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Tue 18 Dec 2007
This Week in Racing History (December 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (December 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 16 Active suspension is tested for the first time on an F1 car when Dave Scott drives the Lotus 92 at Snetterton, England. Lotus founder Colin Chapman dies the same morning...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
This Week in Rcaing History (December 9-15)

This Week in Rcaing History (December 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 9 Alfonso de Portago wins the Governor's Cup race at Nassau, Bahamas, driving a Ferrari 750 Monza (1955). December 10 Having not raced since August due to a wrist injury,...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
This Week in Racing History (December 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (December 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 2 Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B26 to victory in the sports car race at Welkom, South Africa (1972). December 3 Stanley Dickens and Kunimitsu Takahashi win the 1000 ...

Mon 26 Nov 2007
This Week in Racing History (November 25-December 1)

This Week in Racing History (November 25-December 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 25 Gaston Chevrolet killed in National Championship race at Beverly Hill, California (1920). November 26 Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 ...

Sun 18 Nov 2007
this Week in Racing History (November 18-24)

this Week in Racing History (November 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 18 Rally driver Francois Duval borm in Chimay, Belgium (1980). November 19 Andre Boillot wins the Coppa Florio driving a 1914 Grand Prix Peugeot powered by 3.8-liter ...

Sat 10 Nov 2007
This Week in Racing History (November 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (November 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 11 Ayrton Senna wins the first F3 race he enters, at Thruxton, England (1982). November 12 John Surtees drives a Lola T70-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Las ...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
This Week in Racing History (November 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (November 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 4 Jackie Ickx and Brian Redman drive a Gulf Mirage-Ford to victory in the Kyalami 9-hour sports car race in South Africa (1967). November 5 Tazio Nuvolari drives a 1000cc...

Sat 27 Oct 2007
This Week in Racing History (October 28-November 3)

This Week in Racing History (October 28-November 3)

Originally-From: Mike Stucker <mike@vintagerpm.com> This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 28 Mark Donohue drives a Penske Porsche 917/30 to victory in the last Can-Am race of the season, at Riverside, ...

Sun 21 Oct 2007
This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 21 Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in the sports car race in Rome, Italy (1956). October 22 Jim Clark wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Magdalena Mixhuca...

Mon 15 Oct 2007
This Week in Racing History (October 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (October 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 14 Bernd Rosemeyer, Grand Prix driver between the world wars, is born at Lingen an der Ems, Germany (1909). October 15 Alfa Romeo T33s finish 1-2 in the Bettoja Trophy race...

Sun 07 Oct 2007
This Week in Racing History (October 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (October 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 7 Henri Oreiller dies in an accident during the Coupe de Salon at Montlhery, France. Only fatality ever suffered by the driver of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962). October...

Sun 30 Sep 2007
This Week in Racing History (September 30-October 6)

This Week in Racing History (September 30-October 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 30 Mark Donohue drives a Penske Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the Stardust 350 Trans-Am race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1967). October 1 Tony Dowe is appointed Managing...

Sun 23 Sep 2007
This Week in Racing History (September 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (September 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 23 Jerry Marshall drives a Lister Jaguar to victory in the final race ever held on the Crystal Palace circuit in London, England (1972). September 24 Samual T. Davis wins...

Sun 16 Sep 2007
This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 16 Ronnie Peterson drives a March 722 to victory in the Formula 2 race at Oulton Pak, England (1972). September 17 Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory...

Sat 15 Sep 2007
Richard Petty to receive NCMA award

Richard Petty to receive NCMA award

RICHARD PETTY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD; NCMA ANNUAL BANQUET DATE SET FOR JAN 31, 2008. CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2007) - The North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA) will host its second annual awards banquet on January 31,...

Sun 09 Sep 2007
This Week in Racing History (September 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (September 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 9 Mickey Thompson drives the 4-engined, 4-wheel drive Challenger to 406.600 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but he sets no speed record when a drive shaft falls out on...

Mon 03 Sep 2007
This Week in Racing History (September 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (September 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 2 Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B9B to victory in the F3 race at Brands Hatch, England (1968). September 3 Teo Fabi drives a Porsche-March 89P to victory in the CART Red...

Mon 27 Aug 2007
This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 26 Alain Prost wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984). August 27 F1 racer Gerhard Berger born in Vienna, Austria (1959). August 28 Alex ...

Sun 19 Aug 2007
This Week in Racing History (August 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (August 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 19 Bill Krause, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins a sports car race at Pomona, California, USA (1962). August 20 Bobby Rahal drives a March to victory in the Players ...

