|Vintage Racing Ushers In The 2012 Season At Road America|
| It has been 62 years since racers tore through the streets of this tiny village about 60 miles north of Milwaukee. Still, every spring you would swear that the town speed limit doesn't exist when the sounds of historic racecars from days gone by seem to echo throughout the hillside. May 18-20 the Spring Vintage Weekend returns to Road America and kicks-off the start of a summer full of racing, from vintage and historic cars to motorcycles and even NASCAR.
Racing came to Elkhart Lake in 1950, with cars competing against the backdrop of the countryside course. The next two years, drivers maneuvered through the tiny village itself, past waving spectators who needed only to sit on their porches to get a glimpse of the action. In 1953, auto racing was banned on open roads in Wisconsin and as a result, the need for a real racetrack became apparent. Road America was designed by Clif Tufte as an adaptation to the existing hillside commonly known in eastern Wisconsin as the Kettle Moraine - complete with 14 challenging turns, corners and straightaways that have taken on names of their own, based mainly on their configuration but more often the intimidation level.
'Racers, fans and even the media have a fond affinity for Road America,' said George Bruggenthies, track president and general manager. 'It has a special appeal like no place else, for many fans Road America was their first racing experience and now coming back every summer is a tradition, plus you can't beat the appeal of Elkhart Lake, the surrounding scenery and the off-track hospitality that the local area provides. For racers, the track layout has remained unchanged since it was first built and mastering its daunting twists and turns has become a formidable challenge for any driver.'
Road America's layout is like the Swiss Army knife of racetracks and the power, grace and terror begins with corner three - a downhill curve that tends to produce high speeds and lumps in the throat. Then there is the Moraine Sweep, the fastest part of the course, which is located about the middle of the four-mile circuit. Corner five is especially challenging because of its 90-degree left angle and downhill grade immediately after the Moraine Sweep. The Hurry Downs are a series of treacherous downhill, weaving turns, which leave little room for error. The Carousel is a sweeping, high-speed half-circle curve that is over 180 degrees. The drivers hang on, and hang on as the g-forces are constant and because it seems to go around forever, just like a carousel.
| INFINITI SPONSORS MEDIA CENTER AT 2014 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE• Infiniti Pavilion Display to Feature 2014 Product Line and Specially Designed 2014 Q60 Convertible Celebrating Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 Win|
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti will support the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance by sponsoring the Media Center at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island March 7-9, 2014.
Infiniti's impressive Pavilion Display will share space at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach as more than 300 vintage, ....
|DELTAWING TECHNOLOGIES INC. NAMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS• Six-Member Governance Team On Board to Guide Company's Business Growth, Organizational Structure, and Future Success|
Hoschton, Ga., March 3, 2014 – Georgia-based DeltaWing Technologies Inc. announced the formation of the company's board of directors. The six-member board includes auto industry, government, and business talent with nearly two centuries cumulative corporate, government and motorsports experience.
DeltaWing Technologies Inc., based in the North Metro-Atlanta c....
| JACKIE COOPER'S FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA HEADED TO AMELIAFilm and TV star Jackie Cooper's 1956 Pininfarina Ferrari 410 Superamerica will anchor the 'Ferrari Production 1950-1964' class at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.|
The year 1956 was a good one for Ferrari, on and off the track. The Modenese firm won both the Formula 1 and the World Sportscar Championships in 1956. As a bonus, the Italian marque won Enzo Ferrari's favorite race, the open road Mille Miglia, a brutal 1000 mile high speed lap of the Italian peninsula.
| Pinehurst Concours Foundation to Benefit Four Local CharitiesVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 4, 2014) – The Pinehurst Concours Foundation has been formed to benefit four charities in Moore County, including children with disabilities, a character development youth golf program, health care and the military, said Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance executive director Jay Howard.|
The 501c non-profit Pinehurst Concours Foundation will assist the Sandhills Children's Center, First Tee of the Sandhills, Foundation of FirstHealth and Patriot Foundation wi....
| BOBBY UNSER INSPIRED INFINITI Q60 DEBUTS AT AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURSThe 19th annual Amelia Island Concours announced today that Infiniti will commemorate the event's Offenhauser celebration by wrapping a 2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible in the same color scheme as Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 winning racecar. To accompany the inspired Q60 Convertible, Infiniti will also display Unser's Offenhauser-powered Indy winning car, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.|
The unique Infiniti Q60 convertible's wrap was created by the company....
| Headliners Abound At Mecum's Houston AuctionApril 10-12 Collector Car Auction Set to Feature Several Vintage Greats|
Walworth, WI - February 24, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will amass a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12. With outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum's third annual event is certain to be more than memorable.
The Houston event will make its way into nearly 80 milli....
| BEACH CARS STORM THE 2014 AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE'For an event like 'The Amelia' a class of beach cars is appropriate and ideal,' said Warner. 'After all, when you take a break from the concours field and sit on the veranda at the Ritz-Carlton with a cool drink in front of you, you stare at the ocean and the beach. I just wish we could find a way to make the beach part of the concours field just this once.'|
During the La Dolce Vita epoch, the ultimate European playboy's car was neither a Maserati nor a Ferrari. It arrived on sun splashed ....
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•Nismo Driver Exchange program continues with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing
•Mardenborough makes US test debut
SEBRING, FL, USA (21 February 2014) - Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough received the biggest news of his career earlier this week with the announcement that he will contest Formula One feeder series GP3 in 2014; but now the young star is also set to make his North American race debut.
The 22-year-old Mar....