This Week in Racing History (November 24-30)

This Week in Racing History November 24 - Last Carrera PanAmerica race is held (1954). November 28 - The first organized auto race in America, originally scheduled for November 2, is run in Chicago. The "Chicago...

This Week in Racing History

November 24 - Last Carrera PanAmerica race is held (1954).

November 28 - The first organized auto race in America, originally scheduled for November 2, is run in Chicago. The "Chicago Times-Herald Contest", organized by the Times- Herald's owner, H.H.Kohlsaat, was contested by six cars, two of which were electric powered. The cars left at different intervals, with J. Frank Duryea the first to leave. Duryea won the 54 mile run from Chicago to Elgin and back in a time of 7 hours 53 minutes. He was awarded $2000 for the win (1895).

November 29 - Graham Hill dies in the crash of an airplane he was piloting, at Arley, Hertfordshire, England, when it hit trees in fog. Tony Brise, driver for Hill's F1 racing team, also died in the crash (1975).

November 30 - First Australian Grand Prix is held (1985).

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