Historical Archives

San Francisco Region has been in existence for nearly 60 years and has a rich history of road racing, solo competition and concours d’elegance.

Are you looking for historical information including entry lists, race results or photos from Northern California and West Coast sports car racing?

The SF Region Archives has a collection of material and memorabilia thoughtfully donated by current and past members, plus interested individuals who want to see this club’s 68 year history preserved for future generations of racers and enthusiasts.

The  Archive has been steadily growing and currently contains a good collection of the following items:

  • Issues of The Wheel, Competition Press/Autoweek and SportsCar

TW     CP     SportsCar

  • Road & Track, Car & Driver, Motor Trend, Sports Car Graphic, Sports Car Illustrated, MotoRacng and miscellaneous other publications and books*

R and T       SCG       usrrc       specials

  • Original race programs*

pebble     Reno 61     LS 75     Cotati 62

  • Photos including the Paul Zimerman Collection, Jerry DeSilva Collection*, and those contributed by John Blakemore, Stephan Curtin, Dave Dodd, Stephen Holman, Allen Olsen, Dan Boose, Mike Hayworth, Harry Fair Family, Mick Marsten, Dick Sistich, Stewart Hall and many others:

Pebble 10      Ginther on von Neumann Ferrari      Lotus 7

  • Memorabilia including dash plaques, buttons, patches, trophies, etc.

memorabilia tray and helmet      Tracy flag and program

For details or to make a contribution to the Archive, please contact: NORPAC Archivist, Gary Horstkorta: norpacarchivist@comcast.net

The Wheel features the monthly column Notes from the Archives which presents stories from the SFR history along with photos from the 1960’s and 1970’s. View The Wheel archives under The Wheel link at the top of the page.

Note: The Archive does not have any information on car chassis or serial numbers. For rollbar numbers, contact Samantha Stoker at sdstoker@gmail.com

15 Responses to “Historical Archives”

December 22, 2016 at 11:13 pm, Richard Fischer said:

I was happy to see my helmet on display


January 27, 2017 at 1:57 am, Dana MacDuff said:

Looking for any information on a Merlyn Formula Ford raced by Warren Dickenson in the 1980’s/90’s
in the SF Region
Logbook lost, and I now own the car.
Thank you


January 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm, James Chartres said:

>Dana try contacting the NORPAC Archivist, Gary Horstkorta: norpacarchivist@comcast.net


February 03, 2017 at 3:28 am, Jeff Jorgenson said:

Was looking for the track record histories that used to be on the old site.


February 07, 2017 at 12:19 am, Sherry Grantz said:

We lost the automatic feature that would bring up track record histories when we moved to the new site.

We will recreate the track histories and get them posted in the next couple of months. We know the drivers are interested in that type of information.


September 19, 2017 at 1:52 am, Dick Blizzard said:

> Me too, have you received any response? I believe I held the FP track record there in the mid 70′, hoping to verify it?
Dick Blizzard, dblizzard@as.net


September 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm, Sherry Grantz said:

The track record histories are on the Results/Points page: http://www.sfrscca.org/racing/results/
They go back to 1995 when the Region started keeping digital records.


February 07, 2017 at 7:59 pm, Christopher Gonzales said:

Hello, looking for information on a Elva 300 that raced in the 1970’s in FB class, powered by a Cosworth 1100, 1600 Ford/Lotus TC, possibly an Alfa Romeo 1600. It’s been painted red, blue, yellow, and black. Maybe there is some thing here. The previous owner doesn’t remember who he purchased it from. He has it from 1980 ish till 2016. Thank you for any help, greatly appreciated. No log book.


February 08, 2017 at 8:51 pm, Sherry Grantz said:

Hi Christopher –
You can contact the SFR Archivist to see if he has any information: norpacarchivist@comcast.net


February 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm, Stephanie May said:

Does anyone have any info of SCCA 1969 Championship. I am interested in a Driver – Steve Glickman and the car he raced a Cooper Formula Junior T56 ( FJ-12-61). Thank you in anticipation.I am the current owner of this car .


February 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm, Sherry Grantz said:

Stephanie – You can contact the SFR Archivist to see if he can help you: norpacarchivist@comcast.net


August 11, 2017 at 4:09 am, Joe Hancock said:

In the 70’s I worked for a fanatical wizard in Sac, CA at a shop called Specialized Import Svc. His name was Hank Omnes. He ran an H Prod Bugeye that went to the runoffs for a few years. Looking for photos of the Bug, Blue w/ white letters edged in black, #55. Also he prepped an F Prod Midget in the same colors, #66, Driven by Steve Morse. Building a 69 Spitfire and want to do honor to Hank with the same graphics. Help? Thanks./jdh


November 02, 2017 at 11:06 pm, Alain Behrens said:

My dad raced from the mid to late 80’s. I think he won the regional championship in 89. Trying to find information or videos of races back then. Thanks.


December 29, 2017 at 1:13 am, Martin M. Fogel, Jr. said:

I have two questions for you. 1) I bought Merle Brennan’s first McLaren M10A #44 in 1973. I am looking for any pictures of Merle racing that car in 1971. 2) I bought Judy Kondratief’s AH Bug Eye Sprite #45 and raced it in the early 1970s on the West Coast. I recently met Howden Ganley who asked me if I knew where that Sprite (or Judy’s Mini, both of which were prepared by Autosport in Vallejo) were. Both cars were white with a red stripe. I would very much appreciate any information about photos or the whereabouts of either of these cars. Thanks.


January 02, 2018 at 9:35 pm, Sherry Grantz said:

Please contact the SFR Archivist, Gary Horstkorta: norpacarchivist@comcast.net


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