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Sun 10 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (December 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (December 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 10 NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett born (1932). December 11 Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960). December 12 Bruce...

This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 24 Chuck Parsons drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in a sportscar race at Reno, Nevada, USA (1961). September 25 Andy "Dead Dog" Green pilots the Thrust SSC to a new...

This Week in Racing History (September 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (September 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 17 Arturo Merzario drives a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 500km race at the Dino Ferrari Autodromo in Imola, Italy (1972). September 18 Minardi F1 team founder...

Fast Five questions with Hershel Conway

Fast Five questions with Hershel Conway

"Fast Five" with Hershel "Junior" Conway Color the Legendary Painter a California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2006) ^S When it comes to color, no one can touch "Junior. The famous auto painter (full name Hershel...

Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

"Fast Five" with Don Enriquez California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree still races and loves it BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2006) - As the 2006 California Hot Rod Reunion draws near (Oct. 6-8, Bakersfield), Don Enriquez is still thinking ...

This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 10 Dave Causey and Luke Stear win the 500 mile SCCA sports car race at Elkart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, in a Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage". To celebrate the victory, their crew...

This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 3 Jim Davis, riding an Indian, wins the 100-mile main event motorcycle race at Kansas City, Missouri, USA (1923). September 4 Bobby Allison drives a Junior Johnson prepared Chevy to victory...

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

This is the follow up Fast Five interview with California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree, Fred Crow. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2006) -- From racer to safety maven: that's the story of Fred Crow. Like so many others in racing business, Crow started...

This Week in Racing History (August 27-September 2)

This Week in Racing History (August 27-September 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 27 Grand Prix and sportscar racer Derek Warwick born in Alresford, Hampshire, England (1954). August 28 Ludovico Scarfiotti wins the Ollan-Villars Hillclimb in Switzerland driving a Ferrari...

This Week in Racing History (May 28 - June 3)

This Week in Racing History (May 28 - June 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 28 Walt Hansgen wins the SCCA National sports car race at Bridehampton, New York, USA, driving a Maserati Tipo 61 (1961). May 29 Nine-time Isle of Man TT motorcycle race winner David Jeffries...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 3 Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990). December 4 Sterling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, wins the...

Mon 27 Nov 2006
This Week in Racing History (November 26-December 2)

This Week in Racing History (November 26-December 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 26 Louis Wagner drives his Benz to victory in the first American Grand Prize race, in Savanah, Georgia (1908). November 27 Mario Andretti wins the USAC Sprint Car race on...

Tue 21 Nov 2006
This Week in Racing History (November 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (November 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 19 Mike Snively records the first sub-6-second pass in NHRA Top Fuel history when runs the 1/4-mile in 5.97 seconds at Ontario, California, USA (1972). November 20 F1 and...

Sun 12 Nov 2006
This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 12 A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894). November 13 John Surtees wins the final race of the inaugural...

Mon 06 Nov 2006
This Week in Racing History (November 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (November 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 5 The San Francisco Region of the Sports Car Club of America sanctions the first road race at Pebble Beach on the Monterrey, California, USA, peninsula (1950). November ...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 4)

This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 29 Team McLaren participates in their last Can-Am race. Peter Revson finishes second and Denny Hulme DNFs at Riverside, California, USA. The race is won by George Follmer...

Sun 22 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 22 Brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250GT SWB to victory in the Paris 1000 KM race at Montlhery, France (1961). October 23 Dick Atkins wins the USAC ...

Sun 15 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (October 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 15 Jackie Ickx and Paul Hawkins drive a Gulf Mirage-Ford M1 to victory in the Paris 1000km sportscar race in France (1967). October 16 Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving ...

Sun 08 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (October 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 8 American George Heath, driving a French Panhard, wins the first Vanderbuilt Cup Race, on Long Island in New York, USA (1904). October 9 Mario Andretti drives in his final...

Sun 01 Oct 2006
This Week in Racing History (October 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (October 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 1 A.J. Foyt wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt track at Sacromento, California, USA (1967). October 2 Chuck Etchells becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run...

Tue 12 Sep 2006
Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

"Fast Five" with Barbara Hamilton Grand Marshall of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion talks about her racing experiences BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2005) ^S Barbara Hamilton was the first woman to receive a license to drive a ...

Sun 20 Aug 2006
This Week in Racing History (August 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (August 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 20 Danny Sullivan, driving a Penske PC-18, wins the Pocono 500 CART Indycar race at Long Pond, Pennsylvania, USA (1989). August 21 Jackie Stewart and Andy Buchanan drive a Ferrari 250LM to ...

Sat 19 Aug 2006
Saluting EFR

Saluting EFR

Upfront: the following is about racer Elliott Forbes-Robinson, to whom others simply refer as "EFR." Breaking with journalistic style, EFR will be "Elliott" hereinafter. But, like his full, get-down, get-down, get-funky name, there's a whole lot...

Sun 13 Aug 2006
This Week in Racing History (August 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (August 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 13 Jackie Ickx drives a Gulf Mirage-Ford M1 to victory in the sportscar race at Karlskoga, Sweden (1967). August 14 Jim Conner wins the sportscar race at Cotati, California, USA, driving ...

Wed 09 Aug 2006
Max Papis: My most memorable win

Max Papis: My most memorable win

My Most Memorable Win Max Papis - Watkins Glen - June 9, 1996 WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - August 9, 2006 -- Massimiliano "Max" Papis brought the ...

Sun 06 Aug 2006
This Week in Racing History (August 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (August 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 6 David Piper drives a Ferrari 250LM to victory in the 10-lap GT race at Crystal Palace in England (1966). August 7 NASCAR crew chief Steve Loyd born (1948). August 8 Ludovico Scarfiotti, ...

Sun 30 Jul 2006
This Week in Racing History (July 30/August 5)

This Week in Racing History (July 30/August 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 30 Mario Andretti drives a JPS Lotus 79 to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1978). July 31 Maserati Tipo 60s finish 1-2-3 in the 200 mile USAC sportscar race at Elkhart Lake, ...

Remembering Pedro Rodriguez at Norisring 2006
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Remembering Pedro Rodriguez at Norisring 2006

DTM Norisring 2006 July, 21st Remembering Pedro Rodriguez (1940-1971) By: Chris Van de Wiele Sunday, July 11th, 1971; Norisring 200 Miles Interseries race. 35 years ago, the 31 year old Mexican driver had just been crowned as ...

Mon 24 Jul 2006
This Week In Racing History (July 23-29)

This Week In Racing History (July 23-29)

!This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 23 Engine builder Larry Wallace born (1957). July 24 Engineer Gordon Kimball, who has worked for All American Racers, Chaparral, McLaren, Ferrari, and Benetton, born (1952). July 25 The ...

Sun 16 Jul 2006
This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 16 Sterling Moss wins his first Grand Prix, the British at Aintree, driving a Mercedes-Benz W196 (1955). July 17 Five-time Grand Prix driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio dies of pneumonia and ...

Sun 09 Jul 2006
This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 9 Gerhard Mitter wins the Trento-Bondone Hillclimb in a Porsche (1967). July 10 Jim Clark drives a Lotus 33 to victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (1965). July 11 American ...

Mon 03 Jul 2006
This Week in Racing History (July 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (July 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 2 Robbie Groff wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Burke Lake Front Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA (1989). July 3 Nino Vaccarella drives a Maserati 200SI to victory in the Mendola Hillclimb in...

Wed 28 Jun 2006
This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 25 C.J. "Pappy" Hart, the first man to own a commercial drag strip, dies at the age 93 in Placentia, California, USA (2004). June 26 Four-time 250cc Motorcycle World Champion Max Biaggi is born...

Mon 19 Jun 2006
This Week in Racing History (June 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (June 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 18 Klaus Ludwig, Paolo Barilla, and "John Winter" drive a Joest Porsche 956 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1985). June 19 Kevin Schwantz, 1993 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion,...

Wed 14 Jun 2006
Porsche recalls first victory

Porsche recalls first victory

PORSCHE MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC TARGA FLORIO VICTORY --First and last Porsche overall winners have direct bloodlines to the latest Porsche race and production cars of today-- Stuttgart. -- The most successful of all sports car ...

Sun 11 Jun 2006
This Week in Racing History (June 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (June 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 11 George Huntoon wins the 100 mile feature race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 (1949). June 12 Bob Bondurant and Tom Murphy win the Baja 1000 offroad race driving ...