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Sun 10 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History September 10 Count Stanislav Czaykowski dies in a crash of his Bugatti Type 54 during the Monza Grand Prix in Italy (1933). Sportscar driver Claudia Hurtgen born (1971). September 11 Ferraris finish 1-2, Gerhard...

Tue 14 Nov 2000
Circuit Mont-Tremblant renovations

Circuit Mont-Tremblant renovations

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, November 13, 2000 -- Motor-racing at le Circuit Mont-Tremblant enters a new era as the venerable track, which has embodied the history and spirit of Canadian racing for 36 years, applies the finishing touches to an...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History September 24 David Coulthard scores his first F1 World Championship victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal, at Estoril, in a Williams-Renault (1995). 30-year old Kevin Gobrecht is killed in an accident during...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Earles, Scott, Robertson NMPA election

Earles, Scott, Robertson NMPA election

Earles, Scott, Robertson To Be Inducted Into NMPA Hall Of Fame On Saturday Martinsville, VA---H. Clay Earles, Wendell Scott and T. Wayne Robertson will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame Saturday...

Sun 09 Jul 2000
This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History July 9 NHRA Pro Stock racer Tom Martino born (1958). Howden Ganley wins the Interseries race at the Austerreichring in Austria (1972). July 10 F1 racer Jean-Peirre Jarier born (1946). July 11 Jerry Hoyt dies in...

Sat 20 May 2000
This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

May 21 Drag, Indycar, and sportscar racer Danny "on the Gas" Ongais born in Hawaii, USA (1942). Leo Kinnunen drives a Porsche 917/10 to win Interseries race at Silverstone, England (1972). Three-time Indy 500 winner Johnny...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
New racing exhibit announced

New racing exhibit announced

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Everyone, start your engines..." and head to the most unique auto collection. With many rare vehicles arriving from all over the country, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills will feature...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Pioneer Latford  to retire

Pioneer Latford to retire

NASCAR pioneer Latford says 55 is enough By Tim Packman ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2000) More than a half-century of involvement in NASCAR has been enough for one of the sport's pioneers. Bob Latford has decided Sunday's Pop Secret Microwave...

Mon 28 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History August 27 Leo Kinnunen drives Porsche 917-10 to win in the Interserie race at Keimola, Finland (1972). August 28 Len Sutton wins his third (and last) USAC Championship race, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in a Salemi...

Tue 11 Jul 2000
Irwindale Literature Faire

Irwindale Literature Faire

The 18th Annual Society Of Automotive Historians Literature Faire & Exchange Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California - - Over 200 vendors took advantage of a beautifully clear and very warm Sunday, June 25 at Irwindale Speedway to put on...

Mon 24 Apr 2000
Dorothy Beech passes at 87

Dorothy Beech passes at 87

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2000) Dorothy Beech, who became one of NASCAR's first employees in 1951 and rose to become the sanctioning body's assistant treasurer, died Saturday. She was 87. Beech, who retired in 1975 but retained her...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP: Garner helped to put drive..

US GP: Garner helped to put drive..

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 -- James Garner's movie and television acting roles have ranged from the gambler cowboy Bret Maverick to the Space Cowboy Tank Sullivan. But to auto racing fans worldwide, he is best remembered for his...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Auto Racing Legends Speedweek party

Auto Racing Legends Speedweek party

The auto Racing Legends based in Daytona Beach are hosting their 7th annual Speedweek Party Wednesday evening February 14, 2001. The party will get under way at 6:00PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort, 2637...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Spirit of Ford Award receipents

Spirit of Ford Award receipents

Previous Spirit of Ford Award Winners Bill Stroppe (1988) - Off-road racing legend, driver and builder, in recognition of his successes during 50 years of racing Ford vehicles Bob Glidden (1989) - America's most successful drag racer, on the...

Mon 23 Oct 2000
White to sign at Washington

White to sign at Washington

Racing historian and noted author, Gordon Eliot White will make two special appearances at the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, VA, where he will sign copies of his newest book, "The ...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
High Banks Hall of Fame inductions

High Banks Hall of Fame inductions

GMP TO SUPPORT HIGH BANKS HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS By Bob Mays BELLEVILLE, KS-July 16-Georgia Marketing and Promotions, one of the premier makers of diecast model cars, is lending it's support to the High Banks Hall of Fame and National...

Thu 03 Aug 2000
A tribute to the Baja 1000

A tribute to the Baja 1000

1000 Miles to Glory; A Tribute to the SCORE Baja 1000, combining a pre-race press conference, stage interviews with drivers and a live auction, will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2000 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum in...

Sun 07 May 2000
This Week in Racing History (May7-13)

This Week in Racing History (May7-13)

This Week in Racing History May 7 Frank Lockhart sets the board track single lap speed record of 147.229 mph in a Miller 91 rear drive at Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA (1927). Mike Spence dies in practice accident at Indianapolis, Indiana,...

Wed 22 Mar 2000
Ayrton Senna 1991 Dramatic Victory; Mastercard

Ayrton Senna 1991 Dramatic Victory; Mastercard "Priceless" Moment

MasterCard taps into memories of 40 Brazilian motor racing historians and journalists Sao Paulo, March 22, 2000 - In an initiative created and implemented by MasterCard, an official sponsor of the Jordan Grand Prix team, 40 Brazilian motor racing...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History 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). "Goldenrod", powered by four Chrysler Hemi engines, averages 409 mph on the Bonneville Salt...

Tue 14 Mar 2000
Junior Johnson - A Legend on and off the Track

Junior Johnson - A Legend on and off the Track

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2000) -- Famous for his rugged, daring and fearless style, Junior Johnson continues to be recognized for his contributions to the sport he helped form. The NASCAR legend will be inducted into the North Carolina Auto ...

Wed 09 Aug 2000
Herb Thomas passes away

Herb Thomas passes away

SANFORD, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2000) Herb Thomas, a two-time champion of what is now known as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, died Wednesday. He was 77 and lived in Sanford. The trailblazing contributions of Thomas in what was then called NASCAR Grand...

Tue 27 Jun 2000
This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History June25 Clay Wood, of NASCAR's famous Wood Brothers, born (1923). Jimmy Florian wins the 100-lap feature race at Dayton Speedway to give Ford their first NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) victory (1950). June...

Sun 16 Jan 2000
This Week in Racing History (January 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (January 16-22)

This Week in Racing History January 16 - Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935). January 18 - Andy Granatelli sues USAC for witholding his membership, ...