Vintage News

4/15/2014 - Copperstate 1000 Concludes Rollicking Rally With Awards

Right: Scott and Jody Rosen's delectable 1948 Alfa Romeo Nardi Danese roadster won the prestigious Director's Award (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Scottsdale, AZ -- The four-day Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 rally concluded its rollicking 24th annual installment through the wide-open asphalt of Arizona's highways and byways with its traditiona... Read more...

3/31/2014 - CSRG David Love Memorial Race Weekend Coming Up April 4-6

SONOMA, CA - The Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) kicks off its 47th season at Sonoma Raceway with the David Love Memorial Vintage Races this weekend, April 4-6.

Vintage racing will take center stage in Sonoma with approximately 200 vintage and historic race cars set to grace the road course over the weekend. Fans will see Formula 1 cars, prototype and prod... Read more...

3/28/2014 - Engineering Legend Drino Miller Passes Away

Southern California -- Drino Miller, whose successes in motor racing spanned the distance from Baja's off-road races to professional sports car racing, and from the driver's seat to an engineer's drafting table, lost his final race, against cancer, on March 4th. Born on July 30, 1941, he was 72 years old.

In auto racing, legendary status is usually reserved f... Read more...

3/28/2014 - Corvette Racing Legend Jim Jeffords Passes Away

Palm Springs, CA -- Jim Jeffords, 87, one of the all-time great Corvette racers, passed away March 6 at his winter home here, just weeks after the death of Ronnie Kaplan, who helped build the Purple People Eater Corvettes that made the two men fixtures of the American road racing scene.

Right: Jim Jeffords. (photo by Art Evans)

Jeffords started his racing care... Read more...

3/27/2014 - Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns Class Previews

Plymouth, MI - The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America on Sunday July 27th will honor the work of famed chief designer Virgil Exner with an unprecedented display of Chrysler Corporation's 1955-1961 "Forward Look," a daring two-pronged styling revolution that changed the look of the American car.

First up were the "jet-age"1955 Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, Chry... Read more...

3/25/2014 - Goosebumps at the Indianapolis 500

Photo: Jim Nabors (left) and VM editor D. Randy Riggs share a moment during the 2013 Indianapolis 500 weekend.

Indianapolis—Are you one of those who get goosebumps moments before the Indianapolis 500 gets the wave of the green flag? For thousands who attend the race or watch on TVs at home, the goosebumps come when beloved actor-entertainer and legendar... Read more...

3/21/2014 - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Entries At 550, Span 81 Years; Maserati, Sunbeam & Porsches Featured

Photo: Not exactly late-model, but the "new" car at Monterey will be this 1992 Mazda RX-792 GTP (Bob Heathcote Photography)

Monterey, CA -- The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is North America's best-known vintage racing event. As of this week, 550 historic and period-correct race cars have been accepted to compete in 15 race groups over the four-day gathe... Read more...

3/7/2014 - Mario Andretti To Be Honored By RRDC At Long Beach

Hilliard, OH -- Mario Andretti will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the "RRDC Evening with Mario Andretti presented by Firestone" in Long Beach, California, on Thursday, April 10, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the RRDC's sixth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders. Read more...

2/21/2014 - AZ Concours in the Hills Raises $25K For Charity

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 coupe and a Devin model D racer (#29) were on display at Concours in the Hills (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Fountain Hills, Ariz. -- The inaugural Concours in the Hills held here on Saturday, February 15, 2014 drew 188 vehicle entries, 2400 spectators and raised $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sc... Read more...

2/14/2014 - The Gaping Maw: Corvettes Consumed By Sinkhole

Photo: The sinkhole that swallowed eight significant Corvettes. Courtesy Corvette Museum

Bowling Green, KY -- At 5:44 a.m. last Wednesday, Feb. 12, the manager of the National Corvette Museum received a call from the organization's security company, alerting him that the motion detectors were going off in the original section of the museum, the Skydome. A sin... Read more...