The Ultimate Porsche 944 Race Car Is For Sale Right Now

You can keep your Porsche 944 Turbo Cups with all their turbo lag and misery. I prefer the smoother, more predictable powerband of the naturally aspirated 944s, and the biggest engine Porsche ever put in a 944 is my holy grail. That, of course, is the 944 S2, and one of just seven IMSA Firehawk 944 S2s is for sale. » 3/16/15 4:24pm 3/16/15 4:24pm

This 4K Video Uses 23,987 Photos To Capture The Beauty Of Vintage Racing

Apparently you're not allowed to take video at the annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So in a triumphant middle-finger to the organizers, eGarage took 23,987 photos on three cameras to make this beautiful, mesmerizing tribute to vintage racing in ultra-high-def 4K. » 3/13/15 4:15pm 3/13/15 4:15pm

Pre-War Racers Have The Biggest Balls Of Them All

Hahahahahaha, roll cages. HAHAHAHAHA, DOORS. If you want to see balls of steel, go to a vintage race—specifically, the pre-war race group. The lucky ones get a codriver to hold them in the car around corners! » 10/11/14 6:35pm 10/11/14 6:35pm

If You're In Texas, Come See Some Vintage Racing This Weekend

Hey, you. You like old Alfa Romeos? Datsuns? Porsches? MGs? Corvettes? Old-school F1 cars? If you're reading this website, then the answer to all of that is likely yes. So if you're anywhere near Austin this weekend, you should get to the Circuit of the Americas. » 10/08/14 6:28pm 10/08/14 6:28pm

You Don't Think About The Danger Of Old Cars Until A Guy Dies

It's hard to describe what it was at first. A cough? A hiccup? A stutter? The engine misses a beat on the highway back from the Lime Rock Historics and I shut the engine straight off and coast to the shoulder. A few hours earlier, an old man had died at the wheel. Now, why am I here? » 9/22/14 7:00pm 9/22/14 7:00pm

20 minutes in heaven: Sam Smith, Laguna Seca, and an Alpina 2002ti.

At the Monterey Historics, BMW handed Sam Smith the key (yes, it starts with a key) to its freshly restored 1970 Alpina 2002ti race car. It's a former Alpina works racer that was later campaigned by Vasek Polak in the SCCA 2.5-liter Trans-Am. » 8/22/14 7:57pm 8/22/14 7:57pm

Vintage Movies Of Jalopy Races With Elevator Muzak Are Oddly Soothing

These movies seem to have been digitized to promote a company's 8mm to digital transfer services, but they're pretty engaging on their own. The use of elevator-music background tracks with the chaos of mid-century dirt track racing is at first disconcerting, and then gets strangely soothing. » 8/21/14 4:40pm 8/21/14 4:40pm

6 Wild Visor Cams From The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Take a series of incredible rides from last weekend's vintage racing festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey California where some of the fastest most powerful racecars of yesteryear were pushed to their limits by a number of championship-winning pro drivers. » 8/19/14 11:40am 8/19/14 11:40am

The View From the Pace Car -Photo Dump

Last weekend I got to try something new. I was asked if I could drive pace car for the Vintage Drivers Club of America during their weekend at Road Atlanta. The extent of my experience at RA was one parade lap around the track in a Mini and watching several Petit Le Mans from trackside. Sprinkle in my 24 Hours of… » 8/02/14 3:44pm 8/02/14 3:44pm

Too Many Unsung Heroes, Too Little Recognition

I hear it all the time: "I want to get into racing but I can't afford it." Ok, what kind of racing? Now if you know you HAVE to be at the track and not some vast parking lot or airfield autocrossing, then listen up, Buttercups. I have the simplest solution ever: become a course/grid/tech worker. Of course this means… » 6/12/14 6:31pm 6/12/14 6:31pm

Classic racing in living color at Bridgehampton

With the passage of time, Bridgehampton Race Circuit looks more and more like any one of our innumerable lost raceways—just another 2.85 miles of roadway laid down in America's postwar racing boom before fading into obscurity. » 5/06/14 2:40pm 5/06/14 2:40pm

The Vintage Auto Racing Association Makes Classic Cars Scream In Joy

The youngest cars taking part in these races are from the mid-seventies. Vintage auto racing is not about power, prize money or champagne. It's about adrenalin and the good old fashioned tactical approach. There are no ECUs to tweak. » 12/12/13 9:00am 12/12/13 9:00am

How A Little Old Italian Mama In A Fiat Beat Million-Dollar Exotics In…

Palermo, Sicily — The Targa Florio was one of the world's first car races, and even though it took a nap for a few decades, it's back. Only now, little old ladies and white haired old men can compete in cars that were racing the course when they were young. » 10/15/12 4:00pm 10/15/12 4:00pm

View classic racing through Phil Hill's lenses

Phil Hill remains America's only native-born Formula One world champion. He was also a trained mechanic with a lifelong fondness for the design and function of fine machinery, from racing engines to toy music boxes to the cameras he used to capture the great photos. » 10/26/11 1:30pm 10/26/11 1:30pm

These amazing car paintings were done without photoshop

Prints and paint, but no photoshop. The founder of the excellent formfreu.de, Markus Haub, transforms vintage racing pictures into the coolest car art we've seen all year. » 10/17/11 4:00pm 10/17/11 4:00pm

How to build a vintage rally car out of a Ferrari in eleventy easy steps

Since retiring from competition, Finnish ex-rally driver Kari Mäkelä has been busy building badass Michelotto rally-car replicas out of classic Ferrari 308s. Let's take a look at what goes into a typical build. Strap in; you may be here a while. » 10/06/11 3:30pm 10/06/11 3:30pm

Whoomah! More Vintage Drag Racing Action From Iowa

You got a little taste of the gasser action at Mid-America Motorplex a couple weeks back, but the great vintage drag racing machinery went well beyond guardrail-scrapin' Anglias! » 9/12/10 10:00am 9/12/10 10:00am

Gassers!

How many big-block Novas can you watch at the dragstrip before you get bored? In my case, the answer is "many," but Nova (and Camaro) Fatigue inevitably sets in. However, there is no such thing as Gasser Fatigue! » 8/29/10 2:00pm 8/29/10 2:00pm

Chaparrals In Nevada, Toranas In New South Wales: Stardust Grand Prix…

Scroggs just keeps finding us the great vintage racing videos! How about the final race in Can Am's first season, followed by the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst? » 12/12/09 6:00pm 12/12/09 6:00pm