Sun 12 Aug 2007
This Week in Racing History (August 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (August 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 12 Mark Donohue drives a Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1969). August 13 Bobby Isaac dies of a heart attack caused by...

Thu 09 Aug 2007
This Week in Racing History (August 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (August 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 5 Walt Hansgen drives a Maserati Tipo 63 V12 to victory in the SCCA National event at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1961). August 6 Denny Hulmes drives his Brabham...

Sun 29 Jul 2007
This Week in Racing History (July 29-August 4)

This Week in Racing History (July 29-August 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 29 Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 375 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1951). July 30 The "Bug", generally considered to be the first rail dragster, ...

Sun 22 Jul 2007
This Week in Racing History (July 22-27)

This Week in Racing History (July 22-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 22 Bill Krause wins a sports car race in Pomona, California, USA, driving a Maserati Birdcage. Jack McAfee, in his last race, finishes second in a Porsche RSK (1962). July ...

Sun 15 Jul 2007
This Week in Racing History (July 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (July 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 15 Jake De Rosier, on an Indian, defeats Charlie Collier, on a Matchless, in a 10 lap (22 mile) motorcycle race at Brooklands, England (1911). July 16 Mario Andretti wins a...

Sun 08 Jul 2007
This Week in Racing History (July 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (July 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 8 Porsche wins their first F1 race when Dan Gurney drives the type 804 to victory in the French GP, at Rouen (1962). July 9 The "Prancing Horse" logo first appears on one of...

Fri 06 Jul 2007
DC's Mid-Summer's Night Song

DC's Mid-Summer's Night Song

A MID-SUMMER'S NIGHT SONG As a kid -- and we're talking more years ago, actually more decades ago than I really care to compute -- and attending a runnin' of "The 24," I'd take a late-night hike to the Daytona International Speedway grandstands...

Sun 01 Jul 2007
This Week in Racing History (July 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (July 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 1 French national motorcycle champion and politician Christian Estrosi is born in Nice (1955). July 2 Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a Penske PC-18, wins the CART ...

Sat 30 Jun 2007
This Week in Racing History (June 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (June 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, 5-time World Driving Champion, born in Mar del la Plata, Argentina (1911). June 25 Jackie Ickx and Brian Redman lead a Ferrari 312PB 1-2-3-4 finish...

Sat 16 Jun 2007
this Week in Racing History (June 17-23)

this Week in Racing History (June 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 17 Alfonso de Portago, driving a Ferrari 857S, wins the sports car race at Oporto (1956). June 18 Bill Blair wins the 100-mile NASCAR stockcar race on the 1/2-mile dirt track...

Sun 10 Jun 2007
This Week in Racing History (June 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (June 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 10 Jack Hinkle drives a Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" to victory in a sports car race at Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA (1962). June 11 Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to...

Sun 03 Jun 2007
This Week in Racing History (June 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (June 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 3 Manfred von Brauchitsh scores the Mercedes-Benz Type W25 debut victory by winning the Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring (1934). June 4 "Lucky" Casner, driving his Camoradi ...

Sun 27 May 2007
This Week in Racing History (May 27-June 2)

This Week in Racing History (May 27-June 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 27 Neil Hodgson, riding a Ducati, wins the first and Frankie Chili, on a Suzuki, wins the second World Superbike race at Donnington Park, England (2001). May 28 Olivier...

Sun 20 May 2007
This Week in Racing History (May 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (May 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 20 Michael Brotherton is the first NHRA Top Fuel drag racer to run the 1/4-mile in under 4.7 seconds when he makes a pass of 4.690 seconds at Englishtown, New Jersey, USA ...

Tue 15 May 2007
This Week in Racing History (May 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (May 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 13 Mechanical engineer, one-time Ford executive, and racing concultant Don Hayward born (1945). May 14 Frank Matich wins the Royal Automobile Club Trophy Race at Warwick Farm,...

Sun 06 May 2007
This Week in Racing History (May 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (May 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 6 Alessandro Cagno, driving an Italia, wins the first Targa Florio road race. He covers the 276.8 mile Grande Circuito della Madonie on the Italian island of Sicily in 9 hours,...

Fri 04 May 2007
Porsche Rennsport Reunion III lineup

Porsche Rennsport Reunion III lineup

PORSCHE ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP OF FEATURED CARS AND DRIVERS FOR PORSCHE RENNSPORT REUNION III ATLANTA, GA -- May 3, 2007 -- No less than 20 thundering Porsche 917s and approximately 30 Porsche 956/962 prototypes plus the famous drivers...