This Week in Racing History (July 21-27)

People in this week in racing history include: Bobby Unser, Niki Lauda, Jim Hall, Mennato Boffa, Louis Chiron and Charles Van Acker.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 21
Bobby Unser, driving an Eagle powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine, wins the USAC Championship event at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, USA (1974).

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

Photo by: Dave Dyer

July 22
Niki Lauda wins the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

July 23
Sports car racer and Chaparral founder and team owner Jim Hall is born in Abilene, Texas, USA (1935).

July 24
Maserati Tipo 60s finish 1-2-3-5 in the Trieste Hillclimb in Italy. Mennato Boffa pilots the winning car (1960).

July 25
Louis Chiron, driving a Bugatti T35C, wins the San Sebastian Grand Prix in Spain (1928).

July 26
Lancia quits racing and gives all their racing cars and equipment to Ferrari (1955).

July 27
Charles Van Acker drives the Offenhauser-powered Tucker Partner Special to victory in the AAA Championship race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1947).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Bobby Unser , Niki Lauda
Article type Special feature
Tags boffa, chiron, hall, history, lauda, unser, van acker