Vintage News

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...

8/15/2013 - Historic Sportscar Racing's New Additions

Photo: Mackenzie Stewart (left) and Sara Councilor

Clearwater, FL - HSR has announced that Sara Councilor and Mackenzie Stewart have joined the HSR team. Both have a deep background in historic racing and will be handling all registration duties.

Councilor is a familiar face in the vintage racing world and in addition has worked with numerous car clubs. She is... Read more...

8/5/2013 - Brock Yates Tribute Fund Formed To Battle Alzheimer's Disease

A fund to honor legendary automotive journalist and Vintage Motorsport columnist Brock Yates has been established under the umbrella of the Alzheimer's Association to honor Yates and advance the fight against the disease. Yates revealed in his Sept/Oct 2010 "Brock Busters" column for VM that he had the disease and that the symptoms were steadily diminishing... Read more...

7/20/2013 - Young Drivers Learn How to Drive A Stick-Shift - Thanks to Hagerty

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - A new generation learned the time-honored skill of how to operate a stick shift as the Hagerty Driving Experience Powered By Ford visited Orange County, California for the first time on Friday, July 12. Young residents of Anaheim and surrounding communities, aged 15 through 25, were offered driving lessons and classroom instruction about... Read more...