Test driver Norman Dewis O.B.E. begins a 33-year career at Jaguar (1952).
Tobacco advertising on radio and TV is banned in the United States. This will help cause an influx of tobacco sponsorship money into U.S. auto racing (1971).
John “Hogie” Hogan, who was in charge of Marlboro’s racing budgets from 1973 to 2002, dies from COVID-19 complications (2021).
Otto Walker, riding a Harley-Davidson, wins the 100-mile motorcycle race at Ascot Park in Los Angeles, California (1920).
Racer and engineer Jackie Epstein dies (2009).
Roberto Moreno, driving a Ford-powered Ralt RT4, wins the Formula Pacific New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe (1982).
NASCAR stock car racer Harry Gant is born (1940).
Dan Gurney and Frank Arciero drive a Lotus 19B to victory in the Daytona Continental 3-Hour race in Daytona, Florida, USA (1962).
US Tobacco announces that Ron Capps will drive the Copenhagen Camaro funny car in NHRA events. Don Prudhomme will serve as team manager (1997).
Anthony Joseph “A.J.” Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas (1935).
First FIA sanctioned Argentine Grand Prix won by Alberto Ascari driving an F2 Ferrari 500 (1953).
Valerio Colotti, founder of Colotti Transmissioni, passes away (2008).
Preston Henn, racer and entrant (T-Bird Swap Shop), is born (1931).
The formation of Nippon NASCAR, an organization intended to foster stock car racing in Japan, is announced (1964).
Drag racer Irv Beringhaus dies when his Pro Stock Ford Pinto crashes during a race at Scottsdale, Arizona (1974).
Buzz Calkins wins the Indy 200, the first Indy Racing League race ever run, at Disney World near Orlando, Florida (1995).
Jean-Pierre Wimille is killed when his Simca-Gordini crashes in practice for the Gran Premio del Juan Peron y de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires in Argentina (1949).
Alpine A110s finish 1-2-4-8-9 in the 40th Monte Carlo Rally. The winning car is driven by Ove Andersson, with David Stone navigating (1971).
Racer and journalist Paul Frere is born in Le Havre, France (1917).
John Paul Sr. and Jr. and Rolf Stommelen drive a Porsche 935 JPL-3 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1982).
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