Vintage News

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...

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...

5/2/2013 - Cy Yedor 1927-2013

Los Angeles, CA - Cy Yedor passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at age 85 at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital here.

Yedor was one of the pioneers of the California Sports Car Club. Starting in 1953, he served as an official and member of the board of directors. At various times, he was a race starter as well as the competition license direct... Read more...

4/18/2013 - DPS Officer On Mend After Copperstate Crash; Two Speeders Jailed, Others Get Awards

Phoenix, AZ - After 23 years without any accidents or incidents, the Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 rally was interrupted with what could have been a tragedy when one of its motorcycle escort officers was struck by a civilian (non-rally) automobile last Wednesday in Sedona, Arizona on the last day of the rally. Arizona Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) officer Henr... Read more...

3/12/2013 - Skip Barber Officially Names Front Straight at Lime Rock Park

LAKEVILLE, CT - It was successfully kept a secret for weeks in order to surprise a racing legend; on Saturday, March 9, at the Amelia Island (Fla.) Concours d'Elegance, where this year's honored guest was Sam Posey, Lime Rock Park owner Skip Barber announced that the track's front straightaway is now officially Sam Posey Straight. In Lime Rock's 57-year hist... Read more...

3/5/2013 - SVRA Awards 2012 Driver of the Year to Bobby Brown

Southlake, TX - Previous SVRA Drivers of the Year announced the induction of Bobby Brown as Driver of the Year for 2012 at the SVRA Annual Banquet held at Sebring, Florida on March 1, 2013.

Brown is the 29th Driver of the Year to be honored with SVRA's prestigious award. The selection committee consists of previous Drivers of the Year who elect each new induc... Read more...

2/9/2013 - Phil Remington 1921-2013

Santa Ana, CA - Phil Remington, one of motorsport's legendary master craftsmen passed away in his sleep Feb. 9th. He was 92.

In 44 years at Dan Gurney's AAR, nobody remembers Phil missing a day of work. His ability as a fabricator, designer, draftsman, engineer and all around problem solving genius has inspired three generations of racers behind the wheel, at... Read more...

10/3/2012 - HSR Changes Ownership Via Longtime Racer Hinton

Clearwater, FL – The second ownership change of a major North American vintage racing group in the past month has just occurred, with the announcement by Historic Sportscar Racing Ltd. that longtime vintage racer and HSR member David Hinton has bought majority ownership in the company. Hinton's Vintage Racing Events LLC purchased control of HSR from i... Read more...

5/2/2011 - Indy In The 1950s

Who knew back then that the drivers and cars wouldn't last forever but their memories would? Certainly not I, a pudgy kid from New England, who was lucky enough to attend every Indy 500 from 1955 to 1961. It all started around September of 54, when a sore throat made my dad keep me home on Saturday night when we were supposed to watch the Bomber Stocks race... Read more...