Historic Trans-Am race at COTA in the wet!
This was the feature race at our event at COTA. The Historic Trans-Am
group. Always one of the most exciting groups in vintage racing. Add to
that racing these cars in the wet around a very challenging course. Please
share with your car loving friends.
The Tony Parella Corvette Collection
Tony Parella overcame a birth defect to become a successful
businessman and entrepreneur. He also became a Corvette
enthusiast and personally restored most of the cars in his outstanding
collection in Texas.
He also had a dream of giving back for the advantages he had inspite of the
disadvantages he was born with. His story is inspiring and he's profiled
in this episode of a proposed TV series called 'VetteCollections'.
McCulloch Kart Promotion Movie circa 1961
Digitally restored by http://VintagePowerSport.com - from 16mm film.
This video featuring actor Don Knots, reflects the humor of the time while
providing a little insight into the design & manufacture of the short lived
line of McCulloch racing karts. While McCulloch manufactured kart racing
motors from 1959 to 1977, they only made karts for a couple years during
the boom of kart racing. That boom was quickly followed by a Bust, and many
kart manufacturers went out of business, this is when McCulloch stopped
making karts. McCulloch kart engines were by far the most popular engines
used on all karts at the time, and the engine side of the business remained
worth while for McCulloch for many years until a combination of new owners
and a drop in sales volume marked the end of an era for McCulloch. The
Yamaha KT100 and Briggs & Straton 5hp engines quickly replaced the hole
left by McCulloch exit from karting.
The engine Don is holding in the beginning of the video would be an MC6
kart engine, based on the date and what details can actually be seen.
McCulloch intentionally did not say what model it was, probably because
they were releasing new models about every 6-12 months at the time due to
the highly competitive environment.
Learn more about vintage racing karts at
http://VKAKarting - the Vintage Karting Association
http://RearEngineKarts.com - early era karts only
(VintagePowerSport.com has copyright usage permission from McCulloch Racing
for distribution of McCulloch media)
SVRA Vintage Racing at Sebring
The SVRA Spring Vintage Classic at Sebring International Raceway, March 1,
Vintage and historic racecars take to the old airfield circuit for a
weekend of racing in the Florida sunshine. Also featuring the Trans Am race
series and a Le Mans start at 11:35. Cheers!