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Old 01-22-2020, 12:07 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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I stumbled upon a 'still in the box' open wheel Formula Kit Car from the early 1960's. My wife thinks it will be a great retirement project for me to build this up to usable condition for SCCA vintage racing. Well, her idea is for me to build it and sell it. My twist on her idea is to use the car for Vintage Racing.

Any vintage racing fans/participants here?
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:58 AM
 
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i love SCCA racing of any kind, vintage or not. i wish they would televise those races, especially the SCCA runoffs at the end of the season.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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They do televise them - just at odd times and odd channels (and only in snippets).

Drives me nuts watching some of the "smaller" events - BTCC, GTCC, Australian Supercars, Formula 3, Formula E, European Rallycross, etc etc - they show a lot of talking heads, snippets of previous races and then very abbreviated coverage of the actual race, pretty much just the start, highlights of crashes and MAYBE a pass and then the end. The general idea is, I suppose, they only have an hour slot (minus commercials), so it has to be a condensed version, but it doesn't make me want to follow the entire series, it's not really engaging in any way.

And, hey, I watch F1, which is pretty much a parade, for the cars, drivers, teams including the "best of the rest" and the backmarkers.

I drove a late 80's Reynard in autocross for a bit (although mostly a Formula Vee). Great fun, an excellent tool in learning to instantly deal with oversteer, especially on throttle on....
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:53 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Definitely a fan of vintage racing. I wish they'd televise the complete biennial Monaco Vintage race. In the clips I've seen they're hustling virtually priceless vintage race cars between the Armco at far higher than parade-lap speeds.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:17 PM
 
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They do televise them - just at odd times and odd channels (and only in snippets).

Drives me nuts watching some of the "smaller" events - BTCC, GTCC, Australian Supercars, Formula 3, Formula E, European Rallycross, etc etc - they show a lot of talking heads, snippets of previous races and then very abbreviated coverage of the actual race, pretty much just the start, highlights of crashes and MAYBE a pass and then the end. The general idea is, I suppose, they only have an hour slot (minus commercials), so it has to be a condensed version, but it doesn't make me want to follow the entire series, it's not really engaging in any way.

And, hey, I watch F1, which is pretty much a parade, for the cars, drivers, teams including the "best of the rest" and the backmarkers.

I drove a late 80's Reynard in autocross for a bit (although mostly a Formula Vee). Great fun, an excellent tool in learning to instantly deal with oversteer, especially on throttle on....

i havent seen any listings in the past few years. in fact since fox bought the speed channel, i havent seen any listings for the runoffs.
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:25 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I think Nationals were only available livecast on SCCA.com, but there are several SCCA Runoffs races on CBS Sports. They are never on the "major" channels, but on secondary (or tertiary) channels and outliers like MAVTV (which is where I watch international Rallycross occasionally, when my DVR remembers to pick it up).

Look at the trouble Indycar had, getting back to being run live on major channels, though - auto racing is definitely fading in popularity.
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Old 02-19-2020, 03:31 PM
 
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Don't know if they still do it but years ago I went to a combined vintage motorcycle/car weekend at the Loudon NH track. Good stuff!
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:56 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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They do televise them - just at odd times and odd channels (and only in snippets).

Drives me nuts watching some of the "smaller" events - BTCC, GTCC, Australian Supercars, Formula 3, Formula E, European Rallycross, etc etc - they show a lot of talking heads, snippets of previous races and then very abbreviated coverage of the actual race, pretty much just the start, highlights of crashes and MAYBE a pass and then the end. The general idea is, I suppose, they only have an hour slot (minus commercials), so it has to be a condensed version, but it doesn't make me want to follow the entire series, it's not really engaging in any way.

And, hey, I watch F1, which is pretty much a parade, for the cars, drivers, teams including the "best of the rest" and the backmarkers.

I drove a late 80's Reynard in autocross for a bit (although mostly a Formula Vee). Great fun, an excellent tool in learning to instantly deal with oversteer, especially on throttle on....
Just a few years ago I watched the Australian V8 Supercars often -- now I never see them on television.
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Enjoy vintage Trans Am, but unfortunately its rarely on TV and there are no races anywhere near me. Fortunately, the Pikes Peak Hillclimb does have a vintage class that draws a small contingent from around the globe.
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:41 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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Default This is what I will be building up

Sold as a kit for a three year period in the mid-1960's. Powered by the 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine SAAB used at the time. I would like to replace the engine with the later V4 with cross-flow intake manifolds used in SAAB's Rally Racers. See below.



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