2014 Portland Historic Races

The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) held the 38th Annual Portland Historic Races at the Portland International Raceway over the July 11th – 13th weekend. This year’s event included a tribute to Datsun and featured over twenty 240Z and 510 sedans. John Morton, the Sports Car Club of America’s 1970 and 71 National Champion and [...]

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July 22, 1894 – The Birth of Motor Racing

Today’s global sport of motor racing grew from a humble beginning on July 22, 1894. The first motor race in history took place over a 126-kilometer route from Paris to Rouen. Organised by the French daily newspaper “Le Petit Journal” the vehicle to win would be the one that most effectively fulfilled the criteria to [...]

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2014 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics

Founded in 1985 the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiast (SOVREN) has grown from an initial membership of 15 to over 400. The group started with track days at Seattle International Raceway and now organizes and promotes 6 races a year in the Pacific Northwest. Three are held at Pacific Raceways, one in eastern Washington at [...]

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2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Poster

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca official artist Bill Patterson has revealed his poster for this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Maserati is celebrating its centennial and will be the featured marque of the historic motorsport gathering. The poster features the 250F Grand Prix car and the Tipo 61, two of the most iconic Maserati race cars [...]

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Mercedes, July 4th and the Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France

In 1914 the world was witnessing great scientific and technical innovation along with growing tension between the nations of Europe. The Olympic flag, with its five rings, was raised in public for the first time. In Florida the first scheduled aviation service using aircraft went into operation. Henry Ford introduced production line assembly for the [...]

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Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars

The “Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars” exhibition was officially opened on June 19th at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena in a ceremony attended by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Maserati CEO Harald Wester. This major retrospective traces the history of the Trident marque through some of its [...]

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Ford GT – 1964 Le Mans 24 Hrs

After a rushed press introduction at the New York Essex House Hotel and an ill-advised race debut at the ADAC 1000km, the Ford GT team was to face the Le Mans 24 Hours. Victory at Le Mans was the reason for the creation of the GT program and Dearborn was anxious for success. After being [...]

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Porsche Magazine Christophorus Online

Porsche AG is now publishing articles from its company magazine, Christophorus , on the Porsche Website. Under the heading “Company and Brand” all the articles will be available free of charge for the first time. Reports from the print edition will be released at two-week intervals in German, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, [...]

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2014 HMSA LSR Invitational

The Historic Motor Sport Association (HMSA) held its LSR Invitational June 3rd and 4th at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The mid-week event featured 6 groups, each getting over 90 minutes of track time. The two days provided historic racers with the opportunity to test restored cars and prepare for the summer historic racing season.   [...]

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June 3rd, 1934 – Birth of the Silver Arrows Legend

In 1932 the world was continuing to struggle with the post 1929 economic crisis and mass unemployment. Mercedes-Benz racing department whose supercharged model K, S, SS, SSK, and SSKL touring cars had dominated the European motor sport scene in the late 1920s and the start of the 1930s was closed. In 1932 with a look [...]

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