Our man on the track, Mike Matune, brings you four days of glorious historic racing at Virginia International Raceway. Memorial Day weekend marked the return of the Historic Sportscar Racing group to VIRginia International Raceway with the Wisko Grand Prix. Comradery and competition ran high, as an eclectic group of historic road racers did their best to tame VIR’s full course over four days. Here using all of the road, curbing, rumble strip and “gator teeth” available, we have Jeff McKain’s...Read More
Porsche 914-6 GT
PUT-IN-BAY (PIBRRR): ROAD RACES REUNION!
Mike Matune covers the 1950s-era road racing reunion, celebrating classic ‘airport & street racing' at its finest. The starter waves the green flag as the field accelerates down the front straight during the 2015 Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion on South Bass Island in Western Lake Erie. In period, the racers at Put in Bay occupied an important spot on the racing calendar for small-bore production and race cars. Its recreation as a vintage event has involved perseverance and dedication by ...Read More
HEACOCK CLASSIC GOLD CUP: VIR!
SVRA wraps up with 2014 vintage racing schedule with its premier event at Virginia International Raceway. Mike Matune brings us highlights. As Summer fades and the racing season begins to wind down, SVRA draws us to Southern Virginia and Virginia International Raceway (VIR) for the annual Heacock Gold Cup. Here Mike Fisher, top, sweeps under the vehicle bridge in his ex-Derek Bell Speedvision Cup Audi S4. Peter Dunn exits Turn 11 in his Morgan, above, chasing the other Group 3 ...Read More
PORSCHE 914-6 GT: RELIVING THE DREAM!
Sarasota Café Racer Bob Bailey, together with co-drivers Jacques Duval and George Nicholas, won class honors at the 1971 Daytona 24-hour Enduro in the #5 Porsche 914-6 GT. Bob’s back racing a nut & bolt recreation of the original. The original race-winning #5 Porsche 914-6 GT is currently in Paul Pflugfelder’s collection in Boston and has been replicated for Bob Bailey by Ron Zitza, Zotz Racing in Orlando, FL. Bailey’s current racer, in original Sunoco livery, has been updated from orig...Read More