This Week in Racing History (March 31-April 6)

People in this week in racing history include: Tim Flock, Manfred von Brauchitsch, Jo Siffert, David Piper, Carrol Shelby, Birdcage Maserati,Clemente Biondetti, Tom Pryce and Albert James Stevens.

This Week in Racing History
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1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

Photo by: Dave Dyer

March 31
NASCAR racer Tim Flock dies at the age of 73 (1998).

April 1
German racer Manfred von Brauchitsch and his brother are horse-whipped by Hitler Youth leader Baldor von Schirach for an alleged insult to Schirach's wife (1936).

April 2
Jo Siffert drives David Piper's Porsche 917K to victory in the BARC 200 sports car race at Thruxton, England (1971).

April 3
Carrol Shelby drives a Birdcage Maserati to victory in the Los Angeles Examiner Herald-Express International Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA (1960).

April 4
Clemente Biondetti drives a 2-liter Ferrari to victory in the revived Giro di Sicilia, in Italy (1948).

April 5
Tom Pryce drives an F1 UOP Shadow to victory in the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, England (1975).

April 6
Albert James Stevens, AKA Alvin "Spike" Rhiando, designer/builder of the Trimax F3 racer, born in Berlin, Germany (1910).

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Series Vintage
Drivers David Piper , Tim Flock , James Stevens
Article type Special feature
Tags biondetti, flock, history, maserati, piper, pryce, shelby, siffert, stevens, von brauchitsch, von schirach