From the Pages of Vintage Motorsport: The New Beach Boys
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
3d ago
This weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach marks 40 years since Indy cars made their debut on the So-Cal street circuit. A milestone that will be celebrated with 18 vintage Indy cars roaring on track throughout the weekend. The significant anniversary was also saluted in the latest issue of Vintage Motorsport (April/May) with Editor David Malsher-Lopez detailing the switch from Formula 1 to Indy cars in 1984 and the driver that stole the show – Mario Andretti. If you were a West Coast fan of Formula 1, it was disquieting in the early 1980s to learn of the struggles the Grand Prix Associatio ..read more
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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion accepts 400-plus entries for 50th Anniversary gathering
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
5d ago
The coveted letters of acceptance have been delivered to the final selection of entrants into this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The cars are among the world’s best and all carry on the 50-year standard of being period-correct and with proven race provenance. The Golden Anniversary celebration of the iconic event will be held August 14-17 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The selection took place after many weeks of evaluations by members of the seven-person, all-volunteer Advisory Council, along with support of the event’s sanctioning body, Historic SportsCar Racing. Alan Jone ..read more
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'66 Aston Martin DB6 headlines European collectibles at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Palm Beach Auction
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
1w ago
Barrett-Jackson will feature an incredibly diverse docket of collectible automobiles, all with No Reserve, during the annual Palm Beach Auction held at the South Florida Fairgrounds on April 18-20, 2024. Included within the offerings will be many highly desirable vintage and late-model European collectibles. Leading the highly coveted group of European performance cars crossing the block is a stunning red 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon that was fully restored in 1998 by R.S. Williams of London. Modern European horsepower and design is showcased by a 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which ..read more
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Great cars from IndyCar's past prepare to take to the streets of Long Beach
Vintage Motorsport
by Marshall Pruett
1w ago
The oldest is an Eagle from 1966. It was built 30 minutes down the road in Santa Ana, one of the first race cars made by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, who also co-founded the Long Beach Grand Prix. It’s owned by Rob Dyson and will be driven by Formula 1 and IndyCar legend Stefan Johansson. The newest is a Panoz DP01 from 2007, made in Georgia, which was driven by Oriol Servia and also took part in the farewell to the Champ Car series in 2008 before the championship was bought by and merged with the IndyCar Series. The throaty sounds of the naturally-aspirated Ford V8 in the Eagle and the s ..read more
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Air|Water announces more attractions for Southern California Porsche event
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
1w ago
With the doors scheduled to open at 9am on April 27, final preparations are underway to ensure Porsche enthusiasts and owners enjoy an unforgettable day at the second annual Air|Water show. Located throughout the sprawling Orange County Fair & Event Center, visitors will discover a number of highly significant landmark Porsche models representing both air- and water-cooled history on the road and track. In addition to the feature cars, approximately 1000 Porsche owners applied and were selected to be displayed throughout the grounds, placed in carefully curated collections. In order to hel ..read more
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Tales of the tape: Early adventures in F1 data logging
Vintage Motorsport
by Mark Glendenning
2w ago
The scene: The 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix. The practice session finishes, and Goodyear engineer Dr. Karl Kempf bolts straight to the toilet at the back of the garage in Jacarepagua’s pitlane. Once he sits down, he won’t be leaving for a while. If you happen to be reading this while you’re eating, there’s no need to put your lunch aside. This isn’t what you think. The toilet seat is closed. The plumbing hasn’t yet been connected, although the bathroom-y tile work on the walls has been finished. This space is Kempf’s office for the weekend, and the work he’s doing will help change the way race ca ..read more
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MSHFA online fundraising auction features lunch with GM President Mark Reuss
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
2w ago
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s latest fundraiser offers a rare opportunity for the auction winner to have a private one-on-one lunch with General Motors President Mark Reuss and is now live and open for bidding on BringaTrailer.com. This priceless and unique, behind-the scenes experience takes place on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at the GM Global Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, and will be followed by Reuss and the winner touring the annual Employee Car Show celebrating the 60th anniversary of select GM A-body cars like the Pontiac GTO, Chevelle SS and Olds 442. The auction is availa ..read more
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From the Pages of Vintage Motorsport: When the All-Stars Aligned
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
2w ago
This weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway marks 40 years since the mighty Hendrick Motorsports celebrated its first win at the Virginia short track. Back then, they were All-Star Racing, and the rocky start to the team foreshadowed a possible quick demise… Then came the miracle at Martinsville. Mike Hembree penned this captivating tale for the latest (Apr/May 2024) issue of Vintage Motorsport.  BUY THIS ISSUE  |  SUBSCRIBE TO VINTAGE MOTORSPORT Among the many beneficiaries of Geoffrey Bodine’s first NASCAR Cup Series win in April 1984 was a small convenience ..read more
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World Challenge group joins Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 42 roster
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
2w ago
For its 42nd edition, Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) will expand to include an all-new class — the Turn of the Century World Challenge. The Turn of the Century World Challenge group will showcase production-based street stock race cars from the 1995-2005 era prepared for SCCA World Challenge. Vehicles from Motorola Cup and various other period-appropriate national and international categories will also be considered, including Escort Endurance, Playboy Series, IMSA Firehawk and other showroom stock-based competitions. The inclusion of World Challenge adds a more contempor ..read more
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Mecum Glendale tops $54 million in total sales
Vintage Motorsport
by VM Staff
1M ago
Mecum Auctions’ most recent event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, March 5-9, saw overall sales totals eclipse $54 million as 942 classic and collector vehicles hammered sold throughout the five-day auction event. Headlined by the $1.815 million sale of a highly awarded L88 Corvette, top sales results at the auction included a variety of American-built favorites from Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and Cadillac. Ford dominated top sales, grabbing seats two through five, with a 2021 Ford GT Studio Collection Series leading the pack. As one of only 20 built and showing a scant 754 miles on its ..read more
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