This Week in Racing History (January 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 24 Ken Miles drives the R-1, an MG special he built, to victory in the Desert Trophy Race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1954). January 25 The Ford Motor Company of ...

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

January 24
Ken Miles drives the R-1, an MG special he built, to victory in the Desert Trophy Race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1954).

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, is born (1924).

January 27
1972 Can-Am and Trans-Am champion George Follmer born (1934).

January 28
Bruce Mclaren drives a BRM to victory in his last race in New Zealand, at Teretonga (1968).

January 29
Sports car and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).

January 30
Three-time European Driving Champion Wilhelm Rudolph Caracciola born in Remagen-am-Rhein, Germany (1901).

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Series History
Drivers George Follmer , Ken Miles , Paul Newman