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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 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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