Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) held its 2014 Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on March 22-23. This year’s Spring Club event featured a strong field of approximately 175 historic race cars circling the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course in Monterey, California. Saturday’s overcast morning burnt off to a clear bright day by 11am, while on Sunday heavy fog hung around until nearly noon. This ‘Monterey Sunshine’ is reflected in a number of the images.
HMSA events feature historic production cars built through 1966 and purpose-built Formula, Sports Racing and IMSA cars built through 1984. According to HMSA, club event weekends are, “semi-competitive with nothing to be won except great experiences, plenty of track time and the camaraderie of fellow members.” Further, “Run groups are arranged by speed potential and age of the cars entered for a particular event. Although wheel-to-wheel racing is common, drivers are encouraged to respect the historic value of the machines.”
Notable entrants at the 2014 HMSA Spring Club Historic Races included ex-Arciero Brothers 1962 Lotus 23 of Jim Roth; Erickson Shirley’s Costin-bodied Lister Jaguar; Dennis Singleton’s 1974 Porsche 911 RSR 3.0; Tom Claridge’s beautiful 1965 Crossle C9S; Ed Matsuishi’s 1965 Porsche 911; 1979 Ex-Group 44 Triumph TR8 driven by Jay Moyes; Henry Schmitt’s 1997 BMW E36 M3 GTR; Jeff Gerkin’s 1973 BMW CSL 3.0; Brian Groza’s 1975 Sauber C4; 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Scaglietti of Scott Drnek; Jerry Rosenstock’s 1961 Alfa Romeo SZ; 1983 March 83G driven by David Andrews; Tom Malloy’s 1958 Lister Knobbly; 1960 Porsche Abarth driven by MPH; ex-Team Lotus Eleven of Stan Anderes and the trio of Shelby Cobras owned by Lynn, Steve and Tim Park. Prather Racing brought a truck full of Austin-Healey Sprites, MG Midgets and a mean-looking MG A. Straight from Wakarusa, Kansad, the Prather entries were all fast and well-prepared.
Similar to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 races, Senior Photographer Dennis Gray also documented the 2014 HMSA Spring Club Races at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road course. We split up Dennis’ pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
HMSA Spring Club Races 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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