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Alfonso de Portago was, until the arrival of the Alonso boy, the most successful Spanish driver in Formula 1.

01-Jun-20 /historicracing.com

This is Don Alfonso Antonio Vicente Blas Angel Francisco Borija Cabez de Vaca y Leighton, Carvajal y Are, XVII Marqués de Portago, Marqués de Moratalla, XIII Conde de La Mejorada, Conde de Pernia, Duke of Alagon, Grande de Espana, known more usually as Alfonso de Portago or Fon to his friends.

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Robert(a) Cowell

Robert(a) Cowell died on this day in 2011

21-May-20 /
Robert Cowell achieved much fame in the sensationally minded press by undergoing a sex-change operation in 1951 and becoming Roberta Cowell. Not only that but she annoyed Patsy Burt no end by taking the Ladies Hill record at Shelsley Walsh a few years later.
He died 9 years ago, he was 90. He would have been 99 this year.
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SALON PRIVÉ ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR 2020

19-May-20 /Salon Privé

Attracting the right crowd without crowding has always been the endeavour of Salon Privé, one of the world’s most prestigious automotive events. This year, the 15th edition will be no different, with the most valuable classic cars, supercars and hypercars once again being presented on the Blenheim Palace lawns from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th September.

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  • 1898
    11 October 1898 The first Russian Motor Race took place. The course ran a distance of 26 miles along the predominatly straight road (Volkhonskoye Shosse) that runs from Strelna up on the coast to Alexandrovskaya. The road is 13 miles long and the competitors travelled the full length before turning round and travelling 13 miles back again. There were six entries on what was a snowy day with the race being won by Pavel Belyaev riding 1.75 hp De Dion Bouton powered Clément tricycle, who completed the up-and-back course at a stately 16.9 mph.
  • 1990
    Alessandro Nannini had his right arm severed while trying to land his helicopter in the grounds of the family villa near Siena, the ground began to give way causing the crash. Ten hours of micro-surgery successfully re-attached the limb.
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