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The 26th anniversary of The Wheels Of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree! This years special attraction is Norm Grabowski of the 'Kookie Car' fame! Norm is a pioneer of street rodding and the 'Grand Daddy' of the 'T Bucket'. His car was made famous in the TV show '77 Sunset Strip' in the late 50s with Ed 'Kookie' Byrnes driving it. In addition to Norm will be the the AA/Gas Dragster from the East Coast that challenged and beat the West Coast top dragsters way back in 1961.
The Special Vehicle Team Owners Association (SVTOA) is a club designed specifically for SVT owners. The club provides opportunities to get out and drive (road trips, cruise nights, track days, etc.) with other SVT owners; Promoting learning and education about automobiles and good driving; and Making new friends and sharing common experiences with other like-minded people. This week the SVOTA was at Summit Point, WV on the Jefferson Track. The day was extremely rainy which made it very fun for spectators. Sharp turns, American horsepower, rear wheel drive, and enthusiastic drivers made for quite a few spin-outs. In order to keep the cars from breaking loose around the corners, the drivers had to keep their vehicles at painfully slow speeds. Once the turn ended and the straight stretch began, the cars took off. I really don't know which was more fun: Hearing the throaty exhausts or watching them accelerate?!
Macungie, PA - General Motors on Display car show & flea market , at Macungie Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Keystone State Chapter Pontiac-Oakland Club. This show is open to all GM cars and trucks.
Thanks to Mike Burkhart for show coverage.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a week of activites, races, events, and car shows. Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has raised vitally needed funds for its two worthwhile charities. This event has grown from a one-day vintage race in Schenley Park to a full week of race and car show related activities. The PVGP has become a nationally recognized premium event on the vintage racing and automotive circuit. Much of the growth of this exciting annual event is directly related to the dedication and enthusiasm of our growing family of volunteers, now numbering more than 1,500.
The history of the MARRS Series is a fascinating story. Like so many SCCA accomplishments, MARRS owes its creation in 1976 to a corps of dedicated members who were searching for a way to add glitz and glamour to a marginal Regional racing program at Summit Point. Racing in the Washington, D.C. Region began in 1955 at a new road course, Marlboro Motor Raceway, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The so-called Tobbaccoland Circuit was originally 0.7 mile but was quickly lengthened to 1.6 miles. In 1960, the D.C. Region decided to establish a Regional Championship racing program that would give depth and continuity to the schedule of local racing. Regional Championship programs in all the popular classes were created. Points were awarded in each class and year-end Championship honors went to the highest placed driver. Regional racing then consisted of a somewhat loose series of events conducted at Marlboro at monthly intervals throughout the year. The 'season' regularly commenced with the Refrigerator Bowl races each January and concluded with the Turkey Bowl races the following November. At the top of the Marlboro heap was the annual National Championship event. For awhile this race was graced by the awarding of the President's Cup to the winner of the feature race (the first time it was given at the White House). Later, it was transformed to the Governor's Cup with the presentation held at the Maryland Governor's office in Annapolis. Up until 1960, there were only twelve or so such distinguished events throughout the U.S., and the Washington D.C. Region and Marlboro were fortunate in snagging a coveted sanction.
ProRallying is real cars, on real roads, going real fast! Performance Rally is the most exciting and demanding motorsports sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). With their high percentage of stage miles and a course featuring some of the most challenging roads in the world, Susquehannock Trail ProRally (STPR) is one of SCCAs best known events The course begins at The Green in Wellsboro and takes about 14 hours to complete. Competitors cover a total of 310 miles, including 125 competitive miles in 10 stages. Rally teams travel through two counties on generally smooth and twisty Pennsylvania State Forest roads, at times bordering the famous 'Grand Canyon of the East' located 10 miles west of Wellsboro.
The emphasis of this event is on long distance races in the tradition of some of the greatest sports car races of the past. For example, the Nurburgring 1000kms, Spa Francorchamps 1000kms, the Targa Florio, Sebring 12hrs, Watkins Glen 6hrs, and the Daytona and Le Mans 24 hour races. The John Wyer Cup- A two hour enduro, split between Saturday & Sunday. For 88 through 80 race cars and 68 through 72 production cam. The Briggs Cunningham Cup- A two hour enduro, split between Saturday and Sunday. For race cars and production cars through 65 running on treaded tires.
