Reaching Out to the Entire Vintage Motorsports Community


Automotive Memories from the 1960s

automotive memories

Automotive Memories from Eastern Kentucky, 1965 to 1970 | Stirling Watts These automotive memories of my youth are interspersed with fond memories of my Dad, who was a first rate mechanic and competitive driver in the early SCCA days and a die- hard  firearms enthusiast.  These experiences all took place during our temporary residence in eastern Kentucky from 1965 toRead the Rest…


Sign Up for Periodic Updates

sign up

Go to the Sidebar to Sign Up! We have just added a mailing list so that you may sign up for periodic updates on what is happening with the new organization. Just go to the sidebar on any page. If you are already signed in to Facebook, your email information will be received by simply clicking the top sign up buttonRead the Rest…


Where Are They All Today? Part 4, Final Edition on early MG TC Racing by Bob Watts

Harley Watts in 1955 with family and his MG TC

Where Are They All Today?  Part 4, Final Edition on early MG TC Racing by Bob Watts I can add a few bits of updated information since this article was written circa 1997.  Harley’s chartreuse colored TC is still, as reported, in the possession of my brother, Larry, where it has been for about 25 years.  Its restoration was (slowly)Read the Rest…


A Historical Perspective On Performance by Stirling Watts

alfadcoe

A Historical Perspective on Performance:  The 80s Versus Today By Stirling Watts At left:  Old school fuel delivery – Two 40mm Weber DCOE dual throat carburetors fitted to our 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce What is History to One, is Fond Memories to Another! Only recently has it come to my attention that my own recent personal experiences are,Read the Rest…


Common MG TC Modifications and Mechanical Issues in the early Racing Era – Part 3, by Bob Watts

Harley Watts in a 1953 SCCA hillclimb event in his MG TC

Part 3:  Common MG TC Modifications and Mechanical Issues in the early Racing Era It’s difficult to separate Bob’s article into distinct segments, but this one tends to focus on the major mechanical issues with which TC racers had to deal in the mid 1950s.  I can recollect going along for the ride as a small boy on a fewRead the Rest…


MG TCs in Central Ohio, Part 2 – Sports Car Racing in the Early 50s

Newspaper.article.Harley@McDill.AFB. in'51

Part 2 – MG TCs in Columbus by Bob Watts I have the original newspaper article shown at left, framed on my living room wall.  It touches on some of what Bob writes about in the continuation of the article below.  Harley (Dad) being the lead mechanic, Bob and Harley also shared driving duties to win their class at McDillRead the Rest…


MG TCs in Central Ohio – Part 1: Automobiles and Motoring in the late 40s by Bob Watts

Harley Watts, Bob Watts, Bob Fergus, Jaguar

Far right in the photo at left is the author of this article, Bob Watts, standing by  his brother (and my father) Harley Watts, and some other unidentified friends working on a Jaguar XK-120 race car owned by Harley’s co-driver, Bob Fergus, at an unidentified race event in 1953.   MG TCs in Central Ohio  by Bob Watts A Historic PerspectiveRead the Rest…


A Testimony of Mechanical Ingenuity

Phil Miller Caricature Cartoon

Mechanical Ingenuity at the 1951 Watkins Glen Queen Catherine Cup By Larry Watts (The cartoon featured here was drawn by family friend and racing enthusiast Phil Miller, and depicts the event in satire. Phil was a talented artist) In an earlier story, I wrote about competitors in the early post war years driving their cars to the track, taping over,Read the Rest…


1989 Road Atlanta WERA Vintage Finals

WERA Vintage Finals

1989 WERA Vintage Finals The Western Eastern Road Racing Association, known as WERA, holds its annual WERA Vintage Finals at its Garnd national Finals event held each year at Road Atllanta in Braselton, Georgia. This photo (above)  is itself vintage photo in its own right, having been taken in 1989.   Here is Larry Watts in 1989 aboard his 1973Read the Rest…


Visiting Brooklands | Vintage Era Racetrack in Surrey England

Three wheeled Morgan with JAP engine.

Visiting Brooklands By Larry Watts My wife Carol and I visited the Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit Museum in Surrey, England a couple of weeks ago. It is the oldest purpose built motor racing circuit in the world, constructed in 1907. Brooklands was THE place for motor racing in England up until 1939. Britain’s WW 2 Defense activities ended the racingRead the Rest…