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PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Australian Auto Action;4/21/2010, Issue 1387, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the historic events of motorsports including first motorcycle races on the quarter mile board track at Beverly Hills, California, in 1921, the victory of Italian Luigi Fagioli at the Monaco Grand Prix in a Mercedes in 1935 and Drag racing's first reported 200mph speed set by John Karamesines in 1960.
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