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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 20:53

From the BRDC today:

 

"We regret to have to inform Members that Life Member Count Stephen Ouvaroff died unexpectedly on Monday 13 November aged 82 years.


Stephen began his racing career in his native Australia in a Ford V8 Special before moving to England in 1956.   Stephen continued to race achieving good results in an Alfa Romeo and a Formula 2 Cooper, as well as participating in Formula Junior where he achieved strong finishes including a 3rd at the Nurburgring in 1960. 

The BRDC extends its sincere condolences to Stephen’s wife Aprille and their six children."  

 

Stephen Ouvaroff was by some way the tallest Formula Junior driver I ever remember and in the early 1960s he proved quite competitive within the class and a consistent top-third runner...

 

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#2 cooper997

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 21:50

Also known as Steve Ames when he won the Queensland GP at Southport in November 1955 driving an ageing Alfa Romeo.

My condolences to his family and friends.

Stephen

#3 Dick Willis

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 23:46

He raced the Formula Junior Ausper (in the early 1960s) that I have, had the chassis temporarily lengthened to accommodate him but it is now back to standard length. 



#4 E1pix

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:46

Thanks for letting us know.

RIP.

#5 ed holly

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 20:32

Count Steve Ouvaroff test drove my 1958 Lotus Eleven S2 LeMans for George Whatmore who imported it for George Jamieson of Queensland. George arranged for the car to be imported much to the displeasure of Derek Jolly at the time. The car was tested at Brands Hatch.. Didn't know Steve was an Australian, maybe that's the connection why he was chosen to drive it before shipment to Australia. Condolences to Steve's family.


Edited by ed holly, 17 November 2017 - 20:50.


#6 cooper997

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:25

Here's Wheels magazine's Southport feature.

 

Southport_TNF.jpg

 

 

Stephen



#7 MarkBisset

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:53

Article on Count Stephen Ouvaroff with a focus on his Alfa Romeo P3 win in the November 1955 Queensland Road Racing Championship 

 

With thanks to Paul Cummins and the Cummins Archive

 

https://primotipo.co...-november-1955/



#8 RAP

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 09:26

Sad to hear this. I remember seeing him race at Brands etc in his FJ Lotus 18.

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#9 nexfast

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 21:34

Article on Count Stephen Ouvaroff with a focus on his Alfa Romeo P3 win in the November 1955 Queensland Road Racing Championship 

 

With thanks to Paul Cummins and the Cummins Archive

 

https://primotipo.co...-november-1955/

 

Excellent article, congratulations. I have always been mesmerized how a count with russian name was deemed an Australian. Now, I know thanks to your research. One little peripheral question: the Talbot driver, Ken or Keith Richardson (the two names appear...)?


Edited by nexfast, 29 June 2020 - 21:35.


#10 MarkBisset

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 22:55

Thanks nexfast,

 

Ken it is...by the time I fiddle with these things for a while I cease to see the obvious 

 

thanks

 

m