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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1901 The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France.

1963 The three-hour Daytona Continental, run at Daytona, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez in a Ferrari 250 GTO.

1963 John Surtees in a Lola-Climax won the Lakeside International in Australia.

1974 Tasman Series, Sandown Park won by Peter Gethin in a Chevrolet powered Chevron....read more

1983 Bruce Jacobi crashed in one of the qualifying races at Daytona. He died on the 4th of February 1987, four years later, having never regained consciousness.

Born on this day

Passed away on this day

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