This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 9
Alfonso de Portago wins the Governor's Cup race at Nassau, Bahamas, driving a Ferrari 750 Monza (1955).

December 10
Having not raced since August due to a wrist injury, Rick Mears announces his retirement from racing (1992).

December 11
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).

December 12
Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 750 Monza to victory in the Bahamas Trohpy race at Nassau (1954).

December 13
Indy 500 winner Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr. born (1918).

December 14
The official launch of the Lancia 037 rally car occurs during the Fiat Competition press conferemnce at Corso Marche in Turin Italy (1981).

December 15
Indy car mechanic Clint Brawner born (1916).