Vintage News

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...

11/8/2013 - Celebration of Automobiles Returns to IMS May 8-10, 2014

NDIANAPOLIS - The Celebration of Automobiles will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a fourth consecutive year on May 8-10, 2014, as the event continues to grow into one of the premier showcases in North America for car aficionados.

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser will serve as the honorary head judge during the Vintage and Classic Car S... Read more...

10/29/2013 - F5000 Drivers Association Champions Crowned at COTA

Rochester, MI (10/28/13) The Formula 5000 Drivers Association announced the results of its race at the SVRA National Vintage Racing Championship event at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX on October 25-26, 2013.

Finishing 1st in F5000 Class A (pre-1972 cars) was Tony Adamowicz driving the 1969 Gurney Eagle in which he won the 1969 F5000 Champions... Read more...

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...