Category Archives: Vintage Auto Racing

Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 5

A.J. – The Life of America’s Greatest Race Car Driver By A.J. Foyt with William Neely; Publish Date: 1983; Publisher: Times Books, Hardcover, 234 pages It’s Memorial Day Sunday 2020, and for as long as I can remember I’ve planned my weekend, … 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 # 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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A weekend of milestones!

The marquee event on the Vintage Racer Group (VRG) racing calendar is the Jefferson 500. This special race meeting took place on the twists and turns of Summit Point Motorsports Park in beautiful West Virginia, May 15-19. The 2019 running … Continue reading

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My 100th Post!

Vintage Racer Group (VRG) may very well be the model for what vintage racing was always intended to be. The members of VRG are a collection of friends, colleagues, fellow racing and car enthusiasts, getting together for fun and camaraderie … Continue reading

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2018 SVRA Heacock Classic Gold Cup @ VIR

The Heacock Classic Gold Cup event (September 21-23) marked the final race of SVRA’s east coast season, and penultimate event leading into the season ending National Championships at COTA in November. Earlier in the week it was suspected that Virginia … Continue reading

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VIR and SVRA…a combination that’s hard to beat!

Time to take a break and reflect a bit…it has been two weeks since the SVRA Heacock Classic Gold Cup at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). In my opinion, one of the best vintage events I’ve ever attended…one of the hottest … Continue reading

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