World of Speed Museum

Located south of Portland, Oregon along Interstate 5, the World of Speed Museum is an educational facility using race cars, boats, and motorcycles to tell the story of America’s motorsports culture. The museum is funded by sponsorships, foundations, admissions, corporate and individual memberships, and events held at the museum. The…

2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

For fans of BMW and historic motor racing Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was the place to be August 18-21, 2016 for the running of the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. A crowd totaling over 70,000 fans enjoyed 15 race groups and the 100th anniversary of Bayerische Motoren Werke, aka BMW….

THE WAY IT WAS – The Story of Stephen South

THE WAY IT WAS is the story of Stephen South, a young British racing driver in the Seventies who seemed set for the glory that ultimately fell instead to rival Nigel Mansell. Where one went on to become one of the nation’s most loved characters and the World Champion in…

1967 Daytona 24 Hour Continental – 50 Years On

A few minutes after 16:00 on June 19, 1966 three Ford GT40 Mk IIs crossed the finish line to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. The victory capped a three year struggle by the Ford Motor Company to defeat Ferrari. It was Ferrari’s first loss in 6 years at the…

Mini Cooper and the 1967 Monte Carlo Rallye

Relief, pride, and satisfaction combined when Finnish driver Rauno Aaltonen drove a BMC Competition Department Mini Cooper S across the finishing line as overall winner of the 36th Monte Carlo Rally on 20 January back in 1967. This was the Mini’s third triumph in Monaco after the victories in 1964 and…

Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 90th Anniversary of the Mille Miglia

To mark the 90th anniversary of the Mille Miglia, Mercedes-Benz Classic is entering the race with a total of ten vehicles. The classics represent various eras in the involvement of Mercedes-Benz in the road race from Brescia to Rome and back held from 1927 to 1957. This year, the Mille Miglia…

Track Thoughts Revival

We had big plans for Track Thoughts in 2017, unfortunately during the process of making updates the hosting site managed to erase 9 years of Track Thoughts articles. The 2017 plans included a change of themes to move the site more to a magazine format and expand beyond the original…