People in this week in racing history include: Ludwig Heimrath, Michele Alboreto, Sochiro Honda, George Follmer, Ralph Mulford, Achille Varzi, and Patrick Depailler.
This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com
Ludwig Heimrath wins the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada, driving a Cooper-Ford (1964).
Michele Alboreto drives a Ferrari 156/85 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1985).
Sochiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, dies at the age of 84 (1991).
George Follmer drives a Penske Porsche 917/10K to victory in the Mid-Ohio Can-Am race in Ohio, USA (1972).
Ralph Mulford drives a Dusenberg to victory in a 300 mile race at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA (1915).
Grand Prix racing driver Achille Varzi born in Gilliante, Italy (1904).
Patrick Depailler dies in a crash during testing at Hockenheim, Germany (1980).
Racer Denis Welch, a 'tough competitor' and 'all-around good guy,' killed in Silverstone crash
AC/DC star Brian Johnson rocks Croft Nostalgia Weekend
This week in racing history (August 3-9)
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