Category Archives: Club News

MEMBER NEWS: PARNELLI, JOHN PAUL JR., RON GRABLE, HOBBS, LYN, ROGER

PETERSEN MUSEUM HONORING PARNELLI JONES THIS WEEK In celebration of Parnelli Jones’s legacy and his contributions to automotive engineering and motorsports, the Petersen Automotive Museum will welcome guests to this Thursday night’s opening reception of “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and their Builders.” This very special reception will honor Parnelli Jones and […]

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TEAM MILESTONES FOR PENSKE AND GANASSI

500 WINS FOR TEAM PENSKE Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, marking the 500th victory for Team Penske over more than five decades. “Thanks to everyone throughout our organization for their hard work and all their dedication for helping us reach this […]

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DON PANOZ PASSES AWAY AT AGE 83

DON PANOZ PASSES AWAY AT AGE 83 Serial entrepreneur Dr. Donald Panoz passed away Tuesday morning at age 83. He had been ill for several weeks and spent his final days in the company of his family and closest friends. Dr. Panoz, co-founder of Milan Pharmaceuticals in 1961, made his fortune there by creating and […]

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BULGARI AWARD TO BILL WARNER; POSEY’S NEW ART SHOW AT THE OBER; ROGER PENSKE AND HURLEY HAYWOOD AT THE SIMEONE FOUNDATION

BILL WARNER TO RECEIVE 2018 NICOLA BULGARI AWARD In ceremonies during the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, WA, this Sunday, Sept. 8, Bill Warner will receive the 2018 Nicola Bulgari Award. This award is presented annually based upon the recipient’s contributions to preserving America’s automotive heritage, the use […]

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DARIO FRANCHITTI TO HALL OF FAME

DARIO FRANCHITTI IN 2019 MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS Dario Franchitti will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America as the Open Wheel honoree in the 2019 class of seven. The RRDC member’s lassmates include Augie Duesenberg (Historic category), Phil Remington (Sports Cars), Kevin Schwantz (Motorcycles), Don Schumacher (Drag Racing), Tony Stewart […]

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JOHNNY RUTHERFORD HONORED BY RRDC AT LONG BEACH

The April 12 RRDC Evening with Johnny Rutherford Presented by Firestone was held in front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, as the three-time Indy 500 champion was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club, prior to the running of the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In the audience were […]

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A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RUTHERFORD

Last night, April 12, the Road Racing Drivers Club honored Johnny Rutherford at its annual Long Beach Legends Banquet. Here is the video that kicked off the evening’s entertainment – RRDC President Bobby Rahal’s Letterman-style interview with Lone Star J.R. Produced by Tom Davey and Jeff Drake with the assistance of Jeremy Shaw and Sam […]

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MONTOYA IS LATEST SAFEisFAST ASK A PRO

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA IS LATEST SAFEisFAST ASK A PRO Juan Pablo Montoya, two-time Indy 500 champion and current IMSA driver with Team Penske, is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.   Montoya’s extensive motor sport career spans from being CART champion in 1999, to competing in Formula One, and in NASCAR with Chip Ganassi Racing. […]

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GURNEY WALK PLUS LONG BEACH AND AMELIA ISLAND

GURNEY TO BE HONORED IN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK All-American Racers vice president Kathy Weida has participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk every year since 2011, the year Dan Gurney suffered a heart attack. “I walked for him,” said Weida. “Sadly, he passed away January 14, 2018 due to complications of pneumonia, so now I […]

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AMELIA ISLAND UPDATE – HOBBS IN PRINT

David Hobbs has been a faithful friend of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since its beginning in 1996. The 2009 Amelia honoree has chosen the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours to launch his long awaited memoir HOBBO, MOTOR RACER, MOTOR MOUTH. Although he was born in England, Americans consider David Hobbs one of our own. […]

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A FOND FAREWELL TO SCOTT PRUETT

[Editor: Scott Pruett sent the following thank you letter to friends and colleagues who offered kind words in a video tribute to one of America’s great all-around race drivers on the occasion of his final race.] My last race is now in the history books, the Rolex Daytona 24hrs. In a perfect world it would […]

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ERIC PRILL 2017 MARK DONOHUE AWARD WINNER

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2018) – Eric Prill, of Topeka, Kan., was presented the RRDC Mark Donohue Award at the annual RRDC members’ dinner at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 24. The dinner preceded the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Prill, who serves as the Vice […]

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