As summer begins to give way to fall each year, the vintage racing crowd heads to the picturesque VIRginia International Raceway in southern VA for SVRA’s Heacock Classic Gold Cup. CGC's Mike Matune brings us highlights. The challenging 3.27-mile-long VIR circuit welcomes all with its undulating, rolling pavement. The VIR: CLASSIC GOLD CUP! hosts a variety of activities that entertain automotive enthusiasts of all ilk and ages. Here Dave Roberts sets up for VIR’s Turn 12 before starting down the...Read More
VIR Gold Cup
SVRA HEACOCK CLASSIC: THE GOLD STANDARD!
Mike Matune goes trackside at VIR to bring us highlights of the Gold Cup historic races. The SVRA wrapped up part of its season at the Heacock Class “Gold Cup historic races at VIRginia International Raceway. Optimum weather and VIR’s lush surroundings welcomed a bevy of seasoned racers. Spectators were treated to the sights and sounds of some great big-bore historic racecars. Olthoff Racing (www.olthoffracing.com) of NC showed up with three Superformance GT40s, top, including those o...Read More
‘15 GOLD CUP: GOING FOR SVRA GOLD AT VIR!
Mike Matune stays dry long enough to bring us coverage of the wet and wild Gold Cup weekend at VIR. With a nod towards poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the story of the 2015 Gold Cup weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) could be wrapped up in the phrase, ”Water, water, everywhere …”. The point is illustrated by David Pintaric’s Corvette, above, with its grille full of VIR landscape and water teaming off every inch of the car as it drags a cloud of spray behind. A torrential d...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
CORVETTES & MOTOWN MUSCLE: VIR GOLD CUP!
Kick-ass domestic & imported racers fill the field at the SVRA bash at Virginia International Raceway. SVRA invaded Virginia International Raceway for the annual Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races. As you can see from this shot of David Thomas’ Sprite, right, the course never seems to stop moving. Be it left and right or up and down, the driver is always challenged. Combine this with outstanding facilities and a beautiful setting and a race at VIR is tough to beat. With ...Read More