Barber Motorsports Park hosted its first annual Historic motor sports three-day event May 15-17, 2015. And if they do for Historic road racing cars what they did for vintage motorcycles, they’ll have 80,000 attendees in 10 years’ time.
Though the premiere event weekend, organized by the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA), attracted modest numbers of vintage race cars, around 70, it was an excellent first step. The sights, sounds and speeds, particularly of rare Formula One cars from the nineteen-sixties, -seventies and -eighties were glorious. Like Barber’s annual motorcycle Vintage Festival, held each October, a treasure trove of nostalgia was laid before us, all very accessible, informal and agreeable.