The end of February 2019 was the 75th Anniversary of the day seven car enthusiasts got together in the Boston, Mass home of Chapin Wallour. These men wanted to form an auto club dedicated to a relatively new type of car many were calling the “sports car.”
Racing featuring two-seated sports cars with enclosed wheels. Often run by marques like Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus, Maserati, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but can also include American brands General Motors/Chevrolet, Pontiac and Ford. 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of LeMans and 24 Hours of Daytona are famous sports car races. The Rolex Series, the SCCA World Challenge, and the Trans Am series are also sports car road race series.
Mazda is star-crossed. As a small vehicle manufacturer, it hasn’t had the best results of late.
The first round of the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge is in the books and it was an excellent racing experience for all involved.
The 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona was a great race for about 18 hours and a washout for the balance of this twice-around-the-clock winter classic.
The upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona boasts a Formula 1 world champion, IndyCar titleholders, NASCAR stars and reigning champions of the sports car organization founded by John Bishop in 1969. And one guy without legs.
The Motorama Museum in Aniwa, Wis. is a great place to visit if you like sports racing cars, especially those made by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo.
For the fourth time, the HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing, LLC) Classic Daytona presented by IMSA Race Weekend took place at Daytona International Speedway.
One door closes and another opens. Lexus has announced it has pulled away from a partnership with 3GT Racing, awarding it to a newly minted squad, AIM VASSER SULLIVAN.
The Well known Bondurant School of High Performance Driving filed has announced earlier this week that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
IMSA will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and it’s already getting the ball rolling.