Vintage News

4/17/2015 - Bobby Unser Honored by RRDC in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, CA -- In front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, sanctioning group and series' representatives, corporate executives and champion race car drivers, three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the "RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser presented by Firestone" prior to the running of the 41st Toyota G... 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...

3/24/2015 - A Statement from Jim Cohan President /CEO Irwindale Event Center:

Irwindale, CA -- I'd like to take a moment to address the reports circulating in recent days regarding the planned redevelopment of the IEC property. As many already know, the property was purchased in 2013 from the previous owners, Nu-Way Industries. The new owners, Lindom Co., and their principals reached out to us shortly thereafter and there has been a g... Read more...

3/23/2015 - Race Fans, NHRA Racers Raise $11,000 at Charity Karting Event in Sonoma

SONOMA, CA -- Nearly 40 race fans mingled with stars from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Saturday and helped support a great cause at the 13th annual NHRA Tour de Charity at the Sonoma Raceway Karting Center.

The charity event, which pitted race fans against NHRA racers for a day of karting on the raceway's challenging course, raised $11,050 for S... 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...

3/19/2015 - St. James, Ribbs and Dismore Enter SVRA Indy Legends Pro-Am

Southlake, TX -- The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) has announced that the "Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am" race will return to the second running of its Brickyard Invitational vintage racing weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 13. The Pro-Am will include a larger field than last year, when 24 drivers took the green flag an... Read more...

3/6/2015 - 2015 Marks 50th Running of the Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National

SACRAMENTO, CA-- The Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National will reach a historic landmark on May 30th, as the race runs for the 50th time. The race boasts one of the richest traditions in Grand National Championship racing. Leading riders and teams from across the country will converge on Cal Expo, all in hopes of coming away winner of the 2015 Sacramento M... Read more...

3/4/2015 - U.S. Postal Service Honors 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours

Jacksonville, FL -- The United States Postal Service will issue a special stamped commemorative envelope on March 15th honoring the Hot Rod commemorative stamps and the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

The Hot Rod commemorative stamp was issued on June 6, 2014. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Amelia Island Concours and memorialize the appear... Read more...

3/3/2015 - Mille Miglia-winning 300 SLR Mercedes to star at Historic Festival Sept. 3-7

LAKEVILLE, CT -- Murray Smith, chairman of Lime Rock Parks Labor Day Weekend historic festival, today announced that Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the factory will send to Connecticut's Northwest Corner "722," the 300 SLR sports car with which Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson stormed to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia. Also coming from the factory colle... Read more...

2/16/2015 - Enhanced Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival Planned for September

WATKINS GLEN, NY -- The Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company returns in September to the home of American road racing.

Photo, right: VM editor-in-chief D. Randy Riggs takes Bob Bondurant for a run over Stone Bridge in Carroll Shelby's first race car, an MG TC, during the Grand Prix Festival.

The day-long celebration of t... Read more...