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Old-School Vintage Racing at the Fernandina Beach Airport

Posted by on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Articles, Event Recap, News, Vintage Racing

The SVRA’s new event at the Fernandina Beach Airport serves as a fitting closer to all the Amelia island Concours festivities, and the racing harkens back to a day when airstrip racing with a few hay bales out for safety was the norm rather than the exception.  Here are a few visual highlights, courtesy of skilled photographer Dan Scanlan:

vintage triumph and bmw racing

Amelia Island Concours founder Bill Warner loves racing his Group 44 TR-6, and here, he pilots the car into the aptly named “Warner Corner” just ahead of a 914 and a BMW.

stutz vintage classic racecar

Richard Mitchell brought his immaculate 1929 “Safety” Stutz Blackhawk race car, which performed well all weekend.

1948 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix car

Dennis Bigoni brought his famous 1948 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix car, a car that actually completed the 1948 Monaco Grand Prix.

vintage alfa race car

Congratulations to the SVRA staff and all of the participants for racing safely, and putting on a fine show.  With vintage aircraft on the scene, and over 40 fine race cars, no doubt, we’ll be seeing an even larger field of racers at the 2017 event.  For full details, visit

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