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



Jacques Ickx
BELGIUM

Born
22 / 2 / 1910
Died
11 / 5 / 1978
Belgian motoring journalist and historian. Father of Jacky Ickx. Jacques Ickx was a respected racing journalist and technical writer, covering all forms of motorsports and taking young Jacky with him when he was old enough. Despite being aware of racing all his life, Jacky was not really interested in the sport until his Dad bought him a 50cc Zundapp motorcycle. Soon afterwards, Ickx won 8 of 13 races and the European 50cc title. Jacques Ickx coined the word Moto Cross. He won the motocross event at Brabanoon in 1934 and 1935.