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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 ...

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne By: Chris Romano Before you know it the Chili Bowl will be upon us. Before we hurtle into the new year, let us pause to remember those who left us in 2006. It was a tough year for Indy 500 veterans. Jack Beckley, ace ...

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...

Sun 11 Feb 2007
This Week in Racing History (February 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (February 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 11 F1 World Champion Alan Jones born in Melbourne, Australia (1946). February 12 Dan Gurney wins the Formula Libre race on the airfield at Ballarat, Australia, driving a...

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...

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...

Wed 28 Mar 2007
Half a century for Toyota

Half a century for Toyota

Half a Century of Passion, a Decade of Driving Excellence The 2007 season is a special one for Panasonic Toyota Racing as the team has two significant milestones to celebrate. This year marks 50 years since Toyota's first foray into motorsport...

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 ...

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 ...

Wed 25 Apr 2007
LMS 1987 All-Star moment

LMS 1987 All-Star moment

1987 - Legendary "Pass in the Grass" a Defining Moment In the History of the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge CONCORD, N.C. (April 24, 2007) - Twenty years ago the now legendary "pass in the grass" was born. No still photograph of the famous...

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...

Sat 10 Feb 2007
Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #3

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #3

UPSET SPECIAL: Right Place, Right Time Resulted in Win For The "Other" Burton Brother (Note: This is the third installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At No. 5, Pete Hamilton's victory in ...

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #4

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #4

UPSET SPECIAL: Daytona 500 Upset No. 4: Mario Andretti in '67 Unique Approach Led To Unlikely Triumph For Open-Wheel Star (Note: This is the second installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
This Week in Racing History (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 17 Champ Car race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay born (1980). December 18 The first world Land Speed Record is set in Acheres. Compte Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove a...

Mon 05 Feb 2007
This Week in Racing History (February 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (February 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 4 Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph in his Bluebird at Pen Pine (1927). February 5 Lee Shepherd becomes the first man to drive an NHRA Pro Stock car...

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 18 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 18 Bobby Unser wins the USAC Championship Race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered AAR Eagle (1972). March 19 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to ...

Mon 26 Feb 2007
This Week in Racing History (February 25-March 3)

This Week in Racing History (February 25-March 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 25 Sports car racer Jeff Kline born (1944). February 26 Rally driver Sebastien Loeb born in Oberhoffen, France (1974). February 27 Dario Resta drives a Peugeot to...

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...

Sun 21 Jan 2007
This Week in Racing History (January 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (January 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 21 Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918). January 22 1958 F1 champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road accident...

Mon 09 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (April 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 8 Peter Collins drives a Ferrari 860 to victory in the Tour de Sicily (1956). April 9 Robbie Groff wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1989). April...

Sun 29 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 29 Ronnie Peterson drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona (1973). April 30 Bob Blake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in...

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 ...

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 ...

Fri 19 Jan 2007
Dan Gurney's 40th Anniversary year
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Dan Gurney's 40th Anniversary year

DAN GURNEY's 40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 2007 marks the anniversary year of Dan Gurney's historic F1 victory with the All American Racers Eagle in the Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps on June 18, 1967. In the 100 year history of Grand ...

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, ...

Mon 12 Feb 2007
Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #1

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #1

Daytona 500 Upset No. 1: Derrike Cope in 1990 (Note: This is the fourth installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At No. 5, Pete Hamilton's victory in 1970; at No. 4, Mario Andretti's victory...

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,...

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...

Mon 23 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 22 Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946). April 23 The FIA rules that the Lotus 88 "twin chassis" F1 car...

Mon 26 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (March 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 25 Henri Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse, and Francois Cevert drive a Matra 670 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Vallelunga near Rome, Italy ...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
This Week in Racing History (December 31-January 6)

This Week in Racing History (December 31-January 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 31 Ralph Deshon and Fred Koster drive a Crosley Hotshot to victory in the 6-hour Sam Collier Memorial Grand Prix of Endurance, the first autorace held at Sebring, Florida. ...

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 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...

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 26 Mar 2007
History of Impala's last win

History of Impala's last win

Last Impala Win Made History In 1963 Victory by Wendell Scott the Only One by an African-American in NASCAR's Major Series BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Chevrolet Impala returns to action today at Bristol Motor Speedway in NASCAR's premier series...