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Mon 05 Jun 2000
Sat 03 Jun 2000
Several surprise visitors show up at Watkin's Glen

Several surprise visitors show up at Watkin's Glen

Watkins Glen, NY (June 2, 2000) - Several surprise visitors made appearances at Watkins Glen for the season opening Watkins Glen Historic Races Presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company. Paul Newman, Bob Akin and Brian Redman were among those ...

Fri 19 May 2000
Watkins Glen sifts gears to historic racing

Watkins Glen sifts gears to historic racing

Watkins Glen, NY (May 18, 2000) - After a full day of testing for the Lysol 200 NASCAR Busch Series race, Watkins Glen is shifting gears as the historic track prepares for the season opening Watkins Glen Historic Races Presented by Chemung...

Thu 18 May 2000
Dan Gurney Autograph sessions Sears Point

Dan Gurney Autograph sessions Sears Point

SONOMA, Calif. - Dan Gurney will hold four autograph sessions during the Chrysler/Jeep Wine Country Classic Vintage Car Races this weekend (May 19-21) at Sears Point Raceway. The autograph sessions will be as follows in the main paddock ...

Thu 11 May 2000
Sonoma; Dan Gurney Highlights Chrysler-Jeep Wine Country Classic

Sonoma; Dan Gurney Highlights Chrysler-Jeep Wine Country Classic

SONOMA, Calif. - It's been 30 years since the legendary Dan Gurney took his only checkered flag at Sears Point Raceway piloting an Eagle Indy Car around the twisting 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. As it turned out, it would also be one of the...

Sat 06 May 2000
John Price Rallying Millennium Challenge

John Price Rallying Millennium Challenge

Wallasey Motor Club have announced they will be running a special 'Rally Weekend' this summer to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Promenade Stages Rally. Having recently been given the approval by their Local Authority's Leisure Services...

Tue 02 May 2000
Watkins Glen; Free Camping on Historic weekend

Watkins Glen; Free Camping on Historic weekend

Watkins Glen, NY (April 27, 2000) - Watkins Glen International announced today that the track will be offering free camping for the June 2-4 Watkins Glen Historic Races with the purchase of two adult admissions on or before May 13. Painted...

Thu 13 Apr 2000
Walter Mitty Challenge puts history in the fast lane

Walter Mitty Challenge puts history in the fast lane

Braselton, Ga.- Racing history will come alive April 28-30 during the 23rd annual Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta. Sponsored by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the Walter Mitty Challenge features more than 425 vintage and historic race...

Wed 12 Apr 2000
John Penton Named Grand Marshal

John Penton Named Grand Marshal

Penton, Father of Off-Road Motorcycles, Named Grand Marshal of VMD West SONOMA, Calif. - John Penton had no idea that on March 7, 1968 he would revolutionize the world of off-road motorcycle racing when the first 125cc Berkshire Penton ...

Miami-Daytona USA bonus money

Miami-Daytona USA bonus money

MIAMI (April 11, 2000) - To celebrate the revival of the Paul Revere 250, one of the most famous races in motorsports history, DAYTONA USA, "The Ultimate Motorsports Attraction," will offer $150,000 in bonus money to teams competing in three ...

Texas Auction; Classic Car Collectors

Texas Auction; Classic Car Collectors

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (April 11, 2000) - At one time, "old" cars may have been considered junk. But, the passion of some car enthusiasts changed that attitude and made car collecting a hobby and now a business. Many of those collectors will be at...

Mon 10 Apr 2000
Strathfiled Formula Adelaide Geoff Farmer; superb performance

Strathfiled Formula Adelaide Geoff Farmer; superb performance

(TX} Following on from his race one victory, 48 year old Geoff Farmer drove his Lotus 49B superbly to take the race win in the second Stathfield Formula Adelaide race today. Farmer's main rival Pete Lovely was forced to start from the rear of ...

Pete Lovely, 74, wins Strathfield Formulas Adelaide race three

Pete Lovely, 74, wins Strathfield Formulas Adelaide race three

74 year old American Pete Lovely put his race two problems behind him in his Lotus 49B Cosworth to take a hard fought victory ahead of Geoff Farmer and the Brabham BT11A of Mike Ryves in the final Strathfield Formula Adelaide event. Lovely had...

