This week in racing history (December 1-7)

People in this week in racing history include: John Greenwood, Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Michel Vial, Wendell Scott, Stirling Moss, Manuel Reuter and Les Graham.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 1
John Greenwood drives a Greenwood Corvette to victory in the IMSA sports car race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1974).

Stirling Moss with the Aston Martin DBR2
Stirling Moss with the Aston Martin DBR2

Photo by: Dave Dyer

December 2
Alpine Renault A110s finish 1-2-3 in the Tour de Cours rally in France, with Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Michel Vial on board the winning car (1973).

December 3
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).

December 4
Stirling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, wins the Governor's Trophy race at Nassau in the Bahamas (1959).

December 5
South African sports car racer Sarel van der Merwe born (1946).

December 6
Touring and sports car racer Manuel Reuter is born in Mainz, Germany (1961).

December 7
Les Graham, who will later win the first post-WWII 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force (1944).

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Series History
Drivers Manuel Reuter , Jean-Pierre Nicolas , Stirling Moss , Sarel van der Merwe , Wendell Scott
Article type Special feature
Tags greenwood, history, les graham, moss, nicolas, reuter, scott, vial