This Week in Racing History
After 16,000 km and exactly two months, the Italia of Prince Scipione Borghese, mechanic Ettore Guizzardi, and journalist Luigi Barzini arrives in Paris, France, to win the Paris-Peking race (1907).
Tazio Nuvolari, racing great between the world wars, dies of tuberculosis at his home in Mantua, Italy (1953).
Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1973).
CART Champ Car driver Patrick Carpentier born (1971).
John Paul Jr. and Sr. drive their JPL-4 to victoy in the 6-hour IMSA sportscar race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada (1982).
Eddie Rickenbacker buys the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Carl Fisher and Jim Allison for about $700,000 (1927).
Jackie Ickx wins the Austrian Grand Prix on the Osterreichring driving a Ferrari 312B (1970).