From April 2006 to May of 2009, Here just outside of Reno at the Reno-Fernley Raceway,we hosted 4 consecutive years of Historic Races featuring many great Vintage race cars and had 4 Grand Marshals as guests to honor the Racers and to help promote the event and facility. In 2006 it was Tony Settember, in 2007 it was Brian Redman, in 2008 it was George Follmer and in 2009 the Grand Marshal was Bob Bondurant. These Historic Races were put on as an HMSA (Historic Motor Sports Assn) event with the help of many great sponsors. Over the next month or so, we will be posting some of the pictures from those wonderful races and well attended events……Tach it up.
Reno Historic Race #1 Poster Reno Historic Race #3 Poster/Ad
1969 Shelby Trans Am for Peter Revson Corvette Gran Sport AJ Foyt
GT 350 B Production Mustang B Production Corvette Tero Corvette
Swap Shop IMSA 935 Porsche Le Mans 935 Lowenbrau Porsche
McLaren Formula 5000/A Beautiful Gurney All American Racers Eagle
Iconic SHELBY logos in close ups.
Classic British EP Racers: ELVA Courier and MGB GT
Scuderia Filipinetti GT 40 Le Mans Good Friend Bill Janowski in Monsteratti passes Lister Jag and AC Bristol/ACE on Main Straight
Nickey Chevrolet sponsored Cooper Monaco Bill Janowski’s homebuilt “Monsteratti”
Merle Brennan “Genie” of Alan Prentiss Lola T70 of Roger Penske/Mark Donohue
Stunning Ferrari 250 LM in “Fly Yellow” that Mr Rob Walton brought out to play!
Lister-Jaguar from Intrepid Motors
Not too often do you see a 190 Mercedes Race Car & “KREMER” Pink Le Mans Porsche
GT 40 Getting ready & out for practice Tight fitting but pretty comfortable once set in.
Early Lotus JR with the very period correct Jim Clark Red interior and steering wheel
McLaren M8D sponsored at one time by Led Zeppelin: “HEAVY” Paint Scheme
Absolutely Stunning Ferrari 250 LM with 1950’s Maserati in background
250 LM Ferrari 50’s Maserati Group 44 early 80’s IMSA GTP Jaguar Prototype
Another shot of #18 GT 40 in RED Could be one of the earliest Vette racers around
Promo poster from 2009 with Corvette and Bob Bondurant as Grand Marshall
Second poster from 2007 with GT 40 and Tony Settember as Special Guest with HMSA.
B Production “Split Window” 1963 Corvette. Not many like this still racing these days!
Another pic of our #17 tribute to Jerry Titus just found from prior to the final Vintage Race with HMSA. Seems like all the manufacturers are using this bright Yellow to stand out in ads for their new machines…..
Ferrari 250 LM heads out for practice…….Bellisimo!!