A new partnership took its place on the vintage racing landscape in July as Cris Vandagriff’s Historic Motor Sports Association and Bobby Rahal’s Legends of Motorsports announced the creation of Legends of Motorsports powered by HMSA. The intent of this new partnership is to “expand the platform of historic racing through the LOM premium experience and be guided by the sanctioning strength of HMSA to provide the finest historic racing events across North America.”
According to LOM boss Rahal, “The mission of LOM is to host premium historic racing events at legendary North American facilities, and to position these events consistently with the lifestyle and expectations of our participants. Our partnership with HMSA allows us the opportunity to continue to position LOM events at the top of the historic racing platform.”
Among the benefits of the new partnership will be a consistency of experience for participants at each event, so that from registration to checkered flag the organizational aspects of each event will always be the same.
HMSA’s Vandagriff, who will oversee the combined operation, said, “Our purpose is to encourage the restoration, preservation and use of historic sports and racing cars. By adding LOM at the premium end of our events we are fulfilling our mission, and expect to take historic racing to a higher level.”