Archive for October, 2016

Gary Mason's 1960 SCCA Nationals at Marlboro Raceway

Gary Mason sent us a whole pile of his photographs shot as a teenager during his travels through Europe hitting every motor race he could. His passion for racing, however, did not wane once he was back stateside. Here is a collection of his photos from the 1960 SCCA Nationals at Marlboro Motor Raceway in Maryland. Some great images here from the President’s Cup race which featured a wide variety of machines ranging from the heavy iron of Corvettes and big Ferraris down to Porsches and Lotus Elevens.

I love these mixed grids, especially when the finish order isn’t just a descending list of horsepower. Roger Penske took the day in his Porsche 718 after taking over the lead from fellow 718 driver Bob Holbert on the 3rd lap. If we were giving out trophies for aesthetics I’d be tempted to give a special prize to Bill Mitchell’s Corvette. That Stingray still looks exotic.

Gary Mason's 1960 SCCA Nationals - Bill Mitchell Stingray

There are some photos from additional races that weekend, but I’m not immediately finding documentation about this MGA heavy grid or the little blue Devin.

More of Gary Mason’s photos in the archives. Thanks Gary!

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CSRG Season Finale & Awards Dinner – Willows, CA – 10/28 – Thunderhill Raceway Park – USA

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Octoberfest Spooktacular – Fountain, CO – 10/22 – Pikes Peak International Raceway – USA

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VRG at Dominion – Woodford, VA – 10/21 – Dominion Raceway – USA

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Mardi Gras in October – Avondale, LA – 10/13 – NOLA Motorsports Park – USA

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Thanks for my Life

GenTex Helmets ad

“Thanks for my life…” says Gordon MacKenzie: leading racing driver.

Gordon MacKenzie tells how his GenTex crash helmet saved his life!

GenTex helmets is still around, but mostly focused on military helmets.

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VRG at the Glen – Watkins Glen, NY – 10/07 – Watkins Glen International – USA

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Fall Sprints – Deer Trail, CO – 10/01 – High Plains Raceway – USA

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