Marque and Special Interest Feature Schedules. Check back with this site on Tuesday.
2011 Tuesday December 13: The December 21st Victory Lane AutoVino Auto Enthusiasts and Racers Lunch Group Event Is An Early Holiday Celebration From 5pm to 7:30pm With Complementary Hors d'oeuvre And No-Host Wine Bar.
The cost is $10 per person and includes a ticket for a glass of Woodside Vineyards Wine. There will be a no-host bar for attritional samplings of the many Woodside Vineyards varietals.
Additional invited guests will include organizing members of the local racing community, racers, crews, fans, clubs, businesses and friends. As a past attendee of the “Auto Enthusiasts and Racers Lunch Series,” we hope you and a guest will join us to celebrate the holiday season.
The regular Victory Lane Auto Enthusiasts and Racer Lunch will resume January 19th at 11:30 am.
Please RSVP by 12/19/2011 Call Madeline Davis at 650-321-1411 (CA).
2011 Monday December 12: 2011 PRI Trade Show: A Show Of Strength.
The energy level was revved up high all three days of the 24th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show as attending buyers packed the exhibits of over 1,000 racing industry suppliers to make their all-important inventory decisions regarding new racing products for 2012. The exhibiting companies went all out in bringing ingenious new racing technology to Orlando, and displaying it so creatively. There's nothing like it!
“It was a very strong show,” said Steve Lewis, PRI Trade Show producer. “We had three big exhibit days with substantial buying in all categories and exhibitors writing orders well into the afternoon. More important than it being a good week for PRI, it was a really good week for the racing industry. What was going on in that building for the those three days will affect people at race tracks and racing businesses around the world."
Exhibit option renewal forms began pouring into the Show office on the final two days of the PRI Trade Show, and a steady stream are being received daily at the PRI offices in Laguna Beach, California.
The PRI Trade Show is the world's largest gathering of racing professionals, who come to view the exhibits of over 1,000 racing industry suppliers. It took place December 1-3, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando. The number of exhibitors, at 1048, was up over 2010. There were 170 new and returning companies exhibiting at the PRI Trade Show that were not on the Show floor plan the previous year.
The Show attracted approximately 38,000 buyers from throughout the US, and over 70 countries. There was a higher percentage of first-time visitors to the PRI Trade Show than in 2010. Attendees must be part of a racing business or professional race team to enter.
Preparation for the 2012 PRI Trade Show, which will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando officially began at 4:01 p.m. Saturday, right after the close of a very successful 2011 event.
2011 Wednesday November 23: Vintage Oval Race Cars Display At Irwindale Speedway In California For Annual Turkey Night Contemporary Races November 24 Western Racing Association is displaying vintage Midgets and Sprint Cars at Irwindale Speedway for the annual Turkey Night Races some of the ten-twelve cars appearing are Kurtis Kraft, Offy engine cars, and Edmunds. These cars are from the bygone days of racing when they raced up to 100 laps for trophies and money at Irwindale and other Southern California tracks.
For spectators it is a chance to get up close to the cars and see how they are constructed and even talk with their owners and drivers about their historic past and present day programs for vintage exhibition auto racing. It is a tradition to put kids in the vintage cars for a souvenir photo. For vintage car owners it is an opportunity to present WRA and vintage oval racing.
Western Racing Association celebrates its thirty-year anniversary in 2012 and has over 200 members, many who drive their cars on tracks in California, Nevada and Arizona. WRA is a community-oriented club, having participated in several school districts’ “Red Ribbon” anti-drug programs and various “Just Say No To Drugs” programs. Brochures, photos and decals are given to the youngsters to reinforce this practice.
Irwindale Speedway is located some 30 miles east of Los Angles.
This paved short oval has some of the best spectator facilities of any oval in North America. Info for WRA is at www.westernracing.com
2011 Tuesday November 22: Pre-1980 Midgets, Sprints, Track Roadsters And Stockers On The Oval During Walt James Classic November 25-26 Of 2011 At Willow Springs, California, Spectators Welcome. It is the nineteenth annual Western Racing Association weekend after Thanksgiving celebration of dirt oval racing in California honoring Walt James, a racing legend. This is one of the largest gatherings of vintage dirt oval racing cars in North America every year. Gates open 8 AM with cars on-track all day starting at 11 AM.
Spectator admission is $15 per day or $25 for the weekend. Admission eight and under, free. Admission includes pit pass, parking and free camping.
