Author Archives: By John Gunnell

Watkins Glen Founder Passes

A piece of American racing history died on April 22 when Cameron Argetsinger passed away on April 22, 2008.  Sixty years earlier, Argetsinger had brought road racing back to the shores of America with the 1948 Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Depression-era car thieves found Classics a ‘steal’

Car thievery is nothing new. Although they were low in resale value and operating economy, the Classics were certainly well built. They were large automobiles, constructed of much better grades of steel and iron than, say, a mid-’30s Chevy or Ford. They were built using lots of brass, copper, nickel and aluminum parts. So...

Corvette Duo to Pace ’08 Indy 500

Corvette collectors better get to the front of the line as soon as they can. Chevrolet and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have announced that versions of the latest Corvette will pace the Indy 500 for an unprecedented fifth year in a row.

Milwaukee Masterpiece Makes Masterful Move

Conquering 8 inches of rain that fell prior to the show, the staff of Milwaukee’s “Masterpiece of Style & Speed” moved the classic cars to a new lakeside location and wound up with a concours d’elegance that lived up to its artistic-sounding name for the third year in a row.