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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 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...

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...

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

This is the follow up Fast Five interview with California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree, Fred Crow. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2006) -- From racer to safety maven: that's the story of Fred Crow. Like so many others in racing business, Crow started...

Tue 12 Sep 2006
Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

"Fast Five" with Barbara Hamilton Grand Marshall of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion talks about her racing experiences BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2005) ^S Barbara Hamilton was the first woman to receive a license to drive a ...

Sun 30 Jul 2006
Remembering Pedro Rodriguez at Norisring 2006
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Remembering Pedro Rodriguez at Norisring 2006

DTM Norisring 2006 July, 21st Remembering Pedro Rodriguez (1940-1971) By: Chris Van de Wiele Sunday, July 11th, 1971; Norisring 200 Miles Interseries race. 35 years ago, the 31 year old Mexican driver had just been crowned as ...

Wed 14 Jun 2006
Porsche recalls first victory

Porsche recalls first victory

PORSCHE MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC TARGA FLORIO VICTORY --First and last Porsche overall winners have direct bloodlines to the latest Porsche race and production cars of today-- Stuttgart. -- The most successful of all sports car ...

Fri 09 Jun 2006
IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

LEGENDARY P.A. ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE STEPS DOWN AFTER 61 YEARS AT IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 9, 2006 -- Tom Carnegie, whose smooth, baritone voice has become synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1946, announced June 9 that the...

Tue 02 May 2006
IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

GREAT MOMENTS OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Donald Davidson Historian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1911: RAY HARROUN WINS INAUGURAL INDIANAPOLIS 500 After two seasons of two- and three-day multi-event programs, Speedway management decides for...

Wed 17 May 2006
Fast Five questions with Mike Spitzer

Fast Five questions with Mike Spitzer

"Fast Five" with Mike Spitzer Chassis builder "humbled" at being named an honoree at National Hot Rod Reunion BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 16, 2006) -- One thing you can say about Mike Spitzer: he can build almost anything. Although best...

Sat 19 Aug 2006
Saluting EFR

Saluting EFR

Upfront: the following is about racer Elliott Forbes-Robinson, to whom others simply refer as "EFR." Breaking with journalistic style, EFR will be "Elliott" hereinafter. But, like his full, get-down, get-down, get-funky name, there's a whole lot...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (August 27-September 2)

This Week in Racing History (August 27-September 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 27 Grand Prix and sportscar racer Derek Warwick born in Alresford, Hampshire, England (1954). August 28 Ludovico Scarfiotti wins the Ollan-Villars Hillclimb in Switzerland driving a Ferrari...

Mon 27 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (Feb 26-March 4)

This Week in Racing History (Feb 26-March 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 26 Alba make their IMSA GT debut at Miami, Florida, USA. The car, entered as a Ford-Momo, finishes 16th with Gianpiero Moretti and Oscar Larrauri behind the wheel. The race is won by Brian...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
This Week in Racing History (March 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (March 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 19 Giuseppe Calnago wins the Italian Motorcycle Championship race at Siracusa. First win for the Moto Guzzi V8 engine (1957). March 20 The Lola T90 Indycar debuts in the USAC Championship race...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 10 Dave Causey and Luke Stear win the 500 mile SCCA sports car race at Elkart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, in a Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage". To celebrate the victory, their crew...

Tue 28 Feb 2006
NASCAR remembers Wendell Scott

NASCAR remembers Wendell Scott

NASCAR Pioneer Wendell Scott Left Lasting Legacy DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2006) -- Thirty-three years after his career ended, the legacy of Wendell Oliver Scott continues to stand proud. Scott was the first African-American driver to win a...

Sun 01 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (October 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 1 A.J. Foyt wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt track at Sacromento, California, USA (1967). October 2 Chuck Etchells becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run...

Sat 20 May 2006
This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 21 Alejandro De Tomaso, founder of De Tomaso Automobili, dies at the age of 74 in Modena, Italy (2003). May 22 Enoch Staley, founder of the North Wilkesboro Speedway NASCAR stockcar race track,...

