Thousands of vintage car enthusiasts will converge upon Lexington, Ohio on Friday, June 27th – Sunday, June 29th for the 2008 SVRA Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.
Promoted by TrueSports, Inc. and sanctioned by SVRA, this year’s Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio features the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget. In addition to the Austin Healey Sprite/MG Midget 50th Anniversary Race, the weekend will also feature two Enduros, a Formula B Reunion Race, ten vintage racing classes, open paddock and grandstands, plus lots of off-track action.
Group 1: Recognized small displacement sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1973, select G and H-modifieds and D-Sports Racers displacing less than 1,000cc, Formula Vee, Formula 500 and front-engined Formula Junior cars. Ex: A.C., Alfa Romeo, Arnolt-Bristol, Austin Healey Sprite, Austin and Mini-Cooper, Elva, Ginetta, Lola, MG T-series, MGA , MG Midget, Lotus 7, Morgan, Sunbeam Alpine Triumph, Turner, BMC, Cooper, OSCA, Sadler and Stanguellini.
Group 2: Formula cars conforming to the 2008 Monoposto Racing Rules and Regulations. Ex: Alexis, Ausper, Brabham, Caldwell, Chevron, Cooper, Elden, Elva, Lola, Lotus, Hawke, March, Merlyn and Titan.
Group 3: Recognized series produced sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1972. Ex: Austin-Healey, Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW, Corvette, Daimler SP250, Elva Courier, Ford Cortina, Frazer Nash, Jaguar XK-series and Mark II, MGB, Morgan, Porsche 356, SAAB 96, Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger, Triumph TR-4 series and GT6 and Turner.
Group 4: Limited production sports cars, racing “specials” and GT cars built or in production prior to 1962. Ex: Allard, Aston Martin, Bocar, Chevrolet, Cooper, Devin SS, Echnida, Elva, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lister-Chevrolet, Lola, Lotus, Maserati, Mercedes, OSCA, Porsche and Scarab.
Group 5: Under 2.0-litre purpose-built racing sports cars (sports racers) as raced between 1960 and 1972. World Sports Car Championship and World Manufacturer’s Championship GT’s and prototypes as raced between 1960 and 1972. USRRC sports cars and Can-Am as raced before 1967 with invited later models. Ex: Alfa Romeo, Bobsy SR2, Brabham, Chaparral, Cheetah, Chevron, Cobra, Elfin, Elva, Ferrari, Ford, Genie, Lola, Lotus, McLaren, McKee, Merlyn, Porsche and Sadler.
Group 6: Selected big-bore production sports car and sedans through 1972. Ex: AC Cobra, AMX, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Corvette, DeTomaso Pantera, Dodge Challenger, Ferrari, Ford Falcon, Jaguar E-type, Javelin, Mercury Cougar, Plymouth Barracuda, Pontiac Firebird, Porsche, and Shelby.
Group 7: Can-Am cars as raced after 1967 on slicks. World Championship for Makes sports cars as raced after 1970 on slicks. Under 2.0-liter sports cars as raced after 1972. Center-seat Can-Am cars, SCCA A and B Sports Racers, and S2000 through 1986; later similar cars by invitation. Ex: Chaparral, Ferrari, Lola, March, Matich, McKee, McLaren, Porsche, Shadow, Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Chevron, Matra-Simca, Abarth, Bobsy, Mallock, Frisbee, Crossle, Swift and Tiga.
Group 8: Recognized series-produced sports cars and sedans in production prior to 1979 and later cars by invitation. Ex: Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Datsun, DeTomaso Pantera, Ferrari, Jensen-Healey, Lotus, MG, Porsche, Sunbeam Tiger and Triumph.
Group 9: Formula cars complying with Monoposto Racing Formula 70 Rules and Regulations. These cars have a cut-off date of 1979. They must be flat-bottomed, pre-ground effect types. Select Post 1979 Formula cars not requiring an HSR/SVRA “Super License.”
Group 10: Selected GT sports cars and sedans as raced between 1973 and 1998. All cars must have been built or modified to compete in a recognized pre-1999 racing series, such as the Trans-Am and the IMSA GTU and GTO classes. Ex: BMW, Chevrolet, Datsun, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lotus, Mazda, Nissan, Porsche and Triumph.
Off-track action includes:
10th Annual British Car Showdown – All British car marques and clubs are welcome to participate in the British Car Showdown, June 28. Show features include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for each marque in a popular vote format. Participants will also take their cars on a Parade Lap around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during lunch and will also receive a commemorative souvenir.
Concours d’Elegance – All makes and models are invited to participate in the Concours d’Elegance, June 29. Show features include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for each marque, and are awarded by judges. Participants will also take their cars on a Parade Lap around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during lunch and will also receive a commemorative souvenir.
[Source: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course]