Category Archives: Writing

IMRRC – A Hidden Gem

A Conversation with Mark Steigerwald, Executive Director, International Motor Racing Research Center By Terry Johnsen Victory Lane Magazine, November 2022, Volume 37, No.11 Located just a few blocks from the first corner of the original grand prix course in Watkins … Continue reading

Posted in Motor Racing, Victory Lane Magazine, Watkins Glen, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

If it’s September, this must be Watkins Glen

Back again for my favorite racing weekend of the year, in beautiful and historic Watkins Glen, New York. We were blessed with perfect weather, endless cars, sights and sounds, and plenty of beer and delicious local food. The activities kicked-off … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Racing History, Photography, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

2022 Charles Town Car Show

Labor Day weekend (Saturday) with nothing planned, so on a whim to attend the car show in Charles Town, West Virginia. Just about an hour away from home. I had heard good things about the car turn-out at earlier events, … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Cars, Photography, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VRG Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point (article)

Victory Lane Magazine, June 2022: Volume 37, No.6 Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV – May 10 -15, 2022 Story by Terry Johnsen It’s the middle of spring and the destination this week is beautiful West Virginia. The sun … Continue reading

Posted in Victory Lane Magazine, Vintage Auto Racing, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s 2022…finally back with the vintage racers!

It’s been too long since my last post. To be specific it was the US Vintage Grand Prix in September 2021. Time to get busy again! So, this past weekend I traveled to Summit Point (West Virginia) for Vintage Racer … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Vintage Auto Racing, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Auto Racing History, Book Review, Reference Books, Used Books, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 6

Moments That Made Racing History (Modern Sports Car Series) By Rodney Walkerley; Publish Date: 1959; Publisher: Sports Car Press LTD. (New York), Hardcover, 111 pages The sixth book in my review series, Moments That Made Racing History by Rodney Walkerley, was found … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Books, Grand Prix, Historic Auto Racing, Used Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 4

Racing Colours: Motor Racing Compositions 1908 – 2009 By: Simon Owen; Publish Date: 2014; Publisher: Veloce Publishing, Hardcover, 192 pages The fourth book in my review series, Racing Colours by Simon Owen, is one that could easily be categorized in the art … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Historic Auto Racing, Photography, Sports Photography, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Auto Racing, Book Review, Historic Auto Racing, Sports Photography, Used Books, Vintage Auto Racing, Writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Auto Racing, Book Review, Books, Grand Prix, Historic Auto Racing, Sports Photography, Used Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment