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Thu 29 Dec 2005
This Week in Racing History (December 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (December 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 25 Grand Prix and sports car racer Giancarlo Baghetti born (1934). December 26 Colin Chapman meets Jim Clark for the first time during a race meeting at Brands Hatch, England. Chapman wins...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
This Week in Racing History (December 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (December 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 18 Former constructor and team manager Hans Adams dies from a brain tumor (2004). December 19 The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967). December 20 Formula...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
This Week in Racing History (December 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (December 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 11 Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tip 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960). December 12 Enzo Ferrari announces that Ferrari will not take part in the 1965 GT Championship...

Sat 10 Dec 2005
Memories of Raymond R. Nichels

Memories of Raymond R. Nichels

Ray R. Nichels 1922-2005 Nichels Engineering In 1938, at the age of 15, Ray Nichels, went on the road as a midget car crew chief, racing at tracks across America. From 1938-1948, the drivers of the Ray Nichels prepared midgets (campaigned by his...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
Ray Nichels passed away

Ray Nichels passed away

Ray Nichels -- 1922-2005 We are saddened to report the passing of our friend, Ray Nichels, one of the preeminent race car mechanics and car builders of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, on Friday, November 25, 2005. Raymond "Ray" Nichels, age 83,...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
This Week in Racing History (December 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (December 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 4 Sterling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, wins the Governor's Trophy race at Nassua in the Bahammas (1959). December 5 The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens ...

Mon 28 Nov 2005
This Week in Racing History (November 27-December 3)

This Week in Racing History (November 27-December 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker Nocember 27 Racer Giancarlo Baghetti dies from cancer at age 60 (1995). November 28 The Angolan Grand Prix for sports cars is won by David Piper in a Ferrari 365P2 (1965). November 29 Graham Hill...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
This Week in Racing History (November 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (November 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 20 Sterling Moss, in a Lotus 18, wins the USGP at Riverside, California, USA, the final race of the 2.5-liter F1 (1960). November 21 Frank Matich drives a Repco Matich A50 F5000 to victory...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
This Week in Racing History (November 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (November 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 13 John Surtees wins the final race of the inaugural Can-Am season, at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70. Surtees becomes the series first champion (1966). November...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 5 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 5 of 5

LONG HULMAN-GEORGE ERA RARE IN PRO SPORTS OWNERSHIP IN U.S. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- In this era of mergers, takeovers, buyouts and bankruptcies, it's close to an anomaly that the Hulman-George family still owns and operates the ...

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 4 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 4 of 5

THE WORLD WHEN TONY HULMAN PURCHASED IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- Tony Hulman purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker on Nov. 14, 1945. Here are major news events and cultural ...

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 3 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 3 of 5

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY DURING HULMAN-GEORGE ERA INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- A timeline of significant events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Hulman-George ownership of the facility: Nov. 14, 1945: Tony Hulman of...

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 2 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 2 of 5

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT 60 YEARS OF STEWARDSHIP BY HULMAN-GEORGE FAMILY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- Quotes from selected motorsports, civic and political leaders about the 60th anniversary of the ...

Wed 09 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 1 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 1 of 5

THE ART OF THE DEAL: HULMAN'S PURCHASE SAVED SPEEDWAY IN 1945 Indy legend Shaw helped connect quiet Indiana businessman with IMS ownership INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- Wilbur Shaw could hardly believe his eyes. His beloved...

Mon 07 Nov 2005
This Week in Racing History (November 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (November 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 6 Richard Atwood and David Piper drive Piper's Ferrari 365P2 to victory in the Rand 9 Hour Race at Kyalami, South Africa (1965). November 7 American racer Ted Wentz born (1946). November...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 30-November 5)

This Week in Racing History (October 30-November 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 30 Gil Nickel, the first American to win the European F1 Historic Sports Car Championship, dies from cancer at age 64 (2003). October 31 Curtis Turner wins the American 500 NASCAR stockcar...

