MG Vintage Racers - Racing Schedule for 2012

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Greetings MG Vintage Racers.  Here is a list of significant MG races for 2012. Please contact the editor@mgvr.org if your Club's racing event is missing from this list.


12 Hours of Sebring with SVRA March 13-17 Sebring International Raceway

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of MGA’s last participation in the Sebring 24 Hours. Several significant Sebring MGAs are expected to be on display, including MGAs from Australia and the ex-Jim Weissenborn #39 MGA, now residing in Germany. Don’t miss this last of the big gathering of Sebring MGAs. Click here for more information.

The Classic Motorsports Mitty April 26-29 Road Atlanta 

This year’s Mitty celebrates the 50th birthday of the TR-4 and the MGB. Special guest includes Cas Castner. The big feature for MGB owners is a gathering of the largest group of MGB GT V-8 race cars in recent memory with Jerry Richards, Les Gonda, Bruce Blakeley, Don Munoz, Bill Bartlett (borrowing a V-8 from Jerry) participating. This is another DO NOT MISS British race event! Click here for more information.

VARAC’s 2012 Canadian Historic Grand Prix June 15-17 Mosport

This year marks the 34th running of VARAC’s vintage festival. As always, VARAC welcomes MG vintage racers and sponsors the Simms Cup Trophy for MGs. This year ‘s event also features the only Canadian round of the Small Bore Challenge Cup, an enduro series for small bore vintage and historic racers. Click here for more information.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - PVGP Historic Races at PIRC (formerly BeaveRun) July 13-15 PittRace

The opening race weekend in the PVGP Grand Prix, PVGP Historics celebrate their 30th anniversary by naming MG at their featured marque. PVGP Historics again this year will feature the second annual Donna Mae Mims Spridget race for all Midgets and Sprites. Last year’s first DMM race was a huge success-show up for this year’s race in pink and receive special recognition! There’s plenty to enjoy at this race, including kart track racing, and Candy’s Rides-PVPG’s charity hot laps. Click here for more information.

Schenley Park Vintage Races July 21-22 Schenley Park

The Gold Standard of Vintage Race weekends, and only vintage race in North America raced on city streets, the PVGP Schenley Park races are also featuring MG as Marque of the Year, with special race cars and show cars slated to participate. Wayne Carini has been named honorary race director and will race his MG ND at Schenley Park while taping a new segment for his “Chasing Classic Cars” TV show. If you have never raced your MG at Schenley, this may be the year to do it. Click here for more information.

MGVR Focus Event with VSCDA at Grattan Raceway August 17-19 Grattan Racetrack

MGVR’s 17th Focus Event is being held in conjunction with University Motors famous Summer Party. Still lots of planning ahead of us but expect to enjoy special All MG races, MG car shows, MG tech sessions,-alll sorts of special MG stuff. VSCDA is rolling out the red carpet for MGVR with our own paddock, and special all MG races including the third and final race in VSCDA’s 2012 Vintage Sprite and Midget Race Series. Located just 20 miles from Grand Rapids, Grattan Raceway offers amenities such as a swimming pool, on-site camping and easy access to track viewing. Click here for more information.

US Vintage Grand Prix and Collier Cup Race with SVRA September 6-9 Watkins Glen International Raceway

This is an event many of you are familiar with. The 2004 event still holds the North American record for most vintage race MGs as 143 MGs participated in that year’s focus event and Collier Cup races. In 2011 over 40 MGs participated in the Collier Cup race and related activities including the tech session at Smalley’s garage, the race re-enactment where selected racers drive the old race course at pursuit speeds, and of course the downtown festival, where 30,000 vintage race fans line the streets to greet the re-enactors. A great event at a storied track. Click here for more information.

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