Entrant info, Bob Mastroleo 626-358-2284 (CA).
2011 Friday November 4: Historic And Contemporary Formula One, Stock Cars, Champ/Indy Racing, Plus Historic Can-Am, F5000, Trans-Am And More! San Francisco Bay Area Auto Enthusiasts And Racers Lunch, November 16. Audience discussion and an expert panel presentation about Where To See And Race The Legendary And Greatest Race Cars Ever. Join those currently racing those cars and organizing vintage and historic racing features for those terrific cars. For stories, tips, insider racing tales, how to be involved, or see these cars in action at 2012 vintage races.
The regular monthly auto enthusiast and racers lunch, bench racing and programs are held the third Wednesday of every month in the San Francisco, Bay Area at Auto Vino, a auto and lifestyle club and exotic car display club located at 205 West Constitution Drive just off Highway 101 at Marsh Road in Menlo Park, California.
Everyone is invited for the 11:30 bench racing, 12 noon catered lunch and 12:30 program. Advance reservations are recommended. Call Victory Lane, Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411. Advance purchase lunch is $20 or $25 at the door. The first 25 attendees will receive a commemorative historic racing poster. Call now to reserve your poster 650-321-1411 (CA).
2011 Thursday November 3: 19th Year For The Walt James Classics, November 25-26. Over twenty years ago, Walt James race car driver and owner, conceived an event at Willow Springs International Raceway, CA., during the Thanksgiving weekend. This year the event will be held on November 25 and 26. The event is open to all pre-1980 Midgets, Sprint Cars, Track Roadsters and Stockers.
The tree-eighth mile clay oval was built by Walt James in 1990 and was named and dedicated in his honor of his induction into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame as well as for his many contributions to the sport. Admission is $15 per-day or $25 for the weekend. Parking and camping on the site are free. Contact Bob Mastroleo at 626-358-2284 for more information.
2011 Thursday November 3: Grand Prix To Return To Detroit’s Belle Isle In 2012 Reported By Bob Capps
In front of hundreds of journalists attending Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary events at Detroit’s Renaissance Center, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced that the Detroit Grand Prix will return to the 2.1 mile Belle Isle race course June 1 –3, 2012. Bing was joined by Mark Reuss, GM North American president, Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Corporation, GM Motorsports executive Jim Campbell and Randy Bernard, CEO of Indy Car.
Bing stated that Chevrolet has signed a three-year agreement for the IZOD Indy Car race to be known as The Chevy Indy Grand Prix presented by shopautoweek.com. Along with the return of the Grand Prix, the weekend’s race program will also include a Firestone Indy Lights Series race, the Detroit Sports Car Challenge, a Grand Am Rolex Series race a Cadillac V-Series Challenge, a Pirelli World Challenge race, the latter two showcasing Cadillac and Camaro race vehicles in action. Reuss announced that Chevy will re-enter the IndyCar series in 2012 with a new twin-turbo, direct-injected V6 racing engine. Team Penske, Andretti Autosport and Panther Racing have already signed on to use the new engine.
Organizers said upgrades will be made to the Belle Isle course and the race will be televised live by ABC.
The last Belle Isle race was held in 2008 and the 2009 event was cancelled because of the ailing Detroit economy. Much credit for the return of the race must go to Roger Penske who never stopped talking about the benefits the race would bring to Detroit.
2011 Friday October 28: Racemaker Press Wins This Year’s Cugnot and Ingersoll Awards
Finn’s Caribbean Capers and O’Keefe Winner’s Database Recognized by SAH. (Boston, MA) October 27, 2011 – Racemaker Press took home two coveted awards from the Society of Automotive Historians annual banquet in Hershey this year. Joel Finn’s Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960, published by Racemaker Press in collaboration with Garnet Hill Publishing, won the Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award for Outstanding Book of 2010, and the E.P. Ingersoll Award for Excellence in Presentation of Automotive History in Nonprint media was awarded to the O’Keefe Winners Database: A Searchable Comprehensive Digital Database of Motor Racing Events 1895-2010, by James O’Keefe.
Publisher Joseph Freeman accepted the awards, along with author, Joel Finn, at the Society’s annual meeting in Hershey, PA. “Racemaker Press is passionate about researching, recording, compiling, and publishing works that make a real contribution to automotive history,” Mr. Freeman said. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the society, of which I have been past president and am a life-long member.”
Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960, a first-hand account by noted automotive historian and author, Joel Finn, captures the dramatic story of Cuba’s major sports car races, with all the international finance, political intrigue and competitive action that characterized the island nation at that time. With more than 500 historic images of the cars, drivers and events – many never before published – and numerous meticulously compiled charts of the race entries and results, the book received rave reviews, and has been selling to a world-wide audience.
“I was one of the timing officials at the races in 1958, and gathered as much original information, first hand accounts, and rare, official records from organizers as possible, with the intention of someday creating this book,” author Joel Finn said as he accepted the award. “I’m grateful for the Society’s recognition of this book as a story that needed to be told, of a time in racing history like no other. Thank you.”
The Ingersoll Award was bestowed to Jim O’Keefe’s amazing undertaking to create the most comprehensive listing of motor racing events available, The O’Keefe Winners Database: A Searchable Comprehensive Digital Database of Motor Racing Events 1895-2010. This fully searchable database, containing the winner of over 22,000 auto races from all over the world, contains a whopping 250,000 pieces of data updated through the end of the 2010 season. Available via the website www.racemaker.com, as a download, or by purchase of a CD to install on your computer, The O’Keefe Winners Database enables quick research, with guided instructions for answers to simple or complex queries.
“I’m thrilled that the Society saw the value of this digital research database, and recognized the tremendous undertaking that Jim O’Keefe embarked upon, and has been working at, for over 40 years,” Joe Freeman said, accepting the award for Mr. O’Keefe.
Both titles are available at www.racemaker.com, or by calling the Boston office at 617-723-6533 (MA), or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Thursday October 27: Power, Noise And Excitement At Willow Springs Raceway November 5-6 By Historic American Stock Cars, Historic NASCAR, Historic Ford Vs. Chevy Production And Trans-Am Cars, Big, Fast Historic Sports Racing Cars All On-Track In Vintage Races During VARA’s Big Bore Bash Annual Vintage And Historic Vintage Racing Weekend. Spectators are invited to enjoy big V8 powered race cars from the glory days of racing, featured in exciting races all weekend on one of America’s legendary road racing circuits, all organized by one of North America’s largest vintage racing clubs. Especially invited are those who would like to learn more about being involved in vintage racing as racers or staff.
Willow Springs Raceway, near legendary Edwards Air Force Base about an hour north of Los Angeles, was carved out of the rolling and spectacular high desert in the early 1950s. It continues to be a favorite road racing circuit for racers who enjoy fast curves, long straights and challenging typography. Call VARA at 800-280-8272 or go to www.vararacing.com
2011 Friday October 14: Victory Lane AutoVino Enthusiast and Racers Lunch Scheduled for November 16th. Featured will be a Panel Discussion with Audience Participation About Vintage Racing Special Interest Feature Groups Including Historic Grand Prix, Historic F5000, Historic Can-Am, Vintage Trans-Am, B Sedan/V2 Trans-Am, USRRC Seniors Tour, Historic Stock Cars, etc.
The program will address what these features add to a vintage racing weekend, how they are organized, how do these groups emphasize period-correct and authentic cars, driver qualifications, their 2012 anticipated schedules, and any other items of interest to the audience.
This monthly lunch gathering is held the third Wednesday of every month at AutoVino, a car display and wine enthusiast at 205 Constitution Drive in Menlo Park, California, just south of San Francisco near Interstate 101 and Marsh Road. Bench racing begins at 11:30 AM, catered lunch at 12 noon, and the program begins at 12:30 PM. Woodside Vineyards Winery is onsite with a selection of premium wines to enjoy.
Lunch is $20 by advance reservation or $25 at the door. For information or to make a reservation, contact Pam Shatraw 650-321-1411 (CA).
2011 Thursday October 6: Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to See What Really Happens Behind the Wall at the Ford Development Center (Formerly Ford Proving Grounds) October 15, 2011 Dearborn, MI. The opportunity every car enthusiast would drool over. Drive a Ford performance vehicle on the Test Track, and challenge your inner race car driver personality through six different courses. Do you think you can beat your opponent on the drag racing course?!!
Would your inner race car driver personality get even more excited if race car drivers Parnelli Jones or Tanner Foust were driving you around the track?
You could own the only 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca signed by Parnelli Jones, powered by a 444hp, 5.0-liter V8. The Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is a factory painted “School Bus Yellow” edition and is a one of a kind.
