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Mon 09 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 8 Frank Costin, an engineer who pioneered the use of monocoque chassis and the application of aerodynamics to racing cars and the co-founder of the Marcos marque, is born ...

Sat 07 Jun 2008
The history behind Le MansHeadline

The history behind Le Mans

The estimated 260,000 spectators will once again make their annual pilgrimage the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the ramshackle canvas shanty towns will spring up to house the vast majority of them. The city's own population of around 150,000 will be...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
France's successful past at Le MansHeadline

France's successful past at Le Mans

There are no fewer than 13 entrants under the French banner at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, making up one of the strongest French challenges for all-out victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe. French teams have had their share of success at Le...

Mon 02 Jun 2008
This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 1 Arturo Merzario and Jacques Faffite drive an Alfa Romeo T33TT12 to victory in the 1000km sports car race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1975). June 2 Ronnie Peterson drives...

Sun 01 Jun 2008
Penske earns 300th race win

Penske earns 300th race win

PENSKE RACING CELEBRATES 300th WIN WITH BRISCOE'S FIRST INDYCAR MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 1, 2008) -- Today, Penske Racing celebrated its 300th championship points win since its founder Roger Penske became a full-time team owner in 1966. This ...

Sat 31 May 2008
Lola recreates one minute lap at Brands Hatch

Lola recreates one minute lap at Brands Hatch

2008 LOLA TURNS BACK THE CLOCK TO RECREATE HISTORY AT BRANDS HATCH To help mark Lola Car's golden anniversary, an important part of the marque's history was recreated at Brands Hatch on Saturday 24 March 2008, when the first Lola ever produced...

Sun 25 May 2008
This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 25 A.J. Foyt IV, Indy Car driver and grandson of four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt Jr., is born (1984). May 26 Jimmy Vasser wins the inaugural CART US 500 at ...

Tue 20 May 2008
This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 18 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Kent, Washington, USA (1969). May 19 John Surtees and Willy Mairesse drive a Ferrari 250P to ...

Mon 12 May 2008
This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 11 Alain Prost wins the Monaco Grand Prix in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986). May 12 Adam Petty, son of Kyle and grandson of Richard, dies in a crash during practice for the Busch...

Mon 05 May 2008
This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 4 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1969). May 5 Elio de Angelis, driving a Lotus-Renault 97T, is awarded...

Tue 29 Apr 2008
This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 27 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Falkenburg in Halland, Sweden (1969). April 28 Walter Baumer and Huschke von Hanstein drive a BMW 328 Touring Coupe to victory in the Grand...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 20 Andy Wallace and Doc Bundy drive a Panoz GTR-1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 series race at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA. First ever win for Panoz (1997). April...

Sun 13 Apr 2008
This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 13 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Vallelunga, Italy (1969). April 14 First race for the Porsche-Fabcar IMSA Camel Lights racer.

Tue 08 Apr 2008
This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 6 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Monza, Italy (1969). April 7 Alfonso de Portago wins the Coupe de Vitesse at Montlhery, France, driving a...

Mon 31 Mar 2008
This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 30 Len Sutton wins his first USAC Champ Car event, the 100-mile race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving the Central Excavating Kuzma dirt car (1958). March 31 Nick...

Mon 24 Mar 2008
This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 23 Land and water speed record holder Donald Campbell born (1921). March 24 Open-wheel and sports car racer Scott Pruett born in Sacromento, California, USA (1960). March...

Sun 16 Mar 2008
This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 16 Granatelli turbine-powered Indy car is unveiled to the press (1967). March 17 Jackie Ickx drives a Lotus 72 to victory in the Race of Champions at Brand Hatch, England ...

Tue 11 Mar 2008
This Week in racing History (March 9-16)

This Week in racing History (March 9-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 9 David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes powered McLaren. First Mercedes Formula One victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix ...

Czech Republic's Museum Lany new exhibit

Czech Republic's Museum Lany new exhibit

In Museum Lany is a new jewel in exposition, Museum Lany: There is a new jewel in exposition, famous Vojtech's and Enge's BMW 635 CSi Hartge Museum of sporting cars in Lany near Prague extended its attractive collection of exhibits - there is...

Tue 04 Mar 2008
This Week in Racing History (March 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (March 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 2 Rupert Manwaring, team manager and assistant team manager for several F1 teams, born (1956). March 3 Nobuhiko Kawamoto, Honda F1 engine designer and later Honda President...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
This Week in Racing History (February 24-March 1)

This Week in Racing History (February 24-March 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 24 Sterling Moss drives a Ferrari to victory in the Cuban Grand Prix in Havanna. Juan Manuel Fangio fails to take part in the race after being kinapped by Fidel Castro's ...

Mon 18 Feb 2008
This Week in Racing History (February 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (February 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 17 The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France (1901). February 18 "Fireball" Roberts wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 driving a Pontiac ...

Mon 11 Feb 2008
This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 10 Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952). February 11 NHRA Funny Car drag...

Tue 05 Feb 2008
This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 3 Paul Goldsmith drives Smokey Yunick's Pontiac to victory in the last stock car race on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1958). February 4 Despite a late race bonzai...

Sun 27 Jan 2008
This Week in Racing History (January 27-February 2)

This Week in Racing History (January 27-February 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 27 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974). January 28 Bernd Rosemeyer is killed on the ...

Wed 23 Jan 2008
Memories of Earnhardt Sr racing Rolex 24

Memories of Earnhardt Sr racing Rolex 24

NASCAR Around The Clock Dale Earnhardt's 2001 Participation In Rolex 24 At Daytona Reintroduced Sports Car Racing To NASCAR Fans, Competitors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2008) -- As fast as the media could report it, word shot around the...

IRL: IMS radio voice Lou Palmer dies

IRL: IMS radio voice Lou Palmer dies

LEGENDARY IMS RADIO NETWORK VOICE PALMER DIES AT 75 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 -- Lou Palmer, whose rich, stirring voice was heard over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for more than 30 years, died Jan. 19 in Indianapolis.

Mon 21 Jan 2008
This Week in Racing History (January 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (January 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 20 National Hot Rod Association president Tom Compton born (1959). January 21 NHRA Pro Stock drag racer Max Naylor born (1953). January 22 Porsche 959s finish first ...

Mon 14 Jan 2008
This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (January 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 13 Denis Hulme wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires in a McLaren M23 (1974). January 14 Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age...

Sat 12 Jan 2008
Lola celebrate 50 golden years in motorsport

Lola celebrate 50 golden years in motorsport

LOLA TO CELEBRATE 50 GOLDEN YEARS IN MOTORSPORT In 2008 Lola Cars celebrates a memorable 50 years in motorsport, standing proud as Great Britain's longest-serving manufacturer of racing cars. Established in 1958 by Eric Broadley MBE, Lola ...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 6 USAC racer Jim Hurtubise dies of a heart attack (1989). January 7 Jack Brabham wins the New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Cooper (1967). January 8 Ottorino "Toni"...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
This Week in Racing History (December 30-January 5)

This Week in Racing History (December 30-January 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 30 William Tyler "Grumpy" Jenkins, drag racer and creator of the NHRA's Pro Stock class, born (1930). December 31 Bob Wilke, Offy engine dealer who's family owned Leader...

This Week in Racing History (December 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (December 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 23 Audi R8 sports racer debuts at Vallelunga in Italy (1999). December 24 Formula and sports car racer Howden Ganley born in Hamilton, New Zealand (1941). December...