Converting a 1965-’66 Mustang into a SHELBY GT350: MUSTANG WITH COBRA BITE! may not have been rocket science - but the results were: Sound, fury and the SCCA B/Production National Championship. Ford market surveys revealed that a sizeable percentage of young Mustang shoppers who didn’t buy Mustangs, did buy Corvettes and imported sports cars. Marketing manager, Bob Johnson, shared the details with Ray Geddes at Ford Special Vehicles Activity. At the time, there was a small, low-profile ...Read More
VDCA @ VIR: WILD HARE RUN!
The start to our vintage racing coverage schedule this year was, as in the past, the Wild Hare Run put on by VDCA (Vintage Drivers Club of America) at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in Alton, VA. Our Mike Matune was trackside at VIR. Vintage racing can be as competitive as any other type of competition as showcased here by this tightly spaced group attacking the “Snake”. Leading the pack is Dean Tetterton (Triumph TR4) followed closely by John Fontanella (MGB) and Hervey Parke (Ginett...Read More
ARCHIE URCIUOLI: RRDC 2017 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER!
Archie Urciuoli, an SCCA racer in the 1950s and 1960s, a former Marine, and head of a private investment and consulting firm, was named the 2017 recipient of the RRDC Bob Akin Award. He was presented the award at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club members' dinner last evening, prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/histori...Read More