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2009 Wine Country Classic

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.03, 2009, under Auto Racing, Infineon Raceway, Vintage Racing

 Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Wine Country Classic on May 29-31, 2009.

 Join Infineon Raceway as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Morgan at the Wine Country Classic Historic Car Races May 30-31. The Morgan first hit the streets in England in 1909, and Infineon Raceway will host one of the biggest centennial celebrations of the Morgan in North America. In all, more than 250 historic cars will grace the road course in a weekend of racing.

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2009 Portland Historic Races

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.26, 2009, under Portland International Raceway, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Portland Historic Races on Jul 10-12, 2009.

On the heels of a successful 2008 event, the Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races has announced International Motorsports Association (IMSA) Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) cars as its feature for 2009. The sleek, aerodynamic race cars will be part of a celebration of 40 years of IMSA. As IMSA’s initial series in 1969 was Formula Vee and Formula Ford, the Portland Historic Races will also be inviting Formula Fords from around the country to participate. Local race car champion Parker Johnstone of Wilsonville, who drives a 1988 Spice/Acura GTP/L, has been tapped as the race’s Grand Marshal. The 33rd annual Portland Historic Races will take place July 10 through 12, 2009, at Portland International Raceway.

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2009 Historic NASCAR Races at Portland International Raceway

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.19, 2009, under Auto Racing, NASCAR, Portland International Raceway, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the Historic NASCAR Races at Portland International Raceway on Jul 19, 2009.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Historic NASCAR Races at Portland International Raceway on Jul 19, 2009.

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2009 NASCAR Camping World West at Portland International Raceway

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.19, 2009, under Auto Racing, NASCAR, Portland International Raceway

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the NASCAR Camping World West at Portland International Raceway on Jul 19, 2009.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the NASCAR Camping World West at Portland International Raceway on Jul 19, 2009.

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2009 GASS Season Finale at Portland International Raceway

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.19, 2009, under Auto Racing, NASCAR, Portland International Raceway, Stock Cars, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the GASS Season Finale at Portland International Raceway on Jul 19, 2009.

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2009 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historic Races

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.05, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraphs photos of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Historic Races  Bob Pengraph’s photos of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Historic Races.

The Pacific Northwest Historics features many of the world’s rarest and most beautiful pre-1970 race cars. Most have been restored to mint condition and a handful retain the patina earned while racing years ago. This year, more than 250 vintage race cars from all over the West Coast and Canada are expected to participate. Fan favorites include Ferraris, Lotuses, Cobras, Corvettes, Porsches, Austin Healeys and some less recognizable names like Elva, Ginetta, and McLaren; many with impressive racing histories.

Some of the cars are valued at over $1 million, but the high values don’t hold back the owners and drivers – most cars will exceed 100 mph and some over 150 mph during the wheel to wheel competition. The Pacific Raceways circuit is a challenging 2 ¼-mile road course that includes nine turns, a 300 foot elevation drop and a near ¾-mile straightaway.
Spectators are welcome in the paddock area and encouraged to take a close-up look at the cars and visit with the drivers.

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VIDEO: 2009 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics: Eric Haga’s Lola T-190

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.05, 2009, under ChaseCam, Pacific Raceways, Video, Vintage Racing Onboard


Ride along with Eric Haga at the 2009 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics at Pacific Raceways

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2009 Portland Rose Cup Races – Vintage Grid

by Bob Pengraph on Jun.14, 2009, under Auto Racing, Portland International Raceway, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraph’s photos of the 2009 Portland Rose Cup Races – Vintage Grid

The Portland Rose Festival and the Sports Car Club of America today announced that the historic Trans Am racing series will return in 2009 and headline Portland’s annual Rose Cup race weekend.  Founded in 1966, the Trans Am series produced some of America’s finest racing drivers, including Mark Donohue, Tommy Kendall, George Follmer, and Wally Dallenbach. The Trans Am series raced in Portland 21 times from 1975 to 2005, and served as the Rose Cup race from 1975 through 1983. In 1984, Trans Am became a regular support race for Portland’s annual Champ Car race.  The annual Rose Cup Race, the oldest amateur road-racing event west of the Mississippi River, has been popular with West Coast racing enthusiasts for more than 40 years. The racing weekend features Sports Car Club of America’s Regional and National Championship point races with more than 400 amateur drivers in varied classes of race cars. It’s a great event for the whole family.  The Porsche Club of America holds the Porsche Cup race during Rose Cup weekend as well. A new Rose Festival sponsor, Carrera Motors of Bend, Oregon, is presenting sponsor of the Porsche Cup race this year.  There are three new features this year to Rose Cup weekend: First Annual Rose Cup Friday Night Drags presented by Scion, the First Annual Rose Cup Races Cruise In, and Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) racing.

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VIDEO: 2009 Reno Historics: Tony Garmey’s 1962 Corvette

by Bob Pengraph on May.03, 2009, under GoPro, Reno-Fernley Raceway, Video, Vintage Racing Onboard


Heat race at the 2009 Reno Historic Races onboard Tony Garmey’s 1962 Corvette. Video captured with a GoPro Motorsports Hero.

Video by Bob Pengraph

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2009 Reno Historic Races

by Bob Pengraph on May.03, 2009, under Auto Racing, HMSA, Reno-Fernley Raceway, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2009 Reno Historic Races at Reno Fernely Raceway in Fernley, NV.

