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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...

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...

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...

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...

Sun 15 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (April 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 15 The Ford-powered Mirage M12 Le Mans racer is tested for the first time by Mario and Michael Andretti at Riverside International Raceway in California, USA (1982). April ...

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...

Mon 02 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (April 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 1 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus homologated as a Group 4 rally car (1979). April 2 Stirling Moss drives a Maserati 250F to victory in the Glover Trophy Race at Goodwood, England ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Sun 11 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (March 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 11 Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1979). March 12 Teodoro Zeccoli drives an Alfa Romeo T33 to...

Sun 04 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (March 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 4 Stock car racer Rick Mast born (1957). March 5 Motorcycle World Champion Libero Liberati is fatally injured in a testing acident in Terni, Italy (1962). March 6 At...