Mon 13 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (February 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (February 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 12 Tony Godfrey rides a Norton to victory in the FIM 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1961). February 13 Nino Farina drives a...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (December 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (December 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 10 NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett born (1932). December 11 Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960). December 12 Bruce...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (February 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (February 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 5 Derek Bell, Bob Wolleck, and John Andretti drive a Jim Busby entered Porsche 962 to victoy in the 24 Hours of Daytona, beating the second place Jaguar of Price Cobb, John Nielson, Jan...

Sun 16 Jul 2006
This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 16 Sterling Moss wins his first Grand Prix, the British at Aintree, driving a Mercedes-Benz W196 (1955). July 17 Five-time Grand Prix driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio dies of pneumonia and ...

Wed 28 Jun 2006
This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 25 C.J. "Pappy" Hart, the first man to own a commercial drag strip, dies at the age 93 in Placentia, California, USA (2004). June 26 Four-time 250cc Motorcycle World Champion Max Biaggi is born...

Sun 07 May 2006
This Week in Racing History (May 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (May 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 7 The Bob Banning Dodge wins the Funny Car feature at Frank Maratta's Connecticut Dragway in Connecticut, USA (1972). May 8 Willy Mairesse and Herbert Muller drive the Filipenetti Porsche 906 ...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 4)

This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 29 Team McLaren participates in their last Can-Am race. Peter Revson finishes second and Denny Hulme DNFs at Riverside, California, USA. The race is won by George Follmer...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 3 Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990). December 4 Sterling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, wins the...

Sun 11 Jun 2006
This Week in Racing History (June 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (June 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 11 George Huntoon wins the 100 mile feature race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 (1949). June 12 Bob Bondurant and Tom Murphy win the Baja 1000 offroad race driving ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (May 28 - June 3)

This Week in Racing History (May 28 - June 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 28 Walt Hansgen wins the SCCA National sports car race at Bridehampton, New York, USA, driving a Maserati Tipo 61 (1961). May 29 Nine-time Isle of Man TT motorcycle race winner David Jeffries...

Sun 23 Apr 2006
This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 23 John Andretti and Bob Wolleck drive a Porsche 962 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1989). April 24 Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed is set by...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
This Week in Racing History (January 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (January 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 15 Pat Sawyer wins the Ladies Race at Torrey Pines, California, USA, driving a Frazer-Nash Le Mans (1956). January 16 Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Mercedes-Benz W196 to victory in the ...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
This Week in Racing History (January 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (January 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker Correction Last week's entry for December 26 contained an error. The cars driven by Colin Chapman and Jim Clark at Brand Hatch that day in 1958 were Lotus Elites, not Elises. January 1 FISA bans ...

Sun 15 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (October 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 15 Jackie Ickx and Paul Hawkins drive a Gulf Mirage-Ford M1 to victory in the Paris 1000km sportscar race in France (1967). October 16 Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 3 Jim Davis, riding an Indian, wins the 100-mile main event motorcycle race at Kansas City, Missouri, USA (1923). September 4 Bobby Allison drives a Junior Johnson prepared Chevy to victory...

Wed 17 May 2006
Fast Five questions with Wally Parks

Fast Five questions with Wally Parks

"Fast Five" with Wally Parks Legendary founder of NHRA offers insight about hot rodding, drag racing and the museum that bears his name BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Apr. 24, 2006) -- When it comes to the history of American motorsports, names...

Sun 05 Mar 2006
This Week in Racing History ((March 5-11)

This Week in Racing History ((March 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 5 A.J. Foyt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Ontario, California (1972). March 6 John Bowe drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Amaroo Park, New South Wales, Australia...

Tue 21 Nov 2006
This Week in Racing History (November 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (November 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 19 Mike Snively records the first sub-6-second pass in NHRA Top Fuel history when runs the 1/4-mile in 5.97 seconds at Ontario, California, USA (1972). November 20 F1 and...