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#201 Falcadore

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 13:25

March 30

Ducati Desmosedici flyer and former Superbike World Champion, Australian Troy Bayliss is 35 (1969)

One of motor racing more reluctant figures, New Zealander Mike Thackwell is 43 (1961)

FIA N-GT Champion for Freisinger Motorsport, Stephane Ortelli is 34 today (1970)

ETCC racer Fabrizio de Simone is 33 (1971)

After finishing seventh outright in the Bathurst 1000 he said, right I'll never be this good again and Malcolm Stenniken became an ex-driver on the spot. Today he's 46 (1958)

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#202 anjakub

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 17:57

Originally posted by Falcadore
February 26
Polish Junior World Rally Championship competitor, Juarj Sebalj, is 28 (1976).


I don't know this driver. In Poland we have not rally driver with this name. It isn't Polish name.

#203 ReWind

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 20:41

Juraj Sebalj is Croatian, AFAIK (from googling...).

#204 Falcadore

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 21:48

ahhhhh sensational effort - my notes has him Croatian but I go by memory instead.

And to all our Polish friends, commiserations on the sad loss of Janusz Kulig last week. :cry: A level crossing accident is the most awful of things, and I send my thoughts to his family frends and fans.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 06:10

It was very sad news. Janusz was my very good friend.

#206 Falcadore

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 14:24

March 31

2003 Mexican CART racer, Roberto Gonzalez turns 28 today (1976).

Veteran Sports and Touring car racer, Sweden's Anders Olofsson is 52 today (1952).

80's CART racer Kevin Cogan turns 48 today (1956).

Portuguese Formula 3 hopeful, Cesar Campanico turns 24 (1980).

Australian V8Supercar front runner, Garth Tander is 27 today (1977).

Former WRC rallyist, Toni Gardemeister will be 29 on this day (1975).

#207 eldougo

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 06:11

:)
Veteran Sports and Touring car racer, Sweden's Anders Olofsson is 52 today (1952).
I wonder what he is doing now ,I know him in his F3 days such a nice person . :up:

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 06:47

anjakub,

My condolences upon reading of the tragic loss of your friend.

#209 Falcadore

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 09:09

Originally posted by eldougo
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Veteran Sports and Touring car racer, Sweden's Anders Olofsson is 52 today (1952).
I wonder what he is doing now ,I know him in his F3 days such a nice person . :up:


As I haven't heard of him doing anything in a year or two I'd say he was retied. He was still popping up here and there in long distance sports and touring car races at the start of this decade, there's nothing super in my profile since he was second at Le Mans in '97.

I think he may be test driving for a few places these days - I saw him in a magazine article in the early part of this decade pounding around the Nordschliefe with Mark Skaife and some 'caption writers' in a Commodore GTS-R, back-to-backing with an M5 and an E55.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 09:32

:wave:
THANKS for that info , i thought he might have hung up the helmet .

#211 Mihai

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 10:10

My humble list is subject to your kind corrections.

April

1, 1971 Shinji Nakano (J)
2, 1926 Jack Brabham (AUS)
2, 1940 Mike Hailwood (GB) - died 23/03/1981
2, 1945 Guy Fréquelin (F)
3, 1971 Emmanuel Collard (F)
4, 1958 Christian Danner (D)
4, 1963 Fabrizzio Barbazza (I)
4, 1973 Loris Capirossi (I)
5, 1970 Soheil Ayari (F)
6, 1953 José Maria Servia (E)
7, 1952 Miguel Prieto (E)
8, 1966 Mark Blundell (GB)
8, 1966 Harri Rovanperä (SF)
9, 1971 Jacques Villeneuve (CDN)
10, 1929 Mike Hawthorn (GB) - died 22/01/1959
12, 1942 Carlos Reutemann (RA)
12, 1962 Carlos Sainz (E)
13, 1931 Dan Gurney (USA)
13, 1940 Max Mosley (GB)
13, 1974 Darren Turner (GB)
14, 1970 Richard Sainct (F)
15, 1910 Alexe de Vassal (RO)
17, 1954 Ricardo Patrese (I)
18, 1942 Jochen Rindt (A) - died 05/09/1970
18, 1972 Garry McCoy (AUS)
18, 1979 Anthony Davidson (GB)
19, 1962 Al Unser jr (USA)
20, 1927 Phil Hill (USA)
20, 1963 Mauricio Gugelmin (BR)
20, 1965 Adrian Fernandez (MEX)
22, 1975 Gregg Moore (CDN) - died 1999
22, 1978 Esteban Tuero (RA)
23, 1961 Pierluigi Martini (I)
23, 1963 Paul Belmondo (F)
23, 1969 PJ Jones (USA)
24, 1959 Juha Kankkunen (SF)
24, 1970 Jean Philippe Belloc (F)
24, 1980 Jaime Melo jr (BR)
25, 1981 Felipe Massa (BR)
26, 1937 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F)
26, 1974 James Thompson (GB)
26, 1983 José Maria López (RA)
27, 1943 Helmut Marko (A)
27, 1952 Ari Vatanen (SF)
29, 1951 Dale Earnhardt (USA) - died 2001
30, 1975 Darren Manning (GB)

