Historic Sportscar Racing will be a guest of the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association (VSCDA) at this year’s Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival (ELVF) XXXV at Road America, September 18-20, and TGV competitors responded enthusiastically to the invitation.
The TGV the appearance of the guest at the 35th edition of one of the main events of VSCDA will see TGV Competitors from all classes placed in existing and appropriate VSCDA racing groups. All TGV cars will run under their existing rule sets and compete for TGV honors at every race.
A TGV The entry of note is sure to be popular with racing fans and other competitors is the 1962 Jaguar XKE Low Drag No.2 Coupe by Steven Davison and prepared by Automatic Racing.
“Steven is a great guy and one of our most colorful customers,” said Automatic Racing owner and team manager David Russell. “He’s Scottish-American, loves his British cars, and his low-drag E-Type is one of the best examples of a classic Jaguar in vintage and historic racing today. It’s a Goodwood approved car that is well made and absolutely beautiful.
The low-drag coupe was designed in the spirit of the legendary Jaguar D-Type racing cars from which elements of the E-Type’s style and design were derived. Unlike the steel-produced E-types, the low-drag coupes used lightweight aluminum exterior panels riveted and glued to the original tub, which retained the steel front subframe. The windshield received a steeper slope and the tailgate was welded.
“Having the privilege of being able to prepare and, at times, race Steven’s beautiful Jaguar really brings me full circle,” said Russell. “I grew up with a dad who loved Jaguar D-Type. He was at Sebring the year the D-Types won, so being associated with Steven’s low-drag Jaguar E today is about as much. as close as possible to that thrill. It’s an amazing experience for sure.
Automatic has also filed a TGV Entry for the 2007 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 No. 22 from Davison. The team also frequently campaigns in TGV an Aston Martin sponsored by Stoner Car Care, which is also one of the TGVthe most recent sponsor partners of.
Announced in March, just before the COVID-19 break, Stoner Car Care is the new title sponsor of the TGV Stoner Car Care Global GT Series, which is a showcase of recently retired GT, GT3 and GT4 racing cars.
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ELVF XXXV is a three-day event on the four-mile Road America circuit that now includes a track-sanctioned day of testing recently confirmed on Thursday.
On Fridays, it is mainly training sessions for all the race groups as well as an Enduro at 3:40 p.m. CDT open to the majority of TGV entered into competition.
Saturday begins with qualifying and sprint races for all groups this afternoon, while Sunday includes the second group races and a Big Bore Enduro at 4:15 p.m. CDT to close the weekend.
For more information, registration forms and event schedule, please Click here for the official VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival XXXV event page at Road America.
– The VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival XXXV is TGVthe first racing event of 2020 after a long delay in the motorsport industries general pause in the fight against COVID-19. “Runners help runners, and we are grateful to VSCDA for opening the door to their event and inviting us to the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival,” TGV said President David Hinton. “We didn’t know this would end up being the first TGV the circuit racing event of the year, but we couldn’t think of a better group or track to partner with to finally kick off our season.
– The second annual TGV The Ridge Runner Rally proceeded as planned and within CDC parameters and state mandated safety guidelines and protocols, June 22-25. A unique tour of the most scenic highways and roads through the Smoky Mountains, the experience included stops at several regional attractions and luxury accommodations at some of the South East’s best hotels.