Tagged Vintage Racing

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Paramount Ranch Tour

Coordinating a club event with a National Park site, especially one as busy with filming and other events as Paramount Ranch is, can be challenging, but on April 12th, it all worked out. The weather couldn’t have been more ideal – cool morning temperatures under beautiful sunny skies. Nineteen cars with 30 people met at…

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Leif Storms Laguna

Last weekend, at the Monterey Motorsport Reunion, better known to us crusty old timers as the Monterey Historics, Moss salesman Leif Jacobsen got his first crack at the Corkscrew. Racing his family’s 1934 MG NA racer, Leif showed his potential with a solid driving performance. The car, purchased by Leif’s grandfather, and progressively modified for…

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Aston Martin and Abingdon – The Jacobs Midgets

Dick Jacobs already had an MG dealership and was an established racer when he was asked to drive one of the prototype alloy-bodied MGA racers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955 by his friends in the BMC Competition Department at Abingdon.The race, however, was ill-fated for almost all concerned and shortly after…

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Number 79

The classified add read: “FOR SALE: ’61 Sprite, partially race-prepared, Engine rebuilt – $300. SW 4-1622 days till 7:00 pm.” We drove to Tom’s ABC Auto Service and there it was, a Cherry Red, H Production Bugeye Sprite with roll-bar, open exhaust, no windshield or front bumper.  Too boot, it was a “Sebring Sprite” with…

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Spirit of MG Vintage Racing

I was so saddened to hear that Tony (David Anthony) Roth passed away on October 27th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. He was Mr. MG in so many ways and for so many years. He was dedicated to enjoying MGs, having fun, and ensuring everyone else had fun. He had just turned 76 in September and…

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Bill Warner: Classic Car Icon

Classic car icon Bill Warner has had an incredible ride as professional automotive photographer and writer, racer, Cannonball Run competitor, car collector and restorer, founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and winner of numerous prestigious industry awards. What is he most proud of professionally? “The ability to distill all my experiences into an event…

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Bob Tullius, Group 44 Inc.

Bob Tullius is legendary as a driver, race team owner and motorsports marketing innovator for Triumph, British Leyland and Jaguar. He ran one of the most successful road racing teams from the 1960s through the ’80s, and campaigned so many of our favorite cars: MGB, Midget, Spitfire, TR3, TR4, TR6, GT6, TR7, TR8 and XKE….

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Triumph Friend, Joe Alexander

When vintage Triumph racer Joe Alexander launched a private e-mail list server over a decade ago for the guys he met at races, he expected to count the members on two hands. But the Friends of Triumph e-mail list has grown to over 300 members worldwide and includes such notables as former Triumph team boss…

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Kent Prather, EIGHT-Time SCCA Champion

Kent Prather has been racing the same 1962 MGA for nearly 30 years. Together they’ve made history: Prather has taken the car to the SCCA national championships every year since 1984 and has won an unprecedented six G Production championships. His track record earned him the SCCA President’s Cup in 2005, the highest award in…

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Vintage University – Give Racing a Try

Always wanted to give vintage racing a try? There’s an opportunity every February at Buttonwillow Raceway in Buttonwillow, California, that offers a safe, low-cost way to get out on the track in a classic car and learn racing techniques from the experts. It’s presented by the Vintage Auto Racing Association (VARA), a group that’s been…

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