This Week in Racing History (March 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 25 Henri Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse, and Francois Cevert drive a Matra 670 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Vallelunga near Rome, Italy ...

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

March 25
Henri Pescarolo, Gerard Larrousse, and Francois Cevert drive a Matra 670 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Vallelunga near Rome, Italy (1973).

March 26
The first Mille Miglia begins at 8:00 am in Brescia, Italy (1927).

March 27
Actor James Dean wins the race for small production cars at Palm Springs, California, USA (1955).

March 28
Driving a Lola T582, Ian Briggs wins the FF2000 race at Oulton Park in England (1981).

March 29
Alfred Neubauer, manager of Mercedes' racing efforts in the '30s, '40s and '50s, born in Bohemia (1891).

March 30
Len Sutton wins his first USAC Champ Car event, the 100-mile race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving the Central Excavating Kuzma dirt car (1958).

March 31
Ford of Germany debuts their Zakspeed built FIA Group 5 Mustang race cars (1981).

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