1938 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1938 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.

Years in motorsport

1938 in sports

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
3–4 April 12th Mille Miglia [1]
22 May 29th Targa Florio [2]
30 May 26th Indianapolis 500 [3]
13–17 June 27th Isle of Man TT [4]
17–18 June 15th 24 Hours of Le Mans [5]
9–10 July 12th 24 Hours of Spa [6]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
3 January Ove Andersson Swedish Rally driver 1975 Safari Rally winner. [7]
12 March Johnny Rutherford American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1974, 1976, 1980). [8]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
6 September 1938 John Stuart Hindmarsh 30 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1936). [9]
2 October André Lagache 53 French Racing driver Winner of the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans (1923) [10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1938". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "29^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1938 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "TT 1938". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1938". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 1938 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Ove Andersson". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Johnny Rutherford". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  9. ^ "John Hindmarsh". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ "André Lagache". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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