Vintage News

4/21/2014 - Al Unser Jr. Joins Brickyard Invitational Vintage Race at IMS

Southlake, TX - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) has announced that one of the giants of the sport, two-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Al Unser Jr., will compete in the “Indy Legends Pro-Am,” a special feature to its June 6-8 “Brickyard Invitational” vintage race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).... Read more...

4/21/2014 - Formula 5000 Series Talk Revs Up at IMRRC May 10

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - "No one outside the racing world seemed to know F5000 existed," Sam Posey reminisced in a magazine interview a few years ago.

On May 10, Posey, who would drive to 2nd place in the Formula 5000 series in 1971 and ’72, will be the honored guest as the International Motor Racing Research Center hosts a talk about the series that was la... Read more...

4/17/2014 - 6th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Coming Up May 17

Photo: Yamaha TZ-750 ©2014 D. Randy RiggsCarmel, CA - The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Presented by Tudor pretty much mimics what "The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering" has been doing for many years here at the Quail Lodge, displaying some of the most precious and collectible machines on the planet, with an emphasis on competition vehicles. However, in thi... Read more...

4/15/2014 - Copperstate 1000 Concludes Rollicking Rally With Awards

Right: Scott and Jody Rosen's delectable 1948 Alfa Romeo Nardi Danese roadster won the prestigious Director's Award (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Scottsdale, AZ -- The four-day Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 rally concluded its rollicking 24th annual installment through the wide-open asphalt of Arizona's highways and byways with its traditiona... Read more...

3/28/2014 - Engineering Legend Drino Miller Passes Away

Southern California -- Drino Miller, whose successes in motor racing spanned the distance from Baja's off-road races to professional sports car racing, and from the driver's seat to an engineer's drafting table, lost his final race, against cancer, on March 4th. Born on July 30, 1941, he was 72 years old.

In auto racing, legendary status is usually reserved f... Read more...

3/28/2014 - Corvette Racing Legend Jim Jeffords Passes Away

Palm Springs, CA -- Jim Jeffords, 87, one of the all-time great Corvette racers, passed away March 6 at his winter home here, just weeks after the death of Ronnie Kaplan, who helped build the Purple People Eater Corvettes that made the two men fixtures of the American road racing scene.

Right: Jim Jeffords. (photo by Art Evans)

Jeffords started his racing care... Read more...

3/27/2014 - Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns Class Previews

Plymouth, MI - The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America on Sunday July 27th will honor the work of famed chief designer Virgil Exner with an unprecedented display of Chrysler Corporation's 1955-1961 "Forward Look," a daring two-pronged styling revolution that changed the look of the American car.

First up were the "jet-age"1955 Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, Chry... Read more...

3/25/2014 - Goosebumps at the Indianapolis 500

Photo: Jim Nabors (left) and VM editor D. Randy Riggs share a moment during the 2013 Indianapolis 500 weekend.

Indianapolis—Are you one of those who get goosebumps moments before the Indianapolis 500 gets the wave of the green flag? For thousands who attend the race or watch on TVs at home, the goosebumps come when beloved actor-entertainer and legendar... Read more...

3/21/2014 - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Entries At 550, Span 81 Years; Maserati, Sunbeam & Porsches Featured

Photo: Not exactly late-model, but the "new" car at Monterey will be this 1992 Mazda RX-792 GTP (Bob Heathcote Photography)

Monterey, CA -- The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is North America's best-known vintage racing event. As of this week, 550 historic and period-correct race cars have been accepted to compete in 15 race groups over the four-day gathe... Read more...

2/21/2014 - AZ Concours in the Hills Raises $25K For Charity

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 coupe and a Devin model D racer (#29) were on display at Concours in the Hills (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Fountain Hills, Ariz. -- The inaugural Concours in the Hills held here on Saturday, February 15, 2014 drew 188 vehicle entries, 2400 spectators and raised $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sc... Read more...