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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 ...

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...

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...

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). ...

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 ...

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 17 Jul 1999
This Week in Racing History (July 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (July 18-24)

This Week in Racing History July 18 - Glen Wood of the Wood Brothers born (1925). July 19 - Lee Petty runs his last NASCAR race, at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1964). July 20 - Jo Siffert wins the British GP at Brands ...

Sun 11 Jul 1999
This Week in Racing History (July 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (July 11-17)

This Week in Racing History July 11 - First race at Baltimore-Washington Speedway board track in Laurel, Maryland, USA (1925). - Pedro Rodriguez dies in crash during Interseries race in Germany (1971). July 12 -...

Sat 03 Jul 1999
This Week in Racing History (July 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (July 4-10)

This Week in Racing History July 4 - Eddie Rickenbacker and Dusenberg score their first major win, at Sioux City, Iowa, USA (1914). - Pat O'Conner wins 200 mile Indycar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA ...

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 19 Jun 1999
This Week in Racing History (June 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (June 20-26)

This Week in Racing History June 21 - Sportscar racer and one time head of PSR Andy Evans born (1951). June 22 - IRL driver Jeff Ward born (1961). June 23 - Jackie Stewart gives Matra their first F1 GP win by driving his...

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...

Tue 08 Jun 1999
This Week in Mercedes-Benz Motorsport History

This Week in Mercedes-Benz Motorsport History

This Week in Mercedes-Benz Motor Sports History: June 11, 1989 Ten years ago this week, Mercedes-Benz finished first and second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Sauber-Mercedes C9 Group C cars. The wining team of Jochen Mass, Manuel...