Reaching Out to the Entire Vintage Motorsports Community


MG TC Racing in the 1950s by Larry Watts

Harley Watts in 1955 with family and his MG TC

MG TC Racing in the 1950s McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, 1951 By Larry Watts (Editor’s note:  Younger readers might not appreciate just how fantastic today’s tires are.  In the 1950’s one would have expected an average set of automobile tires to last no more than a few thousand miles.  Tires have only become as long lasting and reliableRead the Rest…


The Fast Ones – Embracing the Entire Vintage Motorsports Community

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

Embracing the Entire Vintage Motorsports Community Initially, “The Fast Ones” was envisioned as a venue under which owners of vintage competition motorcycles might get together for track days and/or competition days a few times a year, and have some fun on the pavement.  That’s a great idea!  We do plan to do that!  There are a lot of potential vintageRead the Rest…


A Car Nut Household by Larry Watts

Classic Italian Sports Cars, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500, Lancia Appia, Lancia Ardea

Inteoduction to “A Motorsports Heritage – A Car Nut Household” by Stirling Watts The following article was penned by my brother to describe the unique childhood we enjoyed as members of a car nut family.  Our Dad, Harley Watts, was one of the founding members of the Ohio Valley SCCA, and in the early 1950s developed quite a reputation forRead the Rest…


Motorcycle Track Days – Learning to Practice Safety and Speed on the Pavement

Egli Racing Vincent

Lesson 1: Humility in the Racetrack Classroom This is a classroom introduction to learning the practice of safety and speed on the pavement on or in a motorized vehicle.  Its content is designed to be used in motorcycle track day training. In the next few minutes,  we’re going to talk about a basic mental precept that we all need to learnRead the Rest…


Some Proposed Class Structures

Fast Classic Motorcycle

The Fast Ones Vintage Racing: Some Proposed Class Structures Submitted by Stirling Watts These proposed class structures are designed to limit that application of big money, while still allowing and encouraging innovation and free thought. As written they are roughly based on simplified rules of some existing vintage racing clubs. Their objective is simplicity, flexibility, and the maximization of eligibilityRead the Rest…


The Fast Ones – Motorcycle Track Days for Vintage Enthusiasts

Fast Classic Motorcycle

This is a brand new effort…..and if you like vintage motorcycle road racing as much as I do, and if you like like the idea of attending affordable motorcycle track days,,simple, informal and fun, you will want to hear more about this. Club racing for many has always felt a little bit too formal and a little too uppity.  ItRead the Rest…