This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 7 Emillio Viloresi wins the Copa Ciano Junior in Livorno, Italy. First race win for the Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta (1938). August 8 F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953). August...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 7
Emillio Viloresi wins the Copa Ciano Junior in Livorno, Italy. First race win for the Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta (1938).

August 8
F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953).

August 9
Xavier Boulanger wins the Bomeree Hillclimb at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

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
Jackie Oliver wins the last Can-Am held race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Last Can-Am win for Oliver and the UOP Shadow team (1974).

August 12
Dave Durand wins the USAC Midget main feature race at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana, USA (2000).

August 13
Whitney Straight drives an 1100cc K3 MG Magnette to victory in the Coppa Acerbo Junior race in Italy (1933).

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Drivers Nigel Mansell , Jackie Oliver