Vintage News

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...

12/3/2013 - Lime Rock 2014 Schedule Includes Historic Festival 32

Lime Rock Park’s 2014 Spectator Event ScheduleTickets on sale now, including special pricing for Christmas and the holidays

LAKEVILLE, CT - Lime Rock Park’s 2014 spectator-event schedule opens with its traditional Memorial Day weekend, this year featuring the IMSA-sanctioned Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Friday and Saturday, May 23-... Read more...

11/22/2013 - Marking 50 Years of Mustang with Twin Birthday Celebrations

DEARBORN, MI - The celebration of 50 years of Ford Mustang will be so large Ford Motor Company and the Mustang Club of America plan to simultaneously hold it at two locations from April 16 through April 20, 2014. Open to everyone, not just Mustang owners and MCA members, the event will be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. and at Las Vegas Mot... Read more...

11/20/2013 - UK's Historic Silverstone Sold To Unnamed Buyer

Aerial view of Silverstone, the historic circuit that's the site of Formula 1's British Grand Prix (photo: courtesy f1fanatic.co.uk)

Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix and owned by the British Racing Drivers Club, is being sold for just a tad more than $16 million, a pittance compared to the cost of comparable motorsport facilities that of late appro... Read more...

11/16/2013 - Franchitti Retires On Doctors' Advice Following Houston Crash Injuries

Dario Franchitti following his 3rd Indy 500 win (photo: open-wheels.com)

Four-time IndyCar series champion Dario Franchitti, winner of three Indianapolis 500s, announced Thursday that he is retiring from auto racing after doctors told him he can no longer race due to injuries he sustained in an IndyCar accident at the Houston Grand Prix last month. Franchitti... Read more...

10/6/2013 - 63 Ferrari GTO Sets New Top At $52 Million in Private Sale

Photo: Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 5111GT in a quiet moment, currently the world's most expensive car (courtesy ferrarilife.com)

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO has reportedly set a new world record price for an automobile, selling for $52 million in a private sale last month. The new mark represents a 48% jump over the previous record-holder, also a 250 GTO, purchased privat... Read more...

9/27/2013 - George Bignotti 1918-2013

Photo: A.J. Foyt (left) with George Bignotti

George Bignotti, the most successful chief mechanic in the history of what is now known as IndyCar racing, died Friday, Sept. 27 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 97.

From an era when legendary chief mechanics like A.J. Watson, Clay Smith and Clint Brawner were as well known as just about any of the drivers, the name... Read more...

9/6/2013 - 1950s Racer Otto Linton Inducted Into Legends of The Glen

Watkins Glen, NY - Longtime racer Otto Linton was installed last night as the final 2013 inductee to the Legends of The Glen, during the PrixView party at Watkins Glen International raceway here, leading into the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver historic races.

Linton competed in the first officially sanctioned race in Watkin... Read more...

9/5/2013 - It's About Time! World's Leading PC Racing Game/Simulation Expands to Mac

Bedford, MA - The world's foremost PC racing simulation service just expanded its reach: iRacing.coms Mac OS X version is now available. What's more, a Linux version is expected to be released in the near future.

iRacing president Tony Gardner stated, "Not only are we the premier racing simulation in the world, I think we will be the only serious racing game... Read more...

8/20/2013 - Masters Expands Into American Historic Racing

Masters Historic Racing is expanding into America by acquiring the operations of Historic Grand Prix Inc, America's historic Formula 1 organizer.

The new American organization will continue to organize events at America's iconic circuits as well as canvassing organizers and HGP members to get their feedback.The organization will be provisionally run from the... Read more...