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The 2019 Barber Historics Event

Video By Pat J. Moon

The 2019 Barber Historics event took place at the Barber Motorsports Park from May 17-19. Founded in the mid-1970s, Historic Sportscar Racing began with an event at Road Atlanta. During an HSR event, spectators are able to witness legendary cars and drivers that shaped decades of racing history. Nascar legend Bill Elliot even made a track appearance during this year’s Barber Historics.

This HSR event featured a car club section, spectator pit and paddock access, autocross, numerous vendors, and Historics racing on the 2.38-mile track.

The weather could not have been any better for a weekend at the races.

The Flordia Mopars Car Club came all the way up from the panhandle.

The BMW 3.0 CS is part of the E9 generation. The BMW E9 was produced from 1968 to 1975. The 3.0 CS has an I-6 engine with dual carburetors and makes around 180hp.

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was produced from 2004-2011. The 612 offers enough interior room to seat up to four adults. It is powered by a 5.7L V12 that makes 533 horsepower and 434 ft_lbs of torque. A brand new Ferrari 612 Scaglietti cost around $250,000. The 612 is capable of doing a 199 mph top speed.

The Ferrari 488 GTB was the most extreme car at the event. Production of the 488 began in 2015 with a $250,000 price tag. It is powered by a twin-turbo 3.9L V8 that produces 661hp and 561ft_lbs of torque. The car runs the 1/4 mile in the mid-10-second range and is capable of a 205 mph top speed.

This Factory Five Racing MK4 Roadster is spectacular. The owner has a late model Coyote 5.0 underneath the hood.

Volkswagen MK1 GTI Martini race car.

Porsche Martini race car.

Ford Capri 2000 race car.

One of the Mecum Auctions classic Lotus roadsters.

Speedster Vintage Racing of Houston, TX had several cars that saw track time.

Olthoff Racing Inc. had some of the most extreme race cars at the event. Bob Olthoff is a legendary South African race car driver with over 140 international victories. In 1996, his son Dennis came over to the United States to become the first east coast dealer of Superformance. Olthoff Racing Inc. has built over 500 vehicles ranging from Cobras, Daytona Coupes, and Ford GT applications.

1969-1976 Porsche 914.

1967-1968 Ford Mustang coupe racecar.

The Barber autocross course was approximately 1/2 a mile long. The “Project RPM Honda Accord” made its very first autocross debut since Pat J. Moon has been tuning it. Unfortanly, during the initial launch, the RPM Honda broke the exhaust pipe underneath the car. Even though the exhaust pipe broke Pat still returned to the course and put down some competitive times.

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