This Week in Racing History
The fifth and final Carrera Panamerica de Mexico begins in Tuxtla Gutierrez-Oaxaca (1954).
Frank Duryea wins the first road race over public roads in the US (1895).
F1 driver Jacque Laffite born (1943).
CART team owner John Della Penna makes his TV sitcom debut with a non-speaking walk-on part on NBC's "Veronica's Closet" (1999).
Sportscar racer Jeremy Dale born (1962).
Umberto Maglioli wins the fifth and final Carrera Panamerica de Mexico road race (1954).
Hertz Rent-A-Car places their first order for Mustang GT350s from Shelby American. These 200 cars are called GT350H (1965).
London-Sydney marathon begins at the Crystal Palace in London, England. Andrew Cowan would go on to win in a Hillman Hunter (1998).
England's National Sporting Club honors Graham Hill with a retirement dinner (1976).
Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker