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Vintage Racers Invade Monterey

Sir Stirling Moss (left) was a special guest during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday.

There are many elements that contribute to the mystique of vintage motor racing, but famous names of drivers from the past transcend all else.

PHOTOS: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (Ralph Sheheen Photo)

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO set an auction record by garnering $38.115 million during an auction at the Quail Lodge in California earlier this week. This car is now the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

History Abounds At Monterey Reunion

rolex monterey motorsports reunion

For the nearly 550 owners of automobiles racing in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the histories of their cars are often more important than the joy derived from driving them, and there is no better case in point than Jon Shirley’s Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3).

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Hitting The Block

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (Ralph Sheheen Photo)

History could be made later this evening during the Quail Lodge Auction at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

IMRRC Legends Honor Chip Ganassi

From left, J.C. Argetsinger, Chip Ganassi, Bobby Rahal, with Cameron R. Argetsinger Award. (Angelo Lisuzzo photo)

A number of communities came together on Thursday night to honor race team owner Chip Ganassi at the Corning (N.Y.) Museum of Glass.

DIRT Modified HoF Inducts ’14 Class

DIRT Modified Hall of Fame

The 23rd annual DIRT Modified Hall of Fame inductions took place at the Hall on Wednesday before an exceptionally large crowd.

Motorsports HoF Starts $7.5 Million Project

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field during Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced an ambitious $7.5M campaign to build a new, permanent home at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Tuesday.

SVRA Merges With General Racing

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass'n hosted the Indy Legends Pro-Am at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this year. (Ginny Heithaus Photo)

In a move to broaden the scope and quality of historic and vintage automobile racing across the United States, General Racing Ltd. will merge with Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n (SVRA), effective immediately.

‘The King’ Hangs Out With 98-Year-Old Fan

Seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Richard Petty recently spent the day with 98-year-old race fan Henry Jakes. (Richard Petty Foundation photo)

He never cared to fly, and never had in his young 98 years of life, but this past week was different for Henry Jakes of Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was going to meet “The King,” Richard Petty, thanks to an offer from the Petty Family Foundation.

PHOTOS: National Automobile Museum

The Thomas Flyer, winner of the 1908 New York to Paris race. (Ralph Sheheen Photo)

Check out photos from the National Automobile Museum located in Reno, Nev.

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