Vintage News

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...

3/3/2015 - 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...

2/5/2015 - Riverside Businessman and Philanthropist Doug Magnon Passes Away

Riverside, CA -- Douglas Magnon of Riverside California, 55, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015, surrounded by family and close friends, after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Magnon, president of the Magnon Companies, a regional commercial real estate developer, was also the founder and principal of the Riverside International Automotive Museum (RI... 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...

1/21/2015 - Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Added to NASCAR Weekend in Sonoma

SONOMA, CA For the first time in a decade, Sonoma Raceway will host two main events on Sunday of its Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend.

The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA series joins the NASCAR weekend for the first time, June 26-28, featuring a field of more than 25 Porsche 991, 997 and 996 GT3 Cup cars. The series is the premier point of p... Read more...

1/21/2015 - Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Announces Finalists

Novi, MI -- Finalists for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2015 class have been determined. The Hall will unveil its seven new members on Friday, January 23, at Daytona International Speedway prior to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The racing legends will join the Hall of Fame during the 27th Annual Induction Ceremony on June 18, 2015 at the Fillmore Theat... Read more...