Tag 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 # 7

The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing – A Complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Cars By Peter Higham; Publish Date: 1995; Publisher: Motorbooks International Publishers & Wholesalers. (USA edition), Hardcover, 544 pages The seventh book in my review series is The … 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 # 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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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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