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Blast From The Past at Formula Expo

Bud Moeller with Historic Grand Prix at Formula Expo from The Austin Grand Prix on Vimeo.

Learn more about the Historic Grand Prix, "The World's Fastest Museum," with F1 Pilot Bud Moeller.

The goal of the Historic Grand Prix is to preserve motorsports history while showcasing the 3.0 litre era of F1 during 1966-1983. HGP had an amazing collection of Formula 1 cars at Formula Expo in Austin, Texas. What was most interesting to me is that the owners of these rolling artifacts get to personally race them, sometimes competing against former racers!

Some of the handsome cars on display included a Lotus 79 once driven by Mario Andretti, Ferrari 312-T5 driven by Gilles Villenevue, McLaren M-30 driven by Alain Prost and March 821 driven by Jochen Mass. You can see more in our Formula Expo Picture Gallery.

Check Historic Grand Prix's schedule to see if they are coming to a track near you. They will be at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut over Labor Day weekend and at Watkins Glen the following weekend. Hopefully we will see them bring history alive at Circuit of The Americas in the near future.


Known locally as the ‘GPC’, the Grand Prix du Canada takes place on the Ile Notre Dame, a man-made island in the St Lawrence River, due east of the French Canadian city of Montreal. An economic and cultural centre, Montreal has been described variously over the years as an important hub for trade and vital to the international congress and convention scene. Every year since 1978, the parkland venue, subsequently renamed ‘Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’ after Canada’s famous son died in Belgium in 1982, has resounded to a Formula One race, with the notable exception of 2009, when it was dropped unceremoniously from the calendar, public outcry causing its reinstatement the following year.