Vintage News

4/18/2017 - Racing Through The Ages Can Am Racing Series 1966-1974

Concours dElegance of America, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, Michigan coming up July 28-30, 2017Photo: © D. Randy Riggs 2017

Plymouth, MI--One of the most prolific racing series that spanned two countries will be among the featured classes at this year's Concours d'Elegance of America at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI. The Concours car selection... Read more...

3/20/2017 - Motorsports legends Franchitti, McLaren elected to Auto Racing Hall of Fame at IMS Museum

Speedway, IN -- Two of the most well-known names in motorsports history are the newest inductees into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and legendary driver and constructor Bruce McLaren have been voted into the prestigious pantheon by an esteemed panel of auto racing jo... Read more...

3/16/2017 - Amelia Island Concours Crowns Best in Show Winners

Jacksonville, FL -- A 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ-582 and 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider won the Best In Show honors March 11 at the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as the event took place a day earlier than originally scheduled due to inclement weather in Sunday's forecast.

A little wiggle from the weather couldn't dampen Amelia's BOS winne... Read more...

3/16/2017 - Remembering the Legendary John Surtees

London, England -- The only racer to have won world championships on both two wheels and four is being remembered for his achievements on and off the track. John Surtees died March 10 at age 83 in London's St. George's Hospital. Details of services have not yet been announced.

Multiple World Champion and a true gentleman, John Surtees. photo: Steve Havelock Read more...

3/16/2017 - Amelia Island Auctions Tally $121.3 Million

Jacksonville, FL -- With lower overall results on average price, sell-through rate and total sales as compared to the 2016 event, the five auctions held March 9-11 at Amelia Island pulled in a total of $121.3 million. Last year's cumulative total was $140 million.

One of three, with just six caretakers since '37, this 57S was Amelia's top seller. Photo: RM So... Read more...

1/31/2017 - Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approves Three-Year Agreement to SCRAMP for Management of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Facility

Monterey, CA -- The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today voted to accept County Staff's recommendation to provide a three-year management agreement to the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula to ensure a robust 2017 racing season goes unimpeded and planning for the 2018 season may continue. The management agreement confirms that SCRA... 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...