This Week in Racing History (December 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 7 The Chevrolet Cosworth Vega is homologated by the FIA for Group 2 Special Touring (1975). January 8 Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

January 7
The Chevrolet Cosworth Vega is homologated by the FIA for Group 2 Special Touring (1975).

January 8
Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim Clark puts his John Player Gold Leaf Lotus 49 on pole for the non-championship New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe (1968).

January 9
NASCAR stockcar driver Mark Martin born (1959).

January 10
1959 and 1962 Indy 500 champion Rodger Ward born in Beloit, Kansas, USA (1921).

January 11
The 1000 kilometer endurance race in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is won by Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo in a Matra MS630/650 (1970).

January 12
Racer Olivier Gendebien is born (1924).

January 13
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Bueno Aires (1957).

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Series History
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , Jim Clark , Juan Manuel Fangio , Rodger Ward , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Mark Martin