Lotus would be the featured marque for the Central Characteristic sculpture on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace, scheduled for July 8-11. Nevertheless, Goodwood Highway & Racing says there might be a distinction within the show this 12 months.

“This 12 months’s sculpture, the design of which might be stored high secret till the Pageant opens in July, will take a unique philosophy and a brand new, immersive path, permitting not solely these on the occasion, but additionally followers watching from dwelling, to work together with it,” the host stated.

Lotus additionally was featured in 2012 because it celebrated its sixtieth anniversary. For that event, designer Gerry Judah created his acclaimed “infinity loop” sculpture, an aerial race observe that includes Lotus Method 1 vehicles.

“We’re delighted that Lotus will star because the Central Characteristic at this 12 months’s Pageant of Pace introduced by Mastercard,” the Duke of Richmond, host for Goodwood occasions, is quoted within the announcement. “Lotus vehicles raced with nice success at Goodwood all through the Nineteen Fifties and ‘60s, together with setting the last word lap report in 1965, and this 12 months’s Central Characteristic will function a becoming landmark to their previous, current and future achievements. 

“The sculpture appears to be like set to be some of the dramatic and futuristic but, bringing in components of interactivity for contemporary audiences that align with Lotus’ future-facing perspective and outlook.”

In its announcement, Goodwood famous that 2021 is a vital 12 months for Lotus, which can unveil its Emira sports activities automobile on the Pageant of Pace. The Emira replaces the Exige and Elise and would be the last petroleum-powered Lotus manufacturing automobile as the corporate transitions to electrical autos.

“Everybody at Lotus could be very excited by the chance to be the Central Characteristic on the Pageant of Pace,” stated Simon Clare, advertising and marketing director for Lotus Vehicles. “This 12 months is a vastly vital one for the transformation of Lotus, and to be giving a public dynamic debut to the Emira at a location so carefully related to Lotus’ success and spirit of innovation might be nice for individuals who can attend, bodily or just about.”

Penske turns laps once more in race automobile

Lotus gets Goodwood feature, Penske gets ready for his run up the hill
Roger Penske is again in a race automobile, turning laps in preparation for his drive throughout the Goodwood Pageant of Pace | M1 Concourse photographs
Lotus gets Goodwood feature, Penske gets ready for his run up the hill
Penske within the Audi getting ready for his drive

Earlier than Roger Penske turned a mega auto vendor, truck rental businessman and proprietor of racing groups and tracks, he was one in all America’s main younger sports activities automobile racers. 

He retired after the 1964 Nassau Pace Weeks, the place he drove a Chaparral 2A, however lately, on the age of 84, Penske was again in a race automobile turning laps within the Sebring-winning 2008 Porsche RS Spyder on the M1 Concourse in suburban Detroit.

Additionally taking some laps across the Champion Motor Speedway circuit was Ford chief government Jim Farley, driving an ex-Crew Penske Ford Mustang that raced within the Australian Supercar collection.

Penske and Farley had been preparing for his or her runs up the hill in early July on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace.

Audrain Motorsport hyperlinks with Goodwood

Goodwood additionally introduced a brand new partnership with Rhode Island-based Audrain Motorsports, which can change into presenting companion for the Goodwood Members’ Assembly classic racing weekend.

“The Audrain Group shares Goodwood’s dedication to celebrating automotive historical past, with the ethos behind its Museum, Motor Week and Motorsport memberships aligning with that of the Goodwood Highway Racing Membership (GRRC) and the Members’ Assembly occasion,” Goodwood stated.

“The Audrain Group is devoted to the experiential facet of automotive enjoyment, it’s an apparent and ultimate match,” Audrain Motorsports chief government Donald Osborne is quoted within the Goodwood announcement. “The Duke of Richmond and his group have labored on the highest stage to create unforgettable, actually immersive occasions and we stay up for a long-lasting collaboration.”

