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Vintage group shares 2022 motorcycle racing calendar

Our weekly roundup of car show and vintage racing news and notes

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AHRMA is short form of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, a non-profit organization devoted to all disciplines of vintage motorcycle racing. 

The group says it roots reach to the late 1970s when vintage motorcycle races were being held in the Northeast US and elsewhere. AHRMA was founded in the mid-1980s to unify the groups and establish a set of rules for competition.

The 2022 road-racing season begins January 7-9 with the annual AHRMA Classic MotorFest at Daytona Beach. Other events for 2022 are February 17-20 at Roebling Road in Georgia, March 17-20 at Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina, April 22-24 at High Plaines Raceway in Colorado and April 29-May 1 at Thunderhill in Califoria.

Up next: May 2u7-29 at Heartland Park in Kansas, June 16-19 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, July 15-17 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, July 21-24 at Ridge Motorsports Park in WAshington, August 25-28 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Illinois, September 2-4 at Gingerman in Western Michigan, and with two events in Alabama — September 30-October 2 at Talladega and October 6-9 at Barber Motorsports Park.

A 24-event scrambles schedule opens January 8 at Daytona Beach and ends November 5 at Henryetta, Oklahoma. A 21-event vintage motorcross series that launches January 9 at Daytona Beach and ends November 6 in Oklahoma.

AHRMA also stages a NextGen MX series, a national cross-country series, national vintage trials series, and a vintage dirt track series.

The organization is led by executive director Craig Grantham, who has been in management positions at Gillett, Del Monte and Bertolli while also racing. 

Cavallino Classic celebrates Ferraris 75th

The 31st staging of the Cavallino Classic, scheduled for January 20-23 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ferrari with a special display of one model from each of the Italian automaker’s years as a producer.

The weekend begins Thursday, January 20, with a track day at The Concours Club with a celebration of 30 years of the Ferrari Challenge competition. The following day, there’s the Tour d’Eleganza from Deerfield Beach to Palm Beach on A1A and a symposium featuring three rare Ferrari models.

The special display of 75 Ferraris opens Saturday, January 22, and with additional curated cars featuring the 60th anniversary of the 250 GTO. The event concludes Sunday, January 23, with Classic and Sports Sunday at the Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion in old Palm Beach and a showcase of all Italian brands.

Quail sets featured classes for 2022

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, has announced its 2022 date, August 19, and its featured classes — the 50th anniversary of the BMW M Division, “All Things Mini” and 70 years of Jaguar and its victories at Le Mans.

As usual, the 19th edition of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering takes place at The Quail Lodge, a Peninsula Hotels group facility in Carmel, California, during Monterey Car Week.

Entries are being accepted from vehicle owners at the event website.

AACA Library hosts second Pinewood Derby

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After a successful debut a year ago, the AACA Library has announced plans to host the second Pinewood Derby on February 11 during the AACA annual convention, scheduled for February in Philadelphia.

The event is open to children and adults.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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