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2010 Portland Historic Races – Bob’s Images

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.04, 2010, under HMSA, Portland International Raceway, Vintage Racing

                                                                                

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2010 Portland Historic Races at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR on Jul 9-11, 2010.

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2010 HMSA Champion’s Grand Prix at Thunderhill

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.21, 2010, under HMSA, SmugMug, Thunderhill, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2010 Champion’s Grand Prix event at Thunderhill on Mar 13-14, 2010

This was HMSA’s opening event for 2010.  The weather was beautiful at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA.  Blue skies, green grass, snow on the mountain tops and loads of fast, gorgeous vintage race cars!  What more could you ask for?

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2010 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.19, 2010, under Auto Club Speedway, California Speedway, Champ Car, Cooliris, Historic Indy Cars, IndyCar, SmugMug, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2010 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association event held at Auto Club Speedway on Mar 5-7, 2010

The HCICA Historic Champ/Indy Cars Were On The Big Two-Mile Oval Each Day Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 5,6,7. Two thirty-minute on-track sessions, at reasonable speed, no pace cars were scheduled each day. They all took place except for a rained out Saturday afternoon session. The Open Wheel Cars included Indy Roadsters of the 1950s and early 1960s, mid-engined Indy Cars of the 1970s and 1980s, and some Pre-World War Two Indy Cars. By invitation there were Sprint Cars requiring push starts in a trial for consideration in two separate grids for future HCICA features. The event was organized by Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing for the Historic Champ/Indy Car Association, Dan Davis Chairman, Pam Shatraw Events Manager, phone 650-321-1411 (CA).

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2009 Bonneville World Finals

by Bob Pengraph on Dec.03, 2009, under Auto Racing, Bonneville Salt Flats, Land Speed Records

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2009 Bonneville World Finals held on Oct 7-10, 2009 at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Bonneville Land Speed Racing is a unique sport that consists of very determined people who drive hot rods, roadsters, belly tankers, lakesters, motorcycles, streamliners, and even diesel trucks to “shoot the salt” in a simple quest to have their name added to the list of many record holders.

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2009 Portland ChumpCar

by Bob Pengraph on Oct.31, 2009, under Auto Racing, Portland International Raceway

Bob Pengraph's gallery of images from the 2009 Portland Chumpcar Event held at Portland International Raceway on  Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2009.</Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2009 Portland Chumpcar Event help at Portland International Raceway on  Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2009.

Welcome to ChumpCar’s Inaugural Event in Portland, OR – ChumpCar is the home for $500 race cars and 24 hour endurance road racing. This series is for gear-heads; for people who love driving and driving fast. It’s for grassroots race teams and almost-race-ready cars. ChumpCar is a throw-back to the era when racing was fun and cheap… when Bondo beat carbon-fiber; when a crescent wrench was the most valuable tool in your box; when home-made engineering made everyone sit up and take notice; and when adding a little theme to your car didn’t get you laughed out of the pit. Those were good times… and they’re back.

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2009 Coronado Speed Festival

by Bob Pengraph on Oct.18, 2009, under Auto Racing, Coronado NAS, HMSA, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's galleries of images from the 2009 Coronado Speed Festival held at Coronado NAS, San Diego, CA on Sept. 26-27, 2009Bob Pengraph’s galleries of images from the 2009 Coronado Speed Festival held at Coronado NAS, San Diego, CA on Sept. 26-27, 2009

The Coronado Speed Festival is set against the stunning backdrop of San Diego Bay and will feature 280 of the world’s most unique and pedigreed machines at one of the most distinctive racecar locations – Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation.

The Coronado Speed Festival is produced by HMSA in association with the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation and hosted by the Naval Base Coronado and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (MWR) which benefits military personnel and their families.

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2009 SOVREN Fall Finale

by Bob Pengraph on Oct.18, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery from the 2009 SOVREN Fall Finale held on Sep 19-20, 2009 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA Bob Pengraph’s gallery from the 2009 SOVREN Fall Finale held on Sep 19-20, 2009 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

The weather is still sunny as SOVREN holds the final event of the racing season at Pacific Raceways (PR). This event, the Fall Finale, is an annual event with approximately 140 pre-1970 racecars that have been restored to mint condition. This race is highlighted with some unusual types of races, including LeMans style starts, One hour Enduros, Lollipop Starts, and Handicap races.

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2009 Columbia River Classic

by Bob Pengraph on Sep.07, 2009, under Auto Racing, Portland International Raceway, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the 2009 Columbia River Classic on Sep 5-7, 2009 at Portland International Raceway.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2009 Columbia River Classic on Sep 5-7, 2009 at Portland International Raceway.

The weather is sunny hot as SOVREN takes to the road in this midseason event of the racing year at the Portland Intl. Raceway. This event, the Columbia River Classic Road Race is an annual event with approximately 150 pre-1970 racecars that have been restored to mint condition. With its challenging course, the infamous festival turn on the straight and open layout, viewing is a real treat as the entire course is visible. Spectators will have the chance to view a variety of rare cars from the past including Porsches, Lotuses, Alfa Romeos, Corvettes, Austin Healeys and many more. This race is held in conjunction with the largest West Coast All British Field Meet, with tons of British vehicles in attendance, a swap meet, a Range Rover demonstration, and a slalom.

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2009 Monterey Experience

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.23, 2009, under Auto Racing, Car Shows, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Monterey Experience on Aug 13-16, 2009.

Images from the Monterey Historic Races, Pebble Beach Concours, Bonham and Butterfield Auction, Gooding & Company Auction, RM Auction and Russo & Steele Auction.

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