Vintage News

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...

8/18/2013 - Concorso Italiano Makes Move to Saturday and New Location in 2014

Monterey, Ca - Concorso Italiano announced that its 29th annual event will move to a new day and location in 2014, exiting Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, the present location that created terrible gridlock on the Monterey-Salinas Highway, since vintage racing fans enter Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's main entrance a short distance from the Golf Ranch. 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 - Speedway Motors Remembers Joyce Smith, Mrs. Speedway

We are saddened to report the passing of Joyce Smith, Mrs. Speedway. With her family at her side, she lost her courageous 34-month battle with cancer on August 4.

In 1952, fresh out of college and newlywed, Joyce Smith loaned her husband Speedy Bill the $300 he needed to start Speedway Motors. Throughout the years, Joyce's outgoing and friendly nature served... 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...

7/2/2013 - Iconic Oak Tree at VIR Topples

Alton, VA - There is no easy way to say this The Oak Tree is down. The iconic landmark that has come to symbolize VIRginia International Raceway has fallen, broken at the base.

"We are in shock and mourning," said track owner Connie Nyholm. "We're too busy right now trying to get the racetrack cleared of debris. We are grateful no one was at the corner stat... Read more...

6/26/2013 - Supreme Court Rebuffs Challenge To E15 Fuel

Washington, DC - On the heels of a collector car rally at the Capitol to oppose EPA mandates to boost ethanol content in automotive fuel, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a challenge by automakers and oil producers to prevent a higher blend of ethanol in gasoline.

The court affirmed a Federal appeals court ruling that said trade groups for auto and fu... Read more...

5/21/2013 - Pinehurst Concours First to Implement Electronic Scoring

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. - The inaugural Pinehurst Concours dElegance became a trend-setter of sorts earlier this month on several fronts during the vintage automobile showcase competition, including the unveiling of a digital judging application system powered by Sprint.

"The new digital judging format was a huge success," said Pinehurst Concours Chief Ju... Read more...

5/8/2013 - LBGP Safety Panel: Better To Wear Itchy Undies Than To Be Toast Later

Long Beach, CA - When a rock's coming toward your helmet or fire through the cockpit, racers need to be both prepared and aware. That's the message from motorsports safety experts who attended the second Racing Goes Safer! Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Motorsport Safety Conference at the April races, where everything from itchy fireproof underwear to a seven-... Read more...