This week in racing history (December 8-14)

People in this week in racing history include: Dan Gurney, Daniel MacKinlay Jr., L. de Dantos, Ned Jarrett, Jim Hall, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ferdinand Porsche and Corso Marche.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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

Emerson Fittipaldi, 2013 FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship
Emerson Fittipaldi, 2013 FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship

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December 9
Daniel MacKinlay Jr., driving a Spyker, and L. de Dantos, driving a Daracq, finish in a dead-heat in the first documented auto competition in Argentina, a trial from Buenos Aires to Tigre (1906).

December 10
NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett born (1932).

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

December 12
F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946).

December 13
Dr. Ferdinand Porsche starts his own company (1930).

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

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Series History
Drivers Dan Gurney , Ned Jarrett , Emerson Fittipaldi
Article type Special feature
Tags dan gurney, dantos, fittipaldi, hall, history, jarrett, mackinlay jr., marche, porsche