Vintage News

9/16/2014 - Dr. Dick Thompson 1920-2014

Legendary American road racer Dr. Dick Thompson, known to generations of fans as "The Flying Dentist," passed away on September 14, 2014 from natural causes at the age of 94.

Thompson began racing relatively late in life with no formal training, no engineering background, and no mechanical experience to draw upon, but he did have that innate ability that defi... Read more...

9/9/2014 - Did You Know?

The patent for the original Zerk fitting was granted to Oscar U. Zerk in January 1929, and the assignee was the Alemite Manufacturing Corporation. Alemite's design has become the worldwide standard for greasing machinery. Read more...

9/2/2014 - SVRA Returns to Road Atlanta in 2015

Southlake, TX - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) has announced the addition of Road Atlanta to its 2015 East Coast schedule. This event will be the opening race of the season and will take place February 19-22, 2015 at the world-renowned Braselton, Georgia race course.

"Since 2012, our members have consistently reiterated that Road Atlanta was... Read more...

9/1/2014 - Highlights, plus all class winners from Sunday in the Park Concours d’ Elegance presented by Bentley

LAKEVILLE, CT -- At Lime Rock Park’s 32nd Sunday in the Park Concour d’ Elegance presented by Bentley, 224 vehicles in 29 classes were presented and judged. When the results were tabulated, a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 owned by Peter Sachs of Stamford, Conn., (photo, right) won Best of Show. The stellar yellow-cream car had been entered in Class 3,... Read more...

8/31/2014 - Lime Rock Vintage 32 Marred by First Fatality

Lakeville, CT -- The four-day Lime Rock Vintage 32 race and concours weekend was humming right along with morning and afternoon races for nine run groups, autograph sessions with Sir Stirling Moss and Moss taking fast touring laps at lunch when an ominous 90-minutes of silence told the hefty crowd that there had been a bad accident. Read more...

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...

8/4/2014 - 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...