Vintage News

1/9/2015 - HSR's Classic 24 Hour at Daytona Set for Return November 15-16

Clearwater, FL -- Last November, the inaugural Classic 24 Hour at Daytona marked the beginning of a new motorsport tradition in North America. More than 150 vintage and historic sports cars from 21 countries raced for 24 hours on the famous banking and infield road course of Daytona International Speedway on November 15 - 16, 2014. Read more...

11/17/2014 - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Shelby GT350 Mustang

MONTEREY, CA -- The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognizable road racing cars of the 60s the Shelby GT350 Mustang as the 2015 featured marque August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Shelby GT350 Mustang came onto the scene just one year after the Ford Mustang debuted. Ford Motor Comp... Read more...

10/14/2014 - Race Groups Announced for 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

MONTEREY, CA - For the caretakers of period-correct historic race cars, November 17 will likely now be marked on their calendars, as it is the opening day entry requests can be submitted to compete in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The entry request process continues through January 31, 2015 and... Read more...

10/10/2014 - Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion V to be held October 2015 at Laguna Seca

Right: Expect more than 350 racing Porsches at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Rennsport Reunion V on October 9-11, 2015 (photo: Paul Bonner).

Atlanta -- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will again take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 9-11, 2015.... Read more...

10/6/2014 - Andrea de Cesaris 1959-2014

Rome - Former Formula 1 driver Andrea de Cesaris was killed in a motorcycle accident October 5th, losing control of his motorcycle on Rome's Grande Raccordo Anulare motorway.

He started 208 races in his Formula 1 career between 1980 and 1994, but never won a Grand Prix, a record for the most races without a win. He drove for Britain-based team McLaren for one... Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...