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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



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.