IMSA Founder John Bishop Dead at Age of 87

DAYTONA BEACH,FLORIDA (June 6, 2014)– Sports car racing legend John Bishop, the visionary co-founder of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), died Thursday in San Rafael, Calif. due to complications from a recent illness. He was 87. Bishop co-founded IMSA in 1969 with his wife Peggy and Bill France Sr., after a surprise telephone “cold call” from France – also NASCAR’s founder – that resulted in a quick trip from Connecticut to Daytona Beach to discuss assembling a new sports car sanctioning organization in North…

Rusty Wallace NASCAR Driving Suit Stolen

NASCAR Hall of Famer’s son seeks help on Twitter The last fire suit Rusty Wallace wore in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle is considered stolen by the Wallace family, according to a tweet from Wallace’s son Greg. The white and blue Miller Lite fire suit is missing from the Team Penske shop, and Greg Wallace is offering a reward — and no questions asked — for its return.

Legendary Team Owner Bud Moore Stormed the Shores of Normandy 70 Year Ago

Seventy years ago today members of the Great Generation mechanized one of the most daring military operations of all time. 156,000 Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of Operation Overlord. 12,000 of those men lost their lives the first day. We know it simply as D-Day. This is one man’s story. Walter “Bud” Moore sits on the couch in the living room of his home in Spartanburg, S.C., in front of a collection of just some of the more than 70 trophies his race…

McLaren Celebrates 50 Years

Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’ When a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. In those days, Bruce’s vision was shared by fewer than half a dozen loyal souls, who slogged across the world to race his self-made cars. Nowadays, the McLaren Group employs more than 2000 people, all of whom still share Bruce’s ideals of combining sportsmanship with solid engineering practice and cutting-edge technical expertise.…

2014 Corvette Stingray Sells For $1.05 Million at Barrett Jackson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Five Chevrolet performance cars, including the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, raised a combined $2.14 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auctions that concluded Sunday. Proceeds benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the American Heart Association, the Guy Fieri Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination and the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The all-new Corvette Stingray – Vehicle Identification Number ending in 0001 – sold Saturday to businessman and NASCAR team…

eBay Motors Announces 2011 People’s Pick Awards

  eBay Motors has announced the winners of the 2011 People’s Picks survey—the annual poll inviting enthusiasts to weigh in on all things automotive, including best camshaft, favorite ignition and favorite muscle car—even the best movie car of all time. More than 3.4 million votes were cast in this year’s competition, 10 times the 2010 tally. New this year, entrants had the opportunity to vote via mobile through the eBay Motors iPhone app. “This year’s massive voter turnout reflects the incredible passion of the auto…

US Top Gear Personality Rutledge Wood Launches New Website

Top Gear USA personality Rutledge Wood has launched a fan website that promises to provide insight and antidotes into his daily life as a race analyst and Top Gear host, as well as cool gear for his fervent fans. The well timed launch comes as the show’s most liked personality heads south to provide colorful commentary for NASCAR Raceday on the Speed Channel. Now in his second season hosting the American spin off of the popular UK television show, Top Gear that he hosts along…