The Reno Historic Races delivers an exciting blend of historic production and special purpose-built racecars. The world-class historic cars are divided into groups according to make, age and horsepower. A typical representation includes racecars from prestigious manufacturers such as Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette that were raced in great series such as Formula One, Can-Am, and Winston Cup NASCAR type stock cars. One of the more notable features of the event is its “open paddock,” which allows spectators the opportunity to walk right up to the valued vehicles and interact with the driver and crew.

The Reno Historic Races run daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for the three-day event.. Tickets are available at the Reno-Fernley Raceway; at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St. in Reno; and at Dynamic Motorsports, 9728 S. Virginia St. #C in Reno.

The event is a fundraiser for The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection), located in downtown Reno. The National Automobile Museum is an internationally recognized museum and a nonprofit organization whose mission is to collect and preserve the automobile for future generations, and to tell the story of the impact of the automobile on American society. The 105,000 square foot museum features changing exhibits, four period street scenes, and more than 200 antique, vintage, classic and special interest vehicles ranging from 1892 to present.

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2009 SOVREN Defrost Kickoff

by Bob Pengraph on Apr.19, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2009 SOVREN Defrost Kickoff at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

SOVREN, the premier vintage racing organization in the Northwest, holds the first spectator event of the racing season at Pacific Raceways (PR) each April. This event, the Defrost Kickoff, is preceded on Friday with training for new racers. Two full days of racing follow on Saturday and Sunday, allowing drivers to shake off the winter cobwebs and test out their race cars on the track after a winter of preparation. Over 100 cars are expected, with racing taking place from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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2009 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.16, 2009, under Auto Racing, Fontana, Historic Indy Cars, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the 2009 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association at Fontana.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2009 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association at Fontana.

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VIDEO: Bonneville 2008: Doug Esterbrook’s Land Speed Record

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.30, 2008, under Auto Racing, Bonneville Salt Flats, ChaseCam, Land Speed Records, Video, Vintage Racing Onboard


Doug Esterbrook sets a new Land Speed Record in the Tacoma PU. Video by Bob Pengraph.

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VIDEO: Bonneville 2008: Doug Esterbrook Wednesday Practice

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.30, 2008, under Auto Racing, Bonneville Salt Flats, ChaseCam, Land Speed Records, Video, Vintage Racing Onboard


Doug Esterbrook practices in the Toyota Tacoma for a Land Speed Record attempt. Video by Bob Pengraph.

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VIDEO: Bonneville 2008: Renny Watt’s Land Speed Record

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.30, 2008, under Auto Racing, Bonneville Salt Flats, ChaseCam, Land Speed Records, Video, Vintage Racing Onboard

Renny Watt sets a new Land Speed Record in the Tacoma PU. Video by Bob Pengraph.

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VIDEO: Bonneville 2008: Renny Watt Monday Qualifying Run

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.30, 2008, under Auto Racing, Bonneville Salt Flats, ChaseCam, Land Speed Records, Video, Vintage Racing Onboard


Renny Watt’s qualifying run in the Toyota Tacoma for a Land Speed Record attempt. Video by Bob Pengraph.

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2008 Kohler Challenge – Formula 5000

by Bob Pengraph on Aug.07, 2008, under Auto Racing, F5000, Road America, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the Formula 5000 40th Anniversary at Road America - 2008 Kohler International Challenge Group 11Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Formula 5000 40th Anniversary at Road America – 2008 Kohler International Challenge Group 11

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2008 SOVREN Maryhill Loops

by Bob Pengraph on Jun.18, 2008, under Auto Racing, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb in Goldendale, WA.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb in Goldendale, WA.

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2008 Wine Country Classic

by Bob Pengraph on Jun.18, 2008, under Auto Racing, Infineon Raceway, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's MASSIVE posting (10 galleries!) of vintage action at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.Bob Pengraph’s MASSIVE posting (10 galleries!) of vintage action at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.

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2008 HMSA Reno Historics

by Bob Pengraph on May.11, 2008, under Auto Racing, HMSA, Reno-Fernley Raceway, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the 2008 HMSA Reno Historic races featuring the Vasek Polak Porsche Tribute.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2008 HMSA Reno Historic races featuring the Vasek Polak Porsche Tribute.

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2008 SOVREN Defrost Kickoff – Pacific Raceways – Kent, WA

by Bob Pengraph on Apr.23, 2008, under Auto Racing, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's images from the SOVREN event at Pacific Raceways, April 19-20, 2008Bob Pengraph’s images from the SOVREN Defrost Kickoff at Pacific Raceways, April 19-20, 2008

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2008 HCICA Historic Indy Cars at California Speedway

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.11, 2008, under Auto Racing, Historic Indy Cars, IndyCar, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the HCICA Historic Indy Cars event at California Speedway.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the HCICA Historic Indy Cars event at California Speedway.

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2008 VARA Route 66 at California Speedway

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.11, 2008, under Auto Racing, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the VARA Route 66 vintage event at California Speedway.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the VARA Route 66 vintage event at California Speedway.

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VIDEO: 2007 Land Speed Record Video – Renny Watt’s 1998 Toyota PU

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.01, 2008, under Auto Racing, ChaseCam, Land Speed Records, Video

Renny Watt sets a new World Land Speed Record in a 1998 Toyota PU at the Bonneveille Salt Flats.

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