Vintage News

9/28/2016 - CSRG Charity Challenge Coming Up This Weekend

Sonoma, CA More than 200 historic sports cars will grace the Sonoma Raceway road course during this weekends Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) Charity Challenge. The field will include an incredible collection of cars, ranging from Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula cars to Production Sports Cars that were the genesis of sports car racing in the U.S in the early... Read more...

8/22/2016 - Record Crowd Enjoys Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA -- The 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca exceeded expectations once again as one of the premier anchor events of the annual Monterey Classic Car Week.

A record four-day total of 70,525 spectators joined in the incredible celebration of motorsports history at the raceway where so much of it has been made over the... Read more...

8/16/2016 - The Grey Ghost Rides Again at Monterey

Monterey, CA -- It is one of those stories that would be hard to believe if it werent part of the historic motor sports record. In 1971 a group of Pontiac engineers under the tutelage of Herb Adams converted his wife's 1964 Pontiac Tempest (after he bought her a new car) into a race car to contest the SCCAs Trans Am series.

This was a better idea than it may... Read more...

8/15/2016 - CSRG Group 8 To Accept IMSA, Trans-Am Cars to 1990

San Rafael, CA -- In response to numerous inquiries from owners of faster and newer race cars, the Classic Sports Racing Group is adjusting its Group 8 rules and makeup,to accept newer, tube-frame Trans-Am cars, plus IMSA GT, GTO and GTU cars built through 1990.

Long and still one of the West Coast's most traditional (i.e. rules-enforcing) vintage race clubs,... Read more...

8/8/2016 - Monterey Classic Car Week with Alvarado Street Race Car Show

Reunion Attracted $18.5 million in Economic Impact in 2015

Monterey, CA -- Tens of thousands of visitors will soon make the annual pilgrimage to the Central Coast for the Monterey Classic Car Week to take part in what many consider to be the world's premier motoring experience.

The activities begin Aug. 12 when more than 25 authentic and historic race cars dri... Read more...

8/3/2016 - Chris Amon 1943-2016

Rotorua, New Zealand -- Chris Amon, the driver who many considered the best to have never won a Formula 1 race, died Aug. 3 in New Zealand after battling cancer. He was 73.

Bad luck was often cited as the key reason for his lack of racing wins, prompting Mario Andretti's oft-cited quote about Amon: "If he became an undertaker, people would stop dying." Read more...

8/1/2016 - Another Vintage Motorsport Winner

Scottsdale, AZ--As is our custom, VM regularly offers new or renewing subscribers at our trackside booth the chance to win a high-quality diecast or resin model of a vintage race car.

The winner of our random drawing from the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK (whew!) in mid-July was renewing subscriber Dan Tinley of Arlin... Read more...

7/17/2016 - Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge Wraps Up

Elkhart Lake, WI -- The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK vintage event concluded today at Road America after three days of fabulous racing action, exhibitions, concours awards and activities for fans. The event has been heralded as one of the largest vintage racing events in the country, and according to famed driver a... Read more...

6/30/2016 - Happy Birthday Corvette!

The Corvette has been produced for seven generations over the past 63 years. Known throughout the world as Americas Sports Car, the Corvette embodies the concept of innovation. On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette came off the assembly line. In 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that June 30th would annually be known as Nati... Read more...

6/13/2016 - Riverside International Automotive Museum Closes

Riverside, CA -- Doug Magnon's homage to the old Riverside International Raceway (RIR) shut its doors to the public for the last time on Friday, June 10, a sad outcome of the founder's untimely passing in February of 2015.

After its public opening in 2008, the Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM) earned international acclaim for its series of Lege... Read more...