Sat 22 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (October 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 23 Donnie Allison wins the NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1977). October 24 Louis Renault, one of the brothers who founded the Renault...

Sun 16 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 16 Lotus founder Colin Chapman weds Hazel Williams (1954). October 17 Andy Pilgrim and Allan McNish drive a Porsche 911 GT1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 race at Sebring, Florida,...

Sat 15 Oct 2005
Visiting Honda Performance Development

Visiting Honda Performance Development

It's been 92 wins since American Honda devised Honda Performance Development to service its US-based racing needs. The first win came in 1995 with Andre Ribeiro (New Hampshire), the most recent victory was Dan Wheldon's record-breaking sixth of...

Tue 11 Oct 2005
Volkswagen/Stanford win autonomous vehicle race

Volkswagen/Stanford win autonomous vehicle race

Volkswagen and the Stanford Racing Team won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge on Sunday. The Grand Challenge consisted of 23 fully autonomous vehicles traversing 130 miles of rigorous desert terrain for a $2 million dollar prize funded by the...

Sat 08 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (October 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 9 Gus Andrey drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in a sports car race at Thompson, Connecticut, USA (1960), October 10 James Hunt wins the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, in a McLaren M23 ...

Sun 02 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (October 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 2 Tom Green drives Walt Arfons' "Wingfoot Express" to a World Land Speed Record of 413.20 mph (1964). October 3 Twenty year old Roland Leong, in his own "Hawaiian" rail, drives a nitro-fueled...

Fri 23 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 25-October 1)

This Week in Racing History (September 25-October 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 25 Mark Donohue wins the Mosport, Ontario, Canada, Can-Am race in a Chevrolet-powered Lola T70 (1966). September 26 Danny Ongais and Ted Field drive a Lola T-600 to victory in the ...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 18 Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947). September 19 The Coppa Nissena Hillclimb in Italy is won by Clemente Ravetto driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1965). September 20 Top...

Sun 11 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 11 John Surtees, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70, wins the first race of the new Can-Am series, at St. Jovite, Quebec (1966). September 12 Designer Gustav Brunner born (1950). September...

Mon 05 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (September 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 4 Bobby Allison drives a Junior Johnson prepared Chevy to victory in the NASCAR Grand National Southern 500 stockcar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1972). September 5 Steve...

Mon 29 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 28-September 3)

This Week in Racing History (August 28-September 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 28 Len Sutton wins his third (and last) USAC Championship race, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in a Salemi & Rini Watson roadster. Also the last win for an Andy Dunlap prepared car ...

Sun 21 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 21 Ford Mustang GTP debuts at Road America IMSA race. The car of Klaus Ludwig/Tim Coconis wins while the car of Bobby Rahal/Geoff Brabham car finished third. Only front-engined GTP car ever...

Sun 14 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (August 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 14 Robbie Gordon wins the off-road Heavy Metal Challenge, the final motorsports event held at Riverside International Raceway in California, USA (1988). August 15 Elio de Angelis, driving a ...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 7 Emillio Viloresi wins the Copa Ciano Junior in Livorno, Italy. First race win for the Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta (1938). August 8 F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953). August...

Sat 30 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 31 Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980). August 1 Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French ...

Mon 25 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 24 An injured (seperated shoulder) Eddie Lawson rides a Yamaha to victory in the French Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles (1988). July 25 Peter Revson and Denny Hulme, driving McLaren ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (July 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 17 Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1971). July 18 Drag racer Jerry Eckman born (1942). July 19 Denny ...

Mon 11 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (July 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 10 Jim Connor, driving a Maserati Tipo 60, wins the sports car race at Vaca Valley, California, USA (1960). July 11 Joest Porsche 962s finish 1-2 (John Winter and Manuel Reuter leading John Paul...

Sun 03 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 3 Hurley Haywood and A.J. Foyt drive the T-Bird Swap Shop "Moby Dick" Porsche 935 to victory in the IMSA Paul Revere 250 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1983). July 4 Bobby Rahal wins the Formula ...