GOIN’ FAST; DOIN’ GOOD!

GOIN’ FAST; DOIN’ GOOD!
Historic racer and patriot Mike Moss is GOIN’ FAST; DOIN’ GOOD! supporting efforts to help Ukraine citizens and keep democracy and freedom alive! When he is not racing his Lola T70, Lola Can-Am car, or one of his vintage four-cam Ford-powered Indy 500 racecars, my friend and Sarasota Café Racer Mike Moss is spearheading OPERATION UKRAINE RELIEF, a joint military veteran & civilian organization. It’s essentially a continuation of OPERATION PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and his involvement in evacuating ...
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LEGENDS OF LAGUNA SECA

LEGENDS OF LAGUNA SECA
As WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates its 65th racing season, we take a look back at some of the LEGENDS OF LAGUNA SECA, the iconic characters who helped mold the mystique of the now world-renowned race track. In 1960, Laguna Seca had three years of racing under its belt and started to form into an elite racing venue. Its competitions often attracted not only the best drivers in the U.S., but around the world. Beginning that October, the Pacific Grand Prix implemented an innovative way ...
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Velocity: Invitational Motorsports Festival

Velocity: Invitational Motorsports Festival
There are times when even a serious car guy needs a little nudge to get up early and head out in the dark to cover a motorsports event. So, we're happy to report that our Jim Palam saw the light, set his alarm and got the story for us! Here's his coverage of the Velocity: Invitational Motorsports Festival, where legendary cars, drivers and fans soaked up the sun and racing fuel at Laguna Seca! Velocity is a vector quantity that refers to "the rate at which an object changes its position...
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HISTORIC RACING: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!

HISTORIC RACING: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!
Almost 1,400 volunteers, city officials, law enforcement and local merchants turn out to showcase vintage racing at its best at Schenley Park, and welcome locals as well as visitors, blogs Mike Matune. On Labor Day 1983, a group of enthusiasts brought their dream to fruition by staging a vintage race through the streets of Schenley Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Thirty-five years later it has grown to incorporate two race weekends with a dizzying array of car events stretched out in between. O...
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HISTORIC RACING: DATSUN-NISSAN AT WALTER MITTY!

HISTORIC RACING: DATSUN-NISSAN AT WALTER MITTY!
More than 50 historic Nissan and Datsun racecars on track at Road Atlanta this week to celebrate the brand's 50-year history of American motorsports success. Datsun racing legend John Morton, right, will lead the pack at the 41st HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty. He’ll be aboard an exact replica of the two-time national championship-winning BRE Datsun 240Z. Morton will serve as the event's grand marshal this weekend. Comedian, actor and filmmaker and Nissan/Datsun racin...
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KIDSTON TROPHY: BENTLEY BOYS RETURN TO SILVERSTONE!

This weekend, the Silverstone Classic will come alive with the sights and sounds of Motor Racing Legends’ magnificent grid of Pre-War sports cars, for the Kidston Trophy race, all paying homage to the fabled ‘Bentley Boy’ aviator Glen Kidston. The inaugural Kidston Trophy ran in 2015, where Fred Wakeman and Patrick Blakeney-Edwards were first to take the flag. This Saturday, 45 pre-War racers from the 1920s and 1930s will be firing up ready to take the challenge once again. Amongst the runners ...
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THUNDER ROAD: LIME ROCK HISTORICS!

Racing grids highly charged for Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35. Competition fast and furious, friendly and fun will mark the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35 three days of spirited historic racing. Upwards of 230 drivers from North America, England and Europe and as far away as Australia have registered to challenge the 1.5-mile circuit in Lakeville, CT, on September 1, 2 and 4. As in previous years, the race groups at Lime Rock Park’s 35th iteration of its Historic Festival will hav...
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2016 WISKO GRAND PRIX: HSR AT VIR!

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...
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BRIAN JOHNSON ROCKS MINI-COOPER: CROFT CIRCUIT!

AC/DC front man Brian Johnson returns to track that got him hooked on motor racing. This time he’ll be a competitor. As if there were not already enough compelling reasons to visit Croft Circuit’s Nostalgia Weekend (August 2-3) with its irresistible blend of fast cars, wheel-to-wheel racing and vintage music and dress, a special guest is now set to rev anticipation into overdrive. The man famous for such rock anthems as Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Hells Bells and You Shook Me All Night ...
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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...
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