This week in racing history (1997-07-20)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker July 20 F1 and sportcar racer Chris Amon born in Bull, New Zealand (1943). Peter Collins scores his last Grand Prix victory, at Silverstone, England (1958). July 21 Paul Warwick killed in F3000 race...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

July 20
F1 and sportcar racer Chris Amon born in Bull, New Zealand (1943).


Peter Collins scores his last Grand Prix victory, at Silverstone, England (1958).

July 21
Paul Warwick killed in F3000 race at Oulton Park, England (1991).

July 22
Dennis Firestone born (1944).

July 23
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).

July 24
Johnny O'Connell, sportcar driver, born (1962).


Lance Reventlow, of Scarab fame, dies in a light plane crash in Colorado (1972).

July 25
First appearance at an American track (Bradford, Connecticut) of a true multi-page program with paid advertising (1900).


Engine builder Franz Weis born (1944).

July 26
Lancia quits racing gives all their racing cars and equipment to Ferrari (1955).

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