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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...

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 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 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 22 Oct 2000
Pioneer Latford  to retire

Pioneer Latford to retire

NASCAR pioneer Latford says 55 is enough By Tim Packman ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2000) More than a half-century of involvement in NASCAR has been enough for one of the sport's pioneers. Bob Latford has decided Sunday's Pop Secret Microwave...

Fri 30 Jun 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal first win Cleveland 1982

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal first win Cleveland 1982

Monday will mark the 18th anniversary of Team Rahal owner and interim CART CEO & President Bobby Rahal's first CART victory recorded on the shores of Lake Erie on July 4, 1982 when he won the inaugural Grand Prix of Cleveland. It would...

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 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 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...

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 ...

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,...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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
Lee Petty dead at 86

Lee Petty dead at 86

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (April 5, 2000) Lee Petty, a three-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion, first winner of the Daytona 500, and patriarch of the only four-generation family of athletes in major league American sports, died early this morning at...

Sun 23 Apr 2000
This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History April 23 F2 race is run in the snow on the Nurburgring's 4.8-mile Sudschliefe. Earlier in the day, a motorcycle race was held during the snow storm (1967). April 24 Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed was set...

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...

Wed 05 Apr 2000
Thoughts on Lee Petty

Thoughts on Lee Petty

The news of Lee Petty's passing left me with a combined feeling of great sadness and great triumph. He was always one of my heroes all the way back to those '50 Plymouths he used to race against much faster cars like Oldsmobiles. I'd see him ...

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 ...

Mon 01 May 2000
La Carrera Pan Americana Participants to be Honored

La Carrera Pan Americana Participants to be Honored

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 Saturday, May 6, 2000 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. To commemorate the ...

Sun 17 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing history (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing history (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History December 17 Former Indy 500 car owner and builder Grant King is killed in a traffic accident (1999). December 18 NASCAR stockcar driver Ted Musgrave born (1955). December 19 Ferdinand Porsche, designer of Auto ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History December 3 NASCAR stockcar driver Bobby Allison born (1937). December 4 The Gazetto dello Sport announces the first Mille Miglia road race (1926). December 5 Don Panoz, founder of Panoz Auto Development, is ...

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,...

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, ...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History 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). "Goldenrod", powered by four Chrysler Hemi engines, averages 409 mph on the Bonneville Salt...

Tue 30 May 2000
This Week in Racing History (May 28-June 3)

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

This Week in Racing History May 28 Two-time F1 World Champion Emmerson Fittipaldi wins the Indy 500 (1989). Bobby Labonte wins the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, for his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory (1995). May ...