Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club brings the rumble of vintage cars to the race track

Published 1:22 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018

Photo: Courtesy Of CVAR Club/Donald Gwynne

The Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club is a Texas-based group of approximately 350 enthusiasts who are devoted to the sport of vintage auto racing.
The Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club is a Texas-based group of approximately 350 enthusiasts who are devoted to the sport of vintage auto racing.
Photo: Courtesy Of CVAR Club/Donald Gwynne

Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club announced that it will be the host club for the inaugural Strada Corsa Street Race event at Johnson Space Center, a Vintage Motorsport Council event, in early May.
Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club announced that it will be the host club for the inaugural Strada Corsa Street Race event at Johnson Space Center, a Vintage Motorsport Council event, in early May.
Photo: Courtesy Of CVAR Club/Donald Gwynne

Photo: Courtesy Of CVAR Club/Donald Gwynne

Photo: Courtesy Of CVAR Club/Donald Gwynne

Photo: Courtesy Of CVAR Club/Donald Gwynne

Heidi Van Horne
Heidi Van Horne
Photo: Courtesy Of Chris Ledford

If you’ve ever wanted to experience taking a true vintage race car out on some of the best road tracks in Texas, then the Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club might be just for you. The CVAR club is a Texas-based group of approximately 350 enthusiasts who are devoted to the sport of vintage auto racing.

Hosting nine races every year in Texas and Oklahoma, the club is all about preserving, restoring and racing vintage race cars at their own events as well as other elite track events nationally. Focusing on safety and ethics, the club comes together often to help provide and attend quality racing events and to share education and information about the sport.

According to Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club’s president, Herb Hilton, “Our club is a charter member of VMC, Vintage Motorsport Council, and because of this affiliation our members are able to race at every Road Racing track in the country. Some examples are Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta, Road America and Indianapolis.”

The club’s former home track was the historic Texas World Speedway in College Stat ion, which closed last year to serve as a leased storage space for flooded vehicles damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Next weekend, February 23 through 25, they are hosting their Spring offering of their biannual event, a three-day gathering which features both, racing and a race school, south of Houston at MSR – the Motor Speedway Resort – in Angleton. Experienced racers can participate, as well as those new to the sport who want to attend their school, which, as their website states, is “for those members who are just getting into racing to develop their driving skills in a structured setting.”

However, if you don’t have a vintage race car of your own, don’t count yourself out just yet, as the club even offers rentals for those interested.

“If someone wanted to test their need for speed and did not have a race prepared car, we have rentals available, both open and closed wheel,” Hilton said.

They host the event twice annually, and will be back at MSR for the Fall event in September, as well. They announced that they will be the host club for the inaugural Strada Corsa Street Race event at Johnson Space Center, a VMC event, in early May.

Other tracks hosting CVAR racing events throughout the year include: MSR in Cresson; Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur; Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Circuit of the Americas in Austin; and the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

For more information about the Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing Club, the Spring Race and School event next weekend or their other upcoming events for 2018, visit their website at http://ift.tt/191zY8d.

For more information specifically about the inaugural Strada Corsa Houston event taking place at the Johnson Space Center in May, visit http://ift.tt/2BW9MPf.

To submit your custom or classic ride to be considered for a feature in a future “Heidi’s Customs & Classics” article, send information and images to Heidi at HeidisCustomsAndClassics@gmail.com. Heidi Van Horne is an author, artist and media personality with more than 25 years’ experience in the entertainment industry and the car culture community. She has written about cars for the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Media since 2008 and is currently working on her first book about women in the automotive and motorcycle world and their rides.

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