From our friend Jim Pennington.
Video: Saleen R Cars
[Source: Jim Pennington]
From our friend Mike Charles…
A Saleen competition vehicle reunion will take place during the annual Shelby American Automobile Club event. This year SAAC 41 will take place June 22nd through the 25th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
To date, we expect 10 original Saleen competition vehicles to attend. Come see these vehicles participate in both parade and full speed laps around Mid-Ohio. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see Steve’s winning cars.
[Source: Mike Charles]
August 20 – 23, 2015
Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, PA
SAAC celebrates its 40th year with our National Convention at Pocono Raceway, a great facility with both a sports car track and a Tri-Oval. We again have partnered with SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association). The event will precede Indy Car racing weekend… and allow our attendees to stay and see their event. Once again, this will offer the great activities of a SAAC Convention, with the added bonus of a weekend of wheel-to-wheel Historic and Vintage SVRA races, capped by Indy Cars.
We previously announced the location of SAAC-40 to be at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA., in conjunction with the SVRA Vintage Races. That still stands, but we had an offer we couldn’t refuse: The IndyCar Series folks will be having a major event on August 23rd – The Pocono INDYCAR 500… This makes our 40th a gala full weekend of speed.
We had the unique opportunity to hold our event on the days leading up to the INDYCAR race. So… We moved the previously announced date to one week later – August 20-22, 2015.
SVRA has joined us to complete the race weekend with their Pocono Mountains Vintage Festival.
This creates an amazing race weekend for SAAC members. The expansive facilities at Pocono will allow us to have a great open track schedule, plenty of paddock area… and the added enjoyment of Vintage Racing with SVRA and a world class Indy Car event. Preliminary scheduling work is showing that not only will we have the sports car circuit for our open track, but also the tri-oval that the Indy cars use. People who attend SAAC-40 will have a FULL track pass that will allow them to attend all three events…even on Sunday for the Indy 500 race.
Open Track will run on the Sports Car Circuit, with an opportunity for all open-trackers to take a run on the big tri-oval track as well.
Judging will be INDOORS at the Kalahari Resort, the convention’s host hotel. The regular exciting activities, such as Popular Vote Car Show and Swap Meet will be at Pocono Raceway.
So, adjust your calendars to August 20-22 and get ready for the 40th SAAC Convention.