Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
Cliff Woodbury drives a front-drive Miller 91 to a 180.90 mph record over a measured mile at Daytona Beach, Florida.
Sebring 12 hour race won by Harry Gray and Larry Kulok in a Frazer Nash. They averaged 62.83 mph.
Bruce McLaren leaves New Zealand for England, where he will drive for John Cooper. His good friend and mechanic Colin Beanland accompanies him.
Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula Ford race, at Brands Hatch, England.
Long Beach Grand Prix won by Alan Jones in a Williams READ MORE
IMSA president Andy Evans manipulates the rules during the 12 Hours of Sebring, helping himself, Fermin Velez, Yannick Dalmas, and Stefan Johansson to win the race in a Ferrari 333SP. His actions will spawn the creation of both the ALMS and USRRC sportcar series.