Vintage News

6/19/2014 - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to Celebrate Maserati

Monterey, CA - The official 100th anniversary celebration of Maserati shifts into high gear during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca beginning Friday, August 15 with a tribute to Italy and continuing through Sunday, August 17.

Italian car owners will be able to stroll among the Maserati heritage display in the race paddock, w... Read more...

6/11/2014 - Vintage Racer, Event Organizer Murray Smith to Speak at IMRRC June 21

WATKINS GLEN, NY Vintage race car driver Murray Smith will speak at the International Motor Racing Research Center on Saturday, June 21.

Smith also is the organizer of the acclaimed Lime Rock Historic Festival, presented annually on Labor Day weekend at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.

Smiths talk is part of the monthly series Center Conversations. It is free a... Read more...

6/8/2014 - Charity Indy Legends Pro Am Race Won By Al Unser Jr. and Peter Klutt

INDIANAPOLIS - Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. and his amateur partner, Peter Klutt were the winners of the Charity Indy Legends Pro-Am race Sunday Junbe 8 on the recently reconfigured 2.43-mile road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association served as the sanctioning body of the three-day Brickyard Vinta... Read more...

6/6/2014 - Vintage Car Racer Howard Katz Named Third Recipient of Gorsline Cup

Photo: Howard Katz (left) and John Gorsline by Michael DiPieco

INDIANAPOLIS - Vintage car racer Howard Katz was named the third recipient of The Gorsline Cup on June 5 at The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Gorsline Cup is presented by Gorsline Company, the premier insurer of high-risk individuals, to a driver who... Read more...

6/1/2014 - "Speedy" Bill Smith 1929-2014

Lincoln, NB - The performance automotive community lost a pioneering racer, hot rodder and entrepreneur on May 30. Speedy Bill Smith, founder and owner of Speedway Motors, died at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska just weeks before his 85th birthday. He is survived by four sons, their wives, 10 grandchildren, and an extended family of Speedway Motors employees a... Read more...

5/27/2014 - GT40 Roadster Prototype Highlights RM Monterey Auction

Monterey, CA -- This coming August, RM Auctions will have more significant Ford motorsport history on the block: the 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, chassis GT/108. The eighth of 12 GT40 prototypes built, this very original example has been in the owner's collection for more than two decades. Used in testing and development by Shelby American, this early... Read more...

5/18/2014 - Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival Celebrates Can-Am Series and Classic Race Cars at Sonoma Raceway

Right: Fred Cziska's No. 101 1972 Shadow DN2 leads Dennis Losher's No. 107 1971 Shadow MKII. Photo: Joe Jacobson

SONOMA, CA - The 5th annual Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway celebrated the history of the Can-Am Series, with a focus on the Shadow Cars, in sunny and warm weather as nearly 350 vintage and historic cars in 14 groups competed... Read more...

5/15/2014 - Jaguar to Build Continuation Series Lightweight E-Types

Mahwah, NJ -- Jaguar is to build six perfect reproductions of the original, race-bred Lightweight E-Type that was created in 1963. The new cars are the "missing" six vehicles from the brand's Lightweight E-Type project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 "Special GT E-Type Cars."

Only 12 of the aluminum-bodied Lightwei... Read more...

5/10/2014 - NASCAR Express Offers Train to NASCAR in Sonoma

Photo © 2014 D. Randy Riggs

SONOMA, CA – For the second consecutive year, NASCAR fans can get on board the NASCAR Express train to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.

The raceway will partner with Key Holidays to offer an express train that will transport fans directly from the Sacramento area to the raceway on race d... Read more...

5/2/2014 - Triple Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser To Lead Open-Wheelers At Brickyard Invitational

Southlake, TX -- Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser has entered the oval high-speed exhibition races during SVRA's June 6-8 Brickyard Invitational vintage race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Unser will bring his considerable skills and insights to the first true high-speed vintage events on the IMS oval. For the first time in hi... Read more...