1937 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1937 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues 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.

List of years in motorsport
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1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940

Annual eventsEdit

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
4–5 April 11th Mille Miglia [1]
23 May 28th Targa Florio [2]
31 May 25th Indianapolis 500 [3]
15–18 June 26th Isle of Man TT [4]
19–20 June 14th 24 Hours of Le Mans [5]
8 August 9th Monaco Grand Prix [6]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
14 January Tom "Mongo$e" McEwen American drag racer [7]
9 February Tony Maggs South African Racing driver The first South African Formula One driver. [8]
18 March Mark Donohue American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1972). [9]
26 April Jean-Pierre Beltoise French Racing driver 1972 Monaco Grand Prix winner. [10]
3 June Jean-Pierre Jaussaud French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1978, 1980). [11]
30 August Bruce McLaren New Zealander Racing driver Founder of the McLaren. Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1966) [12]
30 September Gary Hocking Rhodesian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1961). [13]
11 November Vittorio Brambilla Italian Racing driver 1975 Austrian Grand Prix winner. [14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1937". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "28^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1937 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "TT 1937". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1937". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "IX Grand Prix de Monaco". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.tradingcarddb.com/GalleryP.cfm/pid/45891/Tom-McEwen
  8. ^ "Tony Maggs". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Mark Donohue". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Jean-Pierre Beltoise". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Jean-Pierre Jaussaud". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Bruce McLaren". ESPN. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Gary Hocking". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Vittorio Brambilla". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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