Vintage News

1/21/2016 - Utah Motorsports Campus Announces 2016 Schedule

Tooele Valley, UT -- Tooele County and Utah Motorsports Campusare pleased to announce their schedule of events for the 2016 season, with a full slate of professional and amateur races.

Utah Motorsports Campus, which is managing the facility on behalf of Tooele County while the procedures to sell the former Miller Motorsports Park take place, has been able to... Read more...

8/16/2015 - BMW To Be Honored as Featured Marque of 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Monterey, CA -- The full, rich heritage of the Ultimate Driving Machine will be celebrated when Bavarian Motor Works is honored on the occasion of its 100th anniversary at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The celebration takes place August 18-21, 2016 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the scenic Monterey Peninsula.

"The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion... Read more...

7/23/2015 - Opinion/Formula Eunich

There's a terrific new sitcom playing on Fox Sports network this year. They're showing episodes of that cosmic joke perpetrated by the FIA, the Formula E championship. They call it Formula E, but the E doesn't stand for the electricity that powers these pseudo race cars. Rather it stands for the FIA's Eunuch-like disembowelment of real racing. 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...

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...

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...

11/11/2008 - Bud Moore's Memories of Darlington

Darlington, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2008) Bud Moore won't be pinned down by the question about his favorite driver at Darlington. Metaphorically speaking, he holds up a fistful of cards and says, "Pick one."

"Well, they all stick out," said 83-year-old Moore, whose 63 NASCAR Sprint Cup wins as a team owner still holds him in ninth place on the all-time list. "To go to... Read more...