This Week in Racing History
A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894).
John Surtees wins the final race of the inaugural Can-Am season, at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70. Surtees becomes the series first champion (1966).
Sprint car racer Joe Saldana born (1944).
Gerhard Berger leads home Michele Alboreto for a Ferarri 1-2 finish in the Australian Grand Prix on the streets of Adelaide (1987).
CART Indy Car racer Dean Hall born (1967).
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906).
A 3-liter Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" that had been built from the prototype 2-liter Tipo 60 is shipped to Lloyd "lucky" Casner in Miami, Florida, USA (1959).