The following is an overview of the events of 1964 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.

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
16 February Daytona 2000 km [1]
23 February 6th Daytona 500 [2]
26 April 48th Targa Florio [3]
10 May 22nd Monaco Grand Prix [4]
30 May 48th Indianapolis 500 [5]
8–12 June 46th Isle of Man TT [6]
20–21 June 32nd 24 Hours of Le Mans [7]
25–26 July 16th 24 Hours of Spa [8]
4 October 5th Armstrong 500 [9]
15 November 11th Macau Grand Prix [10]

Births edit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
1 June Davy Jones American Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1996). [11]
11 Jean Alesi French Racing driver 1995 Canadian Grand Prix winner. [12]
19 Kevin Schwantz American Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1993). [13]
25 Johnny Herbert British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1991). Le Mans Series champion (2004). [14]
26 Tommi Mäkinen Finnish Rally driver World Rally champion (1996-1999). [15]
13 July Rinaldo Capello Italian Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2003-2004, 2008). [16]
2 August Frank Biela German Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2000-2002, 2006-2007). [17]
22 September Paul Bonhomme British Air racer Red Bull Air World Race champion (2009-2010, 2015). [18]
28 October Scott Russell American Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (1993). [19]

Deaths edit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
7 January Reg Parnell 52 British Racing driver 1951 BRDC International Trophy winner. [20]
19 Joe Weatherly 41 American Racing driver NASCAR Grand National champion (1962, 1963) [21]
30 May Eddie Sachs 37 American Racing driver 2 time Indianapolis 500 polesitter (1960, 1961) [22][23][24]
Dave MacDonald 27 American Racing driver 52 Road Racing victories [25][26][27]
2 July Fireball Roberts 35 American Racing driver 1962 Daytona 500 winner [28]
26 Earl Howe 80 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1930). [29]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Daytona 2000 km 1964 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1964 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "48^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1964 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "1964 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "TT 1964". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1964". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 1964 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "1964 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  10. ^ "1964 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Davy Jones". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Jean Alesi". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Kevin Schwantz". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Johnny Herbert". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Tommi Mäkinen". juwra.com. Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Rinaldo Capello". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Frank Biela". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  18. ^ Targett, Michael. "Pilot profile: Paul Bonhomme". flightglobal.com. Flight Global. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Scott Russell". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Reg Parnell". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  21. ^ Edelstein, Robert (2011). NASCAR Legends. New York City: The Overlook Press. pp. 308. ISBN 978-1-59020-184-8.
  22. ^ Nathan Brown Benbow, Christopher DeHarde and Dana Hunsinger (May 3, 2021). "Bobby Unser, three-time Indy 500 champion, dies at 87: 'There was nobody like him'". USA Today.
  23. ^ Motorsport Memorial
  24. ^ IndyStar.com: Indy 500 Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "American Driver, Lone Star JR Johnny Rutherford — Columns — Automobile Magazine". Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2022-01-19.
  26. ^ ""Black Noon" by author Art Garner - 2014".
  27. ^ "Motorsport Memorial".
  28. ^ "Fireball Roberts". Racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media Network. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  29. ^ "Earl Howe". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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