Regulation changes, which included a displacement limit of 3.0L, rendered the Jaguar D-Type virtually obsolete for the '58 season. By then the iconic Jaguar had won Le Mans 3 times in a row. The Works team had already w/drawn from active racing at the end of '56, having clinched the important Le Mans race 4 times in the last 6 attempts. In '57 privateer teams like Ecurie Ecosse & Briggs Cunningham continued to race the D-Type, w/the former adding a 3rd victory to the machine's tally. Some… Continue
Added by Stephen Page on October 7, 2008 at 11:00am —
The Earl of March achieved Perfection with his staging of the 10th Goodwood Revival in West Sussex, England.
150,000 people attended this three day celebration of auto racing and vintage, historic and classic cars as there were raced @ Goodwood, primarily in the 1950's and 60's.
The event is billed "as the world's most authentic motor racing meeting".
It is so much more than that!
The event is staged in 3000 acres of glorious… Continue
Added by Stephen Page on September 21, 2008 at 4:00am —
This year we can toast the Original Pan Am class. Just a few years ago OPA almost disappeared, but it has slowly returned and this year has reached fifteen cars. Wonderful!
It's an extremely diverse class, too. Theere's a 356 Porsche listed, along with a 190D Mercedes that plans to run the event on bio-fuel (McDonald's old french fry grease).
Carson Scheller in his strong '54 Ford Vicky is returning to defend his championship, and you can be sure than Rich Morrision,… Continue
Added by Gerie Bledsoe on August 31, 2008 at 11:52am —
No descriptions do justice to the majestry of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - you have to see it for yourself!
Staged on the 18th Fairway @ Pebble Beach, the Concours d'Elegance is the cream topping on the best car weekend on the planet.
The 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature Bentley and Bugatti.
Bugatti will doubtless introduce a special limited version of one of its models, now two-strong, and we hope, a… Continue
Added by Stephen Page on August 4, 2008 at 9:30am —
Check out my site under "News" for the latest on my visit to lay curbs for the terrific THunderbolt Circuit at New Jersey Motorsports Park! Also, thanks to Joe Volpe, I took some on-track video of both the Lightning and Thunderbolt circuits.
Pics on YouTube under "NJMP" or my name "4REMD"
Added by Peter Krause on July 2, 2008 at 7:30am —
Getting my transaxle sealed and painted - here is a shot with the new cossmember attached.
Added by Scott Smyers on June 22, 2008 at 7:30pm —
I thought I would share this with the group.
I ran a non-traditional autocross at a new driving facility just outside San Marcos, Tx called Harris Hill Road. (H2R) The facility is sort of a “no-racing” race track with a club-like membership program that allows members to enjoy lapping sessions during the week and on weekends. I believe the track will be made available for non-competitive club events and lap days. (http://harrishillroad.com/)
The track is well laid out and… Continue
Added by Robert MacKenzie on May 12, 2008 at 10:42am —
I noticed this event is not on the calendar...
VSCCA at VIR, May 17th and 18th. North course.
Vapaa Vintage Racing will be there with three cars...
1968 SAAB Sonett
1959 Quantum One SAAB
1959 Lotus 7
It is our first race of the year and I am just itching with… Continue
Added by -STEFAN on April 16, 2008 at 11:45am —
Anybody, other than me, running the following events?
VTR Autocross in Tyler Texas on Friday the 18th
SCCA SWDIV Divisional Autocross in Baton Rouge on April 19/20th
If so, see you at the races!
Added by Robert MacKenzie on April 15, 2008 at 11:00am —
Dear VRL crew,
Just wanted to invite you all to keep an eye on the only diary I am writing to keep everyone informed as to my whereabouts. As many of you know I recently moved to the United kingdom from Dallas, Texas to pursue motorsport at the highest level, Formula 1.
It's a long shot, but someone is going to race Formula 1. I am seriously fast, and I think that person should be me.
If any of you are interested in following along I am keeping a a regular diary… Continue
Added by MJDrive on April 10, 2008 at 1:54pm —
I WROTE THIS FOR MY LOCAL TRIUMPH CLUB NEWSLETTER
Eagles Canyon Raceway Report
As I mentioned in my report in the December Ragtop, CVAR was to… Continue
Added by Bob Kramer on January 15, 2008 at 8:33pm —
As you can see all the bad tubes have been removed and the the frame was sent out and sand blasted. New tubing ordered, time to get to work!
Added by David Irwin on January 11, 2008 at 10:36pm —
This is the frame of my newly acquired Brabham BT29 (thanks Eric!), doesn't look to bad in this photo. Thought I would document the restoration of this car on this site. Time to figure out whats original and what's not. Then I need to remove all the damaged or rusted… Continue
Added by David Irwin on January 11, 2008 at 10:34pm —
Make sure to check out the new flyer in the AZSCCA Group for our March Race benefiting the Phoenix Children's Hospital March 22-23 at Phoenix International Raceway. Lots of good fun for Vintage Closed-Wheel Production Cars.
If you're somewhere in the Southwest, make sure to join the AZSCCA Vintage Group for updates and show your support for regional vintage racing.
Added by Tom Seemeyer II on January 11, 2008 at 4:46pm —
Our Chief Technology Officer - Travis - has created a utility to personalize your www.myvrl.com webpage.
Please edit your page using the navigation guide and let us know what you think.
Great job Travis :-))
Added by Stephen Page on January 10, 2008 at 3:09pm —
I ran my ’62 Spitfire Racer for the first time yesterday and I have to say I exceeded all my expectations.
The hardest part was the 7:00AM departure from Cedar Park for the 100 mile drive down to the AT&T center in San Antonio. It was clear but cold, in the high 30s when we left.… Continue
Added by Robert MacKenzie on December 17, 2007 at 6:37pm —
Sadly, due to a new job here in the KC area, I was missing from the October Hallett event. I still have my 72-ish Lynx B sitting in my warehouse. I finally made some progress on it recently when I sawed-off the original steering wheel (how did anyone fit in the car??) and had a quick-disconnect hub welded to the steering shaft.
With some wonderful pictures provided by fellow Lynx B owner, Rob Newton, I discovered that one of the fine previous owners had cut off the mounting locations… Continue
Added by Erik Karlsson Jr. on December 4, 2007 at 7:33pm —
Dear CVAR Members
Please let me know your thoughts about the inaugral race event at ECR, especially your thoughts about the track.
David & Linda Cook are committed to finishing the facilities (e.g. power and water to the paddock areas asap) and will continually strive to make ECR a world-class race venue.
Warmest regards - Stephen Page
ECR - CVAR Race Chairman
Added by Stephen Page on December 3, 2007 at 2:29pm —
I hope you all have a terrific time and enjoy the heck out of a brand new track!
Stay safe and Keep Triumphing!
Added by Spitfiresuz (Susan Kahler) on November 28, 2007 at 6:23pm —
Anyone know how the heck I can get on Top Gear? I have always wanted to be a part of their show, but never more than when I saw this:Motorhome Racing!!
:) :) :)…
Added by Spitfiresuz (Susan Kahler) on November 25, 2007 at 10:47am —