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Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Legendary auto racing car owner and mechanic Johnny Pawl of Crown Point, Indiana passed away recently following a diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in December. He was in Missouri with his wife and her family when he passed. Visitation will be...

Wed 17 Jul 2002
SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

Cuatro generaciones consecutivas de pilotos de competición es una verdadera marca mundial, dentro de la historia del automovilismo deportivo. Solamente se dio un caso así en la Nascar, la famosa serie norteamericana de los Stock Cars, donde el...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

The Race that put the world on wheels Public Television to air special program about Henry Ford's first race Dearborn, Mich., February 15, 2002 - On a cloudy day in October just over 100 years ago, a then unknown and fledging car maker built and...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
WM: Irwindale Turkey Night 1934-2001 top-five

WM: Irwindale Turkey Night 1934-2001 top-five

<pre> The Annual Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix ("Turkey Night") Top Five - 1934 Through 2001 YEAR TRACK LAPS FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH FIFTH 1934 Gilmore ...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
Laughlin Desert Challenge past champions

Laughlin Desert Challenge past champions

<pre> SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge All-Time Class Champions 1995 September 9-10, 1995 Total Starters: 163 -- Total Finishers: 84 TROPHY-TRUCK--Ivan Stewart, Alpine, California, Toyota SR5 CLASS 1--Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Chenowth CLASS...

Tue 23 Apr 2002
Australian legend Bob Jane to sponsor Bathurst 1000

Australian legend Bob Jane to sponsor Bathurst 1000

April 22, 2002 - One of the legends of Australian motorsport will again have his name on the winner's trophy at Bathurst this year,- 40 years after he won the first endurance race of the modern era at Mount Panorama in regional New South ...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
George DeMatthews passes

George DeMatthews passes

Auto Racing Legends Inc. is sad to announce the passing of our First Vice President, George DeMatthews. George, a former midget race car driver and NASCAR Tech inspector passed away on Wednesday, December 26, at Bert Fish Memorial Hospital in New...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
IRL: USF3: Duesenberg Brothers Racing returns to Indy 500

IRL: USF3: Duesenberg Brothers Racing returns to Indy 500

DENVER - (January 22, 2002) - A major sports comeback is happening this year. Two legendary names have joined to form a most dynamic team. Western Union, a worldwide leader in money transfer services, and one of America's oldest and well-known ...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Nebraska Auto Racing HoF news 2002-09-10

Nebraska Auto Racing HoF news 2002-09-10

Kosiski is 2002 Shuck Award winner. (Lincoln NE-September 10, 2002) - Many time NASCAR Late Model racing champion, Joe Kosiski was named the winner of the 2002 Gordie Shuck Memorial Sportsmanship Award by the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of...

Sat 16 Feb 2002
Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88. Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in ...

Sun 11 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 11 Pre-WWII racing great Tazio Nuvolari dies of tuberculosis in Castel Dario, Italy (1953). August 12 Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in ...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
Dave Marcis eyes final Winston Cup start in Daytona

Dave Marcis eyes final Winston Cup start in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Jan. 23, 2002) * Dave Marcis made his first career Winston Cup start at Daytona International Speedway back in 1968. He drove his trailer through the tunnel and entered his No. 30 Chevrolet in his first Daytona 500. "I...

Tue 25 Jun 2002
Irwindale annual Literature Faire

Irwindale annual Literature Faire

20th Annual Society Of Automotive Historians' "Literature Faire" - Sunday, June 30 - Irwindale Speedway Irwindale, Calif. - - The largest, best-attended, and by far the funnest (is that a word? -- Well, it really applies here) automotive ...

Mon 15 Apr 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview I

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview I

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
Sebring: Legendary Cars, Drivers on poster

Sebring: Legendary Cars, Drivers on poster

Sebring's 50th Anniversary Poster Features Legendary Cars & Drivers Sebring, FL -- The legendary cars and drivers which made Sebring the mecca of sports car racing in North America are featured in the official poster for the 50th Annual Mobil1...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia

Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia

Ron Tauranac, designer of the Formula One cars in which Australia's Sir Jack Brabham and New Zealand's Denny Hulme won world titles in the 1960s, has been awarded an Order of Australia (the country's highest non-military honor) in today's...

Wed 23 Oct 2002
Wood Brothers - 1963 Owner's Championship

Wood Brothers - 1963 Owner's Championship

Wood Brothers Racing topped owner's points in 1963, but didn't win the driving championship. This year, it is possible that the NASCAR Winston Cup team owner with the most points at the end of the season will not own the 2002 Winston ...

Sat 04 May 2002
WWS: Legendary driver Hershel McGriff retires

WWS: Legendary driver Hershel McGriff retires

Legendary driver Hershel Mcgriff recalls long, illustrious career. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 3, 2002)-- A racing career that spanned the generations of NASCAR has come to an end. At 74 years of age, Hershel McGriff has decided to hang up his ...

Mon 28 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 27-November 2)

This Week in Racing History (October 27-November 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 27 Bobby Hamilton drives a Petty Pontiac Grand Prix to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1996). October 28 Sitges, the first permanent racetrack built in ...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
This Week in Racing History (January 27-ebruary 2)

This Week in Racing History (January 27-ebruary 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 27 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974). January 28 Bernd Rosemeyer dies while attempting world class...

Tue 21 May 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview II

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview II

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Tue 22 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (October 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 20 Maldwyn E. Jones makes his professional motorcycle racing debut winning three of four races in Dayton, Ohio, USA (1910). October 21 Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250 GTO...