In September of 1957, dozens of production sports cars and special racers gathered for what would be the 6th and final Willow Springs Road Races. Marques like Allard, Kurtis, Jaguar, Austin-Healey, Triumph, MG, Siata, Hillman, Porsche and Alfa Romeo joined in with Corvettes, as well as Oldsmobile, Buick, Mercury, Morris, Volkswagen and Offy specials, and even a Jowett, a Simca, a Borgward, and a Panhard.
Sixty years later VARA will commorate these memorable races with two special run groups at its September 16-17, 2017 Willow Springs Commemorative Road Races at Willow Springs International Raceway. Big Bore (2000 cc and over) and Small Bore (under 2000 cc) pre-1958 model cars, with reserved paddock space for each group, will enjoy their own featured run groups on this storied course.
Founded in 1953, Willow Springs has long been known as "The Fastest Road in the West," and serves as the ideal road course for pre-1958 production and sports racing cars.
Featured run groups for pre-1958 model cars*
Big Bore (2000 cc and over)
Small Bore (under 2000 cc)
Reserved paddock space for each group
*Cars produced after 1958 may join these run groups if the same model car was being produced in 1958 or before. For example, a 1960 MGA will be permitted because the MGA was introduced in 1955.