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Tue 30 Dec 2008
This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 28 Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963). December 29 Sports car racer Allan McNish is born in Dumfries, Scotland ...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 21 Italian racer Lorenzo Bandini born in Barce, Cyrenaica, Libya (1935). December 22 Racer Pierre Levegh born as Pierre Bouillon in Paris, France (1905). December 23 F1...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: The Flying Mantuan

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The Flying Mantuan

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram* The Flying Mantuan Every race fan has a favorite racing hero from days gone by. Mine was a guy with a long face, deep set eyes and a broody complexion. Bandy-legged and short, there was not much about Tazio ...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 14 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki born (1954). December 15 Indy Car mechanic Clint Brawner born (1916). December 16 Active suspension is tested for the...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
This Week in Racing History (December 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (December 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 7 English Grand Prix driver Dick Seaman marries BMW heiress Erica Popp (1938). December 8 Dan Gurney drives Frank Arciero's Ferrari 375 to victory in the last race ever...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
This Week in Racing History (November 30-December 6)

This Week in Racing History (November 30-December 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 30 Pat Patrick is elected as the first president of CART (1978). December 1 Scuderia Ferrari is formed (1929). December 2 Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen defeats Don "The...

Sun 23 Nov 2008
This Week in Racing History (November 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (November 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 23 The first post-WWI Targa Florio road race in Sicily is won by Andre Boillot driving a Peugeot L25 named "Le Belle Helene" (1919). November 24 Bobby Isaac sets a new...

Sun 16 Nov 2008
This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 16 Indy Car driver Mike Groff born in Van Nuys, California, USA (1961). November 17 Bob McCLure wins the hill climb at Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA (1968). November ...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
this Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

this Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 9 Arturo Mezario and Clay Reggazzoni drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 9 hour endurance race at Kyalami, South Africa. Twelfth win in 12 races this year for the...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 2 Battista "Pinin" Farina, auto racer and coach builder, born in Turin, Italy (1893). November 3 Racer Helmuth Koinigg born in Vienna, Austria (1948). November 4 Jackie...

Sat 25 Oct 2008
This Week in Racing History (October 26-November 1)

This Week in Racing History (October 26-November 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 26 Jonathan Williams, racer and co-driver of the camera car entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race for the movie "Le Mans", born in Cairo, Egypt (1942). October 27 George...

Sun 19 Oct 2008
This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 19 F1 and Indy Car driver Enrique Bernoldi born in Curitiba, Brazil (1978). October 20 Ayrton Senna wins the F3 Macau Grand Prix in a Ralt-Toyota (1983). October 21 Pedro...

Sun 12 Oct 2008
This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 12 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the sports car race at Tuscon, Arizona, USA (1969). October 13 Barney Oldfield, driving the "Golden Submarine"...

Sat 04 Oct 2008
This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 5 CART champion and IRL team owner Michael Andretti born (1962). October 6 Race car driver Manfred Winklehock born in Waiblingen, West Germany (1951). October 7 Scott ...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 28 Paulo Gargano drives a Scuderia Marchitelli Alfa Romeo T33/TT/3 to victory in the Coppa Selva di Fasano Trofeo Zoo Safari Hill-climb in Italy (1975). September...

Sun 21 Sep 2008
This Week in Racing History (September 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (September 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 21 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the Formula 3 race at Monza, Italy (1969). September 22 IMSA and CART driver Randy Lanier born (1954). September...

Sat 20 Sep 2008
This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com Sorry for the delay in uploading this, which is last week's TWiRH. Hurricane Ike knocked out my electricity and internet for a week. All is back to normal now. September 14 Dario...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Joe Pendergast passed away September 14

Joe Pendergast passed away September 14

Very Sad News Monday, September 15, 2008 It is with a heavy heart I must convey that my father, Joseph Pendergast, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 12:45 PM at 69 years of age. Joe succumbed to complications from pneumonia, which...

Sun 07 Sep 2008
This Week in Racing History (September 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (September 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.VintageRPM.com September 7 Jackie Stewart, driving a Matra-Ford, wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and cliches his first F1 World Driving title (1969). September 8 USAC and CART racer Larry ...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Watkins Glen Int'l honors Phil Walters

Watkins Glen Int'l honors Phil Walters

PHIL WALTERS HONORED AS FINAL DRIVER OF THE DECADE Legendary Drive Recognized for Achievements during 1948-1957 Time Period Watkins Glen, NY (September 6, 2008) -- Craig Rust, president of Watkins Glen International, announced...

Sun 31 Aug 2008
This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 31 Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969). September 1 Bill Krause drives a ...

Fri 29 Aug 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Country Living

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Country Living

FLAT SPOT ON Commentary by Jonathan Ingram Country Living After spending the weekend in the breezy, bracing and invigorating Canadian air at Mosport, I had to laugh when I heard a mid-week interview by Valencia winner Felipe Massa. He told the...

Tue 26 Aug 2008
This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 24 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the Formula 3 race at Skarpnack in Stockholm, Sweden (1969). August 25 Dario Franchitti wins the CART race at Circuit Gilles...

Sun 17 Aug 2008
This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 17 Rodger Ward wins the 100 mile USAC Championship dirt track race at Springfield, Illinoise, USA (1963). August 18 Sterling Moss, driving a Vanwall, wins the Pescara Grand...

Sun 10 Aug 2008
This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 10 Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens win the Austrian Grand Prix for sports cars at the Osterreichring, giving the Porsche 917 its first victory (1969). August 11 Alex Zanradi...

Sun 03 Aug 2008
This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 3 Mark Donohue drives a Penske AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1969). August 4 Michele Alboreto drives a Ferrari 156/85 to ...

Mon 28 Jul 2008
This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 2)

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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 27 Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART US500 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklynn, Michigan, USA (1997). July 28 Tazio Nuvolari, driving a ...

Sun 27 Jul 2008
Winning Indy 500 riding mechanic Dunham died

Winning Indy 500 riding mechanic Dunham died

WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500 RIDING MECHANIC DUNHAM DIES AT 96 INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, July 26, 2008 -- Jimmy Dunham, the riding mechanic on board for Kelly Petillo's storybook victory in the 1935 Indianapolis 500, died Friday, July 25. He was...

Sun 20 Jul 2008
This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 20 Guy Verrier drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the Les Andelys Hill-Climb in France (1969). July 21 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race ...

Sun 13 Jul 2008
This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 13 Derek Bell and Henri Pescarolo drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1975). July 14 Adrian...

Fri 11 Jul 2008
Fifty years with 'The King'

Fifty years with 'The King'

Celebrating 50 Years with 'The King' This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Richard Petty's first race, which occurred on July 12, 1958. In celebration of his half-century of involvement in NASCAR, here is a reproduction of a ...

Mon 07 Jul 2008
This Week in Racing History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 6 Pietro Palmieri drives a Ferrari 212 to victory in the Coppa Della Consuma in Italy (1952). July 7 Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908/2 to victory in the 6-hour...

Thu 03 Jul 2008
Dyson Racing celebrates 25th anniversary

Dyson Racing celebrates 25th anniversary

"There Are No Speed Limits On The Road To Excellence" POUGHKEEPSIE, NY July 012008 Twenty-five years ago, Rob Dyson raced a 1983 Firebird at the IMSA Coca-Cola Three Hours of Lime Rock. Of the thirty seven cars entered in that race,...

Sun 29 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 29-July 5)

This Week in Racing History (June 29-July 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 29 Ronnie Petersom drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Karlskoga, Sweden (1969). June 30 Gil de Ferran wins the CART Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland on the Burke...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 22 George Follmer drives a Ford Mustang to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1969). June 23 Alex Zanardi scores his first CART Indy Car win...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 15 Former F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack at the age of 45 in his home in Wimbledon, England (1993). June 16 Henri Pescarola and Gerard Larrousse drive a...