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Sun 29 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 29 Ronnie Peterson drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona (1973). April 30 Bob Blake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in...

Wed 25 Apr 2007
LMS 1987 All-Star moment

LMS 1987 All-Star moment

1987 - Legendary "Pass in the Grass" a Defining Moment In the History of the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge CONCORD, N.C. (April 24, 2007) - Twenty years ago the now legendary "pass in the grass" was born. No still photograph of the famous...

Mon 23 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 22 Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946). April 23 The FIA rules that the Lotus 88 "twin chassis" F1 car...

Sun 15 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (April 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 15 The Ford-powered Mirage M12 Le Mans racer is tested for the first time by Mario and Michael Andretti at Riverside International Raceway in California, USA (1982). April ...

Mon 09 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (April 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 8 Peter Collins drives a Ferrari 860 to victory in the Tour de Sicily (1956). April 9 Robbie Groff wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1989). April...

Mon 02 Apr 2007
This Week in Racing History (April 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (April 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 1 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus homologated as a Group 4 rally car (1979). April 2 Stirling Moss drives a Maserati 250F to victory in the Glover Trophy Race at Goodwood, England ...

Wed 28 Mar 2007
Half a century for Toyota

Half a century for Toyota

Half a Century of Passion, a Decade of Driving Excellence The 2007 season is a special one for Panasonic Toyota Racing as the team has two significant milestones to celebrate. This year marks 50 years since Toyota's first foray into motorsport...

Mon 26 Mar 2007
History of Impala's last win

History of Impala's last win

Last Impala Win Made History In 1963 Victory by Wendell Scott the Only One by an African-American in NASCAR's Major Series BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Chevrolet Impala returns to action today at Bristol Motor Speedway in NASCAR's premier series...

This Week in Racing History (March 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (March 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 25 Henri Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse, and Francois Cevert drive a Matra 670 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Vallelunga near Rome, Italy ...

Sun 18 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 18 Bobby Unser wins the USAC Championship Race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered AAR Eagle (1972). March 19 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to ...

Sun 11 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (March 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 11 Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1979). March 12 Teodoro Zeccoli drives an Alfa Romeo T33 to...

Sun 04 Mar 2007
This Week in Racing History (March 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (March 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 4 Stock car racer Rick Mast born (1957). March 5 Motorcycle World Champion Libero Liberati is fatally injured in a testing acident in Terni, Italy (1962). March 6 At...

Mon 26 Feb 2007
This Week in Racing History (February 25-March 3)

This Week in Racing History (February 25-March 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 25 Sports car racer Jeff Kline born (1944). February 26 Rally driver Sebastien Loeb born in Oberhoffen, France (1974). February 27 Dario Resta drives a Peugeot to...

Thu 22 Feb 2007
This Week in Racing History (February 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (February 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 18 Richard Petty comess back from one lap down to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, by more than two laps over the second place Bobby...

Mon 12 Feb 2007
Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #1

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #1

Daytona 500 Upset No. 1: Derrike Cope in 1990 (Note: This is the fourth installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At No. 5, Pete Hamilton's victory in 1970; at No. 4, Mario Andretti's victory...

Sun 11 Feb 2007
Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #2

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #2

UPSET SPECIAL: He Saved a Life, Then Won NASCAR's Biggest Race (Note: This is the fourth installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At No. 5, Pete Hamilton's victory in 1970; at No. 4, Mario ...

This Week in Racing History (February 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (February 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 11 F1 World Champion Alan Jones born in Melbourne, Australia (1946). February 12 Dan Gurney wins the Formula Libre race on the airfield at Ballarat, Australia, driving a...

Sat 10 Feb 2007
Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #3

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #3

UPSET SPECIAL: Right Place, Right Time Resulted in Win For The "Other" Burton Brother (Note: This is the third installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At No. 5, Pete Hamilton's victory in ...

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #4

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #4

UPSET SPECIAL: Daytona 500 Upset No. 4: Mario Andretti in '67 Unique Approach Led To Unlikely Triumph For Open-Wheel Star (Note: This is the second installment in a five-part series, "The Top 5 Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets." Previously listed: At...

Fri 09 Feb 2007
Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #5

Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets countdown #5

UPSET SPECIAL: Hamilton's 1970 Win Starts Countdown of Greatest Daytona 500 Upsets DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2007) -- Part and parcel to the appeal of sports is the possibility of the upset, the memory-making victory that jars the senses, ...

Mon 05 Feb 2007
This Week in Racing History (February 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (February 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 4 Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph in his Bluebird at Pen Pine (1927). February 5 Lee Shepherd becomes the first man to drive an NHRA Pro Stock car...

Sat 27 Jan 2007
This Week in Racing History (January 28-February 3)

This Week in Racing History (January 28-February 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 28 Jean-Pierre Wimille is killed when his Simca-Gordini crashes in practice for the Grand Prix of Buenos Aires in Argentina (1949). January 29 FIA inspects 528th Porsche...

Sun 21 Jan 2007
This Week in Racing History (January 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (January 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 21 Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918). January 22 1958 F1 champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road accident...

Fri 19 Jan 2007
Dan Gurney's 40th Anniversary year
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Dan Gurney's 40th Anniversary year

DAN GURNEY's 40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 2007 marks the anniversary year of Dan Gurney's historic F1 victory with the All American Racers Eagle in the Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps on June 18, 1967. In the 100 year history of Grand ...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
This Week in Racing History (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 17 Champ Car race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay born (1980). December 18 The first world Land Speed Record is set in Acheres. Compte Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove a...

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

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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 31 Ralph Deshon and Fred Koster drive a Crosley Hotshot to victory in the 6-hour Sam Collier Memorial Grand Prix of Endurance, the first autorace held at Sebring, Florida. ...

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne By: Chris Romano Before you know it the Chili Bowl will be upon us. Before we hurtle into the new year, let us pause to remember those who left us in 2006. It was a tough year for Indy 500 veterans. Jack Beckley, ace ...

The Rodriguez brothers' biography

The Rodriguez brothers' biography

Los Hermanos Rodríguez - The Biography Last Tuesday December, 12th, Carlos Jalife presented his comprehensive biography on the greatest drivers ever of Mexico, Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. Carlos Jalife presents his book 'The ...

This Week in Racing History (December 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (December 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 7 The Chevrolet Cosworth Vega is homologated by the FIA for Group 2 Special Touring (1975). January 8 Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim ...

This Week in Racing History (January 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (January 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 14 Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA ...