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Introducing a new vintage racing podcast for drivers, race car owners and crew, enthusiasts and spectators of vintage racing, and vintage car collectors.

My co-host is Dave Vegher, past winner of 3 national championships and other awards, renowned U.S. race engine builder, and preparer of winning vintage racecars at his Veloce Motors West shop in Petaluma, California, one of the best shops in the States. Dave builds a lot of winning motors for various classes of race cars from Elan 26Rs to formula cars, to sports racers. I am not a racer, but am a double Elan owner (S3 and S4), and own other vintage cars, and am an enthusiast of vintage racing here on the West Coast. There will be a good deal of Lotus content, to be sure. The focus is likely to be on U.S. vintage racing, although I am sure Dave will share his experiences racing his Chevron in the Le Mans Classic, and maybe more.

We have a new web site, shown below, which will be the home base for our podcast, and where you can find our episodes, photos, helpful links, and blog posts. The link to our episodes takes you to our new media hosting service where you can listen to or download the episodes, and subscribe to the RSS feed to be automatically notified when new episodes are posted. Today I submitted our podcast to iTunes, and our podcast should be available in the iTunes store in 7-9 days.

We'll be covering the various racing groups - CSRG, SVRA, VARA, etc., and discussing the various racing categories - FV, FF, FA, F1, Sports Racing, etc. We'll also talk about vintage street cars; selecting, collecting, maintaining, and more. We also plan to interview many of the local vintage race drivers, mechanics, and luminaries. As you might imagine, with 40 years in the business, Dave will have plenty of stories for me to extract and share with listeners.

If any of you would like to share your ideas, provide questions for us to try to answer about vintage motors, race prep, race tracks, etc., please feel free to email me at:

[email protected]

and check out our web site:

Vintage Racing Podcast | With Greg Tatarian and Dave Vegher

Cheers,

Greg
 

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Hello,

Our third episode was released on iTunes several days ago, and our fourth will be recorded this weekend, available next week. Dave and I will be talking about the detailed restoration, development and racing of his storied Chevron B36, and his co-driver experiences in the Le mans Classic in Bert Skidmore’s Lola. We’ll also be sharing some listener emails.

Stop by and check it out...

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Thanks, Kiyoshi!

I've been starting to get commitments from guests for interviews for upcoming episodes. Should be fun!

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Greg
 

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Episode 4 Now on iTunes

Dave Vegher and I cover a lot of ground in this 4th episode. First off are some listener emails – thank you! Next, Dave talks about obtaining, restoring and developing his 24 Hour of LeMans Chevron B36 2-Liter sports racer. We move on to discussing the origin and race development of BMW M12 engines, talk about an Alfa GTA engine in the shop, and many other current engine projects for the 2016 racing season.

Too much to cover Dave’s drive in the Vintage 24 Hours of LeMans this time around, so we’ll bring that to you soon!

Go to our Episodes page to listen, or subscribe to Vintage Racing Podcast on iTunes. Don’t forget to subscribe to our news posts by going to our web site, then head to the menu at left, and select Entries RSS.

Cheers,

Greg Tatarian
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If you haven't been to our web site lately, please come by. Episode 5 was released 9 days ago; Episode 6 with mechanic and vintage race car driver Ethan Shippert was recorded a couple of days ago, and will be uploaded later this week. I've also uploaded some more photos of current shop projects.

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Thanks for posting. Will check it out.
 

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Vintage Racing Podcast has made it to the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes - a very pleasant surprise!

Episode 7 was just uploaded today - Part 2 of my conversation with Ethan Shippert.

Also recorded, a great discussion with Dave Vegher about how he approaches performance street builds vs. race builds, and how to plan a fresh engine build.

Dave has been working hard behind the scenes to hook me up with some of the Bay Area's top engine builders, race car preparers and builders, and vintage car restorers.

Please stop by soon.

Cheers,

Greg Tatarian

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Vintage Racing Podcast | With Greg Tatarian and Dave Vegher

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We are up to episode 9 now, with my most recent conversation with Phil Reilly, of Phil Reilly and Company. It's a great discussion, and really worth a listen. I've uploaded some great photos from the shop and track, and some beautiful engines that Phil has worked on recently.

Please visit our web site, subscribe to our RSS feed, and subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes, or download from the Episodes page on our web site. Feel free to submit a couple of photos of your car for inclusion in our Listeners' page if you'd like.

Cheers,

Greg Tatarian

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Our new episode was published this morning. Dave Vegher and I met at his shop to discuss - using a Lotus Twin Cam as an example - how he approaches a performance street build vs. a race engine build, and how to plan your engine build, either doing it yourself, or having it built by a professional. Lots of great information here from a master engine builder, so please head to our web site, and download the new episode there, or from iTunes.

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Greg Tatarian

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2-Part Conversation with Dan Marvin, Coming Soon

Back from the CSRG David Love Memorial Vintage Races, and I had a great time. Lots of work my first time around as a safety technical inspector, as there were over 250 cars entered, I was told. One of those entrants was my guest for an upcoming 2-part conversation - Dan Marvin, master machinist and mechanic with Jon Norman Racing in Berkeley, California, and championship-winning race driver.

Dan spoke by phone with me from the shop just a few days before the races. I'll tell you more about Dan when I post the first episode.

I'm busy editing and mixing the first part, so please stay tuned for an outstanding conversation with a special talent and great guy, Dan Marvin.

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Greg

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Please stop by our web site and check out the latest episode - Dave and Ethan talk about race tracks, and racing in rain.

If you're subscribed to our RSS feed and have already tried to listen to that episode, you may have noticed that it ended abruptly. After uploading the episode, work took me out of town, so I didn't notice that it was truncated by almost half its length! Clark A. Lance has just notified me of the problem, so I've re-uploaded the complete episode. Please give it a listen for more fun with Dave and Ethan, and thank you, Clark!
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Greg

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New Episode...

Joining me for Part 1 of a two-part conversation is Howden Ganley, one of four New Zealand racing drivers who have scored World Championship points. Howden competed in 41 World Championship Formula One Grand Prix races, earning 10 championship points, and stood on the podium at LeMans, and in Can-Am races.

Howden was not only a skilled driver in many different cars and race series – he was a skilled mechanic, engineer, race car developer, businessman, husband and partner to his wife Judy, honoree of the Howden Ganley Formula 5000 Festival in New Zealand in 2015, member of the board of the British Racing Driver’s Club and Road Racing Driver’s Club, Vice President of the Grand Prix Driver’s Club, and honoree on New Zealand’s Wall of Fame in 2013.

Check out Howden Ganley’s book – The Road to Monaco – 448 pages of history, stories of racing and race car development, his friendships and racing teams, packed with photographs that help tell his story.

Download the episode at:
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or on iTunes, and please give us 5 star ratings so we can stay visible in iTunes searches

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Hello,
Joining me for my latest episode released Thursday, May 26, is Rick Parent, National Technical Director of SVRA. The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is just around the corner at Sonoma Raceway – June 2-5, 2016. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is celebrating Formula Fords this year, one of the most ubiquitous and affordable classes of cars. Rick discusses the upcoming event, recent rule changes for Formula Ford within the organization, and the expected high turnout of participants this year. Rick also shares his long-time background with race cars and fabrication.
Cheers,
Greg

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