This Week in Racing History
Hermann Cordes buys Ferrari 250 GTO #4115GT, the only 250 GTO sold to someone in Germany (1962).
Dan Gurney drives Frank Arciero's Ferrari 375 to victory in the last race ever run at Paramount Sportsman's Ranch, near Agoura, California, USA. Jim Firestone dies in an accident during the race (1956).
Hary Miller, father of the Miller racing engine, born (1875).
Racer Jurgen Barth born (1947).
Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche, designer of the Porsche 904 and 911, and son of the founder of the Porsche automobile company, born (1935).
Sportcar racer John Fitch receives his United States Army Air Corp wings (1941).
Indy 500 champion Bill Vukovich Sr. is born (1918).