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Vintage & Historic Race Cars

The race cars of yesteryear get our hearts racing here at Vintage Road & Racecars. We love vintage race cars all these decades later whether sitting at a show or tearing up a racetrack in vintage races. From the four cylinder open-wheel cars that established “Formula” class competitions and sports racing cars, to the insanity of Can Am, Formula 5000, Formula 1, Le Mans and Indy Cars, this is our ode to the race cars that shaped history.

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Vintage Race Car News

Full coverage of all the latest and greatest vintage race car news from around the world. Events, racing, auctions, profiles and more.

JaguarSport XJR-15 by Peter Stevens, © Porter Press International
All images: © Porter Press International The JaguarSport XJR-15 is a two-seater roadgoing sports car produced...
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Museum Spotlight The 500 K Special Roadster is a superstar at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. What makes it so fascinating? It is an extraordinary automotive sculpture whose elegance radiates effortlessly from...


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Race Car Feature Articles

Interviews, profiles and in-depth stories about automotive racing. We skip the recent racing stuff and instead focus on the rich history of car racing and the generations of drivers, races, cars and stories that made automotive racing exciting and extreme back in the day.

The Greatest Racecars

We take an in-depth look at the best racecars ever made. These are the coolest racing cars of all time, the race cars that dominated their era and even the quirky race cars that didn't succeed. From factory-built race cars to customer team cars, we have over 150 of the greatest race cars ever made.

The Fabulous Fifties

The 1950s were an amazing time for motor racing. Due to the rising popularity of stock car racing, the new Strictly Stock Series is established as the Grand National. The series becomes phenomenally popular, and attracts numerous domestic manufacturers. The SCCA National Sports Car Championship was first contested in 1951, America's first championship for sports cars. The Twelve Hours of Sebring is first held. Grand prix racing returns after World War II temporarily halts automobile production. The new grand prix series is known as Formula One. The Carrera Panamericana is held from 1950-1954. The Argentine Grand Prix debuts in 1953 as the first F1 race in South America. All of this and much more.

The Best Racing Drivers

The heroes who drove their hearts out. We take a look at the best drivers from all forms of motorsports and talk about their careers, their famous races and what made them tick. Names like Graham Hill, Ayrton Senna, Rene Arnoux and Jochen Mass, we bring you the best drivers and personalities from motorsport.

Stirling Moss Speaks

Sir Stirling Moss was the best known British Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship". Over the years, we were lucky to have him pen some amazing stories for us at VRR.

Racing Legends Speak

Race car legends tell their stories exclusively to VRR. From Danny Sullivan and getting into Formula One to Ross Brawn recounting his years at Ferrari, we get an inside scoop and behind the scenes into the world of best racing automotive people. Over 200 stories from the best racing minds.

The World's Best Race Tracks

Ovals, road courses and custom race circuits, this section celebrate the best selection of tracks around the world and across racing eras. Here are the world's greatest racing circuits, the famous and iconic tracks and all the famous corners we have loved over the years.

The Most Famous Races & Epic Drives

From the 1966 Tourist Trophy to the 1962 British Grand Prix, we have the most exciting races ever run. Whether it is Bugatti and the 1956 French Grand Prix or the individual brilliance of Donohue and the Lola T330 F5000, these are the races we wish we could have seen firsthand, to be there and feel the magic.

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