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Drivers Jon Norman and Dan Marvin still campaign two historically significant cars in west coast Historic Racing.
Jon Norman, Over 50 years of racing
Jon has a racing career that started in 1964 and is distinguished by both his own personal achievement as a driver and also as a team owner. Jon's career started with a Lotus 7 and progressed over the decades to include numerous championships and achievements in both club and professional racing. Jon raced in west coast club races in the late '60s, progressed to the SCCA TransAm series in the early '70s, and then Pro Atlantic, Nasport Pro Sedan, and IMSA GTU. He won numerous Divisional and Regional Championships, finished 2nd at the SCCA National Championships in 1979. He campaigned his Lotus, but also an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a GTA, GTV, and a tube frame Alfetta. As a team owner, he ran a series of Marches and a Ralt RT4 finishing third in 1983 and winning the 1984 Pro Atlantic Championships with Dan Marvin at the wheel. In 2001, Jon switched to vintage racing, and has campaigned his GTV in CSRG, HMSA, SVRA and made multiple appearances at the Rolex Reunion and the Velocity Invitational.
In addition to racing, Jon has served for over 30 years at the board level, from the SCCA National Competition Board, SCCA National Board of Directors, to the CSRG board of Directors including 5 years are president. In 2011, Jon was inducted into the SCCA San Francisco Region Hall of fame.
Dan Marvin, a quiet legend
Dan Marvin's racing career is remarkable for its achievements. Highly regarded among competitors, Dan's story is typical of the hyper-talented driver-athlete that struggled to break through into the stratosphere of professional racing. The cruel financial realities of pro-racing notwithstanding, Dan's story is remarkable in how much he accomplished, with so little.
Starting in Karts when he was in high school, Dan burst onto the pro racing scene in 1976 in an obsolete Lola T360 Atlantic car, and promptly took pole and beat Gilles Villeneuve at the IMSA Atlantic race in Monterey. From there, Dan proceeded to rack up 10 Atlantic wins in a series of outdated Lolas and Marches (5th all-time Atlantic winner alongside Jacques Villeneuve). In 1983 he finished third, behind Michael Andretti and IndyCar, Formula 1, and Le Mans star Roberto Moreno. His Atlantic career culminated in the Atlantic Championship in 1984, at the wheel of a Norman Norman Racing RT4. In the 80's and 90's, Dan flourished in IMSA competition driving GTP Camel Lights Cars (Huffaker and Comptech Acura) with Parker Johnstone and Doug Peterson. From 36 starts, Dan collected 17 wins and 25 top fives and helped Acura and Pontiac achieve manufacturers' titles. Along with Jon Norma, Dan moved to vintage racing in the early 2000s and remains unbeatable in a Brabham BT44 Formula 1 car and in in the ex-Villeneuve March 76-B he runs with Norman Racing.