#212 ReWind

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 20:06

@ Mihai: No major flaws in your list although - AFAIK - Juha Kankkunen was born on 02 April 1959.

Maybe someone of our Spanish friends is able to tell us whether José Maria or Josep-María is the right spelling of the given name of rally raider J.M. SERVIA.

Adrián FERNÁNDEZ only recently revealed that he is two years older than we were to believe. So the Mexican was born in 1963 instead of 1965.

In the case of Dale EARNHARDT I personally doubt the correctness of 1951 as his year of birth. Consider his eldest son Kerry was born as early as 08 December 1969. But, frankly, I don't know any better.

Bike riders like Capirossi, Sainct & McCoy are slightly out of place in this car racing forum.

And, yes, you're right. Your local hero Alexe de Vassal had been unknown to me. But this site taught me something about Romanian motor sport history which led to the addition of Ludovic Balint to my AQUARIUS list.

PS. I corrected the entries for Bert, Ericsson, Gachot, Leclère, McCarthy, Nalon and Shawe-Taylor in my lists. De Vinuesa has been deleted from the CAPRICORN list while Brock has been added to the list of FISHES.

#213 Falcadore

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 21:04

Reinhard,

At your request I've been gradually trravelling backwards through the thread and adding years nd correcting small mistakes along the way as I do. I'm also adding driver I come across that I haven't pinched from your lists. Back to January 30 has been updated now. Could be a new name or two there somewhere.

oh by the way......

April 1

April Fools Day

As suggested, the pink and chrome helmetted one, Shinji Nakano, the open wheeler driver that is, as opposed to the MotoGP Shinji Nakano who has taken to clling himself Shinya Nakano because of the confusion, turns 33 (1971).

Not wanting toprovoke you Reinhard ( :D ) but it is also Jean-Michel Bayle's birthday. The French motorcyclist is 35 (1969).

Formula One driver of the 70's Loris Kessel (can he make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? or whatever it was.....) is 54 today (1950)

Australian Sports Sedan and Touring Car driver, Darren Hossack is 34 (1970).

and one of my local touring car drivers, big shout out to Shane Beikoff who turns 48 today (1956).

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 21:43

Originally posted by Falcadore
Reinhard,

At your request I've been gradually trravelling backwards through the thread and adding years nd correcting small mistakes along the way as I do. I'm also adding driver I come across that I haven't pinched from your lists. Back to January 30 has been updated now. Could be a new name or two there somewhere.

Please give us - or at least me ;) - a list when you'll have finished your updating. :)

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 13:47

April 2

Australias Greatest Motorsportsman, World Champion of 1959, 1960 & 1966, Sir Jack Brabham is 78 today (1926)

World Champion on two wheels, and a fearsome competitor on four, Mike Hailwood would have been 64 today (1940), but was killed in a road accident in 1981.

Four time world rally champion, one of the world best car controllers, Juha Kankkunen turns 45 today (1959).

Formula One and CART racer, Fabrizio Barbazza is 41 today (1963)

Factory touring car racer for Mitsubishi and Audi before moving into his high profile Ford team, champion of Australian champion of Super Touring, NASCAR, GT-Production and AUSCAR, Brad Jones is 44 today (1960)

Runner up in the 1981 WRC for Sunbeam Talbot, and these days Citroen WRC head, Guy Frequelin is 59 (1945)

French Formula 3 racer, Nicolas Lapierre, is 20 (1984)

Long time Mazda WRC competitor, Ingvar Carlsson is 57 (1947)

and sportscar racer Arjan van der Zwaan is 37 (1967)

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 22:04

April 3

Five time Australian Touring Car Champion, Mark Skaife, is 37 today (1967).

John de Vries, former CART steerer and Formula Holden driver, turns 38 (1966)

Sportscar racer Emmanuel Collard is 33 (1971)

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 05:39

And here was I thinking Skaife, de Vries and Collard were born on April 3 :rotfl:

#218 ReWind

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 13:35

According to AUTOSPORT anniversaries Mark Skaife was born on 04 April 1966.

