Author Archives: RRDC Webmaster

MOLTO MARIO – A NOTE FROM THE PREZ

Say these names aloud: Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske, Jim Hall, Brian Redman – and then add Mario Andretti. You’re among the men now. At the RRDC Legends Banquet, mere mortals get to hear racing’s mythic giants spin anecdotes, confess prejudices, share opinions and tell untold stories. And every year, on the Thursday before […]

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JIM JEFFORDS: 1927-2014

George Bruggenthies, Road America president and general manager, reported the passing of fellow RRDC member and Road America board member Jim Jeffords on March 6. “Jim Jeffords was the definitive example of a gentlemen racer with a heart of gold,” said Bruggenthies. “He loved racing for the thrill of competition, not for the money. Jim […]

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CHARLIE EARWOOD 1924-2014

Charlie Earwood, one of the best liked and most respected people in the motorsports industry, passed away today, Jan. 28. His death was first reported on Facebook by his son and fellow RRDC member Terry Earwood. “After failing health the past year, my Dad, Charles ‘Charlie’ Earwood passed away in his sleep peacefully at home […]

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JOHN MORTON WRITES A BOOK, GETS AN AWARD

John Morton’s rollicking remembrance of his time working for Carroll Shelby – “Inside Shelby American, Wrenching and Racing with Carroll Shelby in the 1960s” – is available from Motorbooks. On Dec. 7, Morton will receive the 2013 Lindley Bothwell Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fabulous Fifties Annual Banquet at the Proud Bird in El Segundo, […]

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RRDC WELCOMES 37 NEW MEMBERS

The Road Racing Drivers Club has voted 37 racecar drivers and motorsports professionals into its membership for 2013. have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The new class includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC […]

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RRDC MEMBERS CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY RUNOFFS WITH THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brand new RRDC member Andrew Aquilante and longer-standing member John Heinricy took home three titles during the 50th Anniversary of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., the third weekend of September. Aquilante celebrated his recent acceptance into the club with a pair of convincing victories. Starting from the GT-2 […]

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BICKERS AND EIDSON TO CARRY TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP BANNER TO ENGLAND

After a hard-fought shootout among six talented candidates, young Americans Joey Bickers and Jake Eidson have been selected to carry the patriotic red-white-and-blue colors of the Team USA Scholarship in two prestigious end-of-season Formula Ford events in England. The pair will follow in the footsteps of an illustrious group of former scholarship winners including Jimmy […]

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MEMBER NEWS: LYN ST. JAMES’ WINNER’S CIRCLE FOR WOMEN and JEREMY SHAW’S TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP

The Women’s Sports Foundation has joined RRDC member Lyn St. James in announcing the latest iteration of the Women’s Sports Foundation Women in the Winner’s Circle Project Podium Grant – an industry-wide $100,000 scholarship fund supporting young, talented female race drivers. Grantees can come from all forms of motor racing – karting, quarter midget, drag […]

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