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The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association has released a robust national schedule for the 2015 season, with 18 race events, five more chances to race than in 2014. SVRA’s schedule reflects significant growth in the Western U.S., with the addition of the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway, the Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland Int’l Raceway, and the Coronado Speed Festival on Coronado Island near San Diego. Two new significant SVRA events are also debuting in the Southeast, the Southern Classic at Road Atlanta and Mardi Gras in October at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans. Heacock Classic is proud to be involved with Tony Parella and the SVRA in both the past and the future of National Championship Vintage Auto Racing in all 4 corners of the United States.

Ford and Tony SVRA Heacock Classic

The Founder and the current SVRA Leader: Ford Heacock III and Tony Parella

Along with Sonoma and Coronado, 2015’s SVRA Invitational events will include the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas. “This early release of our schedule is the result of some great collaboration with the tracks and other vintage racing organizations,” stated Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO. “They recognize that early date commitments make it easier, and more efficient, for us to work together with them to promote the event and its features. The early commitments put us in front of our entrants and fans in time be included in their early racing and vacation plans.”

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Cars Ready to Start

2015’s first event will be held February 13-15, and is run with VARA at the Spring Mountain Raceway in Nevada. February’s next two events are run at a pair of iconic tracks, Road Atlanta and Sebring Int’l Raceway, building the season’s momentum. As part of a unique opportunity being offered by SVRA, any racer running both the Road Atlanta and Sebring events will have the opportunity to run a third non- invitational SVRA event for free. The base entry fee will be waved.

The SVRA 2015 Schedule:

Feb. 13-15, Duel in the Desert with VARA at Spring Mountain Raceway, NV

Feb. 20-22, The Southern Classic at Road Atlanta, GA

Feb. 26-March 1, The Spring Vintage Classic at Sebring Int’l Raceway, FL

Mar. 28-29, Willow Springs Historics with VARA at Willow Springs Raceway, CA

Apr. 9-12, Miami Historics at Homestead-Miami Speedway, FL

Apr. 25-26, British Extravaganza with VARA at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, CA

May 14-17, SVRA Spring Vintage Festival at Road America, WI

May 28-31, Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway, CA.

June 10-14, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motors Speedway, IN

June 19-21, S. California Historic Sports Car Festival at Auto Club Speedway, CA

June 25-28, Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, OH

July 9-12, Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland Int’l Raceway, OR

Aug. 13-16, Pocono Mountain Historic Getaway at Pocono Raceway, PA

Sep. 10-13*, U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen Int’l, NY
*(If repaving is approved, date will be July 23-26)

Sep. 18-20, The Coronado Speed Festival at Coronado Island, CA

Sep. 24-27, Heacock Classic Gold Cup at Virginia Int’l Raceway, VA

Oct. 8-11, Mardi Gras in October at NOLA Motorsports Park, LA

Nov. 4-8, U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of The Americas, TX

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Cars Pre-start

Heacock Classic Insurance is the founding sponsor of the SVRA, and has provided both the organizational and entrant insurance for the SVRA for over 3 decades. With full line personal collector car and race equipment policies, Heacock Classic is uniquely positioned to provide full-service protection to collectors, racers, and car clubs alike.

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The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III, today the SVRA has over 2,000 members. Further information is available at the SVRA website, on Facebook, and on YouTube, featuring in-car racing videos of SVRA events.

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Car in the Garage


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The auto world is mourning the loss of Sergio Pininfarina, one of Italy’s greatest and most prolific automotive designers. So it’s appropriate that I’m writing this while sitting next to a Maserati Gran Turismo, one of the most beautiful coupes crafted by Sergio and his father’s company namesake, Pininfarina.

Check out his designs at wired.com

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There isn’t an auto journalist worth a damn who hasn’t been bitten in the ass by a Viper. Disrespect the snake, even for a second, and — ssssttttrike! — you’re toast.

The Dodge Viper was effective in huge-engine, massive-tire style, with decent balance and weak brakes. Throughout its original 18-year run, it was crude. Some called it second-rate, but if you were expecting an Acura NSX, it’s probably you who had the problem. With appropriate skill and judgment, the Viper was more effective — faster — than hero cars that cost substantially more. Click here to read more.

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  • RM Auctions announces a rare and coveted 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Scaglietti ‘Tour de France’ as the latest feature attraction for its Monterey sale, August 17–18
  • The first 14-Louver TdF built and one of just nine examples of its kind, 0585 GT is Ferrari Classiche certified and boasts a well-documented history, including a co-starring role in the 1966 Disney classic, The Love Bug
  • Exclusive TdF joins previously announced Ferrari 410 S to lead an exceptional roster of more than a dozen examples from the Modenese Prancing Horse

BLENHEIM, Ontario (June 27, 2012) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce the consignment of the stunning and exceptionally rare 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France,’ chassis 0585 GT, to its highly anticipated Monterey sale, August 17–18 in California.

Specially handpicked by RM specialists for the August sale, the magnificent TdF joins an outstanding roster of more than a dozen milestone Ferraris poised for RM’s 2012 Monterey podium. The remarkable offering, which also includes the previously announced, multi-million-dollar Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta, further consolidates RM’s reputation as the global leader in the presentation of important and historic Ferraris at auction.

Following the enormously successful sale of the Ferrari 625 TRC for its West Coast owner at our Monaco auction last month, we are delighted to have been entrusted with another wonderful, California-based Ferrari for our Monterey sale—this time a coveted 250 GT Tour de France,” says Shelby Myers, Managing Director, RM California. “The Tour de France is one of Ferrari’s most celebrated models. The car on offer—a 14-louvre example—is particularly exciting, as it is among the rarest and most sought after of TdF’s and comes fresh to the market, offered for the first time in 14 years.”
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Source: www.rmauctions.com


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