Originally Posted by awatkins
It seems to me you should take your issue with qualifying a replica to the organizers of the race, not to the people who happened to enter (and win) under those rules.
You bet awatkins. I was completely 100% shut down by the local vintage racing group here in the Pacific Northwest (SOVREN) upon inquiry if my GT40 could race in the vintage races. SOVREN is a pretty highly respected vintage racing group - there are a bunch of wealthy guys in the NW here who have impressive vintage machinery (I'm not one of them) so it's a sophisticated and informed group. I don't mind being told no and I totally respect their criteria - basically, if it wasn't built 30 or more years ago then it's not vintage. Simple enough and that's just fine.
The folks who are racing the GT40R have had great success - both with the on track work and with the off-track aligning with the organizers - and that's all great stuff. I would love to have some insights into how they got that alignment. There must be different criteria in place I suppose - I don't know - but it would be interesting to have some background info if Alan cares to share it. I wish our vitage racing organizers were as open minded as they must be elsewhere. And you're 100% right, that's my problem (as a resident of this area and subject to the local vintage racing folks' rules), not the poster's problem. If I could get an Spf past our local folks to enter into vintage racing I'd be the first person to ditch my current GT40 and get the Spf!
The unrelated quibble is that Alan also indicated the car is an original "1966 GT40" which it clearly isn't as it was built in the last couple of years. No big deal, but why say something that isn't true in the marketing pitch on youtube?
All the best to Alan and all - they obviously have a fast and capable and well built car, just like all the superformance products.