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8/22/2015 - Post Sales Push Monterey Auction Results Past $400 Million

Hold Your Breath/Make a wish/Count to three;

Come with me and you'll beIn a world of pure imaginationTake a look and you'll seeInto your imagination

These lyrics from the film "Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" pretty much sum up what attending this year's auctions in Monterey was like this time around.

Just walking into the RM Sotheby's auction preview was... Read more...

8/16/2015 - BMW To Be Honored as Featured Marque of 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Monterey, CA -- The full, rich heritage of the Ultimate Driving Machine will be celebrated when Bavarian Motor Works is honored on the occasion of its 100th anniversary at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The celebration takes place August 18-21, 2016 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the scenic Monterey Peninsula.

"The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion...

8/10/2015 - Skip Barber to Serve as Savannah Speed Classic Grand Marshal

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Skip Barber, one of the leading personalities and most successful entrepreneurs in American road racing, will serve as Grand Marshal at the 2015 Savannah Speed Classic sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing and presented by Mingledorff's, Oct. 23 25, 2015.

Barber's name is synonymous with sports car racing success. He not only ha... Read more...

8/8/2015 - Verizon Indycar Series to Return to Road America in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS - Indycar announced today that Road America, the historic permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis., will make its return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2016. The event is set for June 24-26 on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit that hosted 25 Indy car races from 1982-2007.

Road America, established in 1955, has featured some of the gre... Read more...

7/23/2015 - Opinion/Formula Eunich

There's a terrific new sitcom playing on Fox Sports network this year. They're showing episodes of that cosmic joke perpetrated by the FIA, the Formula E championship. They call it Formula E, but the E doesn't stand for the electricity that powers these pseudo race cars. Rather it stands for the FIA's Eunuch-like disembowelment of real racing. Read more...

7/9/2015 - Michael Argetsinger, IMRRC Council Member, Award-winning Racing Author, Dies

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Michael R. Argetsinger, a founder of the International Motor Racing Research Center and an award-winning motorsports author, died July 7 at his home in Chicago.

Argetsinger was a member of the steering committee that in 1997 began planning for the Racing Research Center, an archival and research library dedicated to the preservation of th... Read more...

6/25/2015 - New Management for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?

Right: International Speedway Corp. is negotiating with Monterey County regarding the operation of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Above: Vintage Maseratis as the featured marque during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in 2013. (Photo: Mazda Raceway).

Monterey, CA -- The Monterey Herald has reported that Monterey County is in negotiation with International Sp... Read more...

5/14/2015 - Corvette Funfest 2015 Set for Sept. 17-20

Mid America Motorworks announces theme for September's Corvette event

Effingham, IL -- The Midwest is known by many names: America's Breadbasket, the Heartland, Flyover Country the list goes on. Mid America Motorworks is adding another name to the list Corvette Country!

Every September, thousands of Corvettes flock to the Midwest and specifically Effingham,... Read more...

3/26/2015 - Sonoma Raceway Introduces Fun Train to Verizon IndyCar Series Finale

SONOMA, CA -- Sonoma Raceway will host the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale for the first time this summer, and what better way to arrive on race-day than aboard the first-ever Raceway Fun Train to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma?

The popular transportation option, which has been available for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event since 2... Read more...

3/23/2015 - Dick Irish 1930-2015

One of the great sports car drivers of the 1950s is gone. Dick Irish passed away March 19, 2015 of congestive heart failure at the age of 85.

Several highlights illuminated his driving career. In 1951, he traded his aluminum-bodied Jaguar XK120 for a Norton-engined Kieft Formula 3 and a Ford pickup truck to haul it. With the Kieft he established several track... Read more...