The following is an overview of the events of 1906 in motorsport, including the major racing events, racing festivals, circuits that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Annual events edit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
6 May 1st Targa Florio [1]

Opened motorsport venues edit

  • 29 January - opening of Aspendale Racecourse (Aspendale Speedway) near Melbourne (1906) was the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit.

Births edit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
26 May Mauri Rose American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1941, 1947-1948). [2]
6 July Cuth Harrison British Racing driver One of the first British Formula One drivers. [3]
31 August Raymond Sommer French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1932, 1933). [4]
4 October Eitel Cantoni Uruguayan Racing driver The first Uruguayan Formula One driver. [5]
12 Piero Taruffi Italian Racing driver 1952 Swiss Grand Prix winner [6]
30 Giuseppe Farina Italian Racing driver First Formula One World Champion. [7]
11 November Bill Cummings American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1934). [8]

References edit

  1. ^ "1^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Mauri Rose". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Cuth Harrison". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Raymond Sommer". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Eitel Cantoni". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Piero Taruffi". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Giuseppe Nino Farina — Biography". Grand Prix History. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Bill Cummings". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

External links edit

Aspendale Speedway 1906 http://www.hyperracer.com/history