This Week in Racing History (August 12-18)

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Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

August 12
16-year old Rea Lentz wins the first Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Romano Demon Special powered by a 125 hp Curtiss V8 aircraft engine (1916).

Three time Formula One World Championship Sir Jack Brabham with David Brabham and sons in celebration of Sir Jack Brabham's first of Formula One World Championship
Three time Formula One World Championship Sir Jack Brabham with David Brabham and sons in celebration of Sir Jack Brabham's first of Formula One World Championship

Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

August 13
Georges Filipenetti, founder of Scuderia Filipenetti, is born (1907).

August 14
Jack Brabham drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Porto. Jim Clark scores his first F1 points with a third (1960).

August 15
Clemente Biondetti drives an Alfa 158 "Alfetta" to victory in the last Coppa Acerbo road race (1939).

August 16
Johnny Thompson wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt track in Springfield. Illinois, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered Kuzma (1958).

August 17
Luigi Chinetti Sr., winner of the first post-WWII 24 Hours of Le Mans and America's first Ferrari distributer, dies (1994).

August 18
Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Mosport near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (2002).

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