September 7 - 8, Portland International Raceway. Ownership of a vintage race car is not necessary for membership. Our biggest event of the year is the Pacific Northwest Historics, held the first weekend in July.
With an unmissable line-up of features including two live rally stagesinspiring motorsport celebrities and an unrivalled showcase of iconic motorswe welcomed more than 24, enthusiasts to Stoneleigh Park across the three days on the show that took place February. Look out for for the Race Retro official gallery and video. In the meantime, please share your experience on our social networks - RaceRetro.
Historic motorsport is motorsport with vehicles limited to a particular era. Only safety precautions are modernized in these hobbyist races. A historical event can be of various types of motorsport disciplines, from road racing to rallying.
There are many different ways to enjoy classic cars. That includes seeing them in a museum, owning a classic car or going to local car shows. Another way to see these cars — and in a different, more active light — is to attend a vintage car race.
By Betsy Malloy. All kinds of vintage participate, including Formula One racers, stock-produced sports cars, and even tiny classic Sunbeams. The Sonoma Speed Festival, formerly known as the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, is an annual event that features some vintage racing cars, dating back to the early s.
Like the contemporary hour race, the main event runs through the night, in this case from 4 p. The cars that star in the main event cover the period from toalthough supporting programs have expanded over the years to include a Saturday race for Group C and GTP cars, which stretches the history to Here are 10 of the cars we found most interesting from the more than we saw on track or on display in the paddock:.
Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. For historic racing fans, every second year is a cause for excitement as two of the most highly anticipated meetings on the every-other calendar bring together fantastic cars at iconic racing circuits. Like the 24 Hours of Le Mans main event a few weeks earlier, the Classic attracts thousands of racing fans from around the world who make the road trip to the small town that lies about km southwest of Paris. After a quick ferry ride from Dover and en route to the circuit from Calais on Thursday morning, there seemed to be an endless convoy of sports cars on the highways which made for a spectacle in itself.
In a back-to-the-future moment, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers is wiring up vintage racecars and their drivers with sensors, as part of an effort to create the car of the future. Artificial intelligence technology in the trunk allows the car to drive itself, using the standard electronic steering, brake and throttle controls, while keeping track of its position with GPS and a detailed map of the course. Or does the autonomous vehicle have an advantage because of the ability to reproduce things exactly every time and have a much more precise understanding of where it is on the track at any given moment? All the data will be cataloged and given to the university library.