Vintage News

12/15/2016 - Bondurant Adds Fiat Trackside Experience

Chandler, AZ -- Fiat 124 Abarth Spiders and 500 Abarth models will be joining their FCA big-brother Hellcat Challengers, Chargers and Vipers at the Bondurant Racing School, a natural extension of the FCA product line that debuted at the high-performance driving academy in 2016.

Director of the Fiat Trackside Experience and ancillary Fiat Trackside Road Rally,... Read more...

12/15/2016 - 14 Run Groups Announced For Monterey Reunion 2017

Monterey, CA – Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion slated for Aug. 17-20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For the first time since 2013, Formula Juniors of all stripes will be running at the Reunion and its precursor event, the Monterey Pre-Reunion, scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 12-13. Read more...

12/1/2016 - Historic Can-Am Cars Coming to 2017 Toyota Grand Prix

Montrose, CA -- The historic machines from the 1966-1974 era of Can-Am racing will race for the first time on a street circuit when they take part in an event in conjunction with the April 7-9 Long Beach Grand Prix.

A thundering Can-Am race will be a first for many Long Beach GP spectators. photo: Porsche Archive

The 20-minute race on April 8, sanctioned by th... Read more...

10/12/2016 - Brock Yates' Vintage Motorsport Farewell Column Nov/Dec 2014

Editor's Note: On October 8th we lost a legend in automotive journalism and a friend to all in the world of automobiles. After a long career the legendary Brock Yates joined Vintage Motorsport as a columnist beginning with the Jul/Aug 2006 issue and continued until the ravages of Alzheimer's made him push away from the keyboard, this his farewell column tha... Read more...

10/6/2016 - Brock Yates 1933-2016

Brock Yates has died at the age of 82 after a long and courageous fight with Alzheimer’s disease.

Considered a founding father of automotive journalism, he leaves behind a prolific legacy of columns, books and movies which span decades and embrace his incredible love and respect for all things motorsports.

Coming of age during the birth of NASCAR and For... Read more...

8/15/2016 - CSRG Group 8 To Accept IMSA, Trans-Am Cars to 1990

San Rafael, CA -- In response to numerous inquiries from owners of faster and newer race cars, the Classic Sports Racing Group is adjusting its Group 8 rules and makeup,to accept newer, tube-frame Trans-Am cars, plus IMSA GT, GTO and GTU cars built through 1990.

Long and still one of the West Coast's most traditional (i.e. rules-enforcing) vintage race clubs,... 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...

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...

3/18/2009 - Darlington Legends - Junior Johnson

Darlington, S.C. - Ask racing legend Junior Johnson who his best driver was at Darlington Raceway, and you have to add the codicil, "present company excepted."

Picking No. 2 is hard, he said. But No. 1?"I always thought I was the best," Johnson said, chuckling. "I just didn't have the patience."

Johnson is justified in his self-assessment, and right, too. The... Read more...

2/10/2009 - Darlington Legends: S.C. Native Leaves His Mark on Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. Surprisingly, Everett "Cotton" Owens didnt make much of a dent as a driver at Darlington Raceway, despite its being the biggest track in his home state of South Carolina, and despite his status as one of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history. But in 1970, as a team owner, he knocked a hole in the old track.

"That was really a special weekend... Read more...