The HMSA Spring Club Races 2017 was staged March 18-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The two-day Historic Motor Sports Association event featured Formula Fords at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course on the Monterey Peninsula.
After weeks and weeks of rain in Monterey, Mother Nature was kind and participants were treated to moderate temperatures and mostly clear skies. Seven run groups took to the track with only a few missed steps over the two days. The Formula Ford guys were given their own run group and a huge field turned up for what would be the first of a multi-race series for the class. The racing was tight and clean at the HMSA Spring Club Races 2017, with very few people cutting the thick green grass and wild flowers that were popping up all around the track.
Despite being killed far too soon at 32, Jim Clark is one of the most important racing drivers of all time. His unbelievable natural talent earned him two World Championships, 25 Grand Prix victories, and an Indy 500 championship. Currently, there's a small Jim Clark Room in his native Scotland that houses some of his old trophies and other memorabilia, but the Jim Clark Trust wants more.
What started off as a small article in a specialist car magazine has now grown into a larger project for illustrator Helge Jepsen and writer Michael Kockritz.
The pair have uncovered the nicknames of 99 classic and race cars, producing a comprehensive guide to the monikers of these famous motors.
Here is a selection of the best, accompanied by a brief overview of each car's history.
The 2017 Vernasca Silver Flag Hill Climb will be staged June 16-18 near Vernasca in Northern Italy. Event organizers are throwing the doors open to “the most beautiful cars in the world” to participate in this year’s Silver Flag.
“Rather than concentrating on a specific marque, we wanted to celebrate people’s passion and aspirations and allow everyone to bring the car of their dreams,” said organiser Claudio Cassali. “So this year, the theme of Vernasca Silver Flag is us! The fanatics and dreamers who check their pockets and who have finally managed to realise their dreams, whether we are talking about cars worth millions or a few thousand Euros.”
Some of the most legendary cars in open-wheel racing history will be displayed, both on and off the track, as part of the Vintage Desert Classic, an added feature to the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix weekend April 28-29.
Presented by Classic Racing Times, the Vintage Desert Classic comprises two on-track sessions taking place along with the U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series and Quarter Midget races ahead of the Verizon IndyCar Series Phoenix Grand Prix.