Mike Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Future World Superbike champion Colin Edwards receives his first motorcycle, a Suzuki JR50, as a Christmas present at the age of 3 (1977).
Engineer and designer Adrian Newey is born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (1958).
John Love and Bill Gunstan drive a Lola T212 to victory in the Springbok race at Pietmaritzburg, South Africa (1971).
Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963).
Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistola, Italy (1924).
William Tyler "Grumpy" Jenkins, drag racer and creator of the NHRA's Pro Stock class, born (1930).
Dindo Capella and Allan McNish drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS "Race of Two Thousand Years" in Adelaide, Australia (2000).