This Week in Racing History (December 16-22)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

December 16
Doug Van Riet wins the first Rand Grand Prix Handicap at the Earl Howe Circuit outside of Johannesburg, South Africa (1937).

Living legends of auto racing beach parade: David Pearson
Living legends of auto racing beach parade: David Pearson

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

December 17
First motor racing meet takes place on the new brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).

December 18
Hellé Nice, driving a Bugatti T35C, sets a Montlhery track record by averaging 123.057 MPH over 10 kilometers (1929).

December 19
Touring car driver Jeff Allam born in Epsom, England (1954).

December 20
Sports car and F1 driver Karl Wendlinger born in Kufstein, Austria (1968).

December 21
Dragracer Lori Johns born (1965).

December 22
NASCAR great David Pearson born (1934).

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Tags allam, indianapolis, lori johns, nice, peason, stucker, van riet, wendlinger

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