Filters

Sort by:

News:

Posted in:

Article types:

Clear all filters

Most viewed HISTORY news articles:

Sat 12 Feb 2011
Tom Carnegie, IMS announcer, dies

Tom Carnegie, IMS announcer, dies

LEGENDARY IMS ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE DIES AT 91 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - The mighty, thundering voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been silenced. Tom Carnegie, the legendary chief announcer for the IMS Public Address system for...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

"Fast Five" with Don Enriquez California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree still races and loves it BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2006) - As the 2006 California Hot Rod Reunion draws near (Oct. 6-8, Bakersfield), Don Enriquez is still thinking ...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
France's successful past at Le MansHeadline

France's successful past at Le Mans

There are no fewer than 13 entrants under the French banner at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, making up one of the strongest French challenges for all-out victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe. French teams have had their share of success at Le...

Fri 01 Oct 2010
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Iron Man Felton returnsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Iron Man Felton returns

Ingram's Flat Spot On Iron Man Felton Returns by Jonathan Ingram Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history. Gene Felton at a 2001 Road Atlanta Vintage event in his Pontiac Grand ...

Fri 02 Sep 2011
Tue 15 Mar 2005
The world's first 24-hour race

The world's first 24-hour race

"THE WORLD'S 1st 24-HOUR AUTOMOBILE RACE" By: A. Micheal Knapp, 1979 Twenty-four hour motor races. Test of endurance of men and machines. Headlights roaring out of the distance; red tail lights whining away to pinpoints. Grime. Romance. Major ...

Fri 16 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he became the first African-American player to sign a Major League contract. In the 1960s, Malcolm Durham became drag racing's first black superstar. Raised on a ...

Fri 29 Jul 2011
Sat 02 Apr 2011
Sat 09 Feb 2013
Tue 16 May 2006
Hoosier Hundred retrospective

Hoosier Hundred retrospective

The Hoosier Hundred - A Look Back With the resurrection of the Hoosier Hundred, the Track Enterprises staff thought this would be a good time to take a look back at some previous runnings of the Hoosier Hundred to help race fans and competitors...

Sat 19 Jan 2013
Aston Martin hits the heights with centenary spectacular in Dubai - video

Aston Martin hits the heights with centenary spectacular in Dubai - video

Aston Martin, the quintessentially British sports car maker, is today continuing its centenary celebrations in spectacular style at one of the world's most recognizable luxury destinations, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

Mon 18 Feb 2002
Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

The Race that put the world on wheels Public Television to air special program about Henry Ford's first race Dearborn, Mich., February 15, 2002 - On a cloudy day in October just over 100 years ago, a then unknown and fledging car maker built and...

Wed 12 Oct 2011
Thu 17 Apr 2014
Sun 25 Nov 2001
Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

By Len Ashburn = Special to Motorsport.com Bruce R. Craig, 63, of Pohatcong Township, New Jersey died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in his home. He was a self-employed auto racing photographer, videographer, and historian who was well known...

Wed 18 Jul 2001
Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/16/2001 - This Saturday night, July 21st, Lincoln Speedway will once again honor two men who were a big part of the history of the Pigeon Hills oval - with the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr. Memorial. Gohn Sr. was a...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
The Rodriguez brothers' biography

The Rodriguez brothers' biography

Los Hermanos Rodríguez - The Biography Last Tuesday December, 12th, Carlos Jalife presented his comprehensive biography on the greatest drivers ever of Mexico, Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. Carlos Jalife presents his book 'The ...

Sun 19 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Merle Bettenhausen Speaks to Oldtimers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Merle Bettenhausen Speaks to Oldtimers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, March 18, 2000 - At the Indy 500 Old Timers Bench Racing Weekend March 17 & 18 former driver Merle Bettenhausen was the surprise mystery guest speaker Saturday night. The remarkably trim Bettenhausen delivered a...

Sat 31 Mar 2012
Wed 17 Jul 2002
SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

Cuatro generaciones consecutivas de pilotos de competición es una verdadera marca mundial, dentro de la historia del automovilismo deportivo. Solamente se dio un caso así en la Nascar, la famosa serie norteamericana de los Stock Cars, donde el...

Sat 12 Feb 2011
Tue 15 Jan 2002
Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Legendary auto racing car owner and mechanic Johnny Pawl of Crown Point, Indiana passed away recently following a diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in December. He was in Missouri with his wife and her family when he passed. Visitation will be...

Sat 14 Apr 2012
Sun 09 Feb 2014
This week in racing historyHeadline

This week in racing history

People in this week in racing history include: Jimmy Bryan, Marshall Teague, John Surtees, Ralph DePalma, Jo Siffert, Mark Donohue, andGraham Hill.

Sun 06 May 2012
Sat 21 Jul 2001
Dodge Then & Now - Cotton Owens

Dodge Then & Now - Cotton Owens

Cotton Owens Helped Put Dodge In the Stock Car Record Books LOUDON, N.H., July 18, 2001 - In the 1960s and 1970s, a lot of winning stock car drivers had one thing in common - a Cotton Owens-prepared Dodge. David Pearson, for example, first...

Wed 18 May 2011
Sun 27 May 2012
Fri 13 Jul 2001
Remembering Pedro Rodr?guez July 11, 1971

Remembering Pedro Rodr?guez July 11, 1971

Nuremberg: A Sunday 30 Years Ago by Carlos Eduardo Jalife Villalón -Scuderia Rodríguez - México (Taken from the biography "The Rodríguez Brothers" soon to be published) In Nuremberg, the second Sunday in July is race day, just like ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at PorscheHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at Porsche

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram MAIN MAN AT PORSCHE The year was 1990. Just as dusk was falling at Daytona, we were standing in the outer room of the Benny Kahn Media Center. Bob Wollek had won the pole for the 24-hour late that afternoon and...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
The

The "Bentley Boys"

The "Bentley Boys" It is true that without the cars there would have been no "Bentley Boys"; but it is equally true that the "Bentley Boys" lent excitement, drama and prestige to the Cricklewood Bentley. Hard driving on the track, they ...

Sat 05 Mar 2011
Sat 17 Jul 2004
Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84Headline

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84

Joseph R. Hendrick Jr., father of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and company president John Hendrick, passed away Wednesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 84. Papa Joe Hendrick award event: Papa Joe...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Fast Five questions with Hershel Conway

Fast Five questions with Hershel Conway

"Fast Five" with Hershel "Junior" Conway Color the Legendary Painter a California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2006) ^S When it comes to color, no one can touch "Junior. The famous auto painter (full name Hershel...