A Lesson in History

Built In 1958, Vaca Valley Raceway Still Sits Idle

Sitting just off of Interstate 80 midway between Sacramento and San Francisco are the remains of a multi-purpose raceway waiting for someone to step in and rescue it.

Winged Sportsman Cars Ruled California In Mid 1970s

One of the most interesting things about short-track racing is the evolution of local rules, which created some fascinating offshoots, perhaps none more so than the unique sportsman division of central California.

Herb Harvey Made Junkyard Into His Own Dirt Track

Junkyard owner Herb Harvey built a dirt track next to a swamp in Lemon Township, north of Tunkhannock, Pa., and having no false modesty, named it after himself.

CAMRA Played Key Role In Open-Wheel Racing History

If producing great racing and graduating drivers to higher levels is the yardstick, then the supermodified group known as the Canadian American Modified Racing...

Caracciola Never Made The 500, But His Trophies Remain At IMS

GIVING IT A TRY: European champion Rudolf Caracciola tried his luck at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1946, but crashed and failed to qualify....

Lance Reventlow Created The Scarab Racing Cars

His mother was Woolworths heiress Barbara Hutton. He was married, for a time, to actress Jill St. John. Cary Grant was a stepfather. The...

Ferraioulo No. 73 Modified Was Dominant At Syracuse

WINNING WAYS: Gary Balough and the Ferraioulo & Sons team celebrate a victory at the New York State Fairgrounds. (Paul Irving Photo) Very few...

Seneca Lodge Has Been Racing Landmark For 60 Years

HOME TO RACERS: The Seneca Lodge In Watkins Glen, N.Y., has hosted racers for 60 years. (Seneca Lodge Photo) The first stop for Will...

Steam Dreams Never Made It To The Indianapolis 500

STEAM CAR: While the car was complete for the Lear steam car project, the engine was never ready for Indianapolis. (Photo Courtesy Kevin Triplett)The...

Californian Ivan Baldwin Could Make A Stock-Car Chassis Work

One of the top stock-car racers to come out of Southern California, Ivan “The Terrible” Baldwin was the scourge of the Southern California NASCAR...

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