|More Than 500 Historic Race Cars Accepted for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
| Largest Field of Corvettes Ever Entered
The field for this year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is taking shape as 533 historic race cars have been initially accepted for the August 16-18 event. The Governing Committee has the option of accepting an additional 17 cars to complete the grid for the annual race at Mazda Raceway Laquna Seca.
'What a joyous moment it is to get the notification that my car and I have been accepted to the event,' said Pen Pendelton of Los Angeles, Calif., who will be driving a 1961 Alsbury Special. 'It is really an honor to be a part of something so special.'
The iconic Chevrolet Corvette is the featured marque and the Chevrolet Motor Division will be on hand to celebrate the marque's 60th anniversary and 50th anniversary of the Corvette Grand Sport. There are currently 58 authentic and race-proven Corvettes that have been accepted, highlighted by three Corvette Grand Sports, of which only five were ever constructed under the watchful eye of Zora Arkus-Duntov, who is widely hailed as the 'father of the Corvette.'
|THE CHRYSLER FOUNDATION HONOURS THE LATE MINISTER OF FINANCE, JIM FLAHERTY, WITH DONATION TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADAAugust 27, 2014 , Windsor, Ontario - Special Olympics Canada is thrilled to accept a $25,000 donation from The Chrysler Foundation in honour of the late Jim Flaherty. Minister Flaherty, a passionate advocate for the Special Olympics movement, was also instrumental in leading the Canadian automotive industry through difficult financial times. The Chrysler Foundation would like to honour Minister Flaherty's memory and his leadership by supporting Special Olympics Canada. The donation will p....|
|SUBARU DRIVER BUCKY LASEK BEATS THE HEAT TO REACH PODIUM AT RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS DAYTONACherry Hill, N.J. - August 25, 2014 - Skateboard legend and burgeoning Subaru rallycross driver Bucky Lasek drove fast and smart while overcoming the Florida heat to finish in third place at this weekend's Red Bull Global Rallycross round at Daytona International Speedway. The podium finish is Lasek's second this season at the wheel of his Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2014 Subaru WRX STI rallycross car after earning a Silver medal at X Games Austin in June. Lasek's Subaru teammate Sverre I....|
|Darth Vader car to be shown at Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance on September 14The theme of the 22nd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance is Innovation, and Mattel's Darth Vader Car certainly reflects this. It is one of several iconic vehicles that will be displayed alongside the nearly 200 classic cars that will compete for awards in 23 classes at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday September 14.|
Mattel Designer Bryan Benedict says, 'We wanted to create a car that best embodied all of the qualities of Darth in automotive form - not just hi....
|RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS POINTS RACE HEATS UP FOR OLSBERGS MSE DRIVERS JONI WIMAN AND PATRIK SANDELL BATTLE IN DAYTONADAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 24, 2014) - Olsbergs MSE Ford's Patrik Sandell and Joni Wiman were the drivers to beat this weekend in Daytona, with both posting strong qualifying results and winning heat races at the sixth round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.|
'It was a good weekend for the team,' said Kobalt Tools driver Sandell. 'We were in the top of the pack the whole time and I'm really pleased with that.'
The Olsbergs MSE rallycross cars immediately proved cl....
|SRT MOTORSPORTS POST-QUALIFYING REPORT - OAK TREE GRAND PRIX AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAYAugust 23, 2014 , Alton, Va. - The SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs both qualified in the top five for the Oak Tree Grand Prix where team drivers Marc Goossens and Jonathan Bomarito each turned their top laps in the final two minutes of GTLM-class qualifying at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Saturday.|
Goossens qualified third in the No. 91 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R with a top time of 1:44.072 (113.114 mph) in his seventh and final lap of the t....
|CONWAY CAPTURES SECOND STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP; LEWIS, POVOLEDO SWEEP WEEKEND AT VIRGINIADANVILLE, Va. (Aug. 24, 2014) - Corey Lewis and Aaron Povoledo pulled off a dominant victory to sweep the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America event weekend while Kevin Conway clinched his second consecutive championship Sunday, Aug. 24 at Viriginia International Raceway.|
Conway, from Concord, North Carolina, needed to exit this weekend with a lead of 31 points or more to clinch the Drivers Championship. He is 52 points ahead of second-place John Farano after finishing seco....
|BMW TEAM RLL FINISHES 3RD AND 4TH AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAYWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 24, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL put in a strong performance in today's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway, finishing 3rd and 4th in the headlining GTLM class.|
John Edwards and Dirk Müller raced to a second-consecutive podium with a third place finish in the No. 56 BMW Z4. They completed 82 laps of the 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIR circuit in the 2.75-hour contest, finishing only .764 seconds behind the winning Ferr....