Don Dickey Words by: Gary Horstkorta Perhaps Don Dickey’s first race as a Novice class driver was an indication of what was to follow in the succeeding years. The event was the opening race of the 1952 season at Stockton Airport on August 24th.  Dickey arrived with a nicely prepared XK-120 Jaguar which was entered in […]

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Winter Entertainment Words by: Gary Horstkorta With the racing season over and winter setting in, there may be a need for some of you to find other forms of entertainment to wile away the hours. There are several racing related videos, DVDs and books that you might find interesting. For example, www.youtube.com has many videos uploaded […]

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JAGUAR C-TYPE Words by: Gary Horstkorta You have not doubt heard the Enzo Ferrari proclaimed after the introduction of the Jaguar E Type as the most beautiful car design he had ever seen and rightfully so. Even today the E Type is still a beautiful car to behold. As wonderful a design as the E […]

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Cooper Monaco Words by – Gary Horstkorta In the early 1950’s and into the 1960’s, one of the dominant race car manufactures was the Cooper Car Company Ltd. of England. They built and developed several trendsetting race cars including the Formula 500, the Cooper Bristol, the Cooper Formula Jr., Formula II and Formula I models, […]

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Bev Spencer Words by: Gary Horstkorta – Sept. 2017 By the 1960’s, sports car racing was a well established sport all around the United States. Purpose-built road race tracks were replacing a good number of the airport and street courses the sport had used in the 1950’s. Another change occurred during the 60’s as a […]

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MASERATI A6GCS Words by Gary Horstkorta One of the rarest cars to appear in San Francisco Region races was Bob Gillespie’s Maserati A6GCS sports car which he first entered at Pebble Beach in 1954 and subsequently raced until 1957. After racing MGs for the previous four years he moved up to the more powerful, better handling […]

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Garage Sale Find Words by Gary Horstkorta Garage Sale Find, now what does that have to do with racing with the SCCA San Francisco Region? This story began when I received an email from someone I did not know, asking if I would be interested in some old SF Region magazines and if so the person […]

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Words by: Gary Horstkorta – July 2017 The word “special” was a popular term back in the 1950’s when an individual could create a car out of various bits a pieces on the cheap and go racing. Of course that period gave way to purpose built race cars of ever increasing sophistication and speed. However during […]

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Words by: Gary Horstkorta I’m sure many of you will remember the advertising slogan “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” which the company used in 1963 for the first time in the U.S. As a result of that advertising campaign, Honda motorcycle sales took off and they were on their way to establishing […]

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Words by: Gary Horstkorta – June 2016 Sometimes when a manufacturer gives a specific car model a somewhat sedate or non-aggressive name, it doesn’t reflect what the car is capable of on the road or track. Take for example the Nissan Fairlady a name which sounds better suited for a nice, comfortable four door sedan […]

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