An interview with Logan Dernoshek from Charlotte NC. His #37 1966 Yenko Stinger got on the Podium at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix soon after this interview.
Logan's father was THE original mechanic on this Yenko Corvair. This interview was done before Logan had his 2nd place podium finish at BeaveRun in his 1966 "Yenko Stinger"
Great to see the Yenko name back on the podium!
Logan competed in Group 5: LeMans, which is
Pre-1960 over 2 Litres production cars and specials. Examples include Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Maserati, Mini-Cooper and Aston Martin. Also includes pre-1960 Sports Racers over 1.1 Litres and Post 1960 Production under 1.6 Litres.
VRG Classes C2, C3, C5 D1, D2, E3 and G1
James Reeve Returns 2011 Road Atlanta
The return to racing of Yenko Stinger racing legend James J. Reeve Jr.
Back in the mid 70's James was a thorn in the side of the British and
Datsun factory teams. James in his 1966 Yenko Stinger Corvair running as a
privateer was able to beat the likes Group 44, Huffaker and Datsun factory
backed teams in SCCA D-Production road racing at the national championship
level. I offered my Yenko Stinger Corvair for James to drive in the 2011
Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) annual Mitty race at Road Atlanta the
weekend of April 29-May 1. James certainly didn't disappoint us Corvair
types this weekend. We were only beaten by a very well driven, and fast,
Lotus Super 7 driven by Bill Bartlett also from Atlanta. Thanks again
This the Sunday July 15 fifteen lap sprint race or Race No. 3 at the
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. The car is a 1965 Corvair Yenko Stinger
clone. The track is BeveRun in Wampum PA.
Vintage 8 MM movie footage from Mike Levine taken at Road Atlanta, August
1977 of David MacIntosh in his Buick powered mid-engine Corvair running in
A Sports Racing. This was his first time out and he won his overall class.
The engine is a big block Buick 430 cubic inch with two 850 Holley carbs on
an Offy intake!
PVGP 2011 BeaveRun-Driver John Bechtol interview
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix driver, John Bechtol from Pittsburgh PA, and
his #12 1973 Zink Z-11 FSV won the Group 2: Formula and Sports Racers at
BeaveRun in 2010. It was an "All Pittsburgh" podium for the first time.
John talks about his family and friends involvement in the PVGP and tell us
a little bit about their "Scuderia Gia Doro". You should also know that
John & his wife (& fellow racer) Dotti with fellow racer Joe Mendel and his
wife Rosemary host the PVGP event on Wednesday's night of Race Week:
"Tune-up at Bossa Nova"
Ford GT40 Mk V at BeaveRun PVGP 2010
1966 Ford GT40 MKV owned by Racer Robert Anderson. Robert raced in Group 4:
Trans Am at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races at BeaveRun.
The Trans Am series is the Post 1960 Production cars over 2.5 Litres,
featuring American muscle cars such as Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, Cobra, GT40 along with
Porsche and Datsun. Post 1960 Sports racers over 2 Litres.
VRG Classes C4, E1, F1, and F2.
As you can hear in the interview this Mk V is a very rare car: only about
37 where made in production. This car raced at the Targa Florio