Vintage News

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...

5/15/2014 - 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...

3/27/2014 - Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns Class Previews

Plymouth, MI - The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America on Sunday July 27th will honor the work of famed chief designer Virgil Exner with an unprecedented display of Chrysler Corporation's 1955-1961 "Forward Look," a daring two-pronged styling revolution that changed the look of the American car.

First up were the "jet-age"1955 Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, Chry... Read more...

3/25/2014 - Goosebumps at the Indianapolis 500

Photo: Jim Nabors (left) and VM editor D. Randy Riggs share a moment during the 2013 Indianapolis 500 weekend.

Indianapolis—Are you one of those who get goosebumps moments before the Indianapolis 500 gets the wave of the green flag? For thousands who attend the race or watch on TVs at home, the goosebumps come when beloved actor-entertainer and legendar... Read more...

3/21/2014 - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Entries At 550, Span 81 Years; Maserati, Sunbeam & Porsches Featured

Photo: Not exactly late-model, but the "new" car at Monterey will be this 1992 Mazda RX-792 GTP (Bob Heathcote Photography)

Monterey, CA -- The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is North America's best-known vintage racing event. As of this week, 550 historic and period-correct race cars have been accepted to compete in 15 race groups over the four-day gathe... Read more...