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    Video: Alfa Sprint Speciale racer looks fantastic, sounds even better

    Nothing quite sounds like a vintage Alfa Romeo four-cylinder engine at full gallop, especially in motorsport trim. With a combination of low-frequency burbling played over a high-pitch scream, they really know how to sing. This week Petrolicious takes a look at a truly unique Alfa Sprint Speciale ...

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    Report: 73-year-old racer dies after crashing his MG at Lime Rock

    Vintage racing provides fans with the opportunity to watch some of the greatest cars from yesteryear still competing on track against some of their contemporaries. Unfortunately, like any form of motorsports, racing in classics can never be completely safe, a reality sadly illustrated during this ...

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    Video: This vintage racer is a Peerless competitor

    Sometimes important decisions come down to a split second where you just have to go with your gut. While leaving is son Paul's soccer game in the early 1990s, Ron Cressey spotted a 1959 Peerless GT on a car transporter. It turned out the owner was moving and shipping the car with him. Not wanting ...

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    Video: The best in-car driving videos from Goodwood Revival 2013

    In what presenters describe as the "biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year," the Goodwood Revival features famous cars, famous drivers and a racetrack. Combine the three and you've got a bloody-good weekend. Watching a peerless assortment of vintage racecars go round the track ...

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    Motorsports: Porsche taking classic 911 on tour of Europe's best tracks [w/video]

    How cool would it be if instead of calling it your "birthday" you called it your "anniversary" and spent an entire year celebrating it? Porsche has kept the lights on and the music going for its 50th anniversary this year, and the latest huzzah is called Project 50, which will see a 1965 Porsche ...

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    Report: Goodwood Revival-style event may come to the US [UPDATE]

    Any motoring enthusiast worth his salt knows and reveres the Goodwood Revival. While the Festival of Speed is exactly what the name states, the Goodwood Revival is an experience unlike any other. More than just vintage racing, nearly everyone in attendance dresses in period-correct clothing, and ...

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    Video: New Stratos lines up at the 2012 Rally Isla Mallorca

    Just because Ferrari nixed the New Stratos doesn't mean the existing high-performance wedge can't have a little fun on its own. This past March, the F430-based tribute to the rallying great led a littany of classics as the pace car for the Rally Isla Mallorca. The 2012 race marked the one-year ...

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    Video: Rally legends at Spa is music to our ears

    The Legend Boucles de Spa is a historic rally held in the Ardennes Forest around Spa, Belgium, and it commemorates the actual Boucle de Spa rally races held for 37 years from 1953 to 1990. The drill is simple: lots of drivers plotting vintage machinery at various levels of anger through the ...

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    Video: Goodwood Revival rounds out the classics with sports cars and prototypes [UPDATE]

    Cobras, Tigers and... Ferrari's? Oh my! If you happened to miss our post on the '60s touring cars that took to the track at the 2011 Goodwood Revival, you may not realize just how amazing vintage racing can be. And it gets even more interesting as the value and historic significance of the cars ...

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    Videos: Vintage rally action at La Carrera Panamericana

    Lessons in mid-corner lift at La Carrera Panamericana – Click above to watch videos after the jump
    For us, there are few things better than vintage racing. While we love to see classic metal from every corner of the globe all dolled up on a concourse lawn, the truth is that cars are meant ...

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    BMW opens up Classic Center to customer cars, establishes dedicated vintage racing division

    BMW Classic Center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Owners and lovers of classic BMWs have what to be thankful for. The Bavarian automaker estimates that roughly one in ten units it produced through the 1980s are still on the road, accounting for some 600,000 classic cars and ...

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    2009 Coronado Speed Festival, the 12th annual race at the base

    2009 Coronado Speed Festival - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever since we first attended the Coronado Speed Festival, we've made sure to mark our calendars and set aside the weekend every year for the annual vintage races in San Diego, CA. The sunny skies, the cool ocean breezes, and ...

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    Monterey 2009: Vintage racers exude speed even at rest

    Monterey Historic Automobile Races paddock - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even though it's essentially run just for fun, the track action at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can be downright menacing during the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Just ask the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa driver ...

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    Monterey 2009: Bentley racecars gather at Pebble Beach

    Bentley racecars at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When they pick a featured marque at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, they really go big. For instance, all of the Ferrari TR59 race cars ever made were gathered together this year. For ...

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    Monterey 2009: 145 vintage Porsches take to the track

    Porsches at the 2009 Monterey Historics - Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the second we arrived in Monterey last week, we noticed one thing: there were Porsches everywhere. From the fleet of 30 Panameras that Porsche brought out, to the hundreds of owners that made the trip to Northern ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Vintage Racecar Collection

    Of course we're checking the couch in the editors lounge for spare change, it's only natural when an impeccable collection of vintage race cars goes on the block. We've found 63 cents so far; if we can avoid the siren song of a Milky Way when we fuel up, we're well on our way to the $855,000 price ...

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    Race at the base: 2008 Coronado Speed Festival

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Coronado Speed Festival Every autumn the naval base on Coronado island in San Diego plays host to dozens of vintage car racers for a festival of speed as part of Fleet Week, the largest military appreciation event in the country. The runways are a ...

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    BMW unveils stunning Mille Miglia Concept Coupe

    As the 2006 edition of the Mille Miglia historic auto race prepares to kick off, BMW has unveiled this stunning concept car to commemorate its involvement with the classic road races.The BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006 evokes the lines of the classic BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe, which ...


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