About Us

ElginRacing grew from various less formal gatherings, groups and ventures that ebbed and flowed over the preceding 50 years pursuing various aspects of motorsport.

“Dum Vivimus Vivamus” evolved from various Greek/Latin/Norse/Apache phrases as founder, Ben Jacobs, sought a single phrase that articulated his transition from a casual embrace of motorsport activities into a structured one. Simply stated, "While you can, pursue it."

ElginRacing's priority is perfection. Our passion for all things motor sports is what drives us. Focused on building contemporary race cars and award-winning vintage cars to the highest standard, ElginRacing has extended its pursuit of excellence to competitive motor racing. Evolving over more than five decades of episodic automotive and motorcycle experiences, clarity of purpose has become the cornerstone of ElginRacing.

Based in Bethesda, MD, ElginRacing is a longstanding member of the Washington DC Region (WDCR) of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

  • MEATHEAD Racing
  • Radial Tire
  • OG Racing
  • Hoerr Racing Products
  • Autofab
  • Hot Rod Garage
  • Piper Motorsport
  • Brembo
  • Ford Racing
  • Roush Yates Engines
  • Sparco
  • Roush Fenway Racing
  • Hagerman RacEngineering
  • SCCA
  • National Street Rod Association (NSRA)
  • Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
  • National Auto Sport Association (NASA)
  • SCCA Pro Racing