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National Championship

January 1st, 2015

In 2014, Art put the Motorsports Market 1963 Lola Mk.5A in Victory Lane for the Inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To date this is the largest vintage car race ever held in the U.S. with nearly 750 entries.

In 2015, Art captured his second National Championship at Sonoma Raceway.


2014 CSRG 11th Annual Charity Challenge – Sonoma Raceway

October 30th, 2014


Overall and FJ-3 Art Hebert 1963 Lola MK-5
FJ-2 Marc Nichols 1960 Kieft
FJ-1 Mark Sange 1959 Lancia Dagrada
By CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group)

“We had one hell of a Formula Junior turnout at the recent Charity Challenge. For those who are not familiar with Juniors, the cars were driven by the young gunslingers of the ’50s & early ’60s. Think of karting today & that’s what Juniors were 50 years ago… Here’s a story about the weekend sent to us by West Coast Juniors organizer Karol Andrews” …


Formula Vintage

January 1st, 2013

The Circuit of the Americas raceway in Austin, Texas is the first raceway in the United States built specifically to host Formula One, and has been the sole site of the U.S. Grand Prix since 2012. In 2013, the inaugural Formula Vintage race was held in conjunction with the U.S. Grand Prix for the first time, in front of 110,000 fans. Art placed first in the inaugural Formula Vintage race, driving a 1977 Chevron B39 Formula Atlantic. World champion Sebastian Vettle of Redbull Racing placed first in the Formula One race later that afternoon. The first-place winners received their trophies from racing legend Mario Andretti.


Classic Victory For Larkspur’s Hebert, Marin Independent Journal

June 6th, 2011

Art Hebert takes the checkered flag and Kentfield’s Jeff O’Neill takes a bow during the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival.
By Derek Wilson, June 6, 2011

“Larkspur’s Art Hebert isn’t slowing down, and neither is his 1963 Lola. Hebert led wire-to-wire for his second consecutive class win Sunday at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon Raceway” …



Formula Atlantic – March

January 1st, 2011

Motorsports Market began racing the March 79B – F1 driver Derek Daly’s pro Formula Atlantic car for 1979 – in 2011. The car was run by Fred Opert Racing, who also ran factory supported team cars for Keke Rosberg and other F1 drivers. The March is one of the last flat bottom Formula Atlantic cars built, and is highly competitive in the historic Formula Atlantic series. The 1,100 lb. monocoque chassis is powered by a 1600 c.c., 240 h.p. Cosworth BDD with a Hewland FT-200, five speed, gearbox.


Formula Jr – Lotus

January 1st, 2009

In 2009, Motorsports Market added a 1961 Lotus 20/22 Formula Junior, chassis number 20-J-935, originally raced out of Millerton, New York, the headquarters of Lotus East U.S. Racing.

First raced at the 2009 CSRG Charity Challenge, the Lotus has finished on the podium in nearly every race.


Formula Atlantic – Ralt

January 1st, 2006

In 2006, Motorsports Market acquired a Ralt RT1, chassis #5, which is the first Ralt Formula Atlantic car constructed. The 1,100 lb. monocoque chassis is powered by a 1600 c.c., 226 h.p. Cosworth BDD with a Hewland FT-400, five speed, gearbox. From 1975 through 1979, the car won the Macau Grand Prix, the Philippines Grand Prix, the Selangor Grand Prix, the Penang Grand Prix and the Brunei Grand Prix. The car has since been sold and restored to a high level by Virtuoso Performance in Hayward, CA, and is currently being campaigned in U.S. vintage races.


Formula Jr Lola

January 1st, 2006

Since 2006, Art has raced a 1964 Lola Mk.5A Formula Junior, chassis number BRJ 59, driven by Bill Bradley to finish 5th in the 1963 Monaco Grand Prix and 1st in the Irish Championship that same year.

Art raced the car in 2006 and 2007, finishing first or second in every race. In 2008, the 50th Anniversary of Formula Junior, he raced the car in numerous anniversary races including the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca Raceway and the Wine Country Classic at Sonoma Raceway, claiming seven first and two second place finishes in nine races, and setting the Formula Junior track record at Sonoma Raceway, which still stands.

Most recently Art raced the Lola in the Crossflow Cups Laps for Laguna at Weathertec Raceway, May 2022.


Jaguar Racing

January 1st, 2003

In 2003, Jaguar launched the Jaguar Vintage Racing Team, becoming the first manufacturer to have its own vintage racing team, joining Jaguar’s Formula One and Trans Am teams. The father-son team of Bob and Art Hebert were chosen by manager Brian Donovan of Donovan Motorsports as the team’s first drivers. Bob, one of the most successful vintage racers in the U.S. with over 100 victories, drove a 1967 E-Type Roadster that had won an SCCA Championship in the late 1960s. Art drove a 1961 E-Type Roadster that had been raced throughout the Northeast in the 1960s.

The Jaguar Vintage Racing Team has won, or finished first in class, at every track they have raced, including Sebring, Watkins Glen, Road America Line Rock Park, Sonoma Raceway, California Speedway, Virginia International Raceway, Moroso, Summit Point and others. The historic racing program has been a tremendous success for Jaguar, their fans, and the vintage racing community, bringing sponsorship to numerous major vintage races and introducing thousands of new fans to the sport of vintage racing.