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Left: The Locomobile Type 1906, "Old 16", driven by George Robertson on its way to winning the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup on Long Island.

Center: Action during the 1916 Vanderbilt Cup event at Santa Monica with William Bolden (#12) leading Omar Toft.

U.S. Open Wheel Racing History Links

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACING
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Vanderbilt Cup Races A top notch site devoted to the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904-1910. Includes information, data, photos, and rare film clips.
Phil Harms' Champ Car Stats Phil Harms, in conjunction with motorsport.com, has archived the entire statistical record for championship car racing from 1909. Sorted by year or track.
Champ Car Stats Champ Car standings and race results from 1905 through today as well as listings of chassis and engines used over the period.
Rumbledrome American Championship car racing in the 20th century with a fantastic year by year results and statistics section.
CART Archives Omega Timing race archives for both Champ Cars and Indy Lights. Most of their information has since been moved to motorsport.com (see previous link), and since the middle of the 2000 season, cart.com took over official scoring. Thus, data only goes back to 1997 and ends during 2000.
CD's Champ Car Database Server Contains various historical and trivial data about Champ Cars. Most of this information was previously compiled and hosted by the Fullspeed DataBase as CD's has acquired Fullspeed Database.
Indy 500 History/Stats Need any bit of statistics for any Indy 500? Here's the place to look. Click on the appropriate link.
Johnson's Indy 500 A private site that bills itself as the "Largest on-line Indy statistical archive" on the web. Complements the official site quite well. Also includes Brickyard and USGP stats.
Classic Indy Photos Geoff Miller takes photos of open wheel events. He takes after his father who did the same. It's his father's photos that are immortalized here including the infamous pace car crash into the photography stand where his father was one of the victims.
Gordon White World renowned racing historian and author of Offenhauser, Gordon White's own web site. It includes a Leo Goossen archive.
Oval Racing Don Stauffer, model builder and short track oval racing historian, has a nice article on the subject on the Vintage and Historic Racers web site.
The Miller/Offenhauser Historical Society Preserving and proclaiming the Harry Miller, Fred Offenhauser, and Leo Goossen 1917-1945 racing engines and automobiles.
Hisso Racing Cars A complete history of the race cars fitted with the Hispano-Suiza engines.
Honda CART/IRL Racing Facts JD Green keeps track of all of Honda's achievements in CART and IRL.


ROAD RACING
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1971 Donnybrooke L&M Grand Prix Photo gallery and information of this F5000 SCCA Continental Challenge event held at Brainerd, MN on August 14-15, 1971.
Historic Formula Super Vee Register History of Super Vee racing throughout the world. Also includes the Historic Super Vee Register.
Formula 2 Register Year by year results of Formula 2, Formula Jr., and Formula 3.
Lotus Formula Ford Register Listings of Lotus 31, 51, 61, and 69 by chassis number as well as photo albums, parts finder, drawings, and more.


SHORT TRACK
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Sprints & Midgets Don Radbruch is a former racer, noted racing historian, and author of two books The Roaring Roadsters and The Roaring Roadsters #2. His third book When the Earth Moved will be published in the near future.
1950-1975 Racing Nostalgia This site is devoted to the history of American Automobile Racing, 1950-1975. Jon K. Reynolds displays many photos from his family collection.
Rear Engine Sprint Cars Yes, there were indeed rear engine sprint cars before USAC banned them. This perhaps was the defining decision that began the downfall of the sprint/midget ranks providing the talent base for Indy/Champ cars.
Minnesota Dirt Track Racing History Photographic history. Also, brief bios on famous Minnesota drivers and tracks.
Vintage Auto Racing Web Ring Bob Lawrence's Vintage Auto Racing Web Ring. Be prepared to spend a few hours browsing through the many links.
Al Consoli Photography Great shots of dirt track open wheel racing from years gone by.
3 Wide Picture Vault Photos and comments from the 1950s through the 90s ... and beyond. Featuring competitors from Flemington, Bridgeport, Trenton, Langhorne, Nazareth, New Egypt, Wall Stadium, and many more.
Mike's Open Wheel Nostalgia Page Vintage Supers, USAC Dirt Cars, Oswego, and other related history.
Indiana Roaring Roadsters Covers the 1940s thru the 1960s. The Mutual years as well as the Indiana Racing Roadster Association years. The main tracks are Mt Lawn, Sun Valley, Armscamp, The Velodrome, the fairgrounds at New Castle, Richmond, and others in the central Indiana to Dayton area.
Long Island Midget Racing Photos of midget racing action from Long Island tracks including Islip, Freeport, Riverhead, and even Commack Arena.
Crack'n Riley Special #32 Sprint Car Bill Watson brings you a site that has been designed to educate as well as to entertain. It tells a story about a race car, a very special race car. You will be taken on a journey through the construction, racing career, and ground up restoration of a 1933 Sprint Car.
Just Midgets A Brian Darby Australian Vintage Speedway website devoted entirely to those Mighty Midgets of the past, concentrating on the 50s and 60s.
Vintage Supermodifieds Don Nielson has put together a nice photographic history of the Supermodified class of racing for the 1960's and 1970's.
Supermodifieds of the 70's A site devoted to the State of California NASCAR Permatex Super Modified Division between 1975 and 1977.
Racing From The Past Devoted to super modifieds from the 60s and 70s in the Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas area.
Jimmy Sams Midwest Race Photographer The photographic work of Jimmy Sams, a professional photographer in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1930 through the 1950s, mostly taken at Olympic Stadium.
Vintage Northeast Modifieds A ton of photos on the history of modified racing in the Northeast, including the time when they were more like stock cars than open wheel cars.
Speedway Snapshots Pictures from the fan's perspective of '70's era Northeast modified short track oval racing from Flemington, Nazareth, Reading, Riverhead, Wall Stadium, and more.
Michiana Vintage Racecar Photos Many photo galleries from numerous sources covering the Michigan-Indiana area.
Colorado Racing Memories A forum on Rocky Mountain Racing Memories.
Pacific Northwest Racing History This site chronicles vintage racing in Washington and Oregon from its beginning up to 1980.
Turn 4 History of central California sprint car and midget racing from 1930 to 1980.
Super Modified Racing in the Northwest USA Dedicated to all participants in the Canadian American Modified Racing Association (CAMRA) during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in the Northwest USA. Also covers the defunct Tri City Racing Association (TCRA) which included the Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, and Pocatello Idaho race tracks.
Miss Chicken The way Dirt Track Racing used to be. Also started to document Mississippi's Racing History. Take a look at the pictures and let the memories flow.
Old Racers Where the old racers still race! It deals primarily with the North Louisiana - East Texas area and IMCA stock car, big car and midget racing.
UK Midget Racing A collection of pictures and information about various midget racing cars that made use of BSA FWD components by Club Historian Graham Skillen and others.

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