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Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

The Race that put the world on wheels Public Television to air special program about Henry Ford's first race Dearborn, Mich., February 15, 2002 - On a cloudy day in October just over 100 years ago, a then unknown and fledging car maker built and...

Wed 17 Jul 2002
SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

Cuatro generaciones consecutivas de pilotos de competición es una verdadera marca mundial, dentro de la historia del automovilismo deportivo. Solamente se dio un caso así en la Nascar, la famosa serie norteamericana de los Stock Cars, donde el...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Legendary auto racing car owner and mechanic Johnny Pawl of Crown Point, Indiana passed away recently following a diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in December. He was in Missouri with his wife and her family when he passed. Visitation will be...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
WM: Irwindale Turkey Night 1934-2001 top-five

WM: Irwindale Turkey Night 1934-2001 top-five

<pre> The Annual Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix ("Turkey Night") Top Five - 1934 Through 2001 YEAR TRACK LAPS FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH FIFTH 1934 Gilmore ...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
Laughlin Desert Challenge past champions

Laughlin Desert Challenge past champions

<pre> SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge All-Time Class Champions 1995 September 9-10, 1995 Total Starters: 163 -- Total Finishers: 84 TROPHY-TRUCK--Ivan Stewart, Alpine, California, Toyota SR5 CLASS 1--Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Chenowth CLASS...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
IRL: USF3: Duesenberg Brothers Racing returns to Indy 500

IRL: USF3: Duesenberg Brothers Racing returns to Indy 500

DENVER - (January 22, 2002) - A major sports comeback is happening this year. Two legendary names have joined to form a most dynamic team. Western Union, a worldwide leader in money transfer services, and one of America's oldest and well-known ...

Tue 23 Apr 2002
Australian legend Bob Jane to sponsor Bathurst 1000

Australian legend Bob Jane to sponsor Bathurst 1000

April 22, 2002 - One of the legends of Australian motorsport will again have his name on the winner's trophy at Bathurst this year,- 40 years after he won the first endurance race of the modern era at Mount Panorama in regional New South ...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Nebraska Auto Racing HoF news 2002-09-10

Nebraska Auto Racing HoF news 2002-09-10

Kosiski is 2002 Shuck Award winner. (Lincoln NE-September 10, 2002) - Many time NASCAR Late Model racing champion, Joe Kosiski was named the winner of the 2002 Gordie Shuck Memorial Sportsmanship Award by the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia
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Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia

Ron Tauranac, designer of the Formula One cars in which Australia's Sir Jack Brabham and New Zealand's Denny Hulme won world titles in the 1960s, has been awarded an Order of Australia (the country's highest non-military honor) in today's...

Mon 15 Apr 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview I

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview I

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Wed 06 Mar 2002
Sebring inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

Sebring inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

Sebring Announces 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Inductees Sebring, FL (March 6, 2002) -- Ten legendary names in the history of sports car racing at Sebring have been selected for induction into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame. ...

Mon 03 Jun 2002
This Week in Racing History (June 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (June 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 2 F1 racer and Can-Am champion Bruce McLaren dies in a crash while testing his M8D Can-Am racer at Goodwood, England (1970). June 3 Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the ...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
Sebring's 50th Anniversay brings home legends

Sebring's 50th Anniversay brings home legends

Legendary Cars and Drivers Returning for Sebring's 50th Anniversary Sebring, FL - America's premier sports car race celebrates its 50th Anniversary March 13-16 with the 50th running of the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Dodge. The ...

Mon 16 Sep 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (September 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 15 Antonio Ascari, Alfa Romeo racing great and father of Alberto Ascari, born in Bonferro di Sorga, Italy (1888). September 16 Grossman drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to a class win (2nd ...

Wed 23 Oct 2002
Wood Brothers - 1963 Owner's Championship

Wood Brothers - 1963 Owner's Championship

Wood Brothers Racing topped owner's points in 1963, but didn't win the driving championship. This year, it is possible that the NASCAR Winston Cup team owner with the most points at the end of the season will not own the 2002 Winston ...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
This Week in Racing History (December 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (December 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 15 Six-time IMSA Camel GT champion Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980). December 16 Active suspension is tested for the first time on an F1 car when Dave Scott drives the Lotus 92 at ...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
Sebring: Legendary Cars, Drivers on poster

Sebring: Legendary Cars, Drivers on poster

Sebring's 50th Anniversary Poster Features Legendary Cars & Drivers Sebring, FL -- The legendary cars and drivers which made Sebring the mecca of sports car racing in North America are featured in the official poster for the 50th Annual Mobil1...

