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How To Get
Started In Vintage Racing
Magazine has published an excellent article about "How to get started in
vintage racing." It provides considerable information about the many
choices and avenues to enjoy our chosen sport. Great reading for anyone getting
started in the sport.
Mechanical Failures List
In the interest of
safety over the years, VMC has accumulated a list of potential or common
mechanical failures which can impact the safety of various vintage race
cars. This Mechanical
Failures List can be of great value when preparing a car by checking
this compilation for any of these possible vulnerabilities.
Should you be aware
of any car specific failure which you feel are perhaps endemic to a
particular car, please feel free to report them to the VMC for inclusion
in this list. You
can reported by visiting the home page of www.the-VMC.com
and using the email form on the home page or send your finding via email
to any of the VMC officers listed on the home page.
considering how to get started in vintage racing, you my wish to purchase
a copy of The Ace Factor, an excellent publication commissioned
by the VMC and produced by E.
Paul Dickinson. Covering the essentials of racing motor
cars it is used as a text book for a number of VMC organizations as part
of their racing school curriculum. And it's also a valuable text for
experienced drivers to help realize what may have become some bad habits
or forgotten race craft tools.
The Ace Factor is in its second printing
and available for $14.95, postage included. Click here for
form. (VMC Member Organizations wishing to buy books in
bulk quantities should contact Treasurer@the-VMC.com
for such orders.)
produced a color flag sheet explaining the meaning of the various flags
used at vintage races. While there may be deviations at specific
tracks for unique situations, these are the generally accepted meaning of
the flags. Click on the image above for printable PDF of the
Magazines for Vintage Racers
There are a number of periodicals
which are of interest to the vintage racing community. In addition
to covering the sport, each always has a strong offering of classified
ads for race cars.
for you book collectors, our very own VMC Secretary, William Taylor,
via his Coterie
Press, has produce some great car books commemorating sports and racing cars with emphasis
on McLaren, Lotus, Morgan and the great Jim Clark. Or visit
their FaceBook page.