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2/21/2014 - AZ Concours in the Hills Raises $25K For Charity

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 coupe and a Devin model D racer (#29) were on display at Concours in the Hills (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Fountain Hills, Ariz. -- The inaugural Concours in the Hills held here on Saturday, February 15, 2014 drew 188 vehicle entries, 2400 spectators and raised $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sc... Read more...

2/14/2014 - The Gaping Maw: Corvettes Consumed By Sinkhole

Photo: The sinkhole that swallowed eight significant Corvettes. Courtesy Corvette Museum

Bowling Green, KY -- At 5:44 a.m. last Wednesday, Feb. 12, the manager of the National Corvette Museum received a call from the organization's security company, alerting him that the motion detectors were going off in the original section of the museum, the Skydome. A sin... Read more...

1/18/2014 - Ferrari At RM Sets AZ Price Record of $8.8 Million

Photo: Record-setting 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (Patrick Ernzen 2013 courtesy RM Auctions)

Phoenix, AZ -- For the second year in a row, a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider has set the record price paid for a car at the Arizona collector car auctions. Friday night at a packed Arizona Biltmore ballroom, RM Auctions sold the red droptop f... Read more...

8/5/2013 - Brock Yates Tribute Fund Formed To Battle Alzheimer's Disease

A fund to honor legendary automotive journalist and Vintage Motorsport columnist Brock Yates has been established under the umbrella of the Alzheimer's Association to honor Yates and advance the fight against the disease. Yates revealed in his Sept/Oct 2010 "Brock Busters" column for VM that he had the disease and that the symptoms were steadily diminishing... Read more...

5/2/2011 - Indy In The 1950s

Who knew back then that the drivers and cars wouldn't last forever but their memories would? Certainly not I, a pudgy kid from New England, who was lucky enough to attend every Indy 500 from 1955 to 1961. It all started around September of 54, when a sore throat made my dad keep me home on Saturday night when we were supposed to watch the Bomber Stocks race... Read more...

7/6/2009 - Keep On Truckin'

Stuttgart - The classic "Silver Arrows" by Mercedes-Benz are icons of the 1930s. Racing cars such as the W 25, the W 125, the W 154 and the W 165, but also drivers like Manfred von Brauchitsch, Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang, were right in the forefront of the motor racing world in those days. Other vehicles were rather less prominent, but also had a str... Read more...

5/8/2009 - Darlington Legends - Million Dollar Bill

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 1, 2009) Bill Elliott wasnt exactly daydreaming that evening in 1984 when RJ Reynolds Tobacco president Gerry Long laid out the guidelines for the Winston Million bonus, but he might have been excused for not giving Long his full attention.Elliott's head wasn't elsewhere. He just didn't think Long's terms applied. Read more...

3/18/2009 - Darlington Legends - Junior Johnson

Darlington, S.C. - Ask racing legend Junior Johnson who his best driver was at Darlington Raceway, and you have to add the codicil, "present company excepted."

Picking No. 2 is hard, he said. But No. 1?"I always thought I was the best," Johnson said, chuckling. "I just didn't have the patience."

Johnson is justified in his self-assessment, and right, too. The... Read more...

2/10/2009 - Darlington Legends: S.C. Native Leaves His Mark on Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. Surprisingly, Everett "Cotton" Owens didnt make much of a dent as a driver at Darlington Raceway, despite its being the biggest track in his home state of South Carolina, and despite his status as one of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history. But in 1970, as a team owner, he knocked a hole in the old track.

"That was really a special weekend... Read more...

12/10/2008 - Homegrown Yarborough Has Storied History at The Lady In Black

Darlington, S.C. In 2002, Jeff Gordon tied Cale Yarborough's record of five Southern 500 wins at Darlington Raceway, but there's one mark Yarborough is likely to hold forever: To date, he's the only driver in NASCAR history to come in under the fence at Darlington and go out over it.His daddy would have been proud.

Maybe not so much the "under the fence" par... Read more...