Mike Matune is trackside at Virginia International Raceway for the start of the VDAC & VRG historic racing season.For an even dozen years VDCA & VRG have been kicking off the Spring racing season with their Wild Hare Run. This year’s event at VIR (VIRginia International Raceway) in Southern VA contributed to that heritage. About 150 cars answered the call and VIR was ready to show off its new track and paddock paving.
Scott Cracraft’s Shelby GT350R clone, above, is one of four cars originally built for FIA Historic Racing in Europe. As such, it is built very close to standards set forth in the FIA’s Homologation papers for the car updated for safety standards. And it makes beautiful music! Left, ultra-slick Welk vintage racing E-Type Jaguar.
Ira Schoen made the trip from Northern VA and brought his “European Mustang” (aka Capri), below, with him. It is similar to the Mustang concept wherein more ordinary sedan components were repackaged with sportier bodywork. Ira’s racer features a high winding 2,000-cc Four with dual Weber carbs.
Photos: M. M. "Mike" Matune, Jr
Our thanks go to Connie Nyholm, Crista Walker and Amber Noya at VIR for their hospitality. For more on VIR, http://virnow.com/
VRG’s (Vintage Racer Group), http://www.vrgonline.org/ and VDCA (Vintage Drivers Club of America), http://www.vintagedrive.com/