The Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC) will honor racing icon Parnelli Jones at its second annual West Coast dinner prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. The RRDC Evening with Parnelli Jones will be presented by Firestone, the tire brand that has been associated with Jones since the 1960s. Two-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti is the Honorary Chairman of the … [Read more...]
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Story and photo by Hal Crocker The voice on the phone was by Maker’s Mark, the sound of fine Kentucky Bourbon; there was no mistaking, it was Neely. “If anyone gives you any crap tell them Bill Neely says you can write.” It was the highest complement that I had ever received relating to writing. “You liked the story?” I asked. “Hell yeah, it’s great.” I felt like a kid at Christmas. This was my first try at … [Read more...]
The first race of the 10-race SVRA vintage car racing season was held March 17-20, 2010 at the famed Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. Held in conjunction with the 12 Hours of Sebring, the event is held on the same 3.7 mile, 17-turn track that is home to the American Le Mans Series race. Since the vintage racers share track time with their modern brethren at Sebring, SVRA has to group cars … [Read more...]
Story and photos by Hal Crocker As it lay there all twisted and rusting its steel skeleton reminded me of the remains of a giant dinosaur. Since the last Sebring Race the old MG Bridge had fallen during a bad storm; could this be an omen of things to come? Stirling Moss was interviewing Alec Ulmann, the founder of the Sebring 12 Hour Race, in front of a group of old abandoned World War II airplanes. The interview … [Read more...]
Mario Andretti will be the honored guest at the inaugural Legends of Motorsports Bobby Rahal Signature Event weekend, scheduled for May 21-23, 2010 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Legends of Motorsports co-founder Bobby Rahal was a frequent rival of Andretti in the course of their respective, storied careers. The three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner said this about his … [Read more...]
In a story spanning 40 years, motorsports photographer Hal Crocker compares and contrasts Mark Donohue's experiences at the 24 Hours of Daytona, including his unlikely victory in 1969, with David's Donohue's epic win at the 2009 Daytona 24 Hours. Crocker was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time for both races and we're sure you will enjoy his tales from Daytona. Crocker's story begins on the pages … [Read more...]
Sports Car Digest is the leading international online journal for sports, racing and vintage car enthusiasts. We offer current and timely auction, event and vintage car racing coverage, in addition to profiles on the history of classic cars, drivers and the most unforgettable races. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy Sports Car Digest and come back often. We typically publish 8-12 stories each and every week, … [Read more...]