This Week in Racing History (January 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 20 Jim Clark drives the first Gold Leaf Team Lotus in the Lady Wigram Trophy Race in New Zealand (1968). January 21 Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

January 20
Jim Clark drives the first Gold Leaf Team Lotus in the Lady Wigram Trophy Race in New Zealand (1968).

January 21
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).

January 22
Triumph cars and motorcycles become seperate entities as the motorcycle company is sold to J.Y. "Jack" Sangster for 5000 pounds (1936).

January 23
The first annual Automotive Equipment Display and Hot Rod Exhibition, presented by the Southern California Timing Association, opens at the National Guard Armory in Exposition Park, in Los Angeles, California, USA (1948).

January 24
Pope John Paul II performs mass at the Hermanos Rodriguez race track (1999).

January 25
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).

January 26
Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, born (1924).

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Series History
Drivers Jim Clark , Paul Newman , John Paul
Teams Team Lotus