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Wed 29 Mar 2000
Celebrating the Historic Mexican Road Races of 1950-1954

Celebrating the Historic Mexican Road Races of 1950-1954

Cars, Drivers and Crew from the Five-year Racing Span to Convene at Petersen Automotive Museum May 6, 2000 Cinco de Mayo, "Fifth of May," 2000, will be the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Mexican Road Race. To commemorate this historic...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
New racing exhibit announced

New racing exhibit announced

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Everyone, start your engines..." and head to the most unique auto collection. With many rare vehicles arriving from all over the country, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills will feature...

Sun 02 Jul 2000
This Week in Racing History (July2-8)

This Week in Racing History (July2-8)

July 2 Swede Savage dies from injuries suffered in a wreck 33 days earlier during the Indianapolis 500 (1973). The one-millionth Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line (1992). July 3 Bert Blomgren wins the midget race at Bagshaw Field...

Sat 20 May 2000
This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

May 21 Drag, Indycar, and sportscar racer Danny "on the Gas" Ongais born in Hawaii, USA (1942). Leo Kinnunen drives a Porsche 917/10 to win Interseries race at Silverstone, England (1972). Three-time Indy 500 winner Johnny...

Wed 09 Aug 2000
Herb Thomas passes away

Herb Thomas passes away

SANFORD, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2000) Herb Thomas, a two-time champion of what is now known as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, died Wednesday. He was 77 and lived in Sanford. The trailblazing contributions of Thomas in what was then called NASCAR Grand...

Wed 24 May 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Postal Tribute Event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Postal Tribute Event

New York (May 23) Mario Andretti, perhaps the greatest and most versatile driver in auto racing history will be honored this week with a rare living postal tribute by two nations. On Friday May 26th, at 2:30 PM, Andretti, the only driver to...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Don Prudhomme Inducted to Hall of Fame on Winning Weekend

Don Prudhomme Inducted to Hall of Fame on Winning Weekend

VISTA, Calif., April 19, 2000 - After reflecting on a whirlwind four days that saw him inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and one of his two drivers win a race, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme remarked, "It was pretty hard to...

Mon 09 Oct 2000
This Week in Racing History (October 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (October 8-14)

This Week in Racing History October 8 James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger win the IMSA Acxiom Grand Prix du Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, driving a Ford powered R&S World Sports Car. However, Ferrari 333SP driver Fermin Velez, with...

Sun 06 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History (August 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (August 6-12)

This Week in Racing History August 6 Leo Kinnunen drives a Porsche 917-10 to win in the Interseries race at the Norisring in Germany (1972). John Bourke drives a Toyota Supra to victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship race at...

Tue 11 Jul 2000
Irwindale Literature Faire

Irwindale Literature Faire

The 18th Annual Society Of Automotive Historians Literature Faire & Exchange Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California - - Over 200 vendors took advantage of a beautifully clear and very warm Sunday, June 25 at Irwindale Speedway to put on...

Tue 14 Mar 2000
Junior Johnson - A Legend on and off the Track

Junior Johnson - A Legend on and off the Track

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2000) -- Famous for his rugged, daring and fearless style, Junior Johnson continues to be recognized for his contributions to the sport he helped form. The NASCAR legend will be inducted into the North Carolina Auto ...

Wed 05 Jan 2000
Davey Allison Book Out in March 2000

Davey Allison Book Out in March 2000

Trevose, PA January 5, 2000 . . . The biography of legendary driver, Davey Allison, as told by his widow, Liz and journalists David Green and Thomas Pope is scheduled to be released in late March, 2000. FULL CIRCLE-THE STORY OF DAVEY ALLISON...

Wed 12 Apr 2000
Miami-Daytona USA bonus money

Miami-Daytona USA bonus money

MIAMI (April 11, 2000) - To celebrate the revival of the Paul Revere 250, one of the most famous races in motorsports history, DAYTONA USA, "The Ultimate Motorsports Attraction," will offer $150,000 in bonus money to teams competing in three ...

Thu 16 Mar 2000
La Carrera Panamericana 50th Anniversary to be Celebrated

La Carrera Panamericana 50th Anniversary to be Celebrated

Petersen Automotive Museum Celebrates the Historic Mexican Road Races of 1950-1954 Cars, Drivers and Crew from the Five-year Racing Span to Convene at Petersen Automotive Museum May 6, 2000 Cinco de Mayo, ³Fifth of May,² 2000, will be the...

Mon 23 Oct 2000
White to sign at Washington

White to sign at Washington

Racing historian and noted author, Gordon Eliot White will make two special appearances at the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, VA, where he will sign copies of his newest book, "The ...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
Phil Hill blazed American trail in F1 with skill, class
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Phil Hill blazed American trail in F1 with skill, class

{This is the first of a two-part series on American World Champions in Formula One. Today's subject is Phil Hill; Wednesday's subject will be Mario Andretti. Both features were written by Nigel Roebuck, Grand Prix editor of the British motor...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (November 5-11)

This Week in Racing History November 5 Stockcar driver Elton Sawyer born (1959). November 6 Joe Nikrent drives a Buick to victory in the Los Angeles-to-Phoenix race. Nikrent covers the 480 miles in 19 hours and 13 minutes for an average speed...

