This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 18
Former constructor and team manager Hans Adams dies from a brain tumor (2004).

December 19
The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).

December 20
Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).

December 21
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).

December 22
Wendell Scott, the first black to race in the NASCAR Grand National series, dies of spinal cancer (1990).

December 23
American sports car racer Milt Minter dies from cancer at age 71 (2004).

December 24
Formula and sports car racer Howden Ganley born in Hamilton, New Zealand (1941).