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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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 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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