Vintage News

8/22/2014 - Rick Cole's $24 Mil Take, Russo's Post-Sales Push Monterey Auction Total Past $425 Million

Right: Rick Cole Auctions' top seller (until maybe tomorrow) was this 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competitzione Clienti with under 9500 actual miles and original everything except for paint, went for a whopping $12 million to find a new owner.

Monterey, CA -- Some collector car auction observers opine that the market may have "topped." Well, it sure hasn't stopped,... Read more...

8/19/2014 - SVRA Adds Portland Vintage Festival, July 9-12, to the 2015 Schedule

Southlake, TX - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced the addition of the Portland Vintage Festival for 2015. Continuing a long tradition of vintage racing at Portland International Raceway, the Portland Vintage Festival, a 4-day event, will take place July 9-12, 2015. With the prior addition of the Sonoma Historics, SVRA completes its'... Read more...

8/8/2014 - Goodwood Revival to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Sir Jackie Stewart's "Discovery" in ’64

Chichester, UK - This year's Goodwood Revival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Jackie Stewart's discovery with a trio of special parades that will honor the three-time Formula 1 world champion during the September 12-14 event.

Already making waves in sports car racing, Stewart was spotted testing in early 1964 by Goodwood track manager Robin Mackay,... Read more...

8/4/2014 - General Racing Merges with Sportscar Vintage Racing Association

BUELLTON, CA - In a move to broaden the scope and quality of historic and vintage automobile racing across the United States, General Racing Ltd. will merge with Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), effective immediately.

Tony Parella, CEO of SVRA, the only national vintage racing organization in the U.S., has put forth a major effort to re-organize t... Read more...

7/27/2014 - 36th annual Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's Crowns Best-In-Show

Right: 1932 Duesenberg Model J and 1939 Bugatti T57C

Plymouth, MI --Blessed by near perfect weather, on Sunday, July 27th, the 36th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth welcomed continuous crowds all day to the beautiful grounds, making its fourth year at its new home a success.

More than 250 magnificent vehicles were on d... Read more...

7/25/2014 - Parnelli Jones, Dean Torrence Remembrance of James Garner

Right: Beloved actor, "Grand Prix" movie star, Indy 500 pace car driver and gentleman James Garner passed away of natural causes in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19 (photo: MGM).

Los Angeles, CA -- James Garner passed away from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was 86 years old. Known to most as a leading man in such tel... Read more...

7/2/2014 - Goodwood's Crowd Sets a Record

Chichester, UK -Goodwood announced that the 2014 Festival of Speed, held on June 26-29, was the largest and most successful in the event's history, attracting 200,000 highly-enthusiastic visitors to West Sussex.

With superstar names from the world of motorsport, including John Surtees, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Seb... Read more...

6/30/2014 - Chuck Tatum 1926-2014

Stockton, CA - Chuck Tatum, whose "Tatum Special" sports car was among an early breed of home-built racing specials to challenge import marques on SCCA West Coast circuits in the early ’50s, died here June 22, 2014. He was 87. His life was chronicled in Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Vintage Motorsport.

A restless innovator who caught motor racing fever at a pr... Read more...

6/30/2014 - Happy Birthday to the Corvette!

On this day in 1953, the FIRST Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Happy 61st Birthday Corvette! Read more...

6/29/2014 - Surtees and Raikkonen Create Magic Moments at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Chichester, UK - The final day of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed more than lived up to its theme of Addicted to Winning as two Ferrari Formula 1 legends, John Surtees and Kimi Raikkonen, were united for a unique moment on the iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb on Sunday.

The 50th anniversary of Surtees' 1964 F1 title was marked with a special run up the hill in... Read more...