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Getting Vehicles Out of Storage Checklist

Originally published March 19, 2021. Last updated February 28, 2024.

After a long, cold winter, it’s time for track cars to come out of hibernation in many parts of the country. There’s a lot that can go wrong when a car sits for months, so here’s a refresher for getting vehicles out of storage.

1. Check Everything Under the Hood

Grab a flashlight and

February 28th, 2024|Motorsports Risk Management, Off-Track|

Track Feature: Daytona International Speedway

The track at Daytona International Speedway needs no introduction. Since opening in 1959, the track has been home to the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s premier racing event. The 2.5-mile tri-oval course, famous for its four high-banked corners, has played host to some of motorsports most memorable races. The speedway grounds also host concerts, civic events, car shows, motorcycle and boat racing and more.


January 24th, 2024|Track Feature|

5 Biggest Towing Hazards

A trailer for towing your track car can be a great investment as you become more involved in motorsports. You’ll save wear and tear on your track vehicle, have more flexibility over what you bring to the track, and have an opportunity try out tracks further from home. But towing does come with some hazards.

Towing a vehicle can be intimidating if you’ve

January 10th, 2024|Off-Track, Safety|

Track Feature: Road Atlanta

Nestled among 750 acres of picturesque rolling hills, Road Atlanta is one of motorsports enthusiasts’ favorite tracks in the Deep South. Known officially as Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course is located just outside of Braselton, Georgia, about 35 miles northeast of the Atlanta metro and close to the Chateau Elan resort.

Road Atlanta regularly hosts professional and amateur sports

November 17th, 2023|Track Feature|

What Does Off-Track Insurance Cover?

If you have a dedicated track car, you’re probably very aware of the time and money you have in it — as well as the risks it faces from damage on the track. HPDE Insurance is the go-to solution to protect your track car during the season. But what about when the season’s over?

While the risks are different when you’re not driving

October 31st, 2023|Off-Track|

Motorsports Mishaps #5: Just Hands and a Lime Rock Mishap

What can you learn from another driver’s mistakes? A lot! Lockton Motorsports is sharing Motorsports Mishaps to help everyone have better days at the track.

Witnessing an Uphill Miata Crash at Lime Rock Park

This Mishap comes from our good friend, Torsten Gross. Torsten created the Just Hands Foundation, whose mission is to normalize hand-control driving. Just Hands provides equality

September 25th, 2023|Motorsports Mishaps|

Track Feature: New Jersey Motorsports Park

Since opening in 2008, New Jersey Motorsports Park has become one of motorsports enthusiasts’ favorite tracks on the East Coast. The 500-acre facility is located about an hour south of Philadelphia, in Millville, New Jersey, next door to a historic WWII airfield. With its unique circuit design, both the 2.25-mile, 13-turn Thunderbolt Raceway and the 1.9-mile, 10-turn Lightning Raceway can be operated

September 22nd, 2023|Motorsports Fun, Track Feature|

Motorsports Mishaps #4: Ninja Spin at Road Atlanta

What can you learn from another driver’s mistakes? A lot! Lockton Motorsports is sharing Motorsports Mishaps to help everyone have better days at the track.

How to Make a Smoke Screen Like a Ninja (to Hide Your Spin)

This Mishap comes from Zexia, who was participating in a HPDE event at Road Atlanta — one of our favorite tracks!

Like all drivers at Road

August 25th, 2023|Motorsports Mishaps|

10 Worst Track Hazards

HPDE is a sport where safety is emphasized, along with speed, fun and learning, but some risk still remains. Track hazards are a big one. Encountering the wrong track hazard at the wrong spot could ruin a great track day.

Make sure you’re prepared for these 10 hazards for a safer event.

1. Fluids on Track

Cars are full of fluids that keep their components

August 14th, 2023|Motorsports Tips|

10 Great Car Museums to Visit

Summer is a great time for a trip to one of the many great car museums across the country. These are 10 of our favorites.

1. Petersen Automotive Museum

Location: Los Angeles, California
Number of Cars: 300+
Special Exhibit: Cars of Film and Television – Features iconic vehicles from movies and shows.
Most Interesting Vehicle: Thelma and Louise Thunderbird

The Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the world’s largest automobile

July 25th, 2023|Motorsports Fun|