Report and photos by Dennis Gray
The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) held its Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on March 19-20, 2011.
HMSA events feature historic production cars built through 1966 and purpose-built Formula, Sports Racing and IMSA cars built through 1984. The March club event featured more than 50 vintage race cars circling the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road course in Monterey, California. The race weekend and the car count was hampered by poor weather, with dreary, overcast skies on Saturday and heavy rain on Sunday.
In addition to the “Cars of Interest” below, the field included many notable cars: Thor Johnson’s Porsche 910; the Maserati 200Si of Ned Spieker; Brent Backman’s 1957 Lister Jaguar; Peter Read’s Lola T294; 1954 Huffaker Special of Lou Pavesi, plus pairs of nicely turned out (and dry) Gullwings and Shelby GT350s.
HMSA Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2011 – Cars of Interest
HMSA Spring Club Event at Laguna Seca 2011 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
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[Source: Dennis Gray]
Thanks for getting wet to grab some great images for us Dennis! The photos of several Lotus 23s brought back memories of Laguna Secca races from the 70’s (I liked them then and I like them now) and the shots of the Lola T294 in the rain are excellent.
I have always lusted for a Gull Wing and after this weekend’s rain fest they make even more sense. Hope to see you in Portland, July 8-10 for HMSA’s Portland Historics.
Wonderful race cars that don’t look old to my eyes. But only two of them had wings!
Exceptional photography. Excellent captions.
Thanks, Dennis and SCD.
Some really great images here, despite the poor weather conditions. Great to see so many Elvas out and on track as well.
As usual, beautiful shots (and reporting)!
I do really like the shot of my E with one wheel up!
I passed the link on to the Jaguar Lovers website for their enjoyment too.
1964 Jaguar E-type