Sun 13 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History (August 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (August 13-19)

This Week in Racing History August 13 Clifford Allison dies in practice crash for NASCAR Busch Grand National race in Michigan, USA (1995). August 14 Peter White drives an S.R. Fronty to a new track record of 101.3 mph on the concrete race...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History - August 20

This Week in Racing History - August 20

This Week in Racing History August 20 Rookie Andre Ribeiro wins the New England 200 at Loudon, New Hampshire, USA. First CART win for both Ribeiro and Honda (1995). August 22 Len Sutton wins the USAC Championship race at Springfield ...

Sun 14 May 2000
This Week in Racing History (May 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (May 14-20)

This Week in Racing History May 14 Mario Andretti wins the pole for the Indy 500 with a speed of 165.899 mph (1966). Tom Sneva turns the first official 200 mph lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he runs the first of four...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Spirit of Ford Award receipents

Spirit of Ford Award receipents

Previous Spirit of Ford Award Winners Bill Stroppe (1988) - Off-road racing legend, driver and builder, in recognition of his successes during 50 years of racing Ford vehicles Bob Glidden (1989) - America's most successful drag racer, on the...

Sun 26 Mar 2000
This Week in Racing History (March 26-April 1)

This Week in Racing History (March 26-April 1)

This Week in Racing History March 26 The first Mille Miglia begins at 8:00 am in Brescia, Italy (1927). March 27 Fernando Minoia and Giuseppi Morandi win the first Mille Miglia in an O.M. They cover the route from Brescia to Rome and back ...

Wed 05 Apr 2000
Writer Shav Glick honored

Writer Shav Glick honored

'Dean of motorsports writers' honored By Dave Rodman LOS ANGLES (April 3, 2000) Shav Glick has crossed a lot of paths in his 45 years with the Los Angeles Times, and by his passing has turned a good many of them into "Yellow Brick Roads." On ...

Sat 01 Jan 2000
This Week in Racing History (January 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (January 2-8)

This Week in Racing History January 2 - Walter Sobraske, machinist for Miller, Schofield, Offenhauser, and Meyer & Drake (later shop forman), born in West Virgiania (1901). January 4 - Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari...

Sun 31 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing History (December 31-January 6)

This Week in Racing History (December 31-January 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 31 Craig Pollack replaced as president of BAR Holdings by Don Brown (1999). January 1 Jim Clark drives a Lotus 49 to its first Grand Prix win, at Kyalami, South Africa. Jackie Stewart ...

Tue 27 Jun 2000
This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

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

This Week in Racing History June25 Clay Wood, of NASCAR's famous Wood Brothers, born (1923). Jimmy Florian wins the 100-lap feature race at Dayton Speedway to give Ford their first NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) victory (1950). June...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Racing legends nominated Eagle One-Shav Glick Award

Racing legends nominated Eagle One-Shav Glick Award

John Force, Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears, Wally Parks and Les Richter have been nominated for the second annual Eagle One-Shav Glick Award, presented by the appearance care products company for distinguished achievement in motor racing by a ...

Wed 08 Mar 2000
Greatest Moments in Aussie GP History
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Greatest Moments in Aussie GP History

Melbourne, March 7, 2000 - In an initiative created and implemented by MasterCard, an official sponsor of the Jordan Grand Prix team, 40 Australian F1 historians and journalists selected Alain Prost's dramatic victory over Nigel Mansell and Nelson...

Sun 16 Jan 2000
This Week in Racing History (January 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (January 16-22)

This Week in Racing History January 16 - Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935). January 18 - Andy Granatelli sues USAC for witholding his membership, ...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing History (December 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (December 24-30)

This Week in Racing History December 24 F1 and sports car driver Howden Ganley born (1941). December 25 Tony Schumacher, 1999 NHRA Top Fuel Champion and son of former NHRA Funny Car Champion Don Schumacher, born (1969). December 26 Designer...

Sun 17 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (September 17-23)

This Week in Racing History September 17 F1 World Champion Damon Hill born (1960). September 18 Sportscar racer Boris Said III born (1962). September 19 IMSA and CART racer Juan Fangio II born (1957). Ferry Porsche receives honorary title...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History July 16 Leo Kinnunen wins the Hockenheim, Germany, round of the Interserie driving a Porsche 917/10 (1972). July 17 After two decades of racing Chrysler products, Richard Petty buys a Chevrolet Monte Carlo stockcar...

Wed 31 May 2000
18th Annual Literature Faire and Exchange

18th Annual Literature Faire and Exchange

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT: THE 18TH ANNUAL LITERATURE FAIRE & EXCHANGE PRESENTED BY THE SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS TO BENEFIT THEIR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE LARGEST GATHERING OF ITS KIND HELD ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. Aisle upon aisle of books,...

Mon 24 Apr 2000
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame; Dale Inman

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame; Dale Inman

Behind the Scenes: Dale Inman Guides Drivers to Victory Lane MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 24, 2000) -- Behind the achievements of every great race car driver is one significant player -- the crew chief. Within the racing community, Dale Inman is...

Wed 21 Jun 2000
This Week in Racing History (June 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (June 18-24)

This Week in Racing History June 18 Al Herman dies in wreck during midget race (1960). June 19 Rance McDaniel born (1940). Jimmy Bryan, the 1958 Indy 500 winner, dies in a wreck at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1960). June 21 Phil Parsons born...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 26-December 2)

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

This Week in Racing History November 26 Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 USAC Indy car race at Riverside, California, USA. He becomes the first driver to win the four major racing disciplines of Indy cars, stock cars,...