This Week in Racing History (January 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 21 Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918). January 22 1958 F1 champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road...

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

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

January 22
1958 F1 champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road accident in the UK (1959).

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).

January 25
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).

January 26
Fred Marriott sets a Land Speed record of 127.659 mph on Ormand Beach in Florida. The car is powered by a Stanley steam engine and uses an upside down Robertson canoe for the body (1906).

January 27
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974).

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