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Based in 2014 with the opening of the Audrain Car Museum in Newport, Audrain has expanded its portfolio with an annual concours and motor week, scheduled this 12 months for September 30 to October 3.

The 78th Goodwood Members’ Assembly follows quickly thereafter, October 16-17.

Laguna, Volunteers attain settlement

Negotiations broke down final summer season between the Laguna Seca Volunteer Affiliation (nee SCAMP) and the brand new A&D Narigi Consulting administration group at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 

However the observe now experiences that it and the not-for-profit volunteer group have achieved a “long-term relationship” and that “skilled people” in race operations will return to “assist the County of Monterey-owned Laguna Seca Recreation Space and the occasions held at its iconic race circuit.”

A 5-person government board — Lee Ames (president), Morgan Broadhead (vice chairman), Ryan Bailey (secretary/treasurer) and Shea Eby and Bryan Mutoza (administrators) — will lead the volunteer group by means of the 2021 racing season.

“This previous 12 months has had many ups and downs because of the pandemic and in finalizing the construction and management of the volunteer affiliation,” Ames stated within the observe’s announcement. “Many people first assisted with final August’s Driver Appreciation Weekend to get to know a few of the new administration group, and over the course of the previous few months and occasions, have grown to grasp that all of us have a shared imaginative and prescient to make sure a secure, pleasurable and memorable expertise for everybody who comes into the Laguna Seca Recreation Space.”

“As Lee indicated, there have been some tough patches throughout a difficult 12 months, however we labored carefully collectively to create a sound group for years to return,” observe president John Narigi added. “The devoted women and men who’ve volunteered right here for years, which incorporates a number of native service organizations, have an unbridled ardour, experience and camaraderie that give Laguna Seca Recreation Space its distinctive soul.

“With out them, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca wouldn’t have the high-quality status that it has at the moment.”

The observe’s subsequent main occasion is the MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest on July 11th of September. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is scheduled for August 12-15, with Pre-Reunion follow set for August 7-8.

1974 IROC Porsche sweeps classic weekend

Yves Scemama posts triple victories in Heritage Motorsports 1974 Porsche 911 IROC at Barber Motorsports Park | HSR photograph

Yves Scemama drove Heritage Motorsports 1974 Porsche 911 IROC to an ideal triple-sweep efficiency on the Historic Sportscar Racing on the Barber Historics at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. 

The automobile and driver received the B.R.M. GT Basic, the Basic RS Cup and the Sasco Sports activities Worldwide/American Problem races over the latest weekend. Aaron Nash co-drove the automobile within the B.R.M. Endurance Problem occasion that included the GT Basic rivals.

Subsequent up for the HSR racing circuit is the Finger Lakes Invitationals and Masters Historic Racing occasion scheduled for July 11th of September at Watkins Glen, New York. Nevertheless, earlier than that racing occasion HSR levels its annual non-track Ridge Runner Rally, June 14-18 within the Nice Smoky Mountains.

Lime Rock Park hyperlinks with components retailer

The brand new administration group on the Lime Rock Park racing circuit in Connecticut has entered into what it calls a “long-term partnership” with on-line European automobile components retailer FCP Euro, which regardless of its title additionally relies in Connecticut.

“The partnership will create in-person and digital alternatives for each organizations to extend model consciousness and buyer attain,” in line with the announcement.

Among the many observe’s first upgrades is an expanded and repaved and now renamed “FCP Euro Proving Grounds” autocross and skid-pad space that opens after Memorial Day actions on the observe. A FCP Euro expertise and hospitality middle overlooking the observe’s Left-hander onto No-Identify Straight is scheduled to open in 2022.

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Carlisle Ford Nationals to characteristic Jason Schneider

Film poster

“For automobile lover Jason Schneider, shedding a hand at age 12 has not stopped his ardour for vehicles or his capacity to wrench on them,” Carlisle Occasions says in its announcement and adaptive automobile builder and movie director Schneider will attend the Carlisle Ford Nationals scheduled for June 4-6 in Pennsylvania.

