|BARRETT-JACKSON TO AUCTION RARE VINTAGE RACE CARS DURING 45TH ANNIVERSARY AUCTION IN SCOTTSDALE|
|•Crossing the block from the Chip Miller Collection will be the 1959 Corvette 'Purple People Eater' (Lot #1389), which won the SCCA National Championship
•One of six original factory-backed NASCAR race cars, the famous 1957 Chevrolet 150 'Black Widow' (Lot #1357) will be a crowd favorite
•The 1963 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty 'Swiss Cheese' (Lot #1358) was the last car to be built under the Pontiac Super Duty program
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 10, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Gr...[Read more...]|
|Jeff Gordon to Drive Corvette Z06 Indy 500 Pace Car|
|Five-time Brickyard winner will lead pack for 99th running of the Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS – Five-time Brickyard 400 winner and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will drive a Corvette Z06 pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It is the 13th time a Corvette has served as the official pace car, dating to 1978, and the 26th time a Chevrolet has led the pack for 'The Greatest Spectacle in Ra...[Read more...]|
|1995 Indianapolis 500: Villeneuve's First Crown|
|In 1966, the Englishman Graham Hill would come through 500 miles at Indianapolis to collect the win. He was already a World Champion in Formula One, and now, a champion at Indianapolis. He would go on to win at Le Mans in the early 1970s making him the only driver in history to have won the three major racing events. In 1995, just one year before the 30th anniversary of Hill's accomplishment, Jacques Villeneuve would overcome a wild and controversial Indy 500 to start his own march toward the tr...[Read more...]|
|Firestone Returns As Presenting Sponsor of RRDC Evening With Brian Redman in Long Beach|
|The Firestone brand will return as presenting sponsor of the Road Racing Drivers Club's fifth annual West Coast banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders. This year, on Thursday, April 18, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 'RRDC Evening with Brian Redman presented by Firestone' will highlight the career of one of the sport's most popular, talented and successful race-car drivers. This is the Firestone brand's fourth straight year as a supporter of the...[Read more...]|
|45Th Anniversary Of 'All-American' Victory At 1967 Le Mans|
|Forty-five years ago this past week, American racing history was made, and thus far has neve rbeen matched again.
With the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, Racing in America reflects on the 45th anniversary of the Ford Mark IV claiming the second of four consecutive victories for Ford Motor Company cars at LeMans, arguably the greatest American racing victory on foreign soil.
That day in 1967, the stunning red Mark IV, now in the procession of Henry Ford Museum as part of its Racing in ...[Read more...]|