This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker
F1 and sportcar racer Chris Amon born in Bull, New Zealand (1943).
Peter Collins scores his last Grand Prix victory, at Silverstone, England (1958).
Paul Warwick killed in F3000 race at Oulton Park, England (1991).
Dennis Firestone born (1944).
Jim Hall, of Chaparral fame, born (1935).
Eddie Rickenbacker, pre-WWI American racing great and one-time owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, dies of natural causes (1973).
Johnny O'Connell, sportcar driver, born (1962).
Lance Reventlow, of Scarab fame, dies in a light plane crash in Colorado (1972).
First appearance at an American track (Bradford, Connecticut) of a true multi-page program with paid advertising (1900).
Engine builder Franz Weis born (1944).
Lancia quits racing gives all their racing cars and equipment to Ferrari (1955).