Ford GT & Cobra owners, racers and Roy Lunn’s friends and family gathered at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club in Sarasota, FL to celebrate the legendary engineer and designer, known as the Godfather of the GT40. His accomplishments led to Ford’s domination of international sports car racing in the mid-late-1960s. On June 19th, 2016, racing enthusiasts, friends of the Blue Oval, automotive journalists and historians, and the Ford Motor Company, will celebrate the 50th...Read More
INDY: BRICKYARD VINTAGE RACING INVITATIONAL!
SVRA enjoyed a second year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with its Vintage Racing Invitational. Mike Matune was trackside for the Chronicles. Clark Howey’s ‘66 Corvette won its class at Daytona. After more than 20 years and numerous owners, it is once again owned and raced by Howey. So much more than just racing, the event encompasses a car auction, car show, Jaguar exhibit and autocross and an enactment of the very first event at the Speedway - 1909 hot air balloon race. To us, the si...Read More
ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION: LAGUNA SECA!
‘When it comes to experiencing vintage racing greatness, the Reunion has few equals,’ blogs Mike Matune. Mid-August brings us what is lovingly referred to as Monterey Hell Week and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. The Reunion is what vintage racing aspires to be, a collection of truly important cars and drivers competing head to head. Eddie Lawson, top, climbs the Rahal Straight towards the “Corkscrew” in Racing Commonwealth’s Osella PA 3/5. I have been attendi...Read More
VINTAGE RACING AT INDY: BRICKYARD BASH!
Our Mike Matune is trackside at one of the most anticipated events on this year’s vintage racing calendar. The inaugural Brickyard Vintage Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway drew a field of over 700 cars to contest three days of racing around both IMS’s road and oval courses. Rick Mooney’s ‘68 Corvette negotiates Turn 9 with the “Pagoda” in the background. The event was well received by spectators and competitors alike. This year’s race hopefully signals the birth of an...Read More
SHELBY FIA COBRA: IT’S GOLDEN!
Shelby American celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 289-powered Cobras with a limited run of 50 289 FIA models. In 1964, Carroll Shelby and Shelby American introduced the FIA version of the small-block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American is offering 50 limited edition Continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Each will be painted ...Read More