The Historic Motors Sports Association (HMSA) held a LSR Invitational event on April 16, 2014 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The mid-week testing session saw a diverse field of 170 historic racing cars challenge the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course in Salinas, California.
Similar to HMSA Club events, the LSR Invitational featured historic production cars built through 1972 and purpose-built Formula, Sports Racing and IMSA and Trans-Am cars built through present day. The run groups for the one-day April LSR Invitational were divided into four run groups, with each enjoying two 25-minute sessions in the morning and two 30-minute sessions in the afternoon. Enjoy it they did, as every participant we spoke with had a great time on the challenging circuit in the Monterey Peninsula. And perfectly sunny California weather didn’t hurt, to be sure.
The HMSA LSR Invitational at Laguna Seca 2014 featured many notable entrants, including Tom Price’s Maserati 250F and Jaguar C-Type; Ernie Prisbe’s 1971 Ferrari 312 PB; Dick Jeffery’s 1935 Riley Brooklands Special; Ned Spieker’s 1957 Maserati 200Si; David Lockwood’s Ferrari 750 Monza; Michael O’Callaghan’s 1969 Porsche 911; Doug Mockett’s 1961 Cooper T-56 and Walter Wolf Formula 1; Lynn Park’s Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe; Steven Hill’s 1963 Ferrari 250P; Bruce Canepa’s 1983 Nissan GTP ZX Turbo; Robert Ryan’s McLaren M6B Can-Am; Greg Mitchell’s Lola T163 Can-Am; Steven Read’s Ferrari 512M; Chip Conner’s 1980 Porsche 935J and 1971 Ford Boss 302 Mustang; James Lawrence’s 1977 Porsche 934.5 and the 1963 Lotus 23B of Lyn St. James.
Another interesting entrant was the 1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa of Brandon Adrian. This ex-Autodelta works Alfa racer won its class at the 1967 Spa 24 Hours, the 1968 Coppa Alpe del Nevegal and Trento-Bondone Hillclimb and the 1971 Targa Florio, among a long list of wins as contested by Autodelta, SpA and Scuderia Monzeglio Corse.
Similar to 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Senior Photographer Dennis Gray also documented the 2014 running of the HMSA LSR Invitational, offering the following images that highlight the quality participants at this year’s April event.
HMSA LSR Invitational 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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[Source: HMSA; Dennis Gray]