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Born on this day (24th - March)

Liane Engeman

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Louis Disbrow

1888 - 1947


Count Gastone Brilli-Peri

1893 - 1930


Vittorio Stanguellini

1910 - 1981


Eugene Martin

1915


Brian Naylor

1923 - 1989


Steve McQueen

1930 - 1980


Jack McCoy

1938


Roger Mears

1947


Pierre Dieudonné

1947


Sean Walker

1958


Scott Pruett

1960


Gary Paffett

1981



Died on this day (24th - March)

Roger Loyer

1907 - 1988


Bob Said

1932 - 2002


Hans Klenk

1919 - 2009


Tony Birchenhough

1934 - 2014



Chip Mead
UNITED STATES

Born
17 / 3 / 1950
Died
31 / 3 / 1993
IMSA and CART driver. Started out in Formula Atlantic Championship in 1974. Raced in F3 in England for a year with Doug Shierson. Made six starts in the CART Series between 1980 and 1983 (His best finish was a 9th at Phoenix in 81) but was best know as a sports car driver. Through the late 70' and 80's he drove a wide variety of sports cars in IMSA and CanAm, from 911's to 934's and from the Fabcar Porshe to a Lola T711 Chevrolet. 1987 was probably his best year driving the Porsche Fabcar, ofter refered to as the Baby 962. The team came second in class in the 24 Hours of Daytona, won their class at the 12 Hours of Sebring, won their class again at the Miami Grand Prix, took another second in the West Palm Beach GP. Racing against factory teams from Ferrari, Buick, Pontiac and Mazda, the Daytona-based team were front runners all season, adding the California 500 at Sears Point to their record. Mead was awarded the Porsche Cup for their accomplishments. He was killed in a plane crash the day before Alan Kulwicki's fatal plane crash.