Category Archives: Writing

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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