F1: Organizers working on possibility of London Grand Prix

F1 has turned another corner on the long road to a street race in London.The idea has been doing the rounds for years, but it might now regain momentum after BritishGrand Prix Chief Patrick Allen admitted late last year that Silverstone might not be able to afford the race fee in the future."Can I guarantee the future? No I can't," he told the Telegraph last September.Now, Britain...
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Hot pass: Sights and stories from the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The theme for the 23rd annual Goodwood Festival of Speed was 'Flat-Out and Fearless.' Few contemporary racers embody this spirit more than Valentino Rossi, who made his debut at the Festival of Speed. The welcome he received underlined that the motorcycle ace is universally loved. Fearless was even more a requirement for a driver or rider in the past when safety features were non...
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F1: Williams legend Patrick Head honored with knighthood

Former Williams technical director Patrick Head has received a knighthood in the Her Majesty the Queen's birthday honors list, which has just be announced. The 69-year-old Head thus joins his longtime business partner Sir Frank Williams and the likes of Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart on the list of motor racing people who have received the honor. Williams said of Head:...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Historic car racing: Recapping the 2015 Spa Classic

Held under virtually and uncharacteristically dry conditions, the much-loved Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps hosted the fifth annual Spa Classic. One of Peter Auto's blue ribbon events, the 2015 edition once again featured all of the familiar grids like the CER, Sixties' Endurance and Trofeo Nastro Rosso, complemented by the ever impressive Group C machinery and the U2TC for mid-1960s...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Stirling Moss selling vintage Porsche race car at auction

Famed racing driver Stirling Moss, much in the news lately because of his many appearances at concours and other events, has consigned a vintage competition Porsche from his own collection to the Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The 1961 Porsche RS-61, like the agile RennSport race cars that Moss drove in competition during his career, will be offered...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Female journalist/racing pioneer Denise McCluggage passes away

Pioneering racer, historian and automotive journalist Denise McCluggage passed away on Wednesday, May 6 at the age of 88. One of the first female sportswriters in the 1950s, McCluggage covered motorsports and skiing for the New York Herald Tribune before carving out an equally pioneering role as a successful racer. She scored class wins at Sebring in 1961 driving with jazz musician...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 2015 Techno Classica

With over 1,250 exhibitors spread over 20 halls, the Techno Classica is one of the largest events of its kind. Open for just five days, the Techno Classica attracts close to 200,000 visitors to the vast Messe Essen. They come from all over the world and are treated to a wide variety of displays that range from rare machinery brought by major manufacturers to spare parts and other...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback: Waddington's 1962 Formula One board game

When I was growing up, the Waddington’s Formula One board game was - to me - just another game that our family had. True, it was one that I liked – but much in the same way that I liked playing chess, Chutes & ladders or Battleship. That being said, no matter how many times my parents told me to take care of my games I would end up ignoring them, in this case losing the plastic...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Highlights from the head-turning 2015 Retromobile auctions

Held for the 40th time this year, the annual Retromobile Show is traditionally the kickoff of the new automotive season. As much a social event as it is a car event, Retromobile attracts enthusiasts from around the world to the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. There have been some changes in recent years, in particular an increase in the floor space available to the exhibitors, but...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback: Champion by a push - the 1959 USGP

The 1959 United States Grand Prix may have been a financial disaster, but – as far as racing history goes – it was a glorious day. The race, held on Dec. 12, 1959, was the first United States Grand Prix to take place away from Indianapolis (i.e. the first USGP that wasn’t the Indianapolis 500). It was also the last F1 race to be held at Sebring International Raceway. Tony Brooks...
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Debuts and anniversaries showcased at 2014 The Quail

Story by First organized in 2003, The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, has been one of the leading events on the Monterey Peninsula during the classic car week from the start. A major contributor to the success of the event is the unique formula offering a combination of fantastic cars and fine cuisine. At this year's 12th edition, 'The Quail' celebrated the...
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Fan Activities Complement on-Track Racing at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Whether it’s the sight of rarely seen cars challenging the tricky Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road course or the chances to meet legendary drivers, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the place to be August 14, 15, 16 and 17. In addition to visiting the Maserati heritage display that celebrates the automakers centennial, here’s what’s in store for visitors: Italian Festival...
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