Category Archives: Club News

DAN GURNEY – 85 AND COUNTING

Santa Ana, Calif., April 13 – Dan Gurney celebrated his 85th birthday on Wednesday at the Eagle’s Nest with some 100 special friends and former employees. It was a truly festive occasion with at least one huge surprise for the legendary founder of All-American Racers. His sons, Justin and Alex, dug up one car not […]

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MEMBER NEWS – APRIL 11, 2016

TONY ADAMOWICZ BATTLING BRAIN CANCER Tony Adamowicz is in the race of his life, battling Grade 4 Glioblastoma – a virulent brain cancer for which he had surgery last June and again in November. The ordeal has left Tony unable to live independently, and he is currently in a 24-7 nursing care facility. To help […]

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RRDC DECLARES GEORGE FOLLMER WEEK AT LONG BEACH

Hilliard, Ohio, April 11, 2016 – It’s George Follmer Week in Long Beach. Follmer, the only driver to have won both the Trans-Am and Can-Am championships in one year (1972), will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the “RRDC Evening with George Follmer presented by Firestone” in Long Beach, Calif., this Thursday, April 14, prior […]

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AMERICAN HONDA ON BOARD FOR LONG BEACH “EVENING…”

HILLIARD, Ohio, March 29, 2016 – American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will support the RRDC Evening with George Follmer presented by Firestone by hosting the cocktail reception on April 14 for the seventh consecutive year at the Road Racing Drivers Club’s eighth annual West Coast banquet, held prior to the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long […]

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MEMBER NEWS – MARCH 28, 2016

AUGIE PABST: BEHIND THE WHEEL “Augie Pabst: Behind the Wheel” is now available for order! Orders from the UK and Europe will ship immediately. U.S. orders will ship after April 15th, as will orders from the rest of the world. Augie has signed 400 copies which are only available directly from the publisher – Dalton […]

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BILL WARNER’S 21st AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS

Amelia Island, GA, March 16, 2016 – The 21st edition of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Auction was staged this past weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Resort on one of Georgia’s most scenic barrier islands. Bill Warner’s charity shindig drew a record 315 concours entries and thousands of guests to visually embrace a […]

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FIRESTONE PRESENTING LONG BEACH “EVENING” ONCE AGAIN

For the seventh consecutive year, Firestone will be the presenting sponsor for the RRDC’s annual celebration in conjunction with the Long Beach Grand Prix. This year’s festivities will honor George Follmer. Previous honorees were Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske, Jim Hall, Brian Redman, Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser. These “RRDC Evenings” are acknowledged as one […]

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MEMBER NEWS – February 24, 2016

BRIAN REDMAN: A RACER’S MEMOIR, 1965-1975 RRDC members Brian Redman and Jim Mullen have come together to produce Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks. A racer’s memoir of a dangerous decade, 1965-1975, a 300-page memoir covering the period from one of the top competitors of the day. Packed with photographs, the volume provides a vivid account of Redman’s […]

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HAVING YOUR RACECAR SET UP BY MARK DONOHUE

The following is a recollection of a Road Racing Drivers Club Skid Pad Seminar with Mark Donohue and Bill Mitchell on June 17, 1972 – an anecdote from Frank Del Vecchio’s notebook: “Checkered Shorts.” Drivers and cars: Paul Keeler – March 722 Formula B, Mike Rand and Frank Del Vecchio – March 712 Formula B […]

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LONG BEACH BANQUET TO HONOR GEORGE FOLLMER

Hilliard, OH, Feb. 11, 2015 – RRDC President Bobby Rahal invites you to the annual Long Beach Banquet, Thursday, April 14,  featuring George Follmer and his racecars: “Talk to Penske. Talk to Redman. Talk to Jones, Hall, Gurney, Haywood, Posey, Morton, Bell, and any top competitor from the ‘60s, ‘70s and early ‘80s. All will […]

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SCOTT PRUETT RRDC’S 2016 PHIL HILL AWARD RECIPIENT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 28, 2016 – Scott Pruett, known as a savvy and disciplined racer with a record 60 victories in IMSA competition, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2016 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner on Jan. 27 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the […]

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JUDY STROPUS IS RRDC’S 2015 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER

Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 27, 2016 – Judy Stropus, former professional timer/scorer, race-car driver and award-winning publicist, received the 2015 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner on Jan. 27 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Each recipient of this honor, […]

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RRDC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

HILLIARD, OH, January 22, 2015 – Good stuff has happened in the past few months to a number of our members: Chip Ganassi, Bobby Akin, Rick Knoop, Dan Davis, Ryan Dalziel, Hobbs-Matchett-Diffey, Juan Pablo Montoya, Hans Stuck, the late Bob Snodgrass, Graham Rahal, Scott Pruett, Toly Arutunoff, Bob Bondurant, the late Denise McCluggage, Michael Keyser, […]

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Calvin Stewart Earns RRDC Mark Donohue Award

Calvin Stewart, 57, a certified registered nurse/anesthetist from Novi, Mich., is the 45th recipient of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award. This unique award is presented annually by the Road Racing Drivers Club for outstanding performance, competitiveness and sportsmanship during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. It is voted on by RRDC members attending the Runoffs and […]

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Gil de Ferran on Safe is Fast

Fellow RRDC members. I am proud to be the Ambassador for the RRDC Safe is Fast program and would like to share the amazing results with you. So far this year, over 357,000 videos were viewed with over 1,346,000 minutes watched. This is already DOUBLE the amount for last year.  Our entire library of videos […]

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RRDC- Supported Team USA Shines in the UK

Team USA Scholarship drivers have been making some waves at the British Formula Ford Festival. Here’s a report from driver Michai Stephens: London, England – The 40th running of the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch proved to be an absolute thriller in every possible way. The field was littered with ruthless and skilled drivers […]

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RRDC at the SCCA Runoffs

The annual RRDC dinner at the SCCA National Runoffs was held on Sept. 21 in Daytona, Fla.  About 40 RRDC members and guests met at Carrabba’s across from the Daytona International Speedway on Monday night for dinner and a gathering. This annual gathering provides RRDC members attending the Runoffs a chance to meet and greet […]

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RRDC at Limerock

The RRDC held its annual informal lunch gathering at Lime Rock Park, Conn., during the very popular Historic Festival 33. The luncheon is held on Sunday, when there is no racing taking place. Instead, Sunday in the Park is held on the actual race track, displaying a variety of exotic and not-so-exotic collector cars. It’s […]

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Justin Wilson Children’s Fund Update

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 – INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway encourage racing fans to make donations to a new fund established to support the  family of Justin Wilson. Donations to the Wilson Children’s Fund can be made online at www.wilsonchildrensfund.com or sent to the following address: Wilson Children’s Fund c/o Forum Credit Union […]

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RRDC Member Justin Wilson Passes

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has succumbed following injuries suffered in the IndyCar race at Pocono. “We at the RRDC are saddened by the loss of one of our members, Justin Wilson. Justin was a talented race-car driver in the prime of his career who was often described by some of his fellow members as a “gentle […]

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RRDC Receives donation from Pirelli World Challenge

WC Vision’s press release, dated May 28, 2015 Pirelli World Challenge donates Long Beach race fines to charity Over $40,000 goes to four foundations. WC Vision today announced the fines handed down for penalties assessed at Long Beach have been collected and donated to four charities/foundations. A amount in excess of $40,000 has been distributed […]

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RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser a hit with racing elite

BOBBY UNSER HONORED BY RRDC IN LONG BEACH Click play button above to listen to a radio interview with Bobby Unser On April 16, in front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, sanctioning group and series’ representatives, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser was honored by the Road […]

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RRDC Member News – March 27, 2015

RRDC MEMBER NEWS – March 27, 2015 RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser Presented by Firestone – April 16 Seats are still available to one of the highlights of auto racing’s social calendar at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser will be held on Thursday, April 16, at the […]

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RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser April 16

Road Racing Drivers Club President Bobby Rahal cordially invites you to attend the RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser Presented by Firestone at the Long Beach Hilton on Thursday, April 16: Long Beach Hilton, Thursday, April 16 Seats $200 ($175 for RRDC members only) Reservations Required (to rrdc2@cox.net) Unser Unleashed! Bobby Unser, 2015 RRDC Banquet Honoree […]

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