Category Archives: Club News

RRDC AT THE RUNOFFS: JOHN HEINRICY CAPTURES TWO MORE TITLES, 31 NOW FOR JOE AQUILANTE; JOE HUFFAKER NABS 10TH; MICHAEL VARACINS, 7TH

It was a vintage year in Napa Valley for RRDC members John Heinricy and Joe Aquilante, plus Joe Huffaker and Michael Varacins at the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway in the heart of California’s wine country, Oct 19-21.   John Heinricy scored a pair of championships pushing his gold medal total to […]

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MEMBER NEWS: PARNELLI, JOHN PAUL JR., RON GRABLE, HOBBS, LYN, ROGER

PETERSEN MUSEUM HONORING PARNELLI JONES THIS WEEK In celebration of Parnelli Jones’s legacy and his contributions to automotive engineering and motorsports, the Petersen Automotive Museum will welcome guests to this Thursday night’s opening reception of “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and their Builders.” This very special reception will honor Parnelli Jones and […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP IMPRESSES AT SILVERSTONE

SILVERSTONE, England (Nov. 5, 2018) – This past weekend, 2018 Team USA Scholarship winners Colin Mullan and Jake Craig wrapped up three-plus weeks in England at Silverstone Circuit with a stellar showing in the 18th annual Walter Hayes Trophy, named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Formula Ford. More than 100 drivers […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP AT THE FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL

BRANDS HATCH, BOOTS ON THE GROUND After a successful “warmup” race meeting the previous weekend at rainy Donington Park and three days of testing this past week at Brands Hatch, both Team USA Scholarship racers Jake Craig and Colin Mullan felt well prepared as they headed into the British Racing & Sports Car Club’s 47th […]

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TEAM MILESTONES FOR PENSKE AND GANASSI

500 WINS FOR TEAM PENSKE Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, marking the 500th victory for Team Penske over more than five decades. “Thanks to everyone throughout our organization for their hard work and all their dedication for helping us reach this […]

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DON PANOZ PASSES AWAY AT AGE 83

DON PANOZ PASSES AWAY AT AGE 83 Serial entrepreneur Dr. Donald Panoz passed away Tuesday morning at age 83. He had been ill for several weeks and spent his final days in the company of his family and closest friends. Dr. Panoz, co-founder of Milan Pharmaceuticals in 1961, made his fortune there by creating and […]

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BULGARI AWARD TO BILL WARNER; POSEY’S NEW ART SHOW AT THE OBER; ROGER PENSKE AND HURLEY HAYWOOD AT THE SIMEONE FOUNDATION

BILL WARNER TO RECEIVE 2018 NICOLA BULGARI AWARD In ceremonies during the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, WA, this Sunday, Sept. 8, Bill Warner will receive the 2018 Nicola Bulgari Award. This award is presented annually based upon the recipient’s contributions to preserving America’s automotive heritage, the use […]

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KATHERINE LEGGE JOINS RLL FOR 2018-19 eTROPHY SEASON

KATHERINE LEGGE JOINS RLL FOR 2018-19 eTROPHY SEASON Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Sunday in New York City that sports car and open-wheel racing veteran Katherine Legge will drive one of the team’s two Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series electric race cars in the inaugural 2018-19 season. An American-themed livery will be unveiled by RLL co-owner […]

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DARIO FRANCHITTI TO HALL OF FAME

DARIO FRANCHITTI IN 2019 MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS Dario Franchitti will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America as the Open Wheel honoree in the 2019 class of seven. The RRDC member’s lassmates include Augie Duesenberg (Historic category), Phil Remington (Sports Cars), Kevin Schwantz (Motorcycles), Don Schumacher (Drag Racing), Tony Stewart […]

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NEW SiF VIDEO: GETTING AROUND THE RING + GANLEY’S MUSINGS

DRIVING THE GREEN HELL If you’re like me, you grew up dreaming about racing on the original 12.9 mile Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. With its tree-lined 154 corners and unpredictable weather, the ‘Ring has deservedly earned the nickname – “The Green Hell”. In our latest video, a group of the world’s best Ringmeisters reveal some of […]

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PENSKE/DONOHUE FILM UNCOVERED; WIN RACING SIMULATOR SEAT

NEW ENGLAND AUTO MUSEUM TO SHOW LONG-LOST PENSKE/DONOHUE DOCUMENTARY “FOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL” “Four Hands on the Wheel,” a long-lost documentary chronicling the legendary auto-racing partnership between Roger Penske and Mark Donohue, will be presented on May 23 at the Ridgefield (Conn.) Playhouse as a fundraiser for the New England Auto Museum www.neautomuseum.org. This […]

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JOHNNY RUTHERFORD HONORED BY RRDC AT LONG BEACH

The April 12 RRDC Evening with Johnny Rutherford Presented by Firestone was held in front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, as the three-time Indy 500 champion was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club, prior to the running of the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In the audience were […]

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A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RUTHERFORD

Last night, April 12, the Road Racing Drivers Club honored Johnny Rutherford at its annual Long Beach Legends Banquet. Here is the video that kicked off the evening’s entertainment – RRDC President Bobby Rahal’s Letterman-style interview with Lone Star J.R. Produced by Tom Davey and Jeff Drake with the assistance of Jeremy Shaw and Sam […]

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THE AMAZING UNSERS; SERVIA AND FISHER INDYCAR PACE CAR DRIVERS, KIDRACER® AT LBGP, PAUL NEWMAN’S RACECARS, GURNEY TRIBUTE

THE AMAZING UNSERS AT INDY “The Amazing Unsers: From Albuquerque to Indianapolis” exhibit opens April 9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Among the 25 Unser family racecars on display are eight of the nine Indianapolis 500 winners, including the Rislone Eagle Bobby drove to victory 50 years ago this May. In addition to the […]

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OUR GUYS HAWKING SOME GOOD STUFF – REDMAN AND HOBBS

LIMITED EDITION BRIAN REDMAN PRINT BY ANDREW HILL New to the Motorsport Magazine shop by Andrew Hill – a recently commissioned spectacular print to commemorate one of Brian Redman’s most significant victories when – together with Jo Siffert – he won the 1970 Targa Florio in the Porsche 908/03 in its iconic Gulf livery. Supplied with a certificate […]

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MONTOYA IS LATEST SAFEisFAST ASK A PRO

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA IS LATEST SAFEisFAST ASK A PRO Juan Pablo Montoya, two-time Indy 500 champion and current IMSA driver with Team Penske, is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.   Montoya’s extensive motor sport career spans from being CART champion in 1999, to competing in Formula One, and in NASCAR with Chip Ganassi Racing. […]

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GURNEY WALK PLUS LONG BEACH AND AMELIA ISLAND

GURNEY TO BE HONORED IN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK All-American Racers vice president Kathy Weida has participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk every year since 2011, the year Dan Gurney suffered a heart attack. “I walked for him,” said Weida. “Sadly, he passed away January 14, 2018 due to complications of pneumonia, so now I […]

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AMELIA ISLAND UPDATE – HOBBS IN PRINT

David Hobbs has been a faithful friend of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since its beginning in 1996. The 2009 Amelia honoree has chosen the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours to launch his long awaited memoir HOBBO, MOTOR RACER, MOTOR MOUTH. Although he was born in England, Americans consider David Hobbs one of our own. […]

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A FOND FAREWELL TO SCOTT PRUETT

[Editor: Scott Pruett sent the following thank you letter to friends and colleagues who offered kind words in a video tribute to one of America’s great all-around race drivers on the occasion of his final race.] My last race is now in the history books, the Rolex Daytona 24hrs. In a perfect world it would […]

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