Tue 27 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (August 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 25 At Bristol, Tennessee, USA, Ernie Irvan wins his first NASCAR Winston Cup race (1990). August 26 Jackie Epstein takes delivery of Lola T70 MkII SL71/38 (1966). August 27 NASCAR team ...

Sat 16 Feb 2002
Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88. Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in ...

Sun 11 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 11 Pre-WWII racing great Tazio Nuvolari dies of tuberculosis in Castel Dario, Italy (1953). August 12 Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in ...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
This Week in Racing History (January 27-ebruary 2)

This Week in Racing History (January 27-ebruary 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 27 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974). January 28 Bernd Rosemeyer dies while attempting world class...

Tue 25 Jun 2002
Irwindale annual Literature Faire

Irwindale annual Literature Faire

20th Annual Society Of Automotive Historians' "Literature Faire" - Sunday, June 30 - Irwindale Speedway Irwindale, Calif. - - The largest, best-attended, and by far the funnest (is that a word? -- Well, it really applies here) automotive ...

Tue 05 Feb 2002
This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 3 Rick Johnson makes the first 5.5 second 1/4-mile pass in a Funny Car at an NHRA event when he runs 5.588 at Pomona, California, USA (1985). February 4 Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
George DeMatthews passes

George DeMatthews passes

Auto Racing Legends Inc. is sad to announce the passing of our First Vice President, George DeMatthews. George, a former midget race car driver and NASCAR Tech inspector passed away on Wednesday, December 26, at Bert Fish Memorial Hospital in New...

Tue 21 May 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview II

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview II

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Sat 04 May 2002
WWS: Legendary driver Hershel McGriff retires

WWS: Legendary driver Hershel McGriff retires

Legendary driver Hershel Mcgriff recalls long, illustrious career. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 3, 2002)-- A racing career that spanned the generations of NASCAR has come to an end. At 74 years of age, Hershel McGriff has decided to hang up his ...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
ALLSTAR: Florida All Star Spint Speedweeks history

ALLSTAR: Florida All Star Spint Speedweeks history

Florida All Star Sprint Speedweeks History Thru 2001 PONCE INLET, FL - The 2002 All Star sprint season kicks off with nine races in Florida this February. The season opener is set for Wed. Feb. 6 at Putnam County Speedway (Palatka) paying...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (October 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 6 Graham Hill drives a BRM to victory in the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1963). October 7 Two AMC Spirit AMXs, running on BFG street tires, finish 25th and 43rd overall but first...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 13 Longtime NHRA starter Buster Couch born (1935). January 14 Former CART team owner Carl Hogan dies at home in New Hampshire, USA (2001). January 15 Mario Andretti drives his ...

Sat 01 Jun 2002
Pepsi 400 Memory Book: Sacks' big upset

Pepsi 400 Memory Book: Sacks' big upset

Pepsi 400 Memory Book: Sacks' win ranks as one of the biggest upsets. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 31, 2002) -- On July 4, 1985, the stars and planets were aligned perfectly for Greg Sacks. Driving an unsponsored, research and development...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
This Week in Racing History (December 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (December 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 1 American Motors Corporation hires Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with an AMX (1967). December 2 Lucien Bianchi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Angola...

Mon 28 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 27-November 2)

This Week in Racing History (October 27-November 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 27 Bobby Hamilton drives a Petty Pontiac Grand Prix to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1996). October 28 Sitges, the first permanent racetrack built in ...

Mon 23 Sep 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (September 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 22 Harry Miller submits a patent request to the US Patent Office for a car design which includes 4-wheel brakes, pierced brake drums, flat spoke wheels, and the engine as a stressed member...

Thu 09 May 2002
Gilles Villeneuve - Punto Final. Punto seguido.
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Gilles Villeneuve - Punto Final. Punto seguido.

Algunos lo llamaban loco. Otros le decían genio. Todos coincidían en que su sensibilidad al volante era algo de otro mundo. Hubo una época en la que alguien dijo que era "el hombre de los milagros", porque tenía los accidentes más extraños y...