The Vintage Racer Group brought their show to New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightening Raceway on a lovely late-summer’s day in September. If you’ve never seen VRG in action, you need to find the nearest event and check it out. The racers in VRG bring their machines to the track, drive them at 10/10ths, and then leave you wondering why you buy things like food instead of a 1963 Triumph Spitfire.
To be eligible for competition, all cars had to be in production before the end of 1979. The field is a good mix of European sports cars with jewel-like engines, big-bore American muscle cars, and junior-formula open-wheelers. There’s even a few old prototypes thrown into the mix.
While I was at NJMP, I stopped by the paddock are to visit the B & W Autosport team. The B & W run a shop out of Pittsburgh, PA where they will prepare a car for you to race and go with you to the track to provide all the support services needed for a weekend. At NJMP, they were campaigning Betsy Wisbon’s 1976 BMW 2002, a beautifully prepared car that was running with telemetry for the first time.
That’s all from NJMP. I would have like to post the drivers’ names and the make/model of their cars, but apparently VRG takes down the entry list after the event and only list the drivers’ names on the timing reports. Next time I’ll remember to save that list before the event.