1923 in motorsport

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List of years in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1923 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, 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
15 April 14th Targa Florio [1]
26–27 May 1st 24 Hours of Le Mans [2]
30 May 11th Indianapolis 500 [3]
13–16 June 12th Isle of Man TT [4]

Births[edit]

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
11 January Carroll Shelby American Automotive designer and racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1959). [5]
29 March Geoff Duke British Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1951, 1953-1955). [6]
6 June Ivor Bueb British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1955, 1957). [7]
16 Ron Flockhart British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1956, 1957). [8]

Deaths[edit]

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
4 September Howdy Wilcox 34 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1919). [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "14^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1923". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "1923 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "TT 1923". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Carroll Shelby". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Geoff Duke". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Ivor Bueb". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Ron Flockhart". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Howdy Wilcox". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 

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