“Schneider is a local New Yorker and northeast Pennsylvania resident who has owned many vehicles in his life,” Carlisle notes. “He doesn’t simply personal or drive them, he races them, maintains them and upgrades them too.  What makes him totally different (in line with some) is that attributable to an unlucky accident as a toddler, he misplaced his proper hand. 

“By no means one to have a look at himself as totally different, Schneider navigated life as any regular child would.  He constructed cleaning soap field racers, performed video video games, he acquired his driver’s license and he fell in love with vehicles.”

Along with his automotive expertise, Schneider made his debut as a movie director in 2019 with Regardless of the Loss, which introduces audiences to others like him who’ve persevered, regardless of their loss.

Schneider might be at Carlisle together with his 1993 Fox-bodied Ford Mustang and can compete within the Actual Avenue Shootout.

Woodward Dream Cruise returns

After being canceled for 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the Woodward Dream Cruise have introduced the occasion’s return, scheduled for August 21 within the northern Detroit suburbs.

Held on the historic boulevard the place Huge 3 engineers did a few of their muscle automobile improvement work in stoplight drag races, the dream cruise usually attracts as many as million individuals who line the edges of the roadway to observe the parade of autos.

Rodeo Drive concours reimagined

As an alternative of a concours, collector vehicles will cruise the streets of Beverly Hills on Father’s Day morning | Rodeo Drive Concours photograph

As recovering from the coronavirus pandemic continues, organizers of the annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Class plan a reimagined occasion for June 20 this 12 months with 50 autos collaborating within the Beverly Hills Tour d’Class, a rolling show touring all through the Metropolis of Beverly Hills as an alternative of being parked alongside Rodeo Drive.

The occasion runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“We’re excited to return to Beverly Hills this Father’s Day with a lineup of a few of the best vehicles ever produced,” stated occasion founder Bruce Meyer. “Extra importantly, we’re thrilled to start the return to regular with a enjoyable, free, family-friendly occasion which can assist our native first responders.”

‘Lulu’ wins Sizzling Wheels Legends occasion

‘Lulu’ was impressed by Mickey Thompson’s 1963 Harvey Aluminum race automobile | Sizzling Wheels photograph

“2020 Lulu,” an automotive creation by Paul Kalenian of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was judged the winner of the second (digital) cease of the North American phase of the 2021 Sizzling Wheels Legends Tour and can be part of different regional winners from all over the world on the tour finals. At that occasion, one of many full-size autos might be chosen to be featured as a 1: 64 Sizzling Wheels die-cast toy.

“The Lulu is a one-of-a-kind, absolutely avenue authorized, race-inspired trip,” the Sizzling Wheels information launch famous. “Storage constructed – from sketch to avenue – in simply seven months, this heli-arc, all-aluminum monocoque/bulkhead design encompasses a rear, structurally mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 325 hp and 24 psi. The brainchild of 70-year-old Paul Kalenian, it loosely replicates Mickey Thompson’s 1963 Harvey Aluminum race automobile. To this point, Lulu has already clocked 5,000 miles.”

RPM Act re-introduced in US Home

If at first you don’t succeed… 

The Recognizing the Safety of Motorsports Act has been re-introduced within the US Home of Representatives, SEMA experiences. Higher generally known as the RPM Act, the laws seeks to reverse the EPA’s 2015 interpretation that the Clear Artwork Act prevents the modification of motor autos for the needs of motorsports.

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The invoice was re-introduced by Patrick McHenry (R-North Carolina) and Raul Ruiz (D-California).

“I’m proud to assist car racing and can work to make sure motorsports fans right here in North Carolina and throughout the nation can proceed the time-honored custom of modifying inventory autos for aggressive racing,” Rep. McHenry is quoted within the SEMA announcement.

“Rising up, I spent numerous hours on the racetrack with my father,” Rep. Ruiz added. “Racing has all the time been near my coronary heart. I’m delighted to introduce the Recognizing the Safety of Motorsports (RPM) Act, which can preserve our American custom of car racing alive and provides fans and their kids the identical alternative that I needed to create reminiscences on the racetrack.” 

