Events on February 17th
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France.
The three-hour Daytona Continental, run at Daytona, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez in a Ferrari 250 GTO.
John Surtees in a Lola-Climax won the Lakeside International in Australia.
Tasman Series, Sandown Park won by Peter Gethin in a Chevrolet powered Chevron.
At Sandown Park in the Tasman Series, Peter Gethin took his Chevrolet powered Chevron to victory. Graham McRae from New Zealand finished second in his own McRae GM2 and Australian, Johnnie Walker took the third place prize in a Lola T330 Repco.
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.