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Monthly newsletter published by McLellan's Automotive History. Dedicated to literature collectors, restorers, museums, publishers, manufacturers and investors who collect and preserve automotive literature
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December 2008 Issue
 
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Racing & Show Programs
By Robert McLellan
 

Going to auto races, auto shows and concours are always memorable events, especially if you participate in them. In the 1950s and 1960s I attended sport car races. They were mostly regional events, but the desire to go to Sebring or LeMans was a dream. A Formula 1 or Indy 500 Race would have been really exciting. In the 1970s through the 1990s I was into concours and auto shows. The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg meet at their original home in Auburn, Indiana, Rolls-Royce Owners Club National meets and those of the Classic Car Club of America were annual events for me.

The clubs also had regional and local meets. For years I never missed the Detroit and Houston Auto Shows. I enjoyed all these events immensely. And I was fortunate that overseas meets were not out of my reach. Attending Bentley Drivers Club and Vintage Sports Car Club vintage car racing events throughout England was very exciting — over 20 events during 30 years! Such memories had made the old car hobby an important part of my life. And I am not finished!

More recently I have been participating in Porsche Club of America "Driver's Education" classes which are actually high speed driving on the Texas World Speedway race track for "wanna be" race car drivers.

Most of us save old programs. Some collectors appreciate the photographs of the cars and the history of the races. Maybe a car you owned, or one like it, appeared. The same for show programs. Here is a selection for your review.

 
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The Automotive Chronicles, December 2008
 
 
 
 
 
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