2021 automobile present and concours calendar

The next are dates at the moment set (however topic to vary) for quite a lot of concours d’magnificence, automobile exhibits and driving excursions scheduled throughout 2021:


28-30 – Goodguys Nashville Nationals, Tennessee; Retro Rides, Goodwood, UK


2 – GM on Show, Macungie, Pennsylvania; 2-6, Retromobile, Paris, France, AACA Jap Divisional Tour, Cambridge, Maryland; 4-6 – Carlisle Ford Nationals, Pennsylvania; Avenue Machine Nationals, DuQuoin, Illinois; 

Goodguys All Star Get-Collectively, Fort Value, Texas; 5-6, Pals of Steve McQueen, Chino Hills, California; 6, Albuquerque Lowrider Tremendous Present, New Mexico, Merely Porsche, Beaulieu, UK; 8-10 – London Concours, UK; 12 – Drop High Showcase, Seal Cove, Maine; Heritage Auto Present, Cape Cod; Oddballs & Obscurities, KC Auto Museum, Olathe; Catskill Conquest Lined Bridge Rally, Saratoga, New York; 12-13 – Cincinnati concours, Ohio; E-type 60 years, Shelsley Walsh, UK; 13 – Fabulous Ford Ceaselessly, Irwindale, California; Mini Cooper Day, Beaulieu, UK; 17-19, AACA Jap Spring Nationals, Saratoga, New York; Merely VW, Beaulieu, UK; 18-19 – Micro-Mini Automobile World, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 19 – All Air-Cooled Gathering, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 20 – Father’s Day, KC Auto Museum, Olathe; Blackhawk Museum, Danville, California; Rodeo Drive tour, Beverly Hills, California; Sizzling Rod & Customized vehicles, Beaulieu, UK; 25-26 – Carlisle GM Nationals, Pennsylvania; Star Metropolis Motor Insanity, Roanoke, Virginia; Congress of Motorcars, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 26 – Miles by means of Time, Clarkesville, Georgia; Group Automobile Present, Barrington, Illinois; 27 – Oldsmobiles & Orphans, Hickory Corners, Michigan; Merely Jaguar, Beaulieu, UK


1-3 – AACA Central Spring Nationals, Auburn, Indiana; 2-4 Goodguys Heartland Nationals, Iowa; 3-4 – Austin 7 Rally, Beaulieu, UK; 8-10, Iola Automobile Present, Wisconsin; 8-11, Goodwood Pageant of Pace, UK, 11th of September – Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, Pennsylvania; Goodguys, Columbus, Ohio; 10 – Steam Day, Seal Cove, Maine; DeutscheMarques, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 11 – Mad Canines & Englishmen, Hickory Corners, Michigan; Merely Land Rover, Beaulieu, UK; 11-16 – AACA Classic Tour, Lock Haven/Wellsboro, Pennsylvania; 16-17 – Horseless Carriage Membership, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 16-18 – Avenue Machine Nationals, St. Paul, Minnesota; Auto Royale, Aylesbury, UK; 17 — Philadelphia Concours d’Class, Pennsylvania; Albaugh Basic Automobile Present, Ankeny, Iowa; 17-18 – Basic Nostalgia, Shelsley Walsh, UK; 18, The Nice Automobile Present, Kansas Metropolis; Classics on Primary Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon; Merely Ford, Beaulieu, UK; Corvette Envy, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 21 – Woodward Dream Cruise, Michigan; 22-24 – AACA Grand Nationals, New Ulm, Minnesota; 23-25 – Concours d’Class of America, Michigan; Goodguys Pacific Northwest, Payallup, Washington; 24 – Mopars On the Purple Barns, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 25 – Merely Japanese, Beaulieu, UK; Final Truck Present, Hickory Corners, Michigan; 31 – Hagerty Pageant of the Unexceptional, Linconshire, UK.

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