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Thu 31 Aug 2000
Earles, Scott, Robertson NMPA election

Earles, Scott, Robertson NMPA election

Earles, Scott, Robertson To Be Inducted Into NMPA Hall Of Fame On Saturday Martinsville, VA---H. Clay Earles, Wendell Scott and T. Wayne Robertson will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame Saturday...

Mon 24 Apr 2000
Dorothy Beech passes at 87

Dorothy Beech passes at 87

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2000) Dorothy Beech, who became one of NASCAR's first employees in 1951 and rose to become the sanctioning body's assistant treasurer, died Saturday. She was 87. Beech, who retired in 1975 but retained her...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP: Garner helped to put drive..
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US GP: Garner helped to put drive..

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 -- James Garner's movie and television acting roles have ranged from the gambler cowboy Bret Maverick to the Space Cowboy Tank Sullivan. But to auto racing fans worldwide, he is best remembered for his...

Thu 03 Aug 2000
A tribute to the Baja 1000

A tribute to the Baja 1000

1000 Miles to Glory; A Tribute to the SCORE Baja 1000, combining a pre-race press conference, stage interviews with drivers and a live auction, will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2000 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum in...

Fri 30 Jun 2000
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America induction

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America induction

THE MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME 2000 INDUCTION CEREMONY Forwarded on behalf of the Motorsports Hall of Fame. Novi, MI - Some of the biggest names in motorsports attended the 12th Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 8 at...

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...

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 ...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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 28 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History August 27 Leo Kinnunen drives Porsche 917-10 to win in the Interserie race at Keimola, Finland (1972). August 28 Len Sutton wins his third (and last) USAC Championship race, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in a Salemi...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sun 12 Mar 2000
This Week in Racing History (March 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (March 12-18)

March 12 - Indycar star Johnny Rutherford born (1938). - Porsche unveils the 917 Group 5 racer at the Geneva Auto show (1969). March 13 - Sportscar and Indycar racer Lynn St. James born (1947). March 14 - CART racer Hiro Matsushita born...

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...

Mon 31 Jul 2000
This Week in Racing History (July 30-August 5)

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

This Week in Racing History July 30 The "Bug", generally considered to be the first rail dragster, races for the first time. Dick Kraft is the driver (1950). July 31 At Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, Bob Burman sets a 4-mile...

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 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 ...

Mon 12 Jun 2000
This Week in Racing History (June 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (June 11-17)

This Week in Racing History June 11 CART driver Alex Barron Born (1970). Mark Donohue debuts the Penske Porsche 917/10K in Can-Am race at Mosport, Canada (1972). June 12 A Cadillac wins the first race sanctioned by the American Automobile...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History October 22 Ford Thunderbird introduced (1954). October 23 Engineer Gerard Ducarouge born in Paray-le-Monial, France (1941). October 24 The Dust Devils Car Club opens Inyokern Dragstrip in California ...

Tue 05 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History September 3 Malcolm Campbell set a new Land Speed Record of 301.129 mph in his Bluebird on the Bonneveille Salt Flats in Utah, USA (1935). September 4 Indy 500 winner Howdy Wilcox is killed in a crash at Altoona, ...