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

November 15
Craig Breedlove tops Art Arfons' eight day old Land Speed Record with a run of 600.601 mph/960.96 kph in the Spirit of America Sonic 1, at Bonneville. This ends a two-year battle between Breedlove and Arfons. Breedlove's record will stand for five years (1965).

November 16
Elizabeth Junek, winning female racer in the 1920s, born Alzbeta Pospisil in Olomouc, Moravia (1900).

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

November 18
The first W25 Grand Prix car completes its first runs around the Mercedes-Benz factory perimeter (1933).

November 19
Andre Boillot wins the Coppa Florio driving a 1914 Grand Prix Peugeot powered by 3.8-liter sleeve-valve engine. His average speed was 37.5 mph/60.4 kph (1922).

November 20
Stirling Moss, in a Lotus 18, wins the USGP, at Riverside, California (1960).

November 21
Frank Matich drives a Repco Matich A50 F5000 to victory in the Australian Grand Prix (1971).