Jump to content


Photo

Louis Stanley


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 David M. Kane

David M. Kane
  • Member

  • 5,399 posts
  • Joined: December 00

Posted 19 January 2003 - 19:07

I know he was married to the sister of Sir Alfred Owen, the founder of BRM.
What else do we know we about him? Was he a Lord?

Advertisement

#2 WGD706

WGD706
  • Member

  • 956 posts
  • Joined: August 02

Posted 19 January 2003 - 21:44

Jean Stanley, sister of Sir Alfred and Ernest Owen, was closely involved with BRM from the 1950’s. With her husband Louis they were team principals for BRM from the 1960’s and as Stanley-BRM from 1974 until the team's closure in 1977. Jean died in June 2002.

Louis T Stanley, with wife Jean, were team principals for BRM from the 1960’s and Stanley-BRM from 1974 until the teams closure in 1977. “Big Lou” other activities also included being managing director of London's Dorchester Hotel, a prolific book writer and one time honorary secretary of the Grand Prix Drivers Association. One of the driving forces for greater safety in a deadly age of Formula One and Director General of the Grand Prix Medical Service active from 1967. One of the first to bring overt sponsorship into F1 with the 1972/3 Marlboro cigarette livery.

#3 Doug Nye

Doug Nye
  • Member

  • 8,333 posts
  • Joined: February 02

Posted 20 January 2003 - 00:48

Originally posted by David M. Kane
....Was he a Lord?....


NO.

#4 Bernd

Bernd
  • Member

  • 3,307 posts
  • Joined: October 00

Posted 20 January 2003 - 01:50

But he sure did act like one.

#5 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,886 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 20 January 2003 - 08:29

I think his contribution via the GP Medical Service should not be understated.

He pretty much headed up this organisation from the beginning, as I recall, promoting it, raising the funds, organising things. I seem to remember this was in response to the danger faced by Stewart at the Belgian GP of 1966...

#6 ry6

ry6
  • Member

  • 523 posts
  • Joined: October 00

Posted 20 January 2003 - 18:26

He appears to have been a scratch golfer in his youth and has written some excellent books on the history of golf.

If I recall correctly he has also written books on flowers.

#7 Milan Fistonic

Milan Fistonic
  • Member

  • 1,762 posts
  • Joined: September 00

Posted 20 January 2003 - 18:52

Originally posted by ry6

If I recall correctly he has also written books on flowers.



And tennis and rugby.

#8 jgm

jgm
  • Member

  • 194 posts
  • Joined: December 02

Posted 20 January 2003 - 19:03

He used to write an annual book about the F1 season imaginatively called 'Grand Prix'. It was always marred by his insistence on using his own photographs which were not exactly up to Autocourse standards, or indeed, even to good amateur standatrds.