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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 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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