1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton
Thursday December 22, 2016
A spectacular gathering of vintage race cars will create quite a show during the 16th annual Southern California Historic Sports Car Festival at the Auto Club Speedway. The challenging 21 turn, 2.8 mile sports car track configuration will be utilized for this popular event.
Two full days racing will be available to competitors in all SVRA race groups. VARA members are also invited. The Trans Am Series will be one of the featured race groups.
Friday is an open test day and SVRA will also offer an optional Driver Orientation/Track Orientation Program (TOP/DOP) for drivers who have not previously competed at this track and/or for those who want to learn a few extra “go-fast” secrets on this incredible road race circuit.
Saturday evening will feature a party for drivers and crew, with food and live music. Spectator tickets can be purchased at the gate, and of course, like all SVRA events, the paddock and garage areas are open to all attendees. It’s like a walk into racing history. Join Heacock Classic onsite, and for further information, visit www.svra.com
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One of the driver’s favorite events on the SVRA schedule, The Spring Vintage Festival at Road American offers drivers a massive facility with a great track surface and spectators plenty of exciting viewing areas to watch the action. The weekend event will offer race groups for all SVRA classes including Formula 5000, Formula Ford, Sports Racing and production sports cars from marques such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette. Cars from the Pre-War group to the legendary sports cars from the from the ’50s, ’60s and ‘70s will be on track. Two Enduro races are also scheduled. Of course, the open pits allow everyone to get up close and personal with a wonderful fleet of vintage race cars.
SVRA will again challenge Wisconsin’s high-horsepower Road America race track. The 4.1-mile, 14-turn, permanent road course has hosted amateur and professional racers from around the world since it’s opening in September 1955. The track features many elevation changes, a long front straight, and the well-known, challenging turn simply called “The Kink.” The facility is billed as “America’s National Park of Speed” has been largely unchanged since its opening, this four mile course has played host to some of the country’s most prominent road racing championships.
The track has excellent amenities and food choices, and children age 16 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Visit www.svra.com for more details, and the agents from Heacock Classic will look forward to seeing you at Road America!
The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival – a Gold Medallion event – returns to Sonoma Raceway on June 1-4, 2017. Over 400 racers will take center stage for this invitational event. The Gold Medallion Program salutes race cars prepared to the rules of the era in which they were originally raced. This year SVRA will feature the Sensational ‘60s, saluting the the design, technology, and social developments that culminated in many of the racing series and icons that are celebrated today.
The challenging Sonoma Raceway facility is located in Sonoma, California. The 12-turn course opened in 1968 and features elevation changes, fast sweeping turns, and the challenging carousel. This event offers a wide variety of pre and post-race activities. The track’s proximity to Sonoma and Napa wine regions makes it a popular destination for competitors and race fans alike.
Some of the world’s finest racing machines will take to the track, some of which date as far back as Pre-WWI. Last year, over 40 million dollars was the estimated cumulative value of the Pre-War group 1 cars. An incredible collection of race cars, including Bugatti, Lotus, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, and Alfa Romeo, will test the twists and turns of this world-class road course.
On Saturday night, a select group of historic race cars depart the raceway under a full CHP escort and head to the beautiful town of Sonoma. The cars take a ceremonial lap around the Town Square before settling into the Plaza for public viewing. Saturday’s car show will be another great chance for fans to enjoy the street and performance cars from local car clubs, as well as show off their rides. These activities, and many more, round out a jam-packed weekend of racing. Visit www.svra.com for full details.
This brand new event is an opportunity for open wheel racers from around the world to experience what it is like to race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The SVRA Open Wheel World Challenge pays homage to the 50th anniversary of Formula Ford racing and all of the great drivers who started their racing careers in them.
This inaugural event could be the largest gathering of open wheel competition cars ever assembled. In addition to Formula Ford, any open wheel car, including Formula One, Formula 5000, Indy cars, Indy Lights, Formula Vee, and Formula Junior is invited. Specific race groups will be established that combine cars of similar speed and will focus on rules for Monoposto, FIA, and SCCA race cars. The open wheel weekend also serves as a precursor to the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, happening the very next weekend, so it’s a great way for open wheel racers to get a ton of track time on a legendary track.
Visit www.svra.com for full details.