WERA west is an affiliation between Fasttrack Riders Association and WERA Motorcycle Roadracing Inc. FRA is actually running all of the races with help from WERA. All races are part of the WERA Sportsman Series as well as some rounds being a part of the WERA National Challenge and Dunlop/WERA National Endurance Series. Class Structure Overview: On Saturdays WERA runs a combination of longer Solo races (usually 20 laps depending on laptimes) and Vintage sprint races (usually 8 laps depending on laptimes). The Solo races feature a payback of $25 per entry in cash the day of the event. The purse money is done from entries in each class so the class with the most entries pays the most. The payout goes further back the more entries there are. On Sunday WERA runs a full compliment of sprint races. Our displacement categories are based on letters - A = Open machines, B= 750/4s and 1000 twins, C=600s, D=400s (these are all aproximate and are not all encompassing, see the rulebook for specifics). Then we also have Clubman which is a catch-all for things like the EX500, GS500, thumpers etc... Lightweight Twins is for Twins up to 700cc, Heavyweight is for everything larger. Formula 2 is for 250 GP machines and we allow some four strokes in as well, 125cc GP is pretty self explanatory, Formula 1 is totally unlimited except for one motor, two wheels and fuel must burn with a visible flame.
Maryland International Raceway. International Hot Rod Association Drag Racing.
Hundreds of the IHRA Sportsman Cars from Stock to Top Sportsman.
ATV motorcross racing at Budds Creek Motorraceway in Maryland.
The Woodbridge Kart Club (WKC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to organize and sanction kart competition activities. Its primary concerns are to provide participants with a safe, well organized racing program with adequate insurance protection and a wholesome family environment for the sport of karting. WKC's goals are to promote the sport, encourage young people to pursue their mechanical interests and to provide a place for the proper use of racing karts while emphasizing safety, fun, close competition, sportsmanship and fair play. The history of the club is somewhat vague. There are only a few people who are currently members of the club who were members when the club was first organized. To their best recollection, the club was established in 1960. Records show the club was incorporated in 1969 making it one of the oldest kart clubs in the U.S. According to an article in Summit Point Magazine in the September 1983 issue written by Bob Grenier, in the early ‘60s WKC members competed in the Virginia State Championships at Ellerson, Va., and raced at Marlboro Speedway in Maryland. Sometime in late 1960, WKC decided to begin a search for property to facilitate the construction of a home track. In 1961, suitable property was located on Smoketown Road in Woodbridge Va., and was leased from the owner for $500 per year. A dirt track was constructed and racing was held at the track on Sunday afternoons. Members were able to find racing available on Friday nights at the kart track in Lake Jackson, Va. owned by Scott Winfield and on Saturday nights at the Prince William County (Va.) Fairgrounds. The first asphalt track in the area was constructed in Woodbridge, Va. in late 1961. It was a 1/8-mile oval with banked turns. The flagman for WKC then and until his retirement in 1994 was Arnold Heflin. Arnold is a Life member of WKC and was inducted into the World Karting Association Karting Hall of Fame.
The Porsche Club of America Potomac Founders Region serves the National Capital Area of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. This weekend even was held on the Summit Point Raceway. Summit Point Raceway is a challenging 10-turn, two mile asphalt road racing circuit set in the pastoral Shenandoah Valley, located only 70 miles from the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. The course combines slow and fast bends, with a 3,000 ft straightaway and considerable vertical relief. It is one of the most challenging circuits in the nation.
RICHMOND, VA – The 2004 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show will showcase hundreds of new cars, trucks, minivans and sport-utility vehicles from Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 7 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The auto show offers the chance to discover what's new in the automotive world for 2004 and preview future 2005 models. Showgoers browsing through the auto show will notice the increased amount of technology in the vehicles of today. From the latest safety features to luxury accessories, 2004-model cars and trucks are more technologically advanced than ever before. 'More passive safety, like adaptive front lighting and rear backup cameras, is being designed into today's new products,' said Matt Stone, Motor Trend executive editor. 'Audio systems are becoming more sophisticated; rear-seat DVD systems, a complete novelty just two years ago, are now standard features in more than a dozen different models and navigation systems are not only doing more, but are becoming easier to use and better integrated into instrument panels. Electronics will continue to play a major role in transportation development as time goes on.'
After the turn of the century, the development of the automobile profoundly changed American life. Visitors can travel back to the time of carriages, and see some of the first horseless carriages to have an impact on Pittsburgh. Henry Clay Frick's 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost touring car and Howard Heinz's 1898 Panhard (reputed to be the first car in Pittsburgh) are both included in a display over 20 vintage automobiles which illustrate the story of Pittsburgh's place in automotive history. An award-winning video, Pittsburgh and the Automobile, alternates throughout the day with a new short film, The Stanley Steamer. Through archival film, original footage and interviews, visitors are taken on a humorous and fascinating ride through the early years of automotive history. More information can be found on their website, located at http://frickart.org/features/ccm/