This Week in Racing History
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).
1958 F1 champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road accident in the UK (1959).
Indianapolis and Pikes Peak racer John Mauro dies at age 91 (2003).
Ken Miles drives the R-1, an MG special he built, to victory in the Desert Trophy Race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1954).
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).
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).
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974).