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 17:42

Originally posted by Falcadore
(...) as opposed to the MotoGP Shinji Nakano who has taken to clling himself Shinya Nakano because of the confusion (...)

:confused: Is that true? Never knew...

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#220 Barry Lake

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 03:38

Originally posted by ReWind
According to AUTOSPORT anniversaries Mark Skaife was born on 04 April 1966.


At Eastern Creek Raceway yesterday (Saturday 3 April 2004) it was announced, in Skaife's presence, that it was his birthday. He accepted the well wishes without once saying, "Sorry; it's tomorrow."

Perhaps he hadn't yet read this week's Autosport, so is unaware that he has been mistaken all these years. :lol:

#221 Falcadore

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 11:26

There has been a bit of confusion over Skaife's birthday. When it was first publicised it was reported as April 4. For some reason Skaife was happy to let it slide for a while. But since he regularly started hitting the big time, he has seen fit ti correct it, and April 3 is the correct date.

#222 Falcadore

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 12:02

April 4

Big day today

Jaguar test driver, and fellow Atlas scribe, Sweden's Bjorn Wirdheim turns 24 today, the young buck (1980)

1960's Formula One regular, Brit Dickie Attwood is 64 today (1940)

Only a few days after his factory Ducati team mate, Loris Capirossi gets a cake, as the Italian turns 31 (1973)

Fellow GP rider, Jeremy McWilliams is turns the big 40! Damn is that number right? (1964)

German Formula 1 commentator and former F1 driver, Christmas Dinner...... so sorry that should read Christian Danner is 46 today (1958)

Another biker, the late great Australian, Gregg Hansford, would have been 52 today, but Hansford lost control of his Ford Mondeo super tourer at Phillip Island, hit the ban and was tbond by another competitor in 1995 and is greatly missed.

ETCC racer, Roberto Colciago turns 36 today (1968)

Melbourne, Australia born American Touring Car and GT racer, Darren Law will also be 36 (1968).

Veteran Australian touring car racer, Don Smith is 65 today (1939)

and late 90's V8Supercar fringe dweller, Peter Lawrence is 47 today (1957)

#223 Falcadore

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 12:28

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Mihai
[B]My humble list is subject to your kind corrections.

April

I have Barbazza as April 2, some for Juha Kannkunen.

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 16:31

April 5

Honda's original Formula One driver, American Ronnie Bucknum would have been 68 today, but died from complications from diabetes back in 1992 (1936)

French Sportscar racer, Soheil Ayari is 34 today (1970)

Dutch Touring and Sportscar twins, Tim and Tom Coronel are both 32 today (1972)

French Formula 3 racer, Alexandre Premat is 22 (1982)

Australian class car touring car driver from the late 70's and early 80s' John Craft is 59 today (1945)

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 20:50

Here's still Apr 4:

Oregonian Bob Christie was born in 1924, if still alive he's 80 today!

Fellow Indy driver Chet Fillip was born in 1957, so he should be 47

Linus Lindberg (who he?), 37 today

Grand Prix pioneer Otto Salzer was born 130 years ago today (1874)

Another Indy driver, Bud Tingelstad would be 76 today (1928)

For Apr 5 I have:

1996 French F3 Champion, Soheil Ayari will be 34 (1970)

Honda Grand Prix pioneer Ronnie Bucknum would be 68 (1936)

Dutch twins Tim and Tom Coronel will be 32 (1972)

German F3000 driver Wolf Henzler will be 29 (1975)

Indy driver Andy Linden would be 82 (1922)

Japanese F3 driver Go Shimizu 30 (1974) Go, Shimizu, go! :D

One-time Grand Prix starter (?) Alfonso Thiele will (?) be 82 if still alive (1922)

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 21:17

Originally posted by fines
Here's still Apr 4: Linus Lindberg (who he?), 37 today

He's Linus Lundberg and he was a frontrunner in early 1990's Swedish Formula 3 (3rd in 1990, 2nd in 1991).

BTW (as Apr 4 isn't over yet) :

2nd generation NASCAR supremo William Clifton France ("Bill Jr.") is 71 (born in 1933).

And famous Auto Union constructor Robert Emmerich Manfred Eberan von Eberhorst (later to become simply Robert Eberan-Eberhorst) would've been 102 today (born in 1902 but passed away just three weeks short of his 80th birthday :( ).

Finally, although not quite my field of interest: John Force is 55 (born in 1949). Isn't he a NHRA legend?

