Vintage News

10/14/2014 - Race Groups Announced for 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

MONTEREY, CA - For the caretakers of period-correct historic race cars, November 17 will likely now be marked on their calendars, as it is the opening day entry requests can be submitted to compete in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The entry request process continues through January 31, 2015 and... Read more...

10/10/2014 - Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion V to be held October 2015 at Laguna Seca

Right: Expect more than 350 racing Porsches at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Rennsport Reunion V on October 9-11, 2015 (photo: Paul Bonner).

Atlanta -- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will again take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 9-11, 2015.... Read more...

10/6/2014 - Andrea de Cesaris 1959-2014

Rome - Former Formula 1 driver Andrea de Cesaris was killed in a motorcycle accident October 5th, losing control of his motorcycle on Rome's Grande Raccordo Anulare motorway.

He started 208 races in his Formula 1 career between 1980 and 1994, but never won a Grand Prix, a record for the most races without a win. He drove for Britain-based team McLaren for one... Read more...

9/26/2014 - Sir Stirling Moss Designated AZ Concours' Honored Guest

Phoenix, AZ -- Auto racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will be an honored guest at the 2nd annual Arizona Concours d'Elegance at the historic Arizona Biltmore resort on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Moss will attend the intimate concours with his wife Lady Susie Moss, offering entrants and attendees the chance to meet him among the 80 select vintage automobiles that w... Read more...

9/16/2014 - Dr. Dick Thompson 1920-2014

Legendary American road racer Dr. Dick Thompson, known to generations of fans as "The Flying Dentist," passed away on September 14, 2014 from natural causes at the age of 94.

Thompson began racing relatively late in life with no formal training, no engineering background, and no mechanical experience to draw upon, but he did have that innate ability that defi... Read more...

9/9/2014 - Did You Know?

The patent for the original Zerk fitting was granted to Oscar U. Zerk in January 1929, and the assignee was the Alemite Manufacturing Corporation. Alemite's design has become the worldwide standard for greasing machinery. Read more...

9/2/2014 - SVRA Returns to Road Atlanta in 2015

Southlake, TX - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) has announced the addition of Road Atlanta to its 2015 East Coast schedule. This event will be the opening race of the season and will take place February 19-22, 2015 at the world-renowned Braselton, Georgia race course.

"Since 2012, our members have consistently reiterated that Road Atlanta was... Read more...

9/1/2014 - Highlights, plus all class winners from Sunday in the Park Concours d’ Elegance presented by Bentley

LAKEVILLE, CT -- At Lime Rock Park’s 32nd Sunday in the Park Concour d’ Elegance presented by Bentley, 224 vehicles in 29 classes were presented and judged. When the results were tabulated, a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 owned by Peter Sachs of Stamford, Conn., (photo, right) won Best of Show. The stellar yellow-cream car had been entered in Class 3,... Read more...

8/31/2014 - Lime Rock Vintage 32 Marred by First Fatality

Lakeville, CT -- The four-day Lime Rock Vintage 32 race and concours weekend was humming right along with morning and afternoon races for nine run groups, autograph sessions with Sir Stirling Moss and Moss taking fast touring laps at lunch when an ominous 90-minutes of silence told the hefty crowd that there had been a bad accident. Read more...

8/22/2014 - Rick Cole's $24 Mil Take, Russo's Post-Sales Push Monterey Auction Total Past $425 Million

Right: Rick Cole Auctions' top seller (until maybe tomorrow) was this 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competitzione Clienti with under 9500 actual miles and original everything except for paint, went for a whopping $12 million to find a new owner.

Monterey, CA -- Some collector car auction observers opine that the market may have "topped." Well, it sure hasn't stopped,... Read more...