This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

December 4
The Gazetto dello Sport announces the first Mille Miglia road race (1926).

Frazer Nash Mille Miglia 1961
Frazer Nash Mille Miglia 1961

Photo by: Lucien Harmegnies

December 5
The Southern California Sports Car Club time trial event on the 3/10-mile Davis Motorcar Company test track in San Fernando, California, USA, is won by Sec Guasti in an Alfa Romeo (1948).

December 6
Sports car racer Peter Gregg marries Deborah Marrs (1980).

December 7*
Chuck Daigh takes over Lance Reventlow's Scarab MkII and goes on to win the Nassau Trophy race in the Bahamas (1958).

December 8
Grand Prix racing great Hans-Joachim Stuck born (1900).

December 9
Race car designer Harry Miller born (1875).

December 10
Jean-Luc Lagardere announces to the Matra Racing personnel that they will no longer race sports cars (1974).