Category: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

  • 16-17 October: This Weekend in Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~16 October~ 1904: Vincenzo Florio in a Darracq 80HP won the Padova to Bovolenta 10km race, in a time of 4 minutes 48 seconds. He also won the 1km sprint, followed by Guido Bigio in a Itala 24HP . 1949: […]

  • 2-3 October: This Weekend in Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~2 October~ 1912: Only eight race cars participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Race held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The race consisted of 38 laps over the 7.88 mile Wauwatosa road course for a total of 299.44 miles and won was by Ralph […]

  • 25-26 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history  ~25 September~ 1936: American driver Bill Schindler crashed during a sprint race in Mineola, New York. Three days after the accident, his left leg had to be amputated, but this loss did not prevent him from continuing his career. 1949: The […]

  • 18-19 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history……… ~18 September~ 1915: The Narragnasett Park Asphalt Speedway in Providence, Rhode Island staged its first races. The location was Cranston, Rhode Island. Banking of the paved oval was approximately 20 degrees, and it was almost certainly the first true Super Speedway […]

  • 11-12 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history……… ~11 September~ 1938: The V-16 Alfa Romeo Type 316 made its racing debut in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza as Guiseppe Farina finished second to the Auto Union Type D driven by Tazio Nuvolari. 1949: The fourth race of the […]

  • 4-5 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ……   ~4 September~ 1904: The first major Italian race, the Florio Cup, was won by Vincenzo Lancia driving a Fiat at 71.90 mph. Vincenzo Florio, the founder of the event, came third. 1905: The first Coppo Florio race was staged […]

  • 28-29 August: This Weekend in motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~28 August~ 1904: The Louisiana Purchase Trophy Race at the St Louis World Fair, Missouri, US was won by Barney Oldfield driving the Peerless Green Dragon. 1922: The famous Autodromo motor racing track, was completed in Monza, north of Milan, […]

  • 21-22 August: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~21 August~ 1903: America’s first transcontinental motor race, stretching from New York City to San Francisco, finished. It was won by Tom Fetch and M. C. Karrup in two Model F Packards, having travelled an average of 80 miles per […]

  • 14-15 August: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~14 August~ 1921: The first race was held at the Cotati Speedway in Santa Rosa, California, US. Eddie Hearne in a Duesenberg-Distil won the 150-mile event. It was a mile-and-a-quarter around with 38 degree banked corners, built of 2,000,000 feet […]

  • 7-8 August: This Weekend in Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~7 August~ 1915: Driving a Peugeot, race-car driver Dario Resta won the 100-mile Chicago Cup Challenge Race at the Maywood Board Speedway in Chicago, Illinois, US. He averaged 101.86 mph, the first time that 100 mph barrier had been attained […]