Vintage News

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...

2/6/2015 - Porsche Run Groups Announced for September 25-27 Rennsport Reunion V

MONTEREY, CA -- Requests for entry to participate in what is considered to be the world's greatest gathering of Porsche race cars, Porsche Rennsport Reunion V opens online February 9 at www.MazdaRaceway.com. The event returns to the scenic Monterey coastline and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 25-27.

Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, Rennsport Reunion... Read more...

1/25/2015 - Rennsport Reunion V Dates Changed

The world’s largest gathering of Porsche race cars, drivers and fans moves forward two weeks

Atlanta -- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will now take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of September 25 - 27, 2015, two weeks earlier than originally plan... Read more...

1/9/2015 - HSR's Classic 24 Hour at Daytona Set for Return November 15-16

Clearwater, FL -- Last November, the inaugural Classic 24 Hour at Daytona marked the beginning of a new motorsport tradition in North America. More than 150 vintage and historic sports cars from 21 countries raced for 24 hours on the famous banking and infield road course of Daytona International Speedway on November 15 - 16, 2014. 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...

8/5/2013 - Brock Yates Tribute Fund Formed To Battle Alzheimer's Disease

A fund to honor legendary automotive journalist and Vintage Motorsport columnist Brock Yates has been established under the umbrella of the Alzheimer's Association to honor Yates and advance the fight against the disease. Yates revealed in his Sept/Oct 2010 "Brock Busters" column for VM that he had the disease and that the symptoms were steadily diminishing... Read more...

5/2/2011 - Indy In The 1950s

Who knew back then that the drivers and cars wouldn't last forever but their memories would? Certainly not I, a pudgy kid from New England, who was lucky enough to attend every Indy 500 from 1955 to 1961. It all started around September of 54, when a sore throat made my dad keep me home on Saturday night when we were supposed to watch the Bomber Stocks race... Read more...

7/6/2009 - Keep On Truckin'

Stuttgart - The classic "Silver Arrows" by Mercedes-Benz are icons of the 1930s. Racing cars such as the W 25, the W 125, the W 154 and the W 165, but also drivers like Manfred von Brauchitsch, Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang, were right in the forefront of the motor racing world in those days. Other vehicles were rather less prominent, but also had a str... Read more...

5/8/2009 - Darlington Legends - Million Dollar Bill

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 1, 2009) Bill Elliott wasnt exactly daydreaming that evening in 1984 when RJ Reynolds Tobacco president Gerry Long laid out the guidelines for the Winston Million bonus, but he might have been excused for not giving Long his full attention.Elliott's head wasn't elsewhere. He just didn't think Long's terms applied. Read more...