This Week in Racing History (December 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 8 Les Graham, who will later win the first post-WWII 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force (1944). December...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

December 8
Les Graham, who will later win the first post-WWII 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force (1944).

December 9
The Ferrari 250 GTO driven by Charlie Hayes finishes fifth overall but first in class in the Nassau Trophy race in the Bahamas (1962).

December 10
Racer Jurgen Barth born (1947).

December 11
Joseph R. Cloutier, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, dies (1989).

December 12
The Honda Technical Institute, the precurser to the Honda Motor Company, is founded in Hamamatsu, Japan (1946).

December 13
Dr. Ferdinand Porsche starts his own company (1930).

December 14
NASCAR founded by Bill France Sr. (1942).

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