This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 28 Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963). December 29 Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 28
Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963).

December 29
Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistola, Italy (1924).

December 30
Lee Humiston, using an Excelsior, becomes the first American to travel over 100 mph on a motorcycle (1912).

December 31
Jim Gilmore, former Indycar team owner and mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, dies in a road accident in Comstock Township, Michigan, at the age of 74 (2000).

January 1
"Heart Like a Wheel", the movie about the life of drag racer Shirley Muldowney, is released (1983).

January 2
The first South Africa Grand Prix to be held on the Kayalami track near Johannesburg is won by Pedro Rodriguez at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati (1967).

January 3
Sprintcar builder and Indy 500 crew chief Wally Meskowski dies at the age of 64 (1980).

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