historicracing

Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



J. Walter Christie
J. Walter Christie
UNITED STATES

Born
6 / 5 / 1865
Died
11 / 1 / 1944
He helped build first submarine and designed tanks used by Britain in WWII. In 1906 he entered the Vanderbilt Cup in a 7.7 liter 50 hp Christie touring car. He had wrecked his regular racer and rather than having to go home he decided to race his personal car! His WC-5 Grand Prix racer of 1907 was the first to use 4-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, and a transverse engine.