This Week in Racing History (January 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 18 Manfred con Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934). January ...

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

January 18
Manfred con Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934).

January 19
Stirling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First wins for Cooper, a mid-engined F1 car, and team owner Rob Walker (1958).

January 20
Freddie Spencer, 2-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (1962).

January 21
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).

January 22
Porsche 959s finish first (Metge/Lemoyne), second (Ickx/Brasseur), and sixth (Kussmaul/Unger) in the Paris-Dakar Rally (1986).

January 23
Indianapolis and Pikes Peak racer John Mauro dies at age 91 (2003).

January 24
Ken Miles drives the R-1, an MG special he built, to victory in the Desert Trophy Race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1954).

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Series History
Drivers Ken Miles , Stirling Moss , Freddie Spencer