Historical Archives

San Francisco Region has been in existence for over 70 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 71 year history preserved for future generations of racers and enthusiasts.

For information, contact: NORPAC Archivist, Gary Horstkorta: norpacarchivist@comcast.net

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 Sisich, 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

34 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


April 24, 2018 at 5:44 pm, Rick Wilson said:

I’m trying to find/recall the Pennsylvania race car importer that imported a Lotus Seven race car in or around 1969. The importer’s name appeared in Competition Press coverage etc., periodically as having brought in various road racing cars.


August 14, 2018 at 3:06 am, Dan Wise said:

> Hello Rick,
You probably already have the info by now, but the most likely company that imported Lotus was “Duchess Auto” or “Lotus East”. They imported my Elan as well. http://www.fredstevensonlotus.com/Lotus%20East.htm

Best regards,
Dan Wise


November 10, 2018 at 6:38 pm, Mike Cummings said:

Recently I was looking for SCCA track records from the past. I found that SFR page where I had found them in the past only has recent track records. Do you know where they have been moved to? I am looking for records going back into the mid 70’s. Can you help?


November 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm, Sherry Grantz said:

We have posted all the track records we have access to, going back to the mid-1990’s when the web page was started. The office does not have any records before that time.


December 07, 2018 at 7:56 am, Warren Thurber said:

I am attempting to locate the history on one 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA car, allegedly sponsored by Seven Eleven (car # 711). Not sure of the Series it ran in…but I think it ran in the GTA Series based for a time at Sears Point…..basically stock chassis and body with 350 GM crate motors …..similar to requirements for the Escort or Fire Hawk Series during that time..Any info whatsoever will be greatly appreciated….drivers names etc.


December 08, 2018 at 3:46 am, James Chartres said:

You might try contacting the the region Archivist: Gary Horstkorta – norpacarchivist@comcast.net


January 20, 2019 at 6:23 pm, Gary Cox said:

Looking for anyone who might be able to know the contact or whereabouts of Stan Peterson who was a key figure in the early SF “Fabulous 50’s” racing heydays. He was the Lotus/dealer in Oakland and a very active driver until the mid 60’s. I have one of his old cars and am trying to complete the documentation. Any help or further contact suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

I have emailed the archivist as well.


March 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm, TJ said:

Does anyone remember a rally car club in the late 60’s and 70’s from the San Francisco Bay area (or Northern CA) that was called Bay Area Rally Force (B.A.R.F) ?
I’m looking for ANY info on this rally car club.
I await your reply.
Thank you in advance.


May 28, 2019 at 9:30 am, Lynne Huntting said:

I had heard of it back in the day. I thought it was what we used to call a gimmick rally club, one of many at the time, none of which were associated with SFR. The various clubs would hold gimmick rallys and poker runs.


June 02, 2019 at 10:44 pm, TJ said:

Thank you Lynne. I’d not heard of “gimmick rallye clubs”. I appreciate your help.


May 14, 2019 at 8:35 pm, Gary Horstkorta said:


I have not run across the rally club name you mentioned in your email in my time as the Region’s Archivist/Historian. Perhaps this was a private club not affiliated with our Region.


July 26, 2019 at 9:17 pm, Benjamin said:

I’m curious about racing in the area in the 1920s and 1930s. Any resources you can recommend? Thanks!


September 11, 2019 at 8:46 pm, Gary Horstkorta said:


Contact Dennis Mattish at dmattish@sbcglobal.net, he has written several books on the history of racing in Northern California and is your best source for information.

Gary Horstkorta – SF Region Archivist/Historian


November 24, 2019 at 11:10 pm, Ronald Coniglio said:

When I was a kid about 1952 I had a adult friend that lived a few houses away from me that raced a MG or a MGTC. I would watch him work on his car and sometimes we would sit at his kitchen table and draw pictures of race cars. One day I went to his house to see him and his wife answered the door and she was crying. She told me that he had been killed in his race car that weekend. She was very upset and did not want to talk to me. I do not remember his name but we lived in Palo Alto Ca so I would assume he was a SCCA member. She moved away shortly after his death so I never had a chance to talk to her again. I was seven or eight years old and this wonderful man started my desire to race. I would really like to find out what his name was. Thank you.


February 27, 2020 at 11:16 pm, RAY SILVA said:

Info on Regional Championship Races A Sports Racing 1970.


November 14, 2020 at 2:43 pm, Don Teeter said:

Is this the Ray Silva who had the Body shop in Fresno? This is Don Teeter who raced the MGB. deandre44@gmail.com


November 14, 2020 at 2:45 pm, Don Teeter said:

Does anyone have the race results for the SCCA/RDC 4 hr Enduru run in the pouring rain at Cotati in (I believe) 1966?


December 18, 2020 at 6:49 pm, Willie Bredberg said:

I’m trying to track down history of a G-Production Turner 950 S driven by Will Bredberg. The car was purchased as an autocross car around 1964 in the Bay area. I think it was owned or sponsored by a shop called Motorsport Accessories in Oakland. My dad raced it in the San Francisco Region for a few years, I’ve got a few pictures from Cotati, Sears Point, and Laguna Seca, then it was raced in Southern California until the late 1970s. I’m trying to find any history before he owned it.



February 01, 2021 at 1:44 pm, Timo Kangas said:

I try to find my Porsche`s racing history, there is SCCA sticker no: 449 in roll cage?


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