Vintage News

12/17/2014 - Brian Lister 1926-2014

Brian Lister, founder of Lister Cars, passed away December 16. He was 88.

Lister's glory days came between 1954 and 1959, when his Lister-Jaguars and Lister-Chevys had much success in sports car racing both in the U.S. and abroad. Today Listers with the best history have sold for more than $1 million at auction and are very popular with drivers and spectators... Read more...

12/12/2014 - Graham Hill's 1968 Lotus 56 Indy Turbine Car To Be Offered at Barrett-Jackson 'Salon' Sale

Right: Graham Hill wheels the Lotus 56/3 Turbine during the 1968 Indy 500 (photo: courtesy Barrett-Jackson)

Scottsdale, AZ -- One of the most innovative race cars to ever contest the Indianapolis 500 has been revealed as a late consignment to Barrett-Jackson's upcoming Scottsdale auction. The wedge-shaped, turbine-powered Lotus 56/3 that Graham Hill had runni... Read more...

11/19/2014 - Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities Distributes Nearly $300,000 to Youth Groups

SONOMA, CA -- Forty-eight Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $300,000 that was generated during the 2014 motor-racing season at Sonoma Raceway. The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Childrens Charities (SCC), the raceway's charitable arm, raised $294,158 to help children in need through 12 fundraising events in 2014, an increase of more... Read more...

11/17/2014 - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Shelby GT350 Mustang

MONTEREY, CA -- The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognizable road racing cars of the 60s the Shelby GT350 Mustang as the 2015 featured marque August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Shelby GT350 Mustang came onto the scene just one year after the Ford Mustang debuted. Ford Motor Comp... Read more...

11/14/2014 - Bloomington Gold Corvette Show Moving to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Photo: Chevrolet Corvettes have served as the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 a record 12 times, making IMS a great venue for this legendary Corvette show (photo: IMS).

Indianapolis -- After weeks of speculation by the Corvette world, Bloomington Gold announced they are making the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) their home for 2015 a... Read more...

11/7/2014 - Road Racing Drivers Club Votes in 15 New Members

Hilliard, OH - Fifteen race car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club (RDDC) for 2014. Voted in by current RRDC members, the group includes 10 new Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, three new Associate Members and two new Honorary Members. The current RRDC roster now numbers 460.... Read more...

11/6/2014 - Christmas Toy Drive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Donate a Toy and Receive a Free Race Ticket

Monterey, CA - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is hosting a Toy Drive to benefit the Monterey Peninsula Salvation Army and as an extra incentive, all donors who bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child up to the age of 12 will receive a free ticket to the Saturday of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazd... Read more...

10/29/2014 - Amelia Concours Honors BMW’s Immortal 328

Jacksonville, FL - The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will showcase the legend and legacy of the car that set BMW on its path to become known as the “ultimate driving machine.” Experts, enthusiasts and fans of the Bavarian marque consider the BMW 328 the first sports car worthy of the title. Read more...

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...