Al Unser, the second driver to win the Indianapolis 500 for a fourth time, captured his first win in 1970, driving this turbocharged V8 Ford-powered, Lola-based P.J. Colt for the partnership of sportsman Vel Miletich and retired '500' winner Parnelli Jones. It marked the first time brothers had been victorious at the Brickyard, since Al's brother Bobby had won the 1968 classic. Al started that year's race classic from the pole position and led for 190 of the 200 laps, surrendering the lead only when making pit stops. George Bignotti scored his fourth of seven victories as chief mechanic.
|Cars of Al Unser Sr.|
Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, 'The Amelia' draws over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other.
1969 King Champ Dirt Car
Starting in 1971, the traditional 100-mile races held on the one mile state fairgrounds di...[Read more...]|
|Emerson Fittipaldi to be honored by RRDC in Long Beach|
|Firestone returns as presenting sponsor for eighth consecutive year
HILLIARD, Ohio (March 2, 2017) - Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, who also won a pair of Indy 500s, will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi Presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 6. This is the RRDC's ninth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders and icons, and will be held prio...[Read more...]|
|Roger Penske Feted as He Receives the IMRRC's Cameron R. Argetsinger Award|
| ||CORNING, N.Y. (July 1, 2016) - A capacity crowd at the Corning Museum of Glass was treated to a celebratory evening of tributes, shout-outs, slide shows and interviews on Thursday as the International Motor Racing Research Center presented the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award to racing icon Roger Penske.
The presenting sponsors of the evening and award were NASCAR, IMSA, International Speedway Corp. and Watkins Glen International. The sell-out event was supported by Sahlen's.
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|George Follmer to be honored by RRDC in Long Beach|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (March 2, 2016) - George Follmer, the only driver to have won both the Trans-Am and Can-Am championships in one year (1972), will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with George Follmer presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 14, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the RRDC's eighth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders and icons.
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|American Honda Lends Support to RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser in Long Beach|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (April 6, 2015) - American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will support the RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser presented by Firestone by hosting the cocktail reception for the sixth consecutive year at the Road Racing Drivers Club's seventh annual West Coast banquet, held prior to the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.).
'American Honda is profoundly pleased to support the Road Racing Drivers Club in its salute to racing legend Bobby Unser,' said John Mendel, Executive Vice ...[Read more...]|