Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
106 years ago
Born on this day, Paul Russo, American racecar driver, who participated in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series and won the 1938 AAA Eastern Midget Champion. Russo drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1940–1941, 1946–1954, 1956–1959 and 1962 seasons with 85 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each year but 1951 and 1952. He finished in the top ten 49 times, with 3 victories: at Springfield (1950), Detroit (1951) and Williams Grove (1952). Continue Reading →
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91 years ago
Born on this day, Mike Hawthorn, British racing legend. He became Britain's first Formula One World Champion driver in 1958, whereupon he announced his retirement, having been profoundly affected by the death of his Ferrari team-mate and friend Peter Collins two months earlier in the 1958 German Grand Prix. He finished his F1 career with 3 wins and 18 podiums from 45 starts. Continue Reading →
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