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Report from Monterey!

‘Our Man in Monterey’, Ivan Lessner heads out to challenge the famous Laguna Seca circuit in his trusty Big Healey. – photo courtesy I. Lessner

Updated: September 24, 2018

Another of the VRCBC’s intrepid band of active racing photo-journalists has returned from one of the world’s most prestigious Vintage motorsports events. Ivan Lessner took his well-known 1958 Austin Healey 100-6 BN6 down to Monterey California for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, held at WeatherTech Raceway – Laguna Seca from August 15th to 18th.

The official entry list (here) is a fabulous wish list for any vintage racing enthusiast. Ivan said he had a great time and that going down the track’s (in)famous ‘Cork Screw’ should be on every racer’s bucket list.

Update: Here are two videos taken at the event now posted on You Tube. You can see Ivan’s Big Healey at about the 1 minute 30 second mark in this 360 degree ‘Paddock Walk’ (here). And his entire race (Group 1B) is shown in this video (here) starting at the 41 minute mark. Great stuff!

 

Vintage Chumps Conquer ‘Corkscrew Christmas’!

Breaking News from Laguna Seca!

Erstwhile VRCBC members Gayle Baird, Keith Robinson and Al Harvey teamed up with local Formula Vee impresario Bob Williams – who was designated an ‘honourary VRCBC Geezer’ for the day – to successfully finish the ChumpCar World Series ‘Corkscrew Christmas’ race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Thursday, December 22nd. The still unofficial results show that their ‘No Borders Racing’ Team completed 182 laps and finished in 17th position – out of 36 starters – after 7.5 hours (!) of racing.

It’s not Vintage but it sure looked like a lot of fun nevertheless! Congratulations! We look forward to hearing your ‘enhanced’ stories at the next meeting!

 

More Monterey!

1973 Porsche RSR Prototype - Paul Bonner photo

Paul Bonner attended the 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and sent us this sample of his photos. Thanks Paul!

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