January 1st


Born on this day in…

1900

124 years ago

Born on this day, Hubert van Doorne, founder of the Dutch car company DAF. Read more…

1928

96 years ago

Born on this day, Hap (James) Sharp, American race car driver who drove in six Formula One Grands Prix, best known as co-owner and driver of the revolutionary Chaparral sports racing cars built with Jim Hall in Midland, Texas Read more…

1938

86 years ago

Born on this day, Carlo Franch, racing driver from Milan, Italy who entered one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix with Surtees (Italy 1978) but failed to qualify Read more…

1938

86 years ago

Robert Jankel Read more…

1939

85 years ago

Born on this day, Phil Read, Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion in the 125cc (1968), 250cc (1964, 1965, 1968, 1971), and 500cc (1973, 1974) classes Read more…

1945

79 years ago

Born on this day, Martin Schanche, a Read more…

1945

79 years ago

Born on this day, Jacky Ickx, Belgian driver who achieved 25 podium finishes in Formula One and six wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans Read more…

1951

73 years ago

Born on this day, Hans-Joachim Stuck, German racing driver, son of the legendary Hans Stuck, who has competed in Formula One and many other categories Read more…

1963

61 years ago

Jean-Marc Gounon Read more…

1981

43 years ago

Zsolt Baumgartner Read more…

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