TMCP #461: Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan – Spring Autocross and Pro-Touring Events for 2021!


The Update with Larry Callahan!

Larry and MotiV8r

Larry Callahan is back! For 2021 Larry will be joining us quarterly in a feature interview to bring the latest Pro-Touring event information straight from Larry is the “OG” of the Pro-Touring social media movement and a dear friend. You can take what he says to the bank!

Upcoming Events: Larry was able to get a comprehensive list of events for this quarter and I have posted it below. He also said he would be adding links to it and hosting it on the website. It is exciting to see so many events listed including many that are brand new while some events are older established events that are going to see a huge upswing in interest due to pent up frustration. It will be very interesting to see what new vehicles emerge freshly built and ready to race as well as old familiar vehicles with new updates bursting forth from sequestering garages. People are anxious to use their cars after a completely missed summer in 2020 and this year will be the one to watch and attend.

’55 Bel Air Update: Sometimes you have to have a plan for when you run out of time to do everything you want. Larry has that figured out and is moving forward with Plan B. He is adding enough goodies back to the original inline six cylinder power plant to make it run and drive nicely for the summer. This will also make room in the garage for MotiV8r which will soon come back from JCG and he is excited to get it back out on the track. Larry built an all new front runner drive system for the ’55, utilizing existing parts together with a custom one off mounting system to attach all of the late model goodness to the old school iron. A 165 amp alternator is being installed to power the technical madness that is sure to follow, and updated wiring to handle the power. 

2021 SEMA Dinner Update: In an unprecedented move, Larry has cancelled the SEMA Dinner for 2021. Larry’s best guess is that SEMA Show attendance will still be low this year and in order to ensure safety the event will be postponed until 2022.

Thanks Larry for a glimmer of light ahead in 2021!

-Rob Kibbe


Days Dates Event City State
Friday – Sunday March 12 – 14 Goodguys Texas  Lone Star Shootout Dallas TX
Friday – Sunday March 19 – 21 GoodGuys Scottsdale Phoenix AZ
Saturday – Sunday March 20 – 21 USCA Vegas Las Vegas NV
Saturday – Sunday March 27 – 28 GoodGuys Pleasanton West Coast Shootout Pleasanton CA
Saturday – Sunday March 27 – 28 NMCA Autox Fontana CA
Friday – Sunday April 9 – 11 GoodGuys Del Mar Duel in Del Mar Del Mar CA
Thursday – Sunday April 15 – 18 Cliffton Hillclimb Clifton AZ
Saturday – Sunday April 17 – 18 ProAutosports Wildhorse Main Phoenix AZ
Friday – Sunday April 23 – 25 GoodGuys Raleigh Rumble in Raleigh Raleigh NC
Friday – Sunday April 23 – 25 Pending LSFest West Las Vegas NV
Saturday 44317 ProAutosports AMP Phoenix AZ
Saturday – Sunday May 1 – 2 NMCA Autox Fontana CA
Sunday – Friday May 2 – 7 FM3 RoadTrip TBD  
Saturday – Sunday May 15 – 16 F-body Event Nelson Ledges Road Course Nelson Ledges OH
Friday – Sunday May 21 – 23 GoodGuys Salt Lake Great Salt Shootout Salt Lake city UT
Satuday – Sunday May 22 – 23 Drive Autox Bowling Green KY
Friday – Sunday May 28 – 30 GoodGuys Nashville Music City Mayehm Nashville TN
Friday – Saturday May 28 – 29 USCA Willow Springs Willow Springs CA
Saturday – Sunday May 29 – 30 Proautosports INDE Wilcox AZ
Saturday – Sunday June 5 – 6 GoodGuys Pleasanton Pleasonton CA
Saturday – Sunday June 5 – 6 Drive Autox Clearfield PA
Friday – Saturday June 17 – 19 UMI Team Cross Clearfield PA
Saturday – Sunday June 19 – 20 USCA Atlanta Motorsports Park Atlanta GA
Saturday – Sunday June 19 – 20 NMCA Autox Fontana CA
Saturday June 23 ProAutoSports Wildhorse East Phoenix AZ
Friday – Sunday July 2 – 4 GoodGuys Des Moines Duel in Des Moines Des Moines IA
Friday – Sunday July 9 – 11 GoodGuys Columbus Buckeye Shootout Columbus Oh



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