(Editor’s note: During the month of April, the Journal presents a series of stories about vintage rallies and vintage racing. If you have a story about your participation in a vintage rally or race that you’d like to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
You could make a good argument that even at its annual Runoffs national championships, the Sports Car Club of America is all about vintage racing, what with imports from the 1960s and ‘70s still competing for regional and national honors in multiple classes.
But it was Steve Earle who took it upon himself to belie the old axiom that there was nothing more worthless than last year’s racing car.
While people who owned fancy old cars could restore them and compete in a concours d’elegance or cash them in at a collector…