This Week in Racing History
Frank Costin, an engineer who pioneered the use of monocoque chassis and the application of aerodynamics to racing cars and the co-founder of the Marcos marque, is born (1920).
David Hobbs, racer and TV commentator, is born (1939).
Henri Pescarola and Gerard Larrouse drive a Matra to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1973).
Jerry Titus, driving a Ford Mustang, wins the SCCA Trans-Am race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1967).
Jack Fairman, driving an Aston Martin DBR1, wins both heats of the Rouen Grand Prix for sports cars in France (1960).
Henry Seagrave,land and water speed record holder, dies in an accident while attempting to set a new water speed record (1930).
The new BMW 328, in the hands of driver Ernst Jakob Henne, wins the 2-liter class in its debut race, the Eiffelrennen on the Nurburgring in Germany (1936).