Part 2 of 3 – Racing Your Vintage Car
Transporting Your Car
Most racecars are not road cars. The tires and motors used for racing are generally considered unsafe for driving on the road. This means you need to find a way to get your car to the venue. Ideally, you should already have a trailer that holds your car as well as a way to tow it, along with the equipment you need on race day. The track should have a place where you can park and set up your temporary garage. Make a list of the tools and extras that might break and have them as spares ready to install.
If you don’t have a trailer, you will need to find a shipping company that specializes in two-way deliveries and make sure you are there at the sending and receiving ends. Or, you can try to persuade a friend that may have a car hauler trailer to join you for the race.
Race coordinators know that racing is dangerous. They don’t want to see the participants get hurt, nor do they want to deal with injuries and liability issues. Each race has its own safety requirements, and it’s up to you to know what they are and to be prepared. These requirements may include certain types of helmets, safety harnesses, or parachutes, and they are non-negotiable. If you refuse to comply, you are not allowed to participate and may be asked to leave. Entry fees are typically non-refundable. The rules are for your safety as wells as others.
Next Week: Racing Your Vintage Car – Part 3 of 3