Vintage News

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...

7/6/2009 - Keep On Truckin'

Stuttgart - The classic "Silver Arrows" by Mercedes-Benz are icons of the 1930s. Racing cars such as the W 25, the W 125, the W 154 and the W 165, but also drivers like Manfred von Brauchitsch, Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang, were right in the forefront of the motor racing world in those days. Other vehicles were rather less prominent, but also had a str... Read more...

5/8/2009 - Darlington Legends - Million Dollar Bill

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 1, 2009) Bill Elliott wasnt exactly daydreaming that evening in 1984 when RJ Reynolds Tobacco president Gerry Long laid out the guidelines for the Winston Million bonus, but he might have been excused for not giving Long his full attention.Elliott's head wasn't elsewhere. He just didn't think Long's terms applied. Read more...

3/18/2009 - Darlington Legends - Junior Johnson

Darlington, S.C. - Ask racing legend Junior Johnson who his best driver was at Darlington Raceway, and you have to add the codicil, "present company excepted."

Picking No. 2 is hard, he said. But No. 1?"I always thought I was the best," Johnson said, chuckling. "I just didn't have the patience."

Johnson is justified in his self-assessment, and right, too. The... Read more...

2/10/2009 - Darlington Legends: S.C. Native Leaves His Mark on Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. Surprisingly, Everett "Cotton" Owens didnt make much of a dent as a driver at Darlington Raceway, despite its being the biggest track in his home state of South Carolina, and despite his status as one of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history. But in 1970, as a team owner, he knocked a hole in the old track.

"That was really a special weekend... Read more...

12/10/2008 - Homegrown Yarborough Has Storied History at The Lady In Black

Darlington, S.C. In 2002, Jeff Gordon tied Cale Yarborough's record of five Southern 500 wins at Darlington Raceway, but there's one mark Yarborough is likely to hold forever: To date, he's the only driver in NASCAR history to come in under the fence at Darlington and go out over it.His daddy would have been proud.

Maybe not so much the "under the fence" par... Read more...

11/11/2008 - Bud Moore's Memories of Darlington

Darlington, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2008) Bud Moore won't be pinned down by the question about his favorite driver at Darlington. Metaphorically speaking, he holds up a fistful of cards and says, "Pick one."

"Well, they all stick out," said 83-year-old Moore, whose 63 NASCAR Sprint Cup wins as a team owner still holds him in ninth place on the all-time list. "To go to... Read more...

4/14/2006 - The Long Wait

Decades Later, the “Jagwar” with two speedometers and the spinning engine still provides miles of smiles.

Truman was President. The Korean War was in full swing. I had just learned to ride my bicycle sans training wheels and was about to enter kindergarten. My daily concerns centered on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the Howdy Doody TV sho... Read more...