Vintage News

10/18/2013 - Fans, Cars, Racers Gather For Bondurant's 80th Birthday

Bob Bondurant raced cars like these in his heyday, gathered for his 80th birthday/races at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park last weekend in Chandler, AZ. They included Dave McDonald's King Cobra, Ford GT40, Don Roberts' Shelby Cobra, '64 Cheetah (photo: 2013 Mike Silverman/Vintage Motorsport)

Chandler, AZ - There hasn't been a vintage race of note in the Phoe... Read more...

10/7/2013 - Assembly Line 100th Anniversary

Today, Oct 7, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford's moving assembly line for the production of the Model T. He launched it on this day in Highland Park, Michigan.

Ropes pulled cars along the first assembly line, which featured 84 distinct steps. The dramatic improvement in efficiency enabled Ford to lower the selling price from $850 to just... 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...

9/13/2013 - Historic Trans-Am Crash at W. Glen Hospitalizes Local Photographer

Watkins Glen, NY - A local reporter-photographer was evacuated by helicopter and hospitalized last Sunday for injuries suffered when a vintage Trans-Am race car lost control and hit a tire wall at Watkins Glen International during historic car races held at the 3.37-mile road circuit. The car's impact into the tire wall knocked the guardrail behind it some f... Read more...

9/11/2013 - Dates Confirmed for 2014 SCCA Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, CA - Officials from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Sports Car Club of America confirmed today the dates of the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, October 6-12, 2014. The event's historic return to the West Coast was announced in July.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will become the seventh track to host the National Championship event in the Runoffs... Read more...

9/10/2013 - Ferrari Featured Marque for HMSA's 2014 Sommet des Legendes

Montrose, CA - The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) has announced Ferrari as the featured marque for the 2014 Sommet des Legendes event to be held July 11 - 13, 2014. There is no more perfect event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Circuit Mont-Tremblant than featuring Ferrari in 2014.

Production-based Ferrari race cars from the 1960s and 70s s... 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...

9/3/2013 - Cops Pull Over Racers in the Starting Grid at Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, CT - Among the more bizarre or quirky incidents at the Lime Rock Vintage Festival was an apparent police pursuit of race cars speeding through the paddock. A number of race participants were incredulous that Connecticut state troopers in their grey Ford Crown Victorias were patrolling Lime Rock, which is private property, not a state park as some... Read more...