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 21:50

Indeed Reinhard, Force is the king of Alcohol fueled Funny Cars having dominated the class for the better part of a decade. Funny Cars and their rail based siblings in Top Alcohol form the first class below the the top cars in drag racing, the Nitro-Methanol fueled Rails of Top Fuel.

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 22:11

Originally posted by ReWind
He's Linus Lundberg and he was a frontrunner in early 1990's Swedish Formula 3 (3rd in 1990, 2nd in 1991).

Stupid typo on my part, apologies. He also won the first round of the 1992 championship, but thereafter vanishes from my records. Anyone knowing why?

#229 Mihai

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:45

Originally posted by ReWind
this site taught me something about Romanian motor sport history which led to the addition of Ludovic Balint to my AQUARIUS list.


Very impresive. Ludovic 'Lotzi' Balint was a Bernd Rosemeyer of his time (at a Romanian scale, of course). I can't confirm his birth date though.

Originally posted by Vitesse2
Dammit, this picture is annoying! The car in the background seems to be Cristea's - presumably his BMW: compare the grille to the cars in the 1940 pictures - yet it looks to have been converted to an open-wheel configuration, perhaps with the usual removable cycle-type mudguards as demonstrated on de Vassal's car? I'd love to know whether it had been converted to a single-seater too ....

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 16:42

Originally posted by Falcadore
Indeed Reinhard, Force is the king of Alcohol fueled Funny Cars having dominated the class for the better part of a decade. Funny Cars and their rail based siblings in Top Alcohol form the first class below the the top cars in drag racing, the Nitro-Methanol fueled Rails of Top Fuel.


Ummmm...John is a Nitro Funny Car driver. Nitro F/C being the first class below Nitro Dragsters (rails). The Alcohol F/C being one step below the Alcohol Dragsters (rails).

Just to be accurate.;)

#231 Falcadore

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 21:00

Of course he is, sorry about, some confusion personally as Nitro Funny Cars don't run here in Australia. There's just the one Nitro class. And Top Alcohol, the Funny Car class shares its class with Alcohol Rails.

April 6

Spanish Rally Raider, Josep Maria Servia is 51 today (1953)

Long time Sports car racer, Phillip Peter, turns 35 (1969)

and San Marino's (see the principality DOES have a racer) Alex Broccoli of Junior World Rally Championship fame is a mere 23 today.

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 21:54

Just some few additions for 06 April (from former times) :

Jules GOUX, winner of the 1913 Indy 500 and 1921 Italien Grand Prix, was born in 1885 (probably). Amazingly I have only seen the year of his death (1965) but never a specified date. Can anyone help?

Hermann LANG, IMHO 1939 driver of the year but not European Champion, would have been 95 today (b. 1909).

And it should be a great day for one of our most recent new members from Hamburg, Germany, because Tommy HINNERSHITZ was born on this day in 1912.

The Thomas', Elliotts, Brosters, Prudhommes, Leeches, Cummings', Mertens', Beckers', Bouchards, Giaffones, Druckenmüllers, Riccis, Masullos and Franchis of this world will have to wait until my ARIES list will be posted in around three weeks time (unless someone else beats me to it).;)

#233 Barry Lake

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:36

I have for the date of death of Jules Goux, 6 March 1965. Unfortunately I do not have a source; it is from a list I began many, many years ago, before I thought to add a column for the source.

The record states, "France", and "natural causes". Sorry, no more information than that.

It is possible it came from Motor Sport magazine, because it used to list such obituaries and was a major source for that first list of mine.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:31

Originally posted by Falcadore

and San Marino's (see the principality DOES have a racer) Alex Broccoli of Junior World Rally Championship fame is a mere 23 today.


The Montanari brothers are both from there as well - they were born in Bologna but have San Marino citizenship as they've lived there nearly all their lives.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 13:13

Richie: I think there's a Motorcyclist of recent years as well but I can't immediately recall....

April 7

Short list today

These days engine builder to the stars, but in former times, touring car co-driver, factory Elfin driver, oh so nearly Australian Drivers Champion, Mark McLaughlin is 40 today (1964).

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 21:12

Originally posted by Falcadore
I think there's a Motorcyclist of recent years as well but I can't immediately recall....

You can choose between Manuel Poggiali and Alex de Angelis.

And the fabulous Rallybase website has 22 drivers/co-drivers from San Marino! (I intend to investigate that source for the purposes of this thread but the sheer amount of names - 11.571 - makes me shiver...)

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 21:15

ReWind: the stats section of Conrod.com.au website has a bunch of Australian/New Zealand birthdays if you haven't raided it already.

and Poggiali was the one in my mind.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 22:35

Originally posted by fines
Here's still Apr 4:

Oregonian Bob Christie was born in 1924, if still alive he's 80 today!

