Category Archives: Auto Racing

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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Sebring – An iconic race…an iconic place

As a follow-up to my most recent book review, I just wanted to say a few words about the 12 Hours of Sebring and Sebring International Raceway. It’s a world-renowned endurance race and an internationally revered racetrack. So, when I … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 3

12 Hours of Sebring – 1970 By: Harry Hurst (text and photographs); Publish Date: 2004; 12 Hours of Sebring 35th Anniversary Edition, 1970-2005; Publisher: Hurst Communications Inc., Hardcover, 127 pages This publication of photographs and recollections is one of the most prized in … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 2

From Indianapolis to Le Mans By: Tommaso Tommasi; Publish Date (English Translation): 1974; Publisher: Derbi Books Inc., Hardcover, 239 pages The second book in my review series is, From Indianapolis to Le Mans, by Tommaso Tommasi. I found this little gem while … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 1

What’s It Like Out There? By: Mario Andretti with Bob Collins; Publish Date: 1970; Publisher: Henry Regnery Company (Chicago), Hardcover, 282 pages The first book in my review series is by the driver who I consider my “Number 1” sports hero, Mario … Continue reading

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TJ’s (ever-expanding) Auto Racing Library

Ever since my first visit to the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC, Watkins Glen, NY) in 2013, I have been inspired to expand and grow my own, personal library of auto racing literature (books/magazines/programs/etc.). At that point I already … Continue reading

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2019 SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix @ Watkins Glen International

Switching gears from festival to feast. The 2019 SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International served up a wide variety of racing activities to satisfy any racing fan’s taste. For the first time in a few years I … Continue reading

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2019 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival

Over the past few years of covering the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International (WGI), I was always so focused on covering every aspect of the on-track activity that I didn’t dare sacrifice a whole day (Friday) to … Continue reading

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