This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

January 12
Hans Stuck gives the Auto Union "P-Wagen" Grand Prix car its first official test runs on the Avus Circuit in Germany (1934).

Ernie Nagamatsu, 1959 Old Yeller MKII
Ernie Nagamatsu, 1959 Old Yeller MKII

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

January 13
US Tobacco announces that Ron Capps will drive the Copenhagen Camaro funny car in NHRA events. Don Prudhomme will serve as team manager (1997).

January 14
Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 71 (2001).

January 15
Max Balchowsky, designer/builder of the Old Yeller road race specials, is born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (1924).

January 16
William Grover-Williams, who will win the first Monaco Grand Prix, is born in Paris, France, to English parents (1903).

January 17
The Chevrolet Corvette makes its world debut during the General Motors Autorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, USA (1953).

January 18
A.J. Foyt drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR Riverside 500 stock car race on the road course in Riverside, California, USA (1970).