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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



On this day
1 / 2 / 1971
Daytona 24 Hours won by Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver in a Porsche 917K.

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. The Daytona 24 Hours finished with the John Wyer team of Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver winning in a Porsche 917K. The Roger Penske entered Ferrari 512M of Mark Donohue and David Hobbs started from pole and led the early stages before electrical trouble and an accident slowed them. At 18 hours, the Rodriguez/Oliver entry held a 43 lap lead when the gearbox seized. It was repaired in 92 minutes, but the NART Ferrari 512S of Tony Adamowicz and Ronnie Bucknum had taken the lead. Rodriguez soon ran them down and regained the lead, going on to win by a lap over the Adamowicz/Bucknum car. Donohue and Hobbs wound up 3rd with the Chevrolet Corvette of Tony DeLorenzo, Don Yenko and John Mahler finishing 4th overall and winning the GT class. The winners completed 688 laps (2,622.5 miles), averaging 109.2 mph.