Vintage News

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...

10/12/2016 - Brock Yates' Vintage Motorsport Farewell Column Nov/Dec 2014

Editor's Note: On October 8th we lost a legend in automotive journalism and a friend to all in the world of automobiles. After a long career the legendary Brock Yates joined Vintage Motorsport as a columnist beginning with the Jul/Aug 2006 issue and continued until the ravages of Alzheimer's made him push away from the keyboard, this his farewell column tha... Read more...

10/6/2016 - Brock Yates 1933-2016

Brock Yates has died at the age of 82 after a long and courageous fight with Alzheimer’s disease.

Considered a founding father of automotive journalism, he leaves behind a prolific legacy of columns, books and movies which span decades and embrace his incredible love and respect for all things motorsports.

Coming of age during the birth of NASCAR and For... Read more...

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...