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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
26 / 3 / 1966
The Sebring 12 Hours Race featured a Trans-Am race for the first time. Won by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby in a Ford X-1 entered by Shelby American Inc

Tragedy strikes as driver Bob McLean is killed. Later in the race, four spectators are killed when Don Wester's Porsche 906 hits them while attempting to avoid Mario Andretti's spinning Ferrari. Dan Gurney's car, leading with four minutes left, stops on course. As he tries to push the car across the finish line, the Miles/Ruby Ford passes him in the final minute.