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Tue 14 Sep 1999
Jaguar Motorsport Heritage

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 ...

Tue 27 Jul 1999
IRL: Indianapolis 500: Veteran Emil Andres passes away at 88

IRL: Indianapolis 500: Veteran Emil Andres passes away at 88

INDIANAPOLIS 500 VETERAN ANDRES DIES AT 88 INDIANAPOLIS, July 27, 1999 -- Services were held July 26 in Flossmoor, Ill., for Emil Andres, who drove in nine Indianapolis 500-Mile Races, including five before World War II. Burial was in ...

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

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...

Mon 02 Aug 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes-Benz - The Great Race of 1895

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes-Benz - The Great Race of 1895

The Great Race of 1895 Chicago Foregoes Turkey To Witness First Auto Race in U.S. MONTVALE, N.J. (August 2, 1999) * A year before Henry Ford built his quadricycle, there were the original automotive pioneers, and first among them were Gottlieb...

Fri 31 Dec 1999
Knighthood for Stirling Moss

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 06 Jun 1999
This Week in Racing History (June 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (June 6-12)

This Week in Racing History June 6 - Johnny Tolan dies of natural causes (1986). June 7 - John Cannon wins the SCCA Formula Continental race at Seattle, Washington, USA (1970). - Mike Mosley wins CART race at Milwaukee, ...

Sun 17 Jan 1999
This Week in Racing History (January 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (January 17-23)

This Week in Racing History January 17 - Andrew Craig hired as President and CEO of CART (1994). January 19 - Matra and Elf publicly announce their four year agreement to work together to win the Formula...

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...

Wed 10 Feb 1999
Motorsports Hall of Fame Announces 1999 Inductees

Motorsports Hall of Fame Announces 1999 Inductees

MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 1999 INDUCTEES (Ten Heroes of Horsepower to be Inducted at 11th Annual Ceremony) NOVI, Michigan (February 3, 1999) - A NASCAR legend, a pioneer in drag racing and a former Indianapolis 500 winner are a few of...

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 06 Mar 1999
This Week in Racing History (March 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (March 7-13)

This Week in Racing History March 7 - Argentine road racer Domingo Bucci dies from injuries suffered two days earlier in the Arrecifes Road Race in Argentina (1933). - Hideki Noda born (1969). March 8 - Kirk ...

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 13 Jun 1999
This Week in Racing History (June 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (June 13-19)

This Week in Racing History June 13 - NASCAR team owner Harry Melling born (1944). - Nelson Piquet and Ricardo Patrese finish 1-2 in the Canadian GP. Last 1-2 finish for Brabham and first F1 win for BMW...

Sun 27 Jun 1999
This Week in Racing History (June 27-July 3)

This Week in Racing History (June 27-July 3)

This Week in Racing History June 27 - Ronald "Skip" Hudson, US sportscar racer in the '50s and '60s, dies of cancer (1998). June 28 - Bill Sheffler dies of injuries suffered 9 days earlier in a crash during practice for...

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). -...

Sat 24 Jul 1999
This Week in Racing History (July 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (July 25-31)

This Week in Racing History July 25 - Sportscar and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus born (1924). - Roger Ward defeats the creme of US sportscar racers when he wins the Formula Libra race at Lime Rock in...

Sat 01 May 1999
This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History May 2 - Indy car driver Buzz Calkins born (1971). May 3 - F1 racer Heinze-Harold Frentzen born (1967). May 4 - Designer John Barnard born (1946). - Henri Toivonen dies in accident during rally in...

Sat 07 Aug 1999
This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History August 8 - F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953). August 9 - Adrian Fernandez wins the CART Miller Lite 200 at Mid Ohio with Scott Pruett second and Bobby Rahal third. First Patrick...

Sun 28 Feb 1999
This Week in Racing History (February 28 - March 6)

This Week in Racing History (February 28 - March 6)

This Week in Racing History February 28 - World of Outlaw racer Joe Gaerte born (1966). March 1 - Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham (1987). - Last Audi Quattro Coupe rolls off the ...

Sat 15 May 1999
This Week in Racing History (May 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (May 16-22)

This Week in Racing History May 16 - Ralph Hepburn dies when his Novi crashes during qualifying attempt for the Indy 500 (1948). May 17 - Mauro Martini born (1964). May 18 - Drag racer Scott Geoffrion born (1965). May 19 -...

Sun 25 Apr 1999
This Week in Racing History (April 25-May 1)

This Week in Racing History (April 25-May 1)

This Week in Racing History April 25 - Darrell Waltrip wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Martinsville, USA (1976). - Dick Morgensen, US sportscar racer and builder of "specials", dies. Built the car the Max ...

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...

Sat 23 Jan 1999
This Week in Racing History (January 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (January 24-30)

This Week in Racing History January 26 - Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, born (1924). January 28 - Bruce Mclaren drives a BRM to victory in his last race ever in New Zealand, at ...

Sun 01 Aug 1999
This Week in Racing History (August 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (August 1-7)

This Week in Racing History August 1 - Richard Petty becomes the first NASCAR driver to win over $1 million in a career when he wins the Dixie 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in his 551st start (1971). ...