Vintage News

6/20/2014 - Maserati Centennial Exhibit Opens At Enzo Ferrari Museum in Italy

Maserati racing legends take the front row; from left: Tipo 60 "Birdcage," Grand Prix racer 250F and 300S sports racer(photo: courtesy Maserati N.A.)

Modena, Italy - If you're headed to Italy in the next six months, you may want to plan a side excursion to Modena's futuristic Enzo Ferrari Museum, where a century of Maserati race and road cars will be on displ... Read more...

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...

6/6/2014 - 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...

5/15/2014 - 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...

4/28/2014 - John Surtees a Hit at the UK's Classic Motorcycle Show

Stafford, UK - John Surtees, multiple world champion and the only man to capture world crowns on both two and four wheels, kept the gathered enthusiasts spellbound as he shared superb stories from his incredible life at the 34th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show at Staffordshire County Showground.

As an added treat, both the MV Agusta and Ferr... Read more...

4/15/2014 - Copperstate 1000 Concludes Rollicking Rally With Awards

Right: Scott and Jody Rosen's delectable 1948 Alfa Romeo Nardi Danese roadster won the prestigious Director's Award (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Scottsdale, AZ -- The four-day Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 rally concluded its rollicking 24th annual installment through the wide-open asphalt of Arizona's highways and byways with its traditiona... Read more...

3/28/2014 - Engineering Legend Drino Miller Passes Away

Southern California -- Drino Miller, whose successes in motor racing spanned the distance from Baja's off-road races to professional sports car racing, and from the driver's seat to an engineer's drafting table, lost his final race, against cancer, on March 4th. Born on July 30, 1941, he was 72 years old.

In auto racing, legendary status is usually reserved f... Read more...

3/28/2014 - Corvette Racing Legend Jim Jeffords Passes Away

Palm Springs, CA -- Jim Jeffords, 87, one of the all-time great Corvette racers, passed away March 6 at his winter home here, just weeks after the death of Ronnie Kaplan, who helped build the Purple People Eater Corvettes that made the two men fixtures of the American road racing scene.

Right: Jim Jeffords. (photo by Art Evans)

Jeffords started his racing care... Read more...