This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 5 The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925). December 6 Touring and sports car racer Manuel Reuter is born Mainz, Germany (1961). December...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

December 5
The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925).

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

December 7
The USAC Rex Mays 300 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA, is won by Mario Andretti driving a Ford-Powered Brawner-Hawk. First USAC event to allow female reporters into the pits (1969).

December 8
Driving Frank Arciero's 4.9L Ferrari, Dan Gurney wins the sports car race at Paramount Ranch, California, USA (1957).

December 9
Innes Ireland drives a Rosebud Racing Team Lotus 19 to victory in the Nassau Trophy Race in the Bahamas (1962).

December 10
Jean-Luc Lagardere announces to the Matra racing personnel that they will no longer race sports cars (1974).

December 11
Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche, son of the founder of the Porsche automobile company and designer of the Porsche 904 and 911, is born (1935).

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Series History
Drivers Manuel Reuter , Dan Gurney , Mario Andretti
Teams Team Lotus