adrienne434565
Sept. 13, 2017 4:35 a.m.

For you what is the best historic motorsport event (classic rally, historic races, hillclimbing...) worldwide? Specify name, and country.

BillBall New Reader
Sept. 13, 2017 6:33 a.m.

Goodwood Festival of Speed, England

RoddyMac17 Reader
Sept. 13, 2017 9:35 a.m.

Goodwood Revival, England

Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
Sept. 13, 2017 3:28 p.m.

Monterey's "Car Week" is the most impressive collection of car events I've witnessed.  (Pebble Beach, Concorso Italiano, The Quail Gathering, Legends of the Autobahn, the Werks Reunion, McCall's Jet Party, historic races at Laguna Seca, etc. etc. etc.    

Nothing in North America rivals it......although I've heard both Goodwood events are amazing. 

GTXVette Dork
Sept. 14, 2017 9:29 a.m.

Mille Miglia 40's/50's version, the Greatest drivers of all time.  the stuff My dreams were made of. 

David S. Wallens Editorial Director
Oct. 2, 2017 10:47 a.m.

Another one to put on the bucket list: 24 Hours of LeMans. 

LanEvo HalfDork
Oct. 2, 2017 1:57 p.m.

As a participant or spectator?

I haven’t run any vintage races in Europe, but I hear the Spa Six Hours is amazing. 

As far as events I’ve personally run, the VARAC Canadian Vintage Grand Prix has been the most fun for me as a driver. Tons of track time at a legendary circuit (Mosport) without all the fussiness of most American events. 

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Outlawghia New Reader
Oct. 3, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 

I went last year and WOW is all I can say. Everything about the event is just amazing.

dougie Reader
Oct. 4, 2017 11:09 p.m.

As a spectator Goodwood is my favorite, as a competitor I love the Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion. Each event offers a different a automotive advantage. Both are wonderful and should be enjoyed.

 

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fornetti14 Dork
Oct. 6, 2017 8:47 a.m.

In reply to LanEvo :

As a participant with an old pop-up headlight Spec Miata, I'm partial to the SVRA series (Sportscar Vintage Racing Assn - www.svra.org).  $295 to enter, then Mazda gave us $250 back!  I just ran a weekend at VIR for $45 which included the Thursday test day, two qualifying sessions and two races.  The no-contact rule means I didn't receive any new dents or rubber marks!  

The bonus was the Trans-Am Series race on the same weekend.  Vintage car show, TA race, great Spec Miata racing all in one place for $45 and that included the dinner on Saturday night!  

I'm surprised no one has been talking about this on the GRM message board.  Here is the race recap from VIR:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMwfa_BprQ

wspohn Dork
Oct. 7, 2017 12:28 p.m.

We happened by Monaco one day  week before the GP and dicvovered that the vintage races were that day so we attended.  Stuff there that you rarely see even at Monterey and we sat on the starting straight just before St. Devote so got to see them winding it up a bit.  Not to be missed!

Tim Suddard Publisher
Oct. 12, 2017 6:13 a.m.

All good choices. I just got back from Put In Bay and while perhaps not Goodwood, was pretty fantastic, especially from a small-bore competitor's POV. The island is an amazing place to take your wife or girl friend to the races as well.

200mph New Reader
Oct. 12, 2017 11:14 a.m.
Joe Gearin said:

Nothing in North America rivals Monterey car week......although I've heard both Goodwood events are amazing. 

Agreed !

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