1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton
Thursday December 22, 2016
New to the this years schedule is an event many have asked for – an SVRA drivers school. The weekend school is designed to provide prospective vintage racers an accelerated, cost effective path to getting their vintage racing license, while coming away from the track fully ready to go wheel-to-wheel racing. The entire weekend pays homage to “old school” vintage racing and events with throwback races and a low-pressure club feel.
The “throwback” theme even applies to entry fees set at $295 per car. The SVRA school program is fully accredited and focuses on safety, driving skill and the etiquette of vintage racing. Anyone with a vintage race car that meets all the SVRA safety requirements can register for the school. The fee is $550 and includes a one year SVRA competition membership for all who pass the school. Our good friend and wonderful instructor Peter Krause, SVRA’s chief driving instructor, will oversee the school, and you could not be in better hands.
By coupling the school with a special race event weekend the overall experience will give new drivers a glimpse into the foundations of vintage racing. Hall-of-Famer Bob Williams will serve as the event’s grand marshal and will perform ceremonial duties, including the presentation of the special Group 1 race trophy bearing his name.
Visit www.svra.com for more details, or to register and learn to race!
We’ll be attending Carlisle Sun ‘n Fun this Spring. You’re not just coming to a car show or automotive themed weekend, you’re coming to an event that is suitable for enthusiasts of all ages. It doesn’t matter if you’re the most die-hard car guy (or girl) or you’re a family looking for a day out of the house, this has it all! The weekend plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts who will come to SUN ‘n FUN for one of the largest automotive swap meets in the region. In addition, there are classic cars and trucks available within the car corral or enjoy a thrilling collector car auction presented by Carlisle Auctions. Not only are there multiple forms of automobilia for sale, but you can also check out or be part of a classic car show. Throughout the weekend, hundreds of classics, spanning generations of production, will be on display with awards presented at the conclusion of the event. In addition, there’s a great array of food, displays, guests and more.
The SVRA returns to Sebring International Raceway, March 2-5, 2017 for the annual Spring Vintage Classic. Vintage race cars from around the country will be on hand to share the vintage racing weekend on this historic site. The Trans Am Series will run in their own grid during this weekend of racing. All weekend long, both on track and in the paddock, SVRA will honor the great car racing traditions of Sebring International.
Sebring was the site of the vintage race back in 1976, that started the process of the founding of SVRA by Ford Heacock and his racing friends, and the event has grown into something akin to “Spring Break” for vintage racers. There is no better way to fully appreciate vintage racing, and racing history, than to witness and get up close to these historic race cars in action. The Spring Vintage Classic offers lots of track time for all SVRA race groups.
A party for all competitors and crew members takes place on Saturday evening, with great food and live music. The Agents from Heacock Classic will be onsite once again, and this is an event not to be missed, so visit www.svra.com for all the details.
“When someone pointed out that the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was entering its third decade last March time seemed to slow for a moment. We usually don’t have time to think about things like that. From here it all seems to have happened very quickly. I suppose time does fly when you’re having fun. And we are.
We have never forgotten that Concours Sunday at The Amelia is supposed to be fun. Someone actually called The Amelia “The Fun Concours” and we keep that in mind as we compose the classes, plan the schedule and lay out the filed. The whole thing begins to gather momentum when we name an honoree. That gives The Amelia a face. Then comes the creation of the poster and sourcing the cars of the honoree.
Saturday’s Cars & Coffee At The Concours (still no admission charge) featured over 300 extraordinarily diverse entries from local car clubs. C&C has evolved its own rhythms and traditions in just three years and my favorite part is the family nature of it all with parents and children strolling the field, taking pictures with real cameras, not just phones. I think that’s a very good sign.” – Bill Warner, Founder & Chairman
Join us this year for Amelia Island Concourse d’Elegance.
SVRA’s Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix race weekend returns to the Fernandina Beach Airport on March 16-19, 2017, just a few days after the 22nd Annual Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance.
With its emphasis on race cars and racing history, not to mention Bill Warner’s personal passion for bringing racing legends in as Featured Guests, the Amelia Island Concours has gained a huge following among racers, fans, and race car owners.
Bill Warner, founder and chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance and Foundation, has extended a warm welcome to the SVRA. Warner, a racing enthusiast, has raced with SVRA since it was founded in 1981. The Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix pays homage to the 1960s sports car races which took place at the Fernandina Beach Airport. Plans have been finalized for a 2 plus-mile airport road course in 2017.
Invited groups of race cars for this event includes Pre-War cars, sports cars and road racing specials up to 1980. Gold medallion cars are invited and will enjoy separate podiums along with a unique old-school racing experience. Vintage aircraft and vintage motorcycles will also be invited.
Visit www.svra.com for more details – we’ll see you there!