Vintage News

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...

2/7/2014 - Bonhams Paris Sets Record

Paris, France -- The Grand Palais Sale is one of the Bonhams's Blue Riband auctions and this week a 1929 Bugatti Type 35B sold for $2,200,000.

Photo: 1968 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Berlinetta that achieved a new world auction record for the model, $3,000,000.

Crowds flocked to the Grand Palais to witness many bidding battles, including one for the Grand Prix Bugatti pr... Read more...

1/27/2014 - Do-Gooders Lose, Brighton Wins

Brighton, UK - The Brighton Speed Trials has been saved following a major campaign by event organizers, The Brighton and Hove Motor Club. After the council initially declined an application to run the event in 2014, its Economic Development and Culture Committee voted unanimously last night to allow the event to continue. It will be held this year on Septemb... Read more...

1/24/2014 - Hurley Haywood Honored With RRDC's 2014 Phil Hill Award

Right: Hurley Haywood (left) and Bobby Rahal. Photo by Brian Cleary

Daytona Beach, FL -- A trio of motorsport veterans received awards last week during the annual dinner of the Road Racing Drivers Club traditionally held here at Daytona International Speedway prior to the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

"When Bobby (RRDC President Rahal) called me up and told me I was go... Read more...

1/24/2014 - With Post-Sales, AZ Auctions Crack The $250 Million Mark

Right: Top-selling race car at AZ auction week, the '97 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail (photo: ©Tom Stahler 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Scottsdale, AZ -- With a few days of give and take in the post-sale lots, the final tally of Arizona auction week has crept past the $256 million mark, a 14.3% gain over last year's $224 million total, to a new record. While impre... 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...

1/17/2014 - Peter Brock Captures 2013 Dean Batchelor Award

LOS ANGELES, CA - At the Motor Press Guild's 19th Annual awards banquet, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, automotive designer, racer and author, Peter Brock, took home the big prize, capturing the Dean Batchelor Award for his new book, "Corvette Sting Ray: Genesis of an American Icon." Brock's latest work also won MPG Best Book of the Year. Read more...

12/20/2013 - Goodwood Festival of Speed To Celebrate Maserati, Those 'Addicted To Winning'

1957 Maserati 250F leads pre-war brethren, a 1939 4CL (photo: John Lamm, courtesy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca)

West Sussex, UK -- Next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, a.k.a. the hillclimb, will celebrate Maserati's centennial as a sidebar, while the "theme" this year is "Addicted to Winning -- The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport." The June 26-29 event (a... Read more...

12/10/2013 - Maserati Celebrates 100th Anniversary as Featured Marque of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

MONTEREY, CA - The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the rich 100-year history of Maserati, one of Italys iconic luxury sports car brands that throughout the century has been deeply rooted in racing. The celebration will be held August 14-17, 2014 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Monterey Classic Car Week and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reuni... Read more...

12/4/2013 - Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial Postponed

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. - The Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial, a Formula One World Championship race slated for June 2014 on the streets of Weehawken and West New York, N.J., has been postponed. GP America executive chairman and promoter Leo Hindery, Jr., and his team are working on restructured financial arrangements for a 2015 race. Read more...