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How To Get Started In Vintage Racing

Victory Lane 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.

VMC 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.


The Ace Factor

When 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 the order form.   (VMC Member Organizations wishing to buy books in bulk quantities should contact Treasurer@the-VMC.com for such orders.)


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. 

Classic Motorsports

Grassroots Motorsports

Victory Lane

Vintage Oval Racing

Vintage Motorsport

Vintage Racecar

And 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.