This Week in Racing History (May 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 13 Mechanical engineer, one-time Ford executive, and racing concultant Don Hayward born (1945). May 14 Frank Matich wins the Royal Automobile Club Trophy Race at...

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

May 13
Mechanical engineer, one-time Ford executive, and racing concultant Don Hayward born (1945).

May 14
Frank Matich wins the Royal Automobile Club Trophy Race at Warwick Farm, Australia, in an Oldsmobile-powered Matich SR3 (1967).

May 15
Multiple motorcycle record holder Harold Parsons dies in a road accident (1921).

May 16
Nino Vaccarella and Toine Hezemans win the Targa Florio road race driving an Alfa Romeo T33 (1971).

May 17
Nigel Mansell scores his first Formula One podium finish, third place, in only his seventh Grand Prix, the Belgian, at Zolder. Carlos Reutemann is the winner (1981).

May 18
Arturo Mezzario and Jochen Mass drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the 1000K race at Enna, on the Italian island of Sicily (1975).

May 19
The Buick Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan, USA (1903).

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