This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 12 A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894). November 13 John Surtees wins the final race of the...

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

November 12
A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894).

November 13
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).

November 14
Sprint car racer Joe Saldana born (1944).

November 15
Gerhard Berger leads home Michele Alboreto for a Ferarri 1-2 finish in the Australian Grand Prix on the streets of Adelaide (1987).

November 16
CART Indy Car racer Dean Hall born (1967).

November 17
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906).

November 18
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).

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