Photos: VSCCA and VRG Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival

Bill Stoler

Photos: VSCCA and VRG Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival

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Photos: VSCCA and VRG Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival


Green flag for Saturday’s Formula Ford Feature Race. Photo: Bill Stoler

Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA) and Vintage Racer Group (VRG) joined forces once again for their 9th annual Vintage Motorsports Festival last weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Northeastern Connecticut.

More than 100 entries filled out the paddock as the weather was picturesque throughout the weekend. VM contributor and ace photographer Bill Stoler made the trip to take in and share the sights.

Photo: Bill Stoler

One notable entry was this 1959 JOMAR Mk II. Alex Saidel races the car built by his father, Ray Saidel, who imported TVR chassis and created the JOMAR cars.

Photo: Bill Stoler

Ray won an E-Modified race with the MK II on Oct 4 1959 at the Old Thompson Speedway road course. Jomar usually raced in G modified – but this car was bumped to E- Modified because of the “Sharrock Supercharger” mounted on the 1100 CC Coventry Climax engine.

Close racing throughout the Thompson Trophy Group. Photo: Bill Stoler

George Holman wheeling the 1929 Stutz Pikes Peak Special under the infield bridge and toward the Stock Car Oval. Photo: Bill Stoler

Allan Casavant qualifying his 1960 Lotus 7 S1. Photo: Bill Stoler

Mike Agnifilo (VanDiemen RF81) and Donald Denomme (1980 Van Diemen RF80) side-by-side though the bridge turn. Photo: Bill Stoler

Kate Garabedian (1976 BMW 2002) and Greg Sefarian (1982 Alfa Romeo GTV6) get things moving during Friday’s qualifying session. Photo: Bill Stoler

Malcolm Rutherford’s 1958 Rutherford Special is quite the looker. Photo: Bill Stoler

Jeffrey King blasting to the clubhouse turn in his 1972 Triumph GT6 Mk 3. Photo: Bill Stoler

Mike Agnifilo brought home FF first place honors with his Van Diemen RF81. Photo: Bill Stoler

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