Sun 09 Apr 2000
Strathfield Formula Adelaide race one report

Strathfield Formula Adelaide race one report

Geoff Farmer took advantage of his pole position in the in his 1968 Lotus 49B Cosworth to take a flag to flag victory in the shortened first race of the Strathfield Formula Adelaide. Hounding Farmer throughout the entire event was the Lotus 49...

Fri 07 Apr 2000
Strathfield Formula Adelaide Qualifying Report

Strathfield Formula Adelaide Qualifying Report

In the his second visit to the streets of Adelaide in the Strathfield Formula Adelaide, Gerard "Pete" Lovely set the quickest time of 1:33.76 to be the top qualifier after the first session today. Driving a Ford Cosworth 3litre Lotus 49, the ...

Tue 04 Apr 2000
Virginia International Raceway Reopens

Virginia International Raceway Reopens

Milton, NC April 4. The newly reopened and restored Virginia International Raceway's inaugural season has seen a busy first month of operation, starting back up much the same way it closed near the end of 1974, with an SCCA Regional race hosted by...

Mon 03 Apr 2000
Circuit of Galway Classic Car Trial set

Circuit of Galway Classic Car Trial set

Galway Motor Club has announced plans for it's first ever "Retro" event, to be known as The Circuit of Galway Classic car trial. It will take place on April 15th and 16th 2000, and will primarily cater for cars registered before 1976. More modern...

Tue 21 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal Sets Pace, Retires Early at Sears Point

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal Sets Pace, Retires Early at Sears Point

SONOMA, Calif. (March 20, 2000) - Bobby Rahal, a three-time CART champion and co-owner of Team Rahal in the CART series, burned up the road course at Sears Point Raceway last weekend in qualifying, but he had his troubles in the 11-lap feature for...

Tue 08 Feb 2000
Historic Sportscar Racing Joins VSCCA at Lime Rock

Historic Sportscar Racing Joins VSCCA at Lime Rock

Historic Sportscar Racing Joins VSCCA At Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival LAKEVILLE, Conn. - One of the largest vintage and historic car racing weekends in the Northeast will be even bigger and better in 2000. Historic Sportscar Racing will ...

Lime Rock Park 2000 Schedule

Lime Rock Park 2000 Schedule

Lime Rock Has Exciting New Events for 2000 Season Memorial Day and Vintage Weekends Will Feature Fresh Look LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Lime Rock Park is poised for its biggest season ever in 2000 with the addition of new events, new amenities and ...

Sat 05 Feb 2000
Daytona Historic Sports Car Enduro

Daytona Historic Sports Car Enduro

Daytona Beach, FL (February 4, 2000) -- Joe Hish and Walt Bohren turned back the clock at Daytona International Speedway Friday as they piloted the No. 22 1989 Spice Cosworth down a controversial path to victory lane in the Historic Sportscar...

Thu 20 Jan 2000
Road Atlanta 2000 Schedule

Road Atlanta 2000 Schedule

Braselton, GA- Road Atlanta's 2000 season marks thirty years of motor racing at the historic road course in Braselton, GA. The busy season is highlighted by the Historic Sportscar Racing Walter Mitty Challenge, the American Motorcycle Association...

Wed 05 Jan 2000
Vintage Race Cars At Irwindale On January 15

Vintage Race Cars At Irwindale On January 15

Irwindale, Calif. - - Ever wanted to get a good up close and personal look at some of the greatest vintage racing cars of the past? Ferraris, Cobras, Aston Martins, Lotus', Lolas, Porsches, Mustangs, Corvettes, Mallocks,...

Sat 01 Jan 2000
Barney Wimmer Dies at 87

Barney Wimmer Dies at 87

Harry M. "Barney" Wimmer, 87, race car chief mechanic, restorer, died December 30th in Altoona, PA. Services for Barney Wimmer will be at 1:00 PM, January 3, 2000 in Daniel R. Myers Funeral Home in Altoona, PA with calling from 11:00 AM.