Michael Stucker, historian
This Week in Racing History
Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim Clark puts his John Player Gold Leaf Lotus 49 on pole for the non-championship New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe (1968).
Roberto Moreno, driving a Ford-powered Ralt RT4, wins the Formula Pacific New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe (1982).
1959 and 1962 Indy 500 champion Rodger Ward born in Beloit, Kansas, USA (1921).
The 1000 kilometer endurance race in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is won by Jean- Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo in a Matra MS630/650 (1970).
Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500, born in Spartanburg, Pennsylvania, USA (1879).
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Bueno Aires (1957).
Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 71 (2001).