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Tue 03 Jun 2008
France's successful past at Le MansHeadline

France's successful past at Le Mans

There are no fewer than 13 entrants under the French banner at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, making up one of the strongest French challenges for all-out victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe. French teams have had their share of success at Le...

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...

Sat 07 Jun 2008
The history behind Le MansHeadline

The history behind Le Mans

The estimated 260,000 spectators will once again make their annual pilgrimage the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the ramshackle canvas shanty towns will spring up to house the vast majority of them. The city's own population of around 150,000 will be...

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 ...

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...

Mon 09 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 8 Frank Costin, an engineer who pioneered the use of monocoque chassis and the application of aerodynamics to racing cars and the co-founder of the Marcos marque, is born ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Wed 23 Jan 2008
IRL: IMS radio voice Lou Palmer dies

IRL: IMS radio voice Lou Palmer dies

LEGENDARY IMS RADIO NETWORK VOICE PALMER DIES AT 75 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 -- Lou Palmer, whose rich, stirring voice was heard over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for more than 30 years, died Jan. 19 in Indianapolis.

Tue 05 Feb 2008
This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 3 Paul Goldsmith drives Smokey Yunick's Pontiac to victory in the last stock car race on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1958). February 4 Despite a late race bonzai...

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...

Tue 20 May 2008
This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 18 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Kent, Washington, USA (1969). May 19 John Surtees and Willy Mairesse drive a Ferrari 250P to ...

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,...

Mon 02 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 1 Arturo Merzario and Jacques Faffite drive an Alfa Romeo T33TT12 to victory in the 1000km sports car race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1975). June 2 Ronnie Peterson drives...

Tue 11 Mar 2008
Czech Republic's Museum Lany new exhibit

Czech Republic's Museum Lany new exhibit

In Museum Lany is a new jewel in exposition, Museum Lany: There is a new jewel in exposition, famous Vojtech's and Enge's BMW 635 CSi Hartge Museum of sporting cars in Lany near Prague extended its attractive collection of exhibits - there is...

This Week in racing History (March 9-16)

This Week in racing History (March 9-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 9 David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes powered McLaren. First Mercedes Formula One victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix ...

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...

Wed 23 Jan 2008
Memories of Earnhardt Sr racing Rolex 24

Memories of Earnhardt Sr racing Rolex 24

NASCAR Around The Clock Dale Earnhardt's 2001 Participation In Rolex 24 At Daytona Reintroduced Sports Car Racing To NASCAR Fans, Competitors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2008) -- As fast as the media could report it, word shot around the...

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...

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...

Sun 25 May 2008
This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 25 A.J. Foyt IV, Indy Car driver and grandson of four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt Jr., is born (1984). May 26 Jimmy Vasser wins the inaugural CART US 500 at ...

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...

Sun 13 Apr 2008
This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 13 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Vallelunga, Italy (1969). April 14 First race for the Porsche-Fabcar IMSA Camel Lights racer.

Sat 31 May 2008
Lola recreates one minute lap at Brands Hatch

Lola recreates one minute lap at Brands Hatch

2008 LOLA TURNS BACK THE CLOCK TO RECREATE HISTORY AT BRANDS HATCH To help mark Lola Car's golden anniversary, an important part of the marque's history was recreated at Brands Hatch on Saturday 24 March 2008, when the first Lola ever produced...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

Mon 14 Jan 2008
This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 13 Denis Hulme wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires in a McLaren M23 (1974). January 14 Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age...

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...

Mon 31 Mar 2008
This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 30 Len Sutton wins his first USAC Champ Car event, the 100-mile race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving the Central Excavating Kuzma dirt car (1958). March 31 Nick...