At the Afterglow Reception, you will be hearing opening remarks from Ford Motor Company’s CEO, Alan Mulally, enjoy dinner and entertainment, and participate in the live and silent auctions. This is a chance to own a 1-of-1 vehicle and join the fight against heart disease. A live auction of this unique, extremely collectible vehicle will take place at the Get Your Heart Racing event held at Ford Motor Company’s Conference and Event Center in Dearborn, MI on October 15, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. (EDT).
For more info visit www.getyourheartracing.org or contact Kim Streich at 734-246-9639 (MI).
2011 Friday September 30: Performance Racing Industry Offers Opportunities for Businesses Active in Vintage Racing Market December 1-3, 2011. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. “The parts and the savvy to win races in 2012, including vintage race teams looking to be competitive on a tight budget, will all be in one exhibit hall at one time at the 24th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. It is being held the first week in December in Orlando, FL. Entrepreneurs active in the vintage racing market will find the new product lines and shop equipment to increase sales, improve efficiency, raise quality, add performance, and strengthen profitability in 2012,” said Steve Lewis.
PRI has been called gearhead heaven, and a racer’s candy store. It’s also becoming known as the three biggest business days in racing.
Over 40,000 racing business people and professional race teams will be in attendance, coming from across the United States and 65 countries to shop and buy the new racing parts being introduced for the 2012 racing season. 1,100 companies exhibit their new product lines in racing. The technical personnel working in the exhibits, as well as combined experience of others attending the show, represents a gigantic annual gathering of the finest minds in the country when it comes to speed.
Vintage shop owners and race teams can come face to face with suppliers active in the vintage racing market such as Mark Williams Enterprises, Performance Friction, XRP, Tilton, Hawk, Wilwood, Setrab, ATL, Joe Gibbs, Driven Racing Oil, Fuel Safe, and many more.
From race engine components to suspension parts, precision machining to fabrication equipment, whatever the challenge, the solution will probably be in Orlando.
Over 100 companies in the PRI Trade Show’s Machinery Row display the latest advances in precision machining equipment with the machinery wired and available for live demonstrations.
“The PRI Trade Show is where you go when you want to get absolutely current with the latest in racing technology,” said Steve Lewis, producer of the PRI Trade Show. “Plus the expertise of the people gathered at the PRI Trade always amazes me. I believe there’s no racing challenge that can’t be solved there. A visit to the PRI Trade Show is the best first step to winning a race season in 2012. For racing businesses active in the vintage racing market, there are many revenue and profit opportunities to be seized,” continued Lewis. “It’s fun to visit with the racing companies that you already know, but the PRI Trade Show also offers those moments when you discover something new and important and unforeseen. The ‘surprise factor’ is a big part of the fun at the PRI Trade Show.”
The show is timed to allow racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders, professional race teams, motorsports engineers, and more the opportunity to shop all the new racing products, make purchase decisions, and have them in stock for the start of the next racing season.
For more information, go to www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow. Or call (949) 499-5413 (CA). To reserve a room, contact the PRI Travel & Housing Department at (949) 499-2044 (CA) or go to the PRI Trade Show website to reserve rooms online.
2011 Monday September 26: The Washington Auto Show to Present Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger Penske Jan. 26, 2012 Roger Penske will be presented with the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Washington Auto Show.
“For his ingenuity as an entrepreneur and his passion for speed and the art of design, Roger Penske is a visionary in the automotive industry,” said Keith Crain, Editor in Chief of the Detroit-based Automotive News.
Penske Corporation is a closely held, diversified transportation services company, whose subsidiaries operate in a variety of industry segments including retail, automotive, truck leasing, transportation logistics, transportation component manufacturing, and professional motorsports. Penske Corporation manages businesses that operate in more than 1,800 locations and employ more than 36,000 people worldwide. Among the businesses are Penske Truck Lasing, which operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia; and the retail automotive business with over 325 franchises in 17 states, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Germany, including the largest Toyota dealership in the United States.
Penske became a top racer and in the early 1960s was named Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated and The New York Times. His Penske Racing brand would ultimately become one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced over 340 major race wins, including an unprecedented 15 Indianapolis 500 race victories, over 400 pole positions, and 23 National Championships.
2011 September 15: Speed TV Airdates For Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
The roar and rumble of more than 550 historic and authentic race cars participating in Augusts’ Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, is on the Speed Channel. Speed TV crews captured the sights and sounds of this automotive event.
“Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has a longstanding relationship with Speed TV and we always look forward to their onsite presence and expertise,” said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Their shows capture the essence of the event, both on-track racing and the personalities and fans who annually attend.”
Speed TV will rebroadcast the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion’ All times are PST:
Saturday, September 17 - 10 p.m.
Friday, September 23 - 1 a.m.
Sunday, October 9 - 10 a.m. and midnight
Thursday, October 13 - 9 p.m.
2011 Wednesday September 14: National Sprint Car Museum Plans Busy Fall September and early October are busy times for the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. Highlighting the agenda for the next month are twin memorabilia auctions on Saturday, October 1, during the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals and one during the Williams Grove Open in central Pennsylvania. The annual Williams Grove auction is jointly held in cooperation with the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing of York Springs, Pennsylvania, while the Knoxville Late Model Auction also benefits the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky.
“Museum special events coordinator, David Herrmann, will be taking the new Eagle Motorsports/Don Ott Racing Engines #9 raffle Sprint Car east later this month, culminating with its appearance at the World of Outlaws-sanctioned National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway on September 30 and October 1. In addition, we will again be hosting a Stocksville Reunion special reception on September 30, back at our museum in Knoxville during the Lucas Oil Late Model dirt Series sanctioned Knoxville Late Model Nationals, September 29-30 and October 1. It is a busy time for us, but also a very fun time as we get to reach out to many different fans and supporters in many different areas.” Said museum executive director Bob Baker. For info about this or other activities visit the museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com those seeking additional information on the museums online store should go to www.sprintcarstuff.com
2011 Wednesday August 31: 24th Performance Racing Industry Trade Show December 1-3, 2011 At The Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. This show is geared to those who make their living in racing. Over 1,100 exhibitors from all forms of auto racing will be on hand with the newest products and services available for the diverse sport of auto racing. There are numerous seminars, conferences and social events. For information or to register contact 949-499-5413 (FL).
2011 Wednesday August 17: The fourth annual Darlington Historic Racing Festival scheduled for September 24-25, 2011 at Darlington Int’l Raceway has been cancelled.
“Many people have supported the event since its inception in 2008 and have helped grow the event by sharing their personal stories with others in the historic racing community, and for that we are grateful. Sadly, the car count for this year’s event was down dramatically, and in this difficult economic climate we have no choice but to cancel the event. … It is my hope that we will have a strong year in 2012 and will be able to bring back the Darlington Historic Racing Festival and grow it into the world-class historic event we have envisioned since the inaugural event in 2008.” Said Chris Browining, President of Darlington Raceway.
IF you have any questions please call 843-395-8939 (SC).
2011 Tuesday August 3: Malden Speedway Presents The Second Annual USA Heartland Vintage Classic September 23-25 In Malden, MO Hosted By Gateway Vintage Racing Association For All Types Of Vintage Oval Racing Cars, Both Open Wheel And Full Fendered.
This is a three-eights mile, wide, Dirt Oval Track. Cars will be grouped by class and driver ability in groups of six to ten cars. They will run eight-lap heat races. This will rotate through classes each day for plenty of track time.
This is a big spectator event with swap meet and car show and other entertainment.
The event is sponsored by Rolla Auto Salvage, Barker-Noe Service Station, Local O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores and Baker Implement Company.
Malden Speedway is located northwest of Malden, Missouri off highway 25 north on County Road 102, Thunder Road.
Contact either Steve Santie, ph 573-281-0031 ph 573-276-2355 (MO) contact Brian Wolfmeier, phone 314-277-3167 (MO).
2011 Monday August 1: Winchester Speedway Old Timers Weekend And Extreme Winged Sprint Car Series Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st, 2011. Winchester Speedway in Indiana Is a legendary, fast, paved oval with great history. Many special events are set for the weekend. All types of Open Wheel and Closed Wheel vintage oval racing cars invited for display or on-track.
Saturday evening offers a Old Timers car display and vintage car laps plus open practice for Xtreme Sprints.
New this year is a Saturday night get together. Casual dress, pure bench racing at the event headquarters, the Randolph Inn.
Sunday afternoon includes the Old Timers car display and vintage laps. The Superfast Xtreme Sprint Cars and Thunder Roadsters then take the track. It is all on the high banks of the famous Winchester Speedway. Pre-Registration is requested. Contact Gene Ingram email@example.com or www.winchesterot.com or call
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