This week in racing history (August 25-31)
People in this week in racing history include: Lucy O'Reilly Schell, Charles Stewart Rolls, Lothat Motschenbacher, Dan Blocker, Keke Rosberg, Peter Gethin and Blaine Johnson.
This Week in Racing History
Lucy O'Reilly Schell finishes 12th, driving a Bugatti, in the Baule Grand Prix in France. She is the first, and only, American woman to drive in a Grand Prix, and she would drive in three more (1927).
The final motor sport event held at Donnington Park, England, before the start of WWII is a motorcycle race. Motor racing will not return to Donnington until 1977 (1939).
Charles Stewart Rolls, one of the founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, is born (1877).
Lothat Motschenbacher wins the USRRC race at Mid Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA, driving the McLaren-Olds owned by actor Dan Blocker (1966).
Keke Rosberg drives a Williams to victory in the Swiss Grand Prix held in Dijon, France (1982).
Peter Gethin scores Team McLaren's 19th straight Can-Am victory when he wins at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1970).
Blaine Johnson killed in accident during qualifying for NHRA US Nationals drag race in Indianapolis, Indiana (1996).
Ferrari 275 GTB bought at a record price by billionaire Lawrence Stroll
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