By Michael Stucker, www.vintageRPM.com
This Week in Racing History
A Fiat 8V Zagato scores its first race victory when Ovidio Capelli takes a class win in the Giro dell'Umbria (1952).
Stockcar racer Cale Yarborough races a Chevrolet Camaro at Le Mans. His race only lasts 52 minutes and 54 seconds as he crashes into a guardrail after the Camaro's brakes fail (1981).
Bernd Rosemeyer drives an Auto Union to victory in the Eifel Race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1936).
Steve McQueen's movie "Le Mans" opens in theaters in the United States (1971).
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is won by Ludovico Scarfiatti and Lorenzo Bandini driving a Ferrari 250P (1963).
Jody Scheckter drives a Chevrolet-powered Lola T330 to victory in the SCCA L&M Continental F5000 feature race at Watkins Glen, New York (1973).
The Trophee d'Auvergne sports car race at Clermont-Ferrand, France, is won by Paul Hawkins in a Ford GT40 (1967).