Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
Gioachini Columbo joined Alfa Romeo. He will later design the Alfetta 158.
New Zealand Grand Prix, Ardmore. Won by Stirling Moss in a Maserati 250F
Reigning F1 World Champion, Nigel Mansell drove on an American oval for the first time when he practiced at Phoenix, Arizona, in a Newman-Haas Lola-Ford.