Hi Don and All,
A quick comment on Monterey entry procedures - you don't actually have to be a
member of HMSA to make the cut. A mutual of friend of ours, Vern Jaques,
entered his historic Lotus 51 the only year that FFs were allowed to run
Monterey. He enclosed a check for membership with his entry fee. Steve or
Debby returned the check stating that you didn't have to be a member to
participate. It helped of course that Vern's Lotus had won the very first
Formula Ford race in the US and documentation was unassailable. I have run
Monterey every time I entered (five times) starting in 1982 with a '58 Alfa
Romeo Spider Veloce. I have especially good luck when Alfas or Ferraris (or
other red cars) are the featured marque.
A recommendation would be to write General Racing for the rules, race groups
and an entry form. Do it now because entries for 2001 close early, like
February. Figger out where your car fits in the race groups. I think that
documented early specials have an excellent chance for acceptance and there
seems to be room in the lower displacement groups. The key is documentation.
Too many people build up "air cars" and hope to get in the races. Another
thought would be to enter the Prehistorics (yuk, yuk - should have a hyphen in
there somewhere) which are held the weekend prior to the Historics along with an
entry to the Prehistorics. It used to be relatively easy to get into the
Prehistorics and if you are accepted for the Historics you will already have
your pit assignment. Plus you can make a good impression, learn the people and
Leucadia, CA BEACH-N-RIDES
Don Queen wrote:
> Entry to the Monterey Historics is a mystical quest, an ethereal venture
> into the unknown. All I can advise you to do is write to HMSA /General
> Racing and plead your case. You must first join the bloody organization to
> have any chance to get in that Holy Grail of races. Steve Earle gets 1000's
> of entries every year. He's a businessman, he's putting on a show ( a good
> one) and he can pick and choose from the top cars in the WORLD. So don't be
> disappointed if you don't make the cut.
> Good luck,
> Don Queen
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> Subject: Entry To Monterey Historics....2001...need help.
> > Vintage Race List:
> > I am working with the son of a late friend (Bill Ames) who now has his
> > historically significant Triumph Special.
> > Robet Ames is new to the world of vintage racing and I have no experience
> > with Monterey entry applications.
> > I need some help. Please.....
> > The forerunner to this car...an Ambro...was the Peyote. The Peyote has run
> > the Monterey Historics in the past. Baxter Culver as owner.....now owned
> > Portland, OR resident. Expected to be at Monterey in 2001.
> > Robert Ames is interested in presenting his dad's personal Ambro at
> > in 2001. I have agreed to assist to him in this effort. Bill Ames was a
> > friend to many of us Triumph owners in the east and the midwest. Those of
> > who knew Bill Ames and his history, will understand.
> > It seems possible that the Peyote, Bill's personal Ambro (driven by his
> > capable son), and the Peerless Ambro might make an interesting appearance
> > Monterey, together....(Also, Alain Decadanet (sp?) found the Peerless
> > an interesting topic of discussion on SpeedVision, this last event)
> > I need the information necessary for Robert Ames to make an application to
> > the Monterey. (It also would be useful to have the e-mail address or
> > telephone number of the gentleman with the Peerless Ambro, so that contact
> > could be made with him)
> > I have heard that "Specials" will take a prominent place in this next
> > event. Is this true?...Thank you all in advance.
> > Regards,
> > Joe Alexander
> > VTR
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