Motor Sport Muse by Connie Ann Kirk

Connie Ann Kirk, Ph.D. is a writer living in upstate New York. She has been credentialed by the FIA to write about Formula 1, credentialed by NASCAR and IndyCar for its races, and by historic / vintage entities like SVRA and Goodwood to write about their events in the U.S. and U.K.. Connie is working on a book about racers and racing. She created, writes, and maintains Motor Sport Muse as a not-for-profit online column / blog and bulletin board for participants, fans, and enthusiasts in the motor sport community and other interested readers. Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Formula 1: Sir Jack Brabham, 3 time World Champion, passes away at 88


Three-time Formula 1 World Champion race car driver and, to date, the only person to win the driver's championship driving his own car, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 in his home in Sydney, Australia.

See story here.

I enjoy watching so many Brabham race cars out on the historic / vintage motor racing circuit.  The cars are lovely, and amateur owner/racers who drive them have such a good time.

Of his many legacies, that is the one that I can relate to most.

RIP, Sir Jack.

Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Historic Monaco Grand Prix, Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, complete race results


We followed the 2014 Historic Grand Prix of Monaco and now have the full results of the final races! 

Check out the National Historic Motor Sports page of Examiner.com for the list of winners, finishers and their placements, and links.

Congratulations to all the winners and competitors! 

Monaco must be a win-win event -- just to have the chance to race there at all would be a victory for most racers I know!



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Formula 5000 cars -- Talk at IMRRC, Watkins Glen, 5.10.14


There was a talk as part of the International Motor Racing Research Center "Conversation" series on Saturday, May 10th about Formula 5000 cars.

I wrote a summary of the 3-hour program for my National Historic Motor Sports page on Examiner.com.  NBC Formula 1 commentator, Sam Posey, was the honored guest at the talk.

You can find the article here.

2014 Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, Grand Prix De Monaco Historique


We are following the 2014 Historic Grand Prix of Monaco! 

This is a weekend of racing historic race cars on the same iconic circuit as the Formula 1 series will race in two weeks.  The historic race meeting is held every two years in what many consider to be the most glamorous and arguably challenging road course in the world.

Check us out on the National Historic Motor Sports page at Examiner.com