Things keep popping up in my youtube feed, ive never seen this one before. This is proper retro vintage.
That is Brisca Formula 1 in the sixties - the same formula I raced in the 80's / 90's - it's incredible how much difference time makes and when I look at the cars being raced today in the same formula nothing more than unbelievable
1973 Rover 3500 P6 Auto - 23k miles - All original 1937 Jowett 8 HP Saloon - In many, many pieces 1951 Jowett Jupiter - In more pieces than the 8 HP 1952 Jowett Javelin - In regular use jowett.org/ 1954 Jowett Jupiter - Complete - future restoration project 2000 P38 Range Rover 4.0 SE - Daily / Tow vehicle
Flat Cap Classic Cars - Specialist Panel & Paint Restoration
Any idea what the story is with that minor? I guess its in the states, Id be interested to know more about the formula it races in, and what else it races against. My guess would be historic saloon stocks.
Another video that popped up was of the US midget racing in 1938. Back then their cars looked like this
Its based on a Austin American Bantam, which may or may not be based on an Austin 7. Give them afew years of evolution and you end up with this sort of thing they race today.
But the best looking ones have to be the ones from the 50's
Santa Pod bmcnut it’s a guy from Rushden called Butch Wilkins, he used to run a Morris Traveller done like a Police car too which he properly binned a few years back so I think he’s a bit more cautious these days.
FINALLY my thread has arrived! I've worked for various short oval promoters since I was 16 and have been a commentator since 2006 at a large number of tracks, including my local venue of Hednesford where I first came into contact with Retro Rides at the Pre-68 Banger meeting.
Loving the pics in this thread and some memories popping up from the early 2000s at the start of my career, especially awesome to see some old pics from Hednesford - I am in touch with the family of Bill Morris who founded the raceway and also created UK hot rod racing so will show them this thread.
I can see myself making a lot of posts in this thread! For the record, the Lotus above was raced at Mildenhall in Suffolk by 581 Simon Fixter, who is a full-time classic car restorer and repairer and races some of the cars which are too far gone to put back on the road - some of which he has resurrected from small piles of rust in order to race them!
I used to mechanic ( if you can call a big hammer, a disc cutter and a HIAB mechanicing😂) for a couple of mates racing Rookie Bangers.... Mainly Bovington, Wimbledon, and Swaffham. Here's the only pic I can find at the moment setting off for Wimbledon using my Passat as a tow car, around 1999/2000.
Used to love the Hot rods, local garage owner raced in them Steve Crew, lucky to go with them Aldershot and Wimbledon. Always loved the look of the Escorts and Anglias then the Starlets.
Later we had Wessex Racing building engines for Hot rods based in Ferndown, Tony Scott if memory serves me right he later went to work at Autocross, pintos were the engine of choice by then.My mate had a pinto built by him , dry sump etc for a Mk3 rwd escort for tarmac rallying awesome engine builder.
As for Nascar. last year when I visited my son and family in Michigan , had to go and watch the Nascar, wow the noise, had seats on the start line straight , and the air was full of rubber, we were black with race rubber after the rolling start, and Nascar was the closest i've got to the old Hot rods.