This Week in Racing History (December 18-24)

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Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

December 18
The Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Group 6 racer is debuted to the press at the Pinninfarina factory in Italy (1978).

Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear

Photo by: Angelo Lisuzzo

December 19
Touring car driver Jeff Allam born in Epsom, England (1954).

December 20
Indy Car racer and TV announcer Scott Goodyear born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1959).

December 21
1962 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Gary Hocking dies in the crash of the Lotus F1 car he is driving in Durban, South Africa (1962).

December 22
NHRA Top Fuel dragracer Shelly Anderson born (1965).

December 23
The Audi R8 endurance racer turns a wheel for the first time (1999).

December 24
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000).

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