• Three fixtures of American racing have been inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame. Carroll Shelby, Bobby Rahal and Skip Barber were enshrined during a March 2 dinner in Las Vegas for their contributions to SCCA racing. Shelby, more widely known as winner of the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours, creator of the Shelby Cobra and architect of Ford’s Le Mans successes, was the club’s National Champion in 1956. A 22-year-old Rahal was awarded the President’s Cup at the SCCA Runoffs after winning the Formula Atlantic National Championship, before becoming a three-time Indycar National Champion and Indy 500 winner as well as a successful team owner. Barber is also a President’s Cup recipient, having earned the honor for his dual Formula Ford and Formula B National Champion-ships at the 1970 Runoffs, after he had also won the FF title in 1969. He went on to race in Formula One and then establish the racing school that still bears his name.
• Historic Festival 31 will take place at Lime Rock Park on Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 2, combining three days of vintage racecar competition on the scenic Connecticut circuit with the annual Sunday in the Park Concours. Nine Competition Race Groups will run, while 29 classes and nine special awards will be featured at the Concours, along with the Rolex Best of Show Award. Several anniversaries will be observed over the weekend, as Buick marks its centennial, Aston Martin turns 80 and half-century celebrations honor Porsche’s 911, the Lotus Elan and McLaren Cars. For a full listing of classes and categories for both events, please visit www.limerock.com
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