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Tue 20 Dec 2005
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 09 Dec 2005
Ray Nichels passed away

Ray Nichels passed away

Ray Nichels -- 1922-2005 We are saddened to report the passing of our friend, Ray Nichels, one of the preeminent race car mechanics and car builders of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, on Friday, November 25, 2005. Raymond "Ray" Nichels, age 83,...

Tue 10 May 2005
Indy 500 history on DVD

Indy 500 history on DVD

DVD Review - No CRs - What Happened? "Indianapolis 500: The Legacy Series," Just in Time for May What better way to kick off the month of May than with seven hours of video from the Brickyard? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is arguably the...

Thu 27 Jan 2005
NASCAR West Series all-time top 10

NASCAR West Series all-time top 10

Hershel McGriff, Parnelli Jones Top NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series All-Time Top 10 List NASCAR Commemorates West Coast Racing History With Top 10 Compilation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2005) -- Legendary drivers Hershel ...

Thu 02 Jun 2005

"Black Wheels" debuts at National Press Club

The premiere of "Black Wheels" a documentary heralding the history of African American in motorsports was held at the National Press Club today. The film's producer Byron Hunter who was present to participate in a panel discussion told the...

Sat 10 Dec 2005
Memories of Raymond R. Nichels

Memories of Raymond R. Nichels

Ray R. Nichels 1922-2005 Nichels Engineering In 1938, at the age of 15, Ray Nichels, went on the road as a midget car crew chief, racing at tracks across America. From 1938-1948, the drivers of the Ray Nichels prepared midgets (campaigned by his...

Sun 27 Mar 2005
Time Machine: Riverside 1984

Time Machine: Riverside 1984

TIME MACHINE: 1984 - CHEVROLET TRUMPS PORSCHE FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2005) --- During the first five events at Riverside International Raceway, Porsche had dominated the competition, claiming four wins and almost the entirety of podium ...

Fri 01 Apr 2005
Time Machine: Riverside 1957

Time Machine: Riverside 1957

TIME MACHINE: 1957: FERRARI WINS FIRST RACE AT RIVERSIDE INT'L RACEWAY FONTANA, Calif. (March 31, 2005) --- As engines are being primed for this weekend's Ferrari Maserati 400 at California Speedway, some may recall the sounds of the first race...

Sun 21 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 21 Ford Mustang GTP debuts at Road America IMSA race. The car of Klaus Ludwig/Tim Coconis wins while the car of Bobby Rahal/Geoff Brabham car finished third. Only front-engined GTP car ever...

Sun 03 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 3 Hurley Haywood and A.J. Foyt drive the T-Bird Swap Shop "Moby Dick" Porsche 935 to victory in the IMSA Paul Revere 250 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1983). July 4 Bobby Rahal wins the Formula ...

Tue 22 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1981

Time Machine - Riverside 1981

TIME MACHINE: 1981 - FITZPATRICK REPEATS AT RIVERSIDE FONTANA, Calif. (March 21, 2005) --- John Fitzpatrick returned to Riverside International Raceway with Jim Busby as his co-driver for the six-hour Los Angeles Times/TOYOTA Grand Prix...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 2 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 2 of 5

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT 60 YEARS OF STEWARDSHIP BY HULMAN-GEORGE FAMILY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- Quotes from selected motorsports, civic and political leaders about the 60th anniversary of the ...

Sun 13 Mar 2005
USCS - Founder Series: Walton

USCS - Founder Series: Walton

FOUNDER SERIES, PETE WALTON IS BRINGING THE O'REILLY USCS INTO THE FOREFRONT OF 360 SPRINT CAR RACING FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The year was 1986 and sprint car driver Pete Walton of Fayetteville, GA was traveling thousands of miles...

Mon 25 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 24 An injured (seperated shoulder) Eddie Lawson rides a Yamaha to victory in the French Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles (1988). July 25 Peter Revson and Denny Hulme, driving McLaren ...

Fri 18 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1980

Time Machine - Riverside 1980

TIME MACHINE: 1980 - FITZPATRICK TAKES RIVERSIDE WIN, SERIES TITLE FONTANA, Calif. (March 18, 2005) --- Following their sophomore year in racing and their win at Riverside International Raceway (1979) as well as a win at Le Mans, Don and Bill ...

Sun 16 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 16 Lotus founder Colin Chapman weds Hazel Williams (1954). October 17 Andy Pilgrim and Allan McNish drive a Porsche 911 GT1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 race at Sebring, Florida,...

Sun 24 Apr 2005
This Week in Racing History (April 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (April 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 24 Garrie Cooper, founder of Elfin Sports Cars, dies from a ruptured aorta (1982). April 25 F1 and sports car racer Michele Alboreto killed in a crash while testing an Audi A8 in Germany ...

Sun 03 Apr 2005
his Week in Racing History (April 3-9)

his Week in Racing History (April 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 3 Peter Bryant, designer of of the Ti22, Shadow MkII and Shadow MkIII Can-Am cars, born in London, England (1937). April 4 Buddy Baker finishes 14th in his NASCAR Grand National debut, at ...

Tue 29 Mar 2005
Time Machine: 1985 Riverside

Time Machine: 1985 Riverside

TIME MACHINE: 1985 - HOLBERT NIPPED FROM WIN AT RIVERSIDE FONTANA, Calif. (March 28, 2005) --- In a shortened event, three and one half hours as opposed to the traditional six, as well as a shortened course from 3.3-miles to 3.25, Al Holbert was...

Wed 16 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside roots

Time Machine - Riverside roots

TIME MACHINE: ROAD RACING HAS ROOTS FROM RIVERSIDE FONTANA, Calif. (March 16, 2005) --- A mere 20 miles away from what is now Southern California's center of racing - California Speedway, stood a hotbed of racing excitement less than half a ...

Sun 11 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 11 John Surtees, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70, wins the first race of the new Can-Am series, at St. Jovite, Quebec (1966). September 12 Designer Gustav Brunner born (1950). September...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 5 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 5 of 5

LONG HULMAN-GEORGE ERA RARE IN PRO SPORTS OWNERSHIP IN U.S. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- In this era of mergers, takeovers, buyouts and bankruptcies, it's close to an anomaly that the Hulman-George family still owns and operates the ...

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 3 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 3 of 5

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY DURING HULMAN-GEORGE ERA INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- A timeline of significant events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Hulman-George ownership of the facility: Nov. 14, 1945: Tony Hulman of...