The Mar/Apr 2022 Classic Motorsport concern is within the mail to subscribers and if you’re a subscriber, thanks! It’s additionally headed to newsstands at Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide. If you happen to’re not a subscriber, you possibly can go to VintageMotorsport.com/Subscribe or name 877-425-4103. Single copies will be bought at our on-line retailer HERE.
There’s a “Blade Runner” on the duvet of Classic Motorsport’s Mar/Apr concern, the 1989 AAR/Toyota Eagle HF89 MkII, Dan Gurney’s next-to-last IMSA GTP weapon. We additionally present it off over seven pages within the Salon part, the automotive raced by Juan Fangio, Drake Olson and Rocky Moran again within the day. Its 815 horsepower out of a 2140cc 4-banger was and is spectacular, the automotive superbly restored by Canepa Motorsports, and finest information, they’ve it on the market!
We discuss to NHRA drag racing champion Eddie Hill about his Favourite Race, the 1988 NHRA Supernationals at Houston Raceway Park, a tremendous story the place his Prime Gasoline automotive grenaded three blowers in a row. Out of blowers and cash, one other racer loaned Hill a blower, and as a thanks, Hill beat him within the subsequent spherical. Joe Amato was defeated within the ultimate go along with Hill working a 4.936 ET, and as Hill got here down the return highway, the heavens opened up. What a race, and what a narrative!
Turning into the primary particular person to set World Land Pace Data at greater than 400mph, 500mph and 600mph set American Craig Breedlove other than all his friends. Learn why in “The Spirit of America,” his unquenchable thirst for data has at all times pushed him ahead.
Do you know that NASCAR inventory vehicles raced at Street America in 1956? Sure, high drivers of the day—Lee Petty, Tim Flock, Fireball Roberts, Curtis Turner, Joe Weatherly and Rex White—have been all there to sort out the 4.0-mile highway course amongst many others, Tim Flock’s Mercury the winner. It was solely the third race held at Street America and the observe’s first skilled race, and followers needed to wait 65 lengthy years earlier than they might watch NASCAR racers problem the legendary observe as soon as once more on July 4, 2021.
VM typically celebrates the performances of legendary drivers around the globe, however within the story “Smaller Heroes,” the 2 most well-known Ford Pinto road-race vehicles are featured, together with a touching story by “Barn Discover” creator Tom Cotter in regards to the man who races these historic IMSA RS sequence vehicles.
As that is Classic Motorsport’s fortieth Anniversary in publishing The Journal of Motor Racing Historical past, we glance again to the last decade of the Nineteen Eighties, and what we have been as much as, one of many first magazines to embrace the brand new expertise of desktop publishing and the Apple Macintosh pc. We have been groundbreakers! Learn all about it!
Our UK editor Steve Havelock visits an amazing classic store in West Sussex, Classic Bentley, who work their best possible to enhance the breed often called prewar Bentleys. Bentley Boys, certainly!
Most wannabe classic racers or skilled classic racers know the significance of a great driving faculty, so we’ve included a particular part on Accelerating Your Driving Abilities, an entire part on all of the efficiency driving colleges across the nation. Discover one close to you to go sooner, safer!
Occasion and racing protection consists of the Classic Racer Group’s standard Turkey Bowl at Summit Level Raceway, Historic Sportscar Racing’s Traditional 12 Hour and Sebring Historics, SoCal’s unimaginable Nitro Revival 4 at Irwindale Raceway and the long-running Grand Nationwide Roadster Present in Pomona, California.
Columns by Burt Levy, Pete Lyons, Jeff Allison, Jochen Mass, Jim McCraw and D. Randy Riggs are right here as nicely, together with all of the public sale scene motion from Scottsdale by John L. Stein.