Archive for May, 2012

Paul Brown/Tiger Racing’s Crew Gets Both Mustangs Back in Racing Trim For SCCA Pirelli World Challenge Doubleheader Saturday and Sunday at Belle Isle

DETROIT — Paul Brown/Tiger Racing’s mechanics and other crew members have accomplished a herculean job to prepare two Ford Mustang Boss 302S cars for Justin Bell and Dane Moxlow to drive in the Pirelli World Challenge doubleheader this Saturday and Sunday at the Belle Isle Park temporary street course in Detroit. Although luckily both drivers […]

RM Auctions Lifts Gavel on Charlie Thomas’ Texas-Sized Collection of Automobiles

– RM Auctions further expands its 2012 calendar with the addition of ‘The Charlie Thomas Collection’, a single-day, single-vendor sale to be held in Dallas, Texas, October 20, 2012 – Auction features a superb assortment of more than 150 collector cars, all offered without reserve – Sale further consolidates RM’s reputation as the specialist for […]

Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor

Eight-Hour Test Will Provide Essential Information for Upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans When 10-year-old Jordan Taylor first visited the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001, the youngster immediately understood that this event was special. Now 11 years later, Taylor is returning to Le Mans – not as a spectator, but as a driver […]

America’s Favorite Sports Cars to Pace Belle Isle Grand Prix

– Camaro and Corvette setting sales pace for their segments – Forza Motorsport 4 fans compile 63 million miles in Corvettes and Camaros DETROIT – America’s favorite sports cars will lead the return of motorsports to Detroit this weekend, when the Camaro ZL1 paces the Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 at Belle Isle on Saturday, and the […]

Team GDT’s Méndez Finishes 12th In His First Oval-Track Race Ever

INDIANAPOLIS — Team GDT’s Andrés Méndez, 19, of Bogotá, Columbia, finished 12th in his first oval-track race ever in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear portion of the traditional “TourHendricksCounty.com Night Before the 500” show at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (LORI) Saturday night. Méndez, a rookie who drives the No. 53 sponsored by […]

Second 2012 Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ to be Named at 28th Annual Midwest Mopars in the Park in Minnesota

The second of four 2012 Mopar® “Top Eliminator” winners will be named during the 28th Annual Midwest Mopars in the Park car show and swap meet in Farmington, Minn., June 2–3. The winner will be recognized during the awards ceremony that completes the two-day event. The long-running Mopar “Top Eliminator” program shines a light on […]

Stephen Cox: IndyCar – Resurgent 500 Remains Pinnacle of Auto Racing

If there was ever any doubt that the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is still the Mt. Everest of motorsports, it is gone after today’s record-breaking event. Yes, I have a few gripes about the DW-12 chassis and the lame, new re-start procedures. We’ll get to those in a moment. But the race itself was a […]

Mecum Celebrates Success at 25th Original Spring Classic

Over $52 Million Sold at The Indiana State Fairgrounds In excess of one million square feet of the Indiana State Fairgrounds were covered with over 2,900 automobiles, motorcycles, Road Art, and more as Mecum Auctions celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic Auction, May 15-20, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind. The excitement was […]

Mecum Auctions Joins Panther DRR for the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Walworth, Wis. – The Mecum Auction Company is excited to announce that it will join Panther DRR as the team’s primary sponsor for the No. 22 Panther DRR machine piloted by Oriol Servia for the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500. “The Mecum family has been involved in racing for over 40 years, and the […]

Chevrolet Brings Strong Team and Driver Line-Up to 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500

DETROIT – A strong contingent of 16 Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 powered teams and drivers will set their sights on one thing on Sunday, May 27 – winning the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While 2012 marks the debut of the all-new Chevy V-6 direct injected twin turbo charged […]