Author Archives: terryjohnsen

About terryjohnsen

Writer/photographer of vintage/historic sports car racing. See you at the track! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Terry Johnsen and terryjohnsen.wordpress.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Montage of Speed

The Village of Watkins Glen is set in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. Located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, this area offers so much enjoyment for visitors and vacationers alike, to include the … Continue reading

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2021 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Sights & Sounds)

My first video on the blog features the start of the Honda Indy 200 on July 4th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with a 360 pan to show the large crowd overlooking the esses..aka “Madness”. Enjoy! TJ 2021

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2021 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Boy oh boy, it sure felt great to be back at Mid-Ohio for a jam-packed 4th of July celebration, featuring the cars and stars of IndyCar, Saturday night fireworks, and a return to normalcy! I took my camera, but decided … Continue reading

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2021 VRG Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point (revisited)

It was so nice to be back at a racetrack after so many months away due to the pandemic. The sights, the sounds, and of course the people make the experience so fulfilling. I’m now looking forward to my next … Continue reading

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2021 VRG Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point (article)

Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV – May 13 -16, 2021 Victory Lane Magazine, Story by Terry Johnsen The Jefferson 500 at Summit Point Motorsports Park is the marquee event for Vintage Racer Group (VRG). With 2020 firmly in … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 12

DRIVEN: The Racing Photography of Jesse Alexander 1954-1962 By Jesse Alexander, Forward by Stirling Moss; Publish Date: 2000; Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, Hardcover, 144 pages The twelfth and final book review of the year captures the spectacle and spirit of Formula … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 11

Car Badges of the World By Tim Nicholson, illustrations by John (A.J.) Stokes; Publish Date: 1970; Publisher: American Heritage Press (New York), Hardcover, 137 pages The eleventh book in my review series is one that could very well be categorized … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 10

The Little Auto By Lois Lenski; Publish Date: 1934, this edition published in 1946; Publisher: Oxford University Press, Hardcover, 48 pages During the process of collecting vintage automotive/motor racing books it’s not uncommon to come across a range of books … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 9

Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of Speed Photography by Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier, text by Xavier Chimits; Publish Date: 2008; Publisher: Motorbooks/MBI Publishing Company (Minneapolis), Hardback, 224 pages The ninth book in my review series is Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 8

Jim Clark at the wheel: The world motor racing champion’s own story By Jim Clark; Publish Date: 1966; Publisher: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster (New York), Paperback, 174 pages The eighth book in my review series is Jim Clark at the wheel, … Continue reading

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