Fellow Indy driver Chet Fillip was born in 1957, so he should be 47


Unless there was a sudden change, Bob Christie did turn 80 on Sunday.

Chet Filip has been competing in the USAC Silver Crown series the last few years.

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 13:36

April 8

Recently recalled to the Peugeot WRC squad after being assured of a spot and dumped during the off season, Harri Rovanpera is 38 today (1966).

One of the Blundle brothers, Le Mans winner and driver for McLaren, Ligier, Tyrrell, Brabham, many years in CART, and now ITV F1 anchor, Mark Blundell is also 38 (1966)

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 14:53

Originally posted by ReWind
You can choose between Manuel Poggiali and Alex de Angelis.

I believe Alex (as well as his brother William) is an Italian riding with a Sanmarinese licence!?

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 04:12

April 9

Good Friday

After watching the Lions thump Collingwood last night I'd have to say Very Good Friday.

There is also the point that Good Friday isn't on the saw day, or even on occasion, the same month each year. But it just so happens that today, 2004 is Good Friday.

Enough of that. Happy Birthday today to.....

Small time Australian touring car racer, Andrew Manson is 42 today (1962).

Another of Formula One's more colourful figures, half of Williams nepotistic but unbeatable 1996 line-up, champion of CART, champion of the Indy 500, 1997 Champion of the World, and yet the man who lived through five years of BAR and left when the quite nice indeed 006 was unleashed, Jacques Villeneuve is 33 today (1971).

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 16:52

April 10

In 1958, Englands prodigal son broke throgh to win his nations first world championship, while the darling fought the playboy all the way to the title, one of them triumphed, but in turn lost his best mate during the course of. As world champion he retired only to perish in a car accident before the first race of 1959 could be run. The opportunity to reign, even in a reitred fashion never presented.

Mike Hawthorn would have been 75 today (1929)

Gentleman and raconteur extroadinaire, the good Captain (Bhutan Air Force according to legend) himself, Peter Janson is several ages, with 69 ringing the most truth (1935)

Formula Nissan veteran, Jean-Christophe Ravier is 25 (1979)

NASCAR rookie, Kasey Kahne is 24 (1980)

V8Supercar racer, Jason Richards is 28 (1976)

Sportscar racer, Michel Neugarten is 47 (1957)

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 17:19

Originally posted by Falcadore
January 21

Touring car ace, Winni Vogt is 59 (1945).

Unfortunately Wilfried "Winnie" Vogt died in 1989 at the early age of 44.

#244 Falcadore

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 23:04

Reinhard:

Didn't know that one, :(

Was it a racing incident or naural causes?

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 11:02

Some sort of cancer.

There's a lenghty - longer than in any German publication I know - obituary by Joe Saward in AUTOSPORT May 25, 1989, p. 12.

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 14:50

April 11

Easter Sunday

Only two today, both Australian.

Fringe dweller in touring cars despite being a race winner in various sedan categories throughout the 90's never really kicked on, despite a Bathurst 3 Hour win with Tomas Mezera in a super-annuated RX7 SP2, Terry Bosnjak is 40 today (1964).

Former small bore Toyota touring car competitor, Dennis Rogers is 53 (1951)

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 18:59

Originally posted by Falcadore
April 11

Easter Sunday

Only two today, both Australian.


Add Pete Lovely, 78, American & STILL racing! :eek: :D

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:32

Lotus 49s no less to IIRC.

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 00:05

Birthday boys Today 1942 - Carlos Reutermann

1961 - Corrado Fabi

1951 - Ray Mallock :up:

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 02:00

April 12

After almost a decade in contention, he threw away a world championship in the final race of the season. However is President of his nation sufficient compensation? Il Lole, Carlos Reutemann is 62 years old today (1942), (is the correct term Argentine or Argentinian or does it vary?)

Dual champion of the world, and the most consistent rally performer to emerge in the last fifteen years, he won his first rally so long ago virtually every other competitor in that event has since retired, factory Citroen driver, and Spain's hero, Carlos Sainz is 42 today (1962). Just don't hit another sheep in New Zealand this weekend huh?

French F1/F2 Gordini racer, Robert Manzon is 87 today (1917)

The lesser of the two Fabi brothers, Corrado turns 43 today (1963), and unlike Teo who still works in motor racing somewhere, Corrado returned to the family business after F1.

Ross Cheever is 40 (1964) today.

Captain Kangaroo, Truck racer and occasional V8Supercar driver, Rodney Crick turns 38 (1966) today. Beware the big Volvo.