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

December 7
English Grand Prix driver Dick Seaman marries BMW heiress Erica Popp (1938).

December 8
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).

December 9
Race car designer Harry Miller born (1875).

December 10
Alfonso de Portago wins the Ascari Trophy race at Nassau in the Bahamas driving a Ferrari 750 Monza (1955).

December 11
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).

December 12
F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946).

December 13
Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr., Indy 500 winner, born (1918).