This Week in Racing History
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).
Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, is born (1924).
1972 Can-Am and Trans-Am champion George Follmer born (1934).
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires driving a John Player Lotus 72-Cosworth (1973).
Sportscar and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).
Racer and journalist Paul Frere born in Le Havre, France (1917).
Ralliest and Australian Touring Car racer George Fury born in Hungary (1945).