The January/February 2021 Vintage Motorsport issue is in the mail and on newsstands at Barnes & Noble bookstores. Read on to see all of the details about the latest issue from Vintage Motorsport. Don’t forget to subscribe here or purchase individual copies here.
Patriot! Yes, that’s Dan Gurney’s 1967 Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk1 on the cover and featured on 7 pages in our Salon feature. It’s the car (chassis #104) in which he famously won the ’67 Grand Prix at Spa — the Eagle and Dan were only the second American car and driver to win a European GP — and the first driven by its own American manufacturer. In gleaming American blue and white, Dan’s Mk1 is one of the most charismatic race cars ever, beautifully photographed here by Peter Harholdt.
And there was a time when NASCAR wasn’t the only show in town when it came to major league stock-car racing. Up North, it was USAC stock cars, and Part 1 of this 8-page feature covers the years from 1956 to 1963, when drivers like Paul Goldsmith, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones thrilled crowds both on dirt and pavement in Fords, Mercurys, Pontiacs, Chevys, Dodges and Plymouths.
We’ve done more than 85 My Favorite Race stories with retired drivers over the years but this time we’ve interviewed one of the best-known NASCAR crew chiefs of all time, Ray Evernham. His favorite race was when his driver, Jeff Gordon, won the 1995 Darlington 500 and the Winston Million.
Think that the only Mazdas to win races years back (besides the Miata) were Rotary-powered? Think again. In our “Quite a Coup(e) feature, you’ll read about the Dave Jolly Mazda MX-6 GT that won the 1989 IMSA International Sedan Championship against all odds and was discovered languishing in storage years later. Restored to its original condition and livery, it recently hit the vintage racing scene with CSRG. Bravo!
“Behind the Lens with Dave Friedman” shows off this world-renowned motorsport photographer’s amazing work, a self-taught master at his profession, one who covered racing’s “golden era” when manual cameras and film were tools of the trade. He became one of Carroll Shelby’s legendary employees, recording that team’s remarkable racing history.
In VM’s ongoing series on private Great Garages, we visit Ross Bremer’s Garage, housed in a former Studebaker dealership, a fun collection of English Fords and others that makes full use of the former showroom and service department.
Vintage Motorsport features a great Vintage Shop in every issue, and this time we visit John Esposito Restoration in North Hollywood, California, specializing in vintage Porsches.
As the final months of 2020 wound down, several vintage racing events took place, and we cover the action at SVRA’s Heacock Classic Gold Cup at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, CSRG’s Charity Challenge in Sonoma, CA that dodged local wildfires at Sonoma Raceway, and VSCCA’s Fall Finale at lovely Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT.
Columns by BS Levy, Le Mans 24-Hour winner Jochen Mass, Pete Lyons, Jeff Allison, Fritz Frommeyer and D. Randy Riggs are here too, along with all the recent virtual and live auction action from John L. Stein.