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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 ...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Sat 10 Feb 2007
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...

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 ...

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...

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 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 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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...