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The Portland Vintage Racing Festival presented by Jaguar shines a unique spotlight on the world of Vintage Racing and Car Culture as a whole. A walk through the pits is like a backstage pass to the rolling history of American auto racing. SVRA, Portland International Raceway, and Heacock Classic announce the new 2-day Collector Car Show held at the SVRA Portland Vintage Racing Festival on July 11 and 12, 2015.

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If you own a collector car, and would like to park it right up front on display while you enjoy the racing, check out these 2 days of car-guy fun!

– Display your car up front at the 12-turn, 1.97-mile historic PIR track

– Get 2 – two-day event passes that get you right into the pits

– Take a “Lunch-Time” tour of the track in your classic car

– Enjoy Saturday’s Mitch Ryder concert and Fireworks

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All this, and a free event poster, costs just $45, but you must pre-register HERE or contact Sandy Bauer at sandy@svra.com or 503 307 5420. Join us for a perfect classic car weekend, with great vintage racing and wonderful show cars side by side.


Heacock Classic and Concorso Italiano are pleased to welcome Kendall-Jackson to the acclaimed Early Placement Party on Friday, August 14 from 5-7 PM. It’s one of the most gracious and relaxed events of the entire Monterey weekend!

 

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Kendall-Jackson is one of America’s most beloved family-owned and operated wineries, founded by entrepreneur and visionary Jess Jackson and now led by his wife Barbara Banke, Kendall-Jackson offers a range of acclaimed wines grown on the family’s estate vineyards along the coastal ridges of California. A leader in sustainable vineyard and winery practices including solar cogeneration and water conservation, 100% of Kendall-Jackson’s vineyards in California are SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice). Kendall-Jackson will be pouring their Grand Reserve Chardonnay and Grand Reserve Pinot Noir.

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All vehicle exhibitors placing their car at Concorso Italiano on Friday, August 14th are invited to join the festivities held on the beautiful fairways of Black Horse Golf Course.  This casual gathering is an invitation only affair, serving delectable appetizers served by Caesars Etc., the award winning wines of Kendall Jackson, and desserts by Ana’s Bakery including – what else – cannolis.  This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with your fellow enthusiasts in a relaxed environment.  Because the Heacock Classic Early Placement Party is by invitation only, we ask that you contact Concorso in advance if you plan on joining us

Come early to place your car on the field and preview the final layouts of the event from 3:00-6:00pm.  Then enjoy the party from 5:00-7:00pm. If you would like to attend, please be sure to RSVP no later than July 31st.

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We are also excited to announce that Desert Concorso’s 2nd annual event will be held at Palm Springs Stadium in Palm Springs, CA on November 15.

The Desert Concorso will feature all of the beautiful Italian cars you’ve experienced at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, but in addition the Desert Concorso will also welcome special interest sports cars from the UK, Germany, and France.

In addition to great sporting/GT cars, the Desert Concorso will celebrate Italian food, fashion, art and music.  Visit www.concorso.com for full details.


“I was thrilled to be part of a team that created the most unique custom convertible of all times. I don’t think the car can ever be duplicated in terms of the impact it had on the custom car community.” – George Barris

Before World War II, as America was emerging from the devastating economic havoc of The Great Depression, an automotive culture was emerging. While times may have been tough, the first generation of Americans to grow up with Model T Fords appreciated these cars for their affordability and resiliency. For some, buying their first car was the ticket to ultimate personal freedom. Within that group grew a subculture that found reason to make that personal freedom a rolling statement. (more…)


LONG POND, PA (June 18, 2015) – Pocono Raceway will host the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) “Pocono Vintage Festival with INDYCAR” at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ from August 20th-23rd. This festival, being held as a companion event to the “ABC Supply 500” Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend, will include multiple vintage car exhibition races on the oval and road course, a huge car show, and the 40th Annual Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Convention. Additionally, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, The Guess Who, will perform a live concert at the Pocono Raceway Infield Block Party the evening of Saturday, August 22. (more…)


We’re fresh back from all the fun at The Brickyard Vintage Festival, where a walk in the pits is like a visit to a racing museum, except the cars are still going fast!  Not only was there 4 days of highly competitive racing, but a chance to meet an incredible array of former Indy 500 drivers, watch many of them drive in the Pro-AM race, a fantastic car show, concert, and fireworks capped off the weekend.  The 3 generations of the Unser family was a highlight for everyone. (more…)


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