By Michael Stucker, www.vintageRPM.com
This Week in Racing History
Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood, and Vern Schuppan win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Rothmans Porsche 956. Porsche clinches the World Endurance Championship manufacturers title (1983).
Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Maserati 250F to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps (1954).
Bobby Rahal drives a Porsche Carrera 6 to victory in the novice race at Moport, Ontario, Canada (1971).
Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, one of the "Bentley Boys", dies in London, England (1933).
NASCAR stockcars run for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in testing (1992).
The Rheims 12 Hour race is won by Guy Ligier and Jo Schlesser in a Ford MkII (1967).
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Freightliner/GI Joe's 200 at Portland, Oregon, USA (2000).