This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

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This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 8 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 ...

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

June 8
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).

June 9
David Hobbs, racer and TV commentator, is born (1939).

June 10
Henri Pescarola and Gerard Larrouse drive a Matra to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1973).

June 11
Jerry Titus, driving a Ford Mustang, wins the SCCA Trans-Am race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1967).

June 12
Jack Fairman, driving an Aston Martin DBR1, wins both heats of the Rouen Grand Prix for sports cars in France (1960).

June 13
Henry Seagrave,land and water speed record holder, dies in an accident while attempting to set a new water speed record (1930).

June 14
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).

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