The world of modern racing is all about the latest pieces of cutting-edge technology and the most advanced systems. The top racing events around the world are all about speed, power, and almost futuristic automobiles, but the world hasn’t forgotten what auto racing was once like. In various locations around the globe, countless fans and enthusiasts gather together to hold exciting vintage races that everyone can root for. These events are unique and allow spectators and participants to harken back to a simpler time where the cars had completely different styles and capabilities when compared to modern machines. Many of the fans in attendance even dress in historical attire. Retro and vintage styles are becoming more and more popular of late. So why not come along to one of these great races and embrace a bit of history for yourself?
One of the most popular examples of a vintage racing event is the Goodwood Revival. Usually referred to quite simply as “The Revival”, this 3-day annual event celebrates all there is to love about old-fashioned racing. The Revival even comes with its own dress code, encouraging all attendees to dress in the style of the fabulous 50's and 60's. This all helps to recreate an exciting and engaging atmosphere for fans, who are able to feast their eyes on some beautiful automobiles taking part in a variety of racing events. The first instance of the Goodwood Revival was held back in 1998 and the tradition continues to this day at the Goodwood Circuit located in West Sussex in the UK.
Over in the United States, another popular vintage racing event is held each year in Wildwood, New Jersey. This event is known as “The Race of Gentlemen” and celebrates the rich history of classic American racing. The races themselves actually occur right on the beach, offering an incredible spectacle for the countless visitors who attend each year. A varied assortment of classic cars and bikes are there for all to see, with some automobiles even dating to the time before the Second World War.
Continental Europe is home to its own share of exciting vintage races. Two examples are the Vintage Revival Montlhéry or VRM for short and the Mille Miglia. The VRM is held in France while the Mille Miglia is an Italian event that stretches all across the country and crosses through some beautiful cities like Rome, Parma and Brescia. The VRM is held just outside of Paris and allows European vintage automobile enthusiasts to join together and share their fascination for classic car and bike designs from almost a century ago. The Mille Miglia was originally an endurance race that stretched across the entire country. The course has been shortened in the modern era but is still a grand event. If bikes are more your style, the Malle Mile is a recently-launched event in the UK that brings together vintage motorcycle fans and riders for races and celebration. These vintage races are definitely worth rooting for.