This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 10 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...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 10
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).

August 11
Tazio Nuvolari, racing great between the world wars, dies of tuberculosis at his home in Mantua, Italy (1953).

August 12
Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1973).

August 13
CART Champ Car driver Patrick Carpentier born (1971).

August 14
John Paul Jr. and Sr. drive their JPL-4 to victoy in the 6-hour IMSA sportscar race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada (1982).

August 15
Eddie Rickenbacker buys the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Carl Fisher and Jim Allison for about $700,000 (1927).

August 16
Jackie Ickx wins the Austrian Grand Prix on the Osterreichring driving a Ferrari 312B (1970).

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