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Fri 31 Dec 1999
Knighthood for Stirling Moss
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Knighthood for Stirling Moss

Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE has been awarded been made a KBE in the New Years Honours list for services to motor racing. During his career he competed in 494 motor races, rallies and sprints, winning 222 of them. -- Stephen M Baines ...

Sun 26 Dec 1999
This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History December 26 - Trevor Taylor, 1958 British F3 champion and 1960 British Formula Junior co-champion (with Jim Clark), born in Rotherman, England (1936). - At...

Sun 19 Dec 1999
This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History December 19 - Sam Conway born (1946). December 20 - CART and IRL driver Scott Goodyear born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1959). December 21 - Hertz Rent-A-Car orders 800 Mustang GT350Hs, ...

Sat 11 Dec 1999
This Week in Racing History (December 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (December 12-18)

This Week in Racing History December 12 - Walley Dallenbach Sr. born (1936). - Jackie Stewart drives a Matra-Ford in testing, his first drive in the car (1967). December 14 - Steve Hmiel born (1953). December 15...

Sun 05 Dec 1999
This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History December 5 - Richard Petty enters the hospital for ulcer surgery. Doctors remove 40% of his stomach and he is hospitalized for 12 days (1978). December 6 - CART driver Dari Franchitti ...

Sat 27 Nov 1999
This Week in Racing History (November 28-December 4)

This Week in Racing History (November 28-December 4)

This Week in Racing History November 28 - Drag racer Al Hoffman born (1947). November 29 - Porsche R&D chief Horst Marchart announces that Porsche is working on an all-new 911 GT1 (1997). November 30 - CART team...

Sun 21 Nov 1999
This Week in Racing History (November 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (November 21-27)

This Week in Racing History November 21 - Larry Morgan born (1954). November 22 - Jim Paschall drives a Petty Engineering Plymouth to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Tar Heel Speedway in ...

Sun 14 Nov 1999
This Week in Racing History (November 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (November 14-20)

This Week in Racing History November 14 - Anton "Tony" Hulman buys the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Eddie Rickenbacker for a rumored $700,000. Wilbur Shaw is appointed General Manager ...

Sun 07 Nov 1999
This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History November 7 - The Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide is Ayrton Senna's last F1 win (1993). November 8 - Jonathan Clues born (1972). November 9 - Les Lindley born (1940). November 10 - F1 racer Eddie...

Sat 30 Oct 1999
This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History October 31 - Three time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw born (1902). - Richard Petty announces he is leaving Petty Enterprises to drive for Mike Curb in 1984. Kyle...

Sat 23 Oct 1999
This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History October 24 - Nino Farina gives ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948). October 25 - John Surtees wins the Formula 1 Grand Prix ...

Sun 17 Oct 1999
This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History October 17 - Jimmy Byrant wins the Champ car race on the dirt track at Sacramento, California, USA, in an Offenhauser powered Kuzma (1954). October 19 - Drag racer Randy Anderson born in...

Sun 10 Oct 1999
This Week in Racing History (October 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (October 10-16)

This Week in Racing History October 10 - Jim Chapman, onetime PPG Racing Director, dies (1996). October 13 - 84 of the 95 classic cars finish the second Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge (1997). October 15 - Buddy...

Sun 03 Oct 1999
This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History October 3 - Ted Horn wins sprint car race on 1-mile dirt oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He sets a 1-lap record of 40.13 seconds (1948). - Penske teammates Paul Tracy and...

Thu 30 Sep 1999
This Week in Racing History (September 26-October 2)

This Week in Racing History (September 26-October 2)

This Week in Racing History September 26 - NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek born (1963). - At 1:05 pm, Vern Schuppan pulls his Eagle Formula A car onto the streets of Long Beach, California, USA, and runs...

Wed 29 Sep 1999
Ford Racing's First Win

Ford Racing's First Win

Going into this weekend's NAPA Autocare 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Ford has 497 all-time wins in what is known today as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. As the countdown to 500 begins, Ford Racing will be presenting a series of...

Sat 18 Sep 1999
This Week in Racing History (September 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (September 19-25)

This Week in Racing History September 19 - The Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg presents Ferry Porsche with the Grosse Verdienstkrevz mit Stern -- Knight Commander's Cross (1979). -...

Tue 14 Sep 1999
Jaguar Motorsport Heritage
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Jaguar Motorsport Heritage

MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar has been involved in motorsport since the company was founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922. The Coventry-based luxury car manufacturer has seven times won the ...

Sat 11 Sep 1999
This Week in Racing History (September 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (September 12-18)

This Week in Racing History September 12 - Jimmy Gleason dies in wreck during practice for championship race at Syracuse, New York, USA (1931). - NASCAR stockcar driver Ricky Rudd born ...

Wed 08 Sep 1999
Worlds collided at Indy-F1 series at Monza
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Worlds collided at Indy-F1 series at Monza

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 8, 1999 -- So steep is the Monza banking that climbing it -- even in ideal circumstances -- is a near impossibility, but if there is enough incentive it can be done, as Jimmy Bryan proved. While practicing for the 1957...

Sun 05 Sep 1999
This Week in Racing History (September 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (September 5-11)

This Week in Racing History September 5 - Harry Endicott dies in wreck during practice for championship race at Jackson, Michigan, USA (1913). - Drag racer Jim Head born (1948). - Jochen...

Sat 28 Aug 1999
This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History August 30 - Bruce McLaren, two-time Can-Am champion, the second child of parents Les and Ruth, born in Auckland, New Zealand (1937). September 1 - Elmer Trett is killed during exhibition ...

Sun 22 Aug 1999
This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History August 22 - Richard Petty drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR stockcar race at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, for his 100th career win (1969). August 23 - Cobb...

Sat 14 Aug 1999
This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History August 15 - Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Pescara Grand Prix (1957). - Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scalatti win the Pescara Grand Prix (for the World ...