This Week in Racing history (March 28_April 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 28 Lorraine Barrow sets a standing-start one mile record of 72.6 seconds in a 35-HP Mercedes during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901). March 29 Geoff Duke, four-time...

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

March 28
Lorraine Barrow sets a standing-start one mile record of 72.6 seconds in a 35-HP Mercedes during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).

March 29
Geoff Duke, four-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, is born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England (1923).

March 30
Jocnen Rindt drives a Lotus 69 to victory in the Willis Trophy race at Thruxton, England (1970).

March 31
Peter Bryant, F1 mechanic and designer of the Autocoast Ti22 and Shadow MkII & MkIII Can-Am cars, dies at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada (2009).

April 1
The first Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage" is delivered to Odoardo Govoni of Ferrara, Italy (1960).

April 2
Hermann Lang drives a Mercedes-Benz to victory in the Grand Prix run in Pau, France (1939).

April 3
Battista "Pinin" Farina, auto racer and coach builder, dies (1966).

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