Ninety-two year old James Barbour III is tough in an unusual kind of way. The stereotypical tough guy grimaces and fights and struggles. Instead, Jim has the remarkable ability to stay even, to keep things light. To make it seem like when the going gets rough, well, it’s not rough at all. According to him and wife,…
Some vintage racing events lure crowds with the promise of Formula 1, Can-Am, and Le Mans exotics of years past. But this year’s Classic Motorsports Mitty was focused on a more mainstream marque: Datsun and Nissan.
Trying to keep anything on your dashboard during a rowdy, bumpy rallycross run is all but impossible. When you’re trying to keep your ducks all in a row on top of your dashboard, I can’t help but to laugh. This is brilliant.
The SCCA Solo Nationals is autocross’s biggest show, attracting the best competitors from all over the country. John Li drove a rotary-powered MG Midget this year and admits that he may not have made it to autocross legend status just yet. Li hit a lot of cones. One cone even hit him back.
A Mustang driver at the Sports Car Club of America Runoffs went full Cars and Coffee with one of the most egregious revenge-seeking moves I’ve seen in ages. Never go full Cars and Coffee. Never, ever go full Cars and Coffee.
Small pickups have all but gone the way of the dodo given that today’s “small” truck is still larger than many apartments in NYC. There’s quite a few of us who miss the minitruckin’ craze, even today. If you’re obsessed with that Facebook page dedicated to retro minitrucks, this old racing footage will blow your mind.
Every year, the nation’s best autocrossers descend upon the Sports Car Club of America Solo National Championships. Racers bring everything from stock-class grocery getters to supercars to highly modified cars built for one purpose: to dodge cones very fast. This supercut of Solo Nats action is downright amazing.
When the FIA’s new Verstappen-proof superlicense rules came out for Formula One, America felt just a little shafted. Not too many of the series that go towards superlicense points even run here. Fortunately, the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing arm is about to change that: we’re getting a Formula 4 series!
Sometimes, the vehicles off-course are almost as cool as those on-course. This is Todd Roberts’ pit bike from this year’s SCCA Solo Nationals, which features an animated woodcut dolphin which you can majestically ride upon as it bobs up and down.
Time-speed-distance rallies seem simple enough: maintain a constant speed over a certain distance on open public roads, and stop every so often at checkpoints to prove you’re on time. Many consider it an introduction to stage rally. Introduction! Ha. Let me explain how this was the hardest thing ever.
This tale of misery and woe comes from the SCCA’s Devil In The Dark race a few weeks ago, where one team spent more time working on their car than they did racing it. Bringing a new-to-you race car: how could that possibly go wrong?
A car in an earlier race at this weekend’s SCCA US Majors Tour at Virginia International Raceway blew its engine, spewing assorted fluids all along this section of track. Oil dry should soak that right up, right? Sure, but when a tight pack of Spec Miatas hit the oil dry afterwards, it just added to the carnage.
Ah, late afternoon: a time for all the half-priced queso you can
drink eat. There's one problem with most happy hours, though: driving afterwards tends to be a bad idea. That is, unless driving is the happy hour. Behold, the Sports Car Club of America's "Track Night In America" program.
Spec Racer Ford driver Eric Vassian not only caught a major wipe-out in front of him at the Sports Car Club of America Majors race at Sebring, he caught a lot of debris to the face.
RallySprint is considered a step between rallycross and full-on stage rally. It's a good ol' dirty time, and now the Sports Car Club of America is bringing them back for the first time in over a decade. Given the SCCA's tumultuous history with their rally program, this news comes as a welcome surprise.
The SCCA national championship race weekend, known as the runoffs, was held at Road Atlanta from 1971 until 1993. They're always super competitive races and quite exciting. The 1980 Formula Ford runoff had 39 cars, and an enterprising YouTuber has uploaded the whole thing to show us what it was like when men were men.
It's a rocket ship kind of feeling when you get everything right in a rear-engined car. You line yourself up out of a corner and drive the throttle to the floor. The car feels like it gains grip the harder you press the engine. Then you just hold on as things go blurry.
Hi. I like race cars. I hate spiders. I have been known to unload entire cans of spider killer in my 944 after seeing one anemic little web in there. Here is a huge spider that came down in Nadja Pollard's Miata during a race. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.