This Week in Racing History (February 6-12)

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

February 6
Frank Livingston, with a time of 27.83 seconds, wins the Agoura Hill Climb near Los Angeles, California, USA, driving his Eliminator hot rod (1955).

February 7
Harry Miller sells his engine company to the Schofield Corporation. (1929).

February 8
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).

February 9
Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler form the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation (1909).

February 10
Louise Piech, daughter of Ferdinand Porsche, mother of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech, and co-founder of Porsche Konstruktionen GmbH with her brother Ferry, dies at age 94 (1999).

February 11
John Surtees, the only man to win Grand Prix World Championships on two and four wheels, born in Tatsfield, Surrey, England (1934).

February 12
Ralph DePalma drives a Packard to a World Land Speed Record of 149.875 mph (1919).

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Drivers Ralph DePalma , John Surtees