April 2009 Blog Posts (16)

Cool Britannia Event May 6 at the Petersen Automotive Museum!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

6:30 until 11 pm

Great Cars, Live Music featuring “Decades”

British Invasion Hits from the ‘60’s to the Present!

Set against the backdrop of the great British cars of the last one hundred years

Including the new exhibit, “The Morgan Century.”

Celebrating 100 years of the Morgan Motors

Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres and Dancing

BABC and British Car Club Members $65 • Non-Members $85 • Ten Tickets… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on April 28, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments


Just got back from a weekend trip to visit family in Riverside. While there we visited the Riverside International Automotive Museum. A great collection of cars and history from the Raceway. Still growing and adding displays but not to be missed.

Added by Daniel Mensinger on April 27, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Monterey Historics 1994

How about some photos of Vintage Racing this time? A bit different from vintage Racing photos. Better look fast, more to follow soon--- maybe from Pebble Beach over the years.

Added by Daniel Mensinger on April 20, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

The San Francisco Formula 1 Group take two.

Last night found me with "The San Francisco Formula 1 Group" enjoying Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel's and Mark Webber's one two finish of the Chinese Grand Prix. F-1 fans started to arrive at the "well used" Overtime Sports Bar and Grill around 11PM with a finale count of over 120 fans with by my count almost as many women as men. This may be the largest gathering of Formula-1 fans to watch the race in the states.

Another rain wet race insured an entertaining race with passing, spins… Continue

Added by Dennis Gray on April 19, 2009 at 10:21pm — No Comments

1965 Lime Rock

I am looking for photos of a Gull Wing which took part in a race at Lime Rock in 1965.
The event was named Tri-O-Rama. Any Info?

Added by Randy McKee on April 19, 2009 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Brian Wilson Playing at Petersen Museum Gala May 7th

Petersen Automotive Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Honors Chief Auto Club Executive Tom McKernan at “California Dreaming” Themed Event

The Petersen Automotive Museum announced today that legendary Grammy award-winning musician, Brian Wilson and his band, will perform at the Museum’s annual charity Gala on May 7. The Museum will celebrate its 15th Anniversary this year during the “California Dreaming” themed event that will… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on April 17, 2009 at 1:13pm — No Comments

2010 Proposed Open Championship Andalucia Southern Spain

A 10 race series is being proposed at 5 circuits with 2 races every weekend

A class for 1300 cc - 1600 cc Formula Ford 1600´s and over 2000 cc

John Nichols itc racing is seriously returning with his team of 3 Formula Ford 1600 - one for himself and renting our the other two cars if anyone is interested?

Proposed Circuits - Jerez - Huelva - Ronda (Ascari) - Almeria - Baeza

Initial inquiries - itccommunications@yahoo.es for anyone interested in… Continue

Added by john n on April 16, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

2 VIP Packages for Saturday's ALMS race at the Long Beach Grand Prix are on eBay! Proceeds support The Petersen Automotive Museum!

If you love the American LeMans Series of racing, we have two VIP ticket packages available for this Saturday’s race at The Long Beach Grand Prix. One package is for two people, and the other package is for four people. These packages were donated by an anonymous CF200 member and are being auctioned off on eBay, 100% of the proceeds go to The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation.

Each package includes:

-Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on April 13, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Riverside Raceway 1976 NASCAR

Added these shots from the 1976 Fall NASCAR race at Riverside. Great old cars, from when they were cars first, not racers. I hope you enjoy these.

Added by Daniel Mensinger on April 12, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

First Jaguar Classic Parts Saloon race...Snetterton April 2009.

I'ne posted some piccies from my first saloon race and full race report will be on my web site soon.

Hope you like them.

Added by Gail Hill on April 11, 2009 at 6:26am — No Comments

Riverside Raceway 1975 October

Here are some photos from The California Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway 1975. IROC and F-5000 practice shots. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Next up is some Nascar stuff from 1976. Keep your eyes open.

Added by Daniel Mensinger on April 10, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

2010 Calendars

2010 Calendars

The 2010 Calendars are starting to take shape. It is 11 x 17 and depicts race cars on the track. The images are truely a piece of art and sutable for hanging. If you are interested in being in either the vintage calendar or the sports car calendar, contact me via email or land line. There is only twelve months per calendar so the first twelve will be in it.

Sample of the 2010 Vintage… Continue

Added by Bruce B Miller on April 8, 2009 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

From historics to moderns, success for Dayton

Following his team's great win at St Petersburg in the first round of this year's American Le Mans Series, Duncan Dayton should have plenty to shout about in his own right - first LMP1 win, first win for the new Honda Acura proto, built on a successful LMP2 year in 2008 - but where did all this success and momentum have its origins?

In historic, OK Stephen, 'vintage', racing.

Dayton had great success in Europe for a few years in a great selection of historic F1 cars, including a… Continue

Added by Christopher Tate on April 7, 2009 at 3:33am — No Comments

More Photos

It is time to check out the IROC memories. 1973 with the Porsches and 1974 with the Camaros. I hope you all enjoy the shots.

Added by Daniel Mensinger on April 2, 2009 at 12:38am — No Comments

Vintage Rambles & Rumbles

San Francisco Formula-1 Group will host a private party to watch the Malaysian Grand Prix April 5, 1:30am pre-race, 2am flag drop. The bar will be open to F1 Fans by private party special arrangement with Overtime Sports Bar and Grill.

Check out http://www.sff1.com for an invitation. Good times plus good people.

Location: Overtime Sports Bar and Grill

398 7th at Harrison

San Francisco

Kind regards.

Dennis… Continue

Added by Dennis Gray on April 1, 2009 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Check your knowledge of racing history trivia

Since I am, by all accounts, a rookie at this sport, I do a lot---I mean a LOT--of research for anything I write for the blogs. And then I run the stuff past Pete, and he fixed everything! In the course of all of this, I run into a bunch of trivia. So I decided to make use of these useless tidbits and factoids...and put together a series of trivia quizzes. All of the answers are somewhere on http://gentlemensclubthebook.com.

The answers are at this… Continue

Added by Marsha on April 1, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

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