Vintage News

1/18/2017 - Jean Argetsinger, IMRRC Founder, Pillar of U.S. Road Racing, Dies Monday

Watkins Glen, NY -- Jean Argetsinger, the matriarch of early American road racing and a leader in the creation of the International Motor Racing Research Center, died Monday, Jan. 16.

Argetsinger was a true partner to her late husband, Cameron R. Argetsinger, who is credited with the re-birth of road racing in the United States after World War II. In establis... Read more...

1/16/2017 - Inaugural Spring Classic Set for May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Historic Race Cars to Battle at Spring Classic

Photo: Expect cars like this Audi LMP at the inaugural Spring Classic Credit: John R. Hendrick

Salinas, CA -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a new event to its 2017 schedule. The Spring Classic will take place on May 19-21 at the fabled raceway.

Recognizing the demand and popularity of vintage automobile racin... Read more...

1/12/2017 - U.K. Contemplates Impact of European Court Insurance Ruling on Motorsports

London, England -- A European Union high court ruling rendered in 2014 that calls for all vehicles to be covered for third-party losses has racers in the United Kingdom sounding alarms about the law's potential impact on motorsports racing there and across Europe.

Will common sense prevail or is motorsport on the continent in peril? photo: Goodwood The Euro... Read more...

1/12/2017 - Pebble Beach Concours Sets 2017 Special Classes

Pebble Beach, CA -- Entries closed last Monday (Jan. 9) for this year's Aug. 20 event, and the Pebble Beach Concours' 15-member selection committee has begun vetting invitees for the event's 225 available slots.

The work on Pebble Beach Concours 2017 is well underway. photo: Pebble Beach Concours In addition to the originally-announced classes for Isotta Fr... Read more...

1/5/2017 - Carl Jensen 1942-2017

Elkhart Lake, WI.-- Carl Jensen, a profound racer and vintage racing event official for Road America, passed away on January 5. He was 74.

"Everyone is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Carl Jensen, he was family to us, a member of a long-standing kinship amongst racers and promoters throughout the country," said Road America President and General Man... Read more...

12/15/2016 - Vintage Race Fest To Launch May 5-7 At Houston's Space Center

Houston, TX -- A new vintage racing festival will take place in Houston May 5-7 when Strada Corsa Houston launches eight historic race groups onto a 3.4-mile, 7-turn circuit on the smooth and wide boulevards of the Johnson Space Center.

Texas-based Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing is the sanctioning body for the races, which will be accompanied over the three-... Read more...

12/15/2016 - Bondurant Adds Fiat Trackside Experience

Chandler, AZ -- Fiat 124 Abarth Spiders and 500 Abarth models will be joining their FCA big-brother Hellcat Challengers, Chargers and Vipers at the Bondurant Racing School, a natural extension of the FCA product line that debuted at the high-performance driving academy in 2016.

Director of the Fiat Trackside Experience and ancillary Fiat Trackside Road Rally,... Read more...

12/15/2016 - 14 Run Groups Announced For Monterey Reunion 2017

Monterey, CA – Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion slated for Aug. 17-20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For the first time since 2013, Formula Juniors of all stripes will be running at the Reunion and its precursor event, the Monterey Pre-Reunion, scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 12-13. Read more...

12/1/2016 - Historic Can-Am Cars Coming to 2017 Toyota Grand Prix

Montrose, CA -- The historic machines from the 1966-1974 era of Can-Am racing will race for the first time on a street circuit when they take part in an event in conjunction with the April 7-9 Long Beach Grand Prix.

A thundering Can-Am race will be a first for many Long Beach GP spectators. photo: Porsche Archive

The 20-minute race on April 8, sanctioned by th... Read more...

11/10/2016 - SCRAMP, Mazda Raceway Named a Finalist for Business Award of Excellence

Monterey, CA--The Carmel Chamber of Commerce has tallied the public nominations and named SCRAMP/Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as a finalist for its Business Award of Excellence in the Service to Visitors category. The winner will be announced Dec. 7 at the annual awards gala held at Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

The final selection is now in the hands of Carmel Chamb... Read more...