This Week in Racing History (December 8-14)

This Week in Racing History December 8 - Hans-Joachim Stuck born (1900). December 9 - Race car designer Harry Miller born (1875). December 12 - Bruce McLaren, driving a Cooper-Climax, wins the first USGP. McLaren, age 22, is...

This Week in Racing History

December 8 - Hans-Joachim Stuck born (1900).

December 9 - Race car designer Harry Miller born (1875).

December 12 - Bruce McLaren, driving a Cooper-Climax, wins the first USGP. McLaren, age 22, is the youngest GP winner, up to that time. Jack Brabham clinches his first World Driving Title. Only USGP held at Sebring, Florida. Roger Ward drives a Kurtis Midget, powered by a 1.7-liter 4-cylinder Offenhauser, in the race (1959).

December 13 - Bill Vukovich I is born (1918).

- Dr. Ferdinand Porsche starts his own company (1930).

December 14 - NASCAR founded by Bill France Sr. (1942).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1996 Holiday tip: Do have a designated driver. Don't designate Jan Michael Vincent.

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Series General
Drivers Hans-Joachim Stuck , Bruce McLaren , Jack Brabham , Bill Vukovich