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#1 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 19:32

Well it will be in a day or two - just compiling, writing & double checking it - half-way there, if all goes well, be up tomorrow, telling you where they are now & if they're still alive! Be patient now...:)


#2 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 21:11

Okay, first batch now: (2nd batch tomorrow)

With all these questions popping up about how they're doing these days, I've decided that now is the right time to do this. I had wanted to put this on a website, put time, knowhow etc. are against me, even whilst I've got a break now, so rather than clutter more webspace up, I've put it on TNF so that anyone interested can share the results of my findings.
As you know I specialise in the Grand Prix drivers & specifically, their wherabouts these days - it's something I've been doing since 1992 & I've reached a zenith now, I think. I've tried to check these against as many references as I can find but I still am aware that the dates I put down vary from others - so- rather than shooting me down in flames if I've got something wrong or something different or I'm missing something - tell me what's different as I want to be as accurate as possible for my own benefit, so we can all get our facts right together - I certainly don't claim to be the definitive guide here! So deep breath here goes:

George Abecassis (GB) b. 21/3/1913, Chertsey, Surrey d. 18/12/1991, Ibstone, nr. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire:- Former stalwart of the HWM team, died peacefully at his home
Kenneth Acheson (GB) b. 27/11/1957, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland : - A successful sportscar driver until a huge crash at Daytona in 1996 saw him retire from racing pretty soon afterwards
Philippe Adams (B) b. 19/11/1969, Mouscron: - successful driver in lower formulae but F1 was a nightmare - mostly racing in procars/sportscars in Belgium at the moment
Kurt Adolff (D) b. 5/11/1921, Stuggart: -mostly raced in Germany but nowt known about activities since 1953!
Kurt Ahrens Jr (D) b. 19/4/1940, Braunschweig, nr Hanover:- decent driver who retired from racing in 1970's - often seen around the historic racing scene in his homeland
Michele Alboreto (I) b. 23/12/1956, Milan d. 25/4/2001, Lausitz circuit nr Dresden, Germany:- Gentleman & runner-up in the 1985 series. He went on to be a superb sportscar driver but whilst testing an Audi , a puncture at 200mph saw him crash into the barriers, Michele being killed instantly.
Jean Alesi (F) b. 11/6/1964, Avignon:- Still in F1, after 200+ GP's. Currently racing for Jordan.
Philippe Alliot (F) b. 27/7/1954, Voves Eure et Loir, nr Chartres:- no longer uses the black hair dye so looks a lot older than his 47 years - largely involved in French racing administration & still races sporadically, mainly in sportscars or rallies.
Cliff Allison (GB) b. 8/2/1932, Brough, Westmoreland:- tough competitor, who after a series of crashes was forced to retire with leg injuries, which still affect him today. Very happily retired, he has recently been driving the cars of yesteryear either for magazine features or in historic festivals
Fernando Alonso (ESP) b. 29/7/1981, Oviedo:- Still in F1, 2001 with Minardi , 2002 unclear yet
Chris Amon (NZ) b. 20/7/1943, Bulls:- One of the most talented drivers never to win a championship race, Amon quit F1 in 1977 to tend the family farm, something which he still has a hand in. Also tested suspensions for a while for Toyota
Bob Anderson (GB) b. 19/5/1931, Hendon, London d. 14/8/1967, Northampton:- Brilliant privateer, died after a testing crash at Silverstone
Conny Andersson (S) b. 28/12/1939, Alingas :- Left F1 after little luck in 1977. Little heard of recently
Mario Andretti (US) b. 28/2/1940, Montona, Italy: - 1978 World Champion, raced for years in CART races & now largely attends races as a spectator/consultant although still drives occasionally in sportscars etc.
Michael Andretti (USA) b. 5/10/1962, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:- Still in Champ Car racing, where he is a legend & in the hunt for the 2001 crown. F1 proved a big disappointment all around.
Marco Apicella (I) b. 7/10/1965, Bologna:- One-off drive for Jordan in 1993 - did race in F3000 but now back in sportscars
Rene Arnoux (F) b. 4/7/1948, Pontcharra, nr. Grenoble:- More or less retired from driving & has been working as driver coach (to Diniz) & also as a TV summariser for Italian TV
Peter Arundell (GB) b. 8/11/1933, Ilford, Essex:- Still makes appearances (very rarely driving) in historic events
Alberto Ascari (I) b. 13/7/1918, Milan d. 26/5/1955, Monza:- One of the all-time greats, he was killed in a testing accident in his Ferrari sportscar
Peter Ashdown (GB) b. 16/10/1934, Danbury, nr. Chelmsford, Essex:- Any ideas?
Ian Ashley (GB) b. 26/10/1947, Wuppertal, Germany:- Raced in BTCC in 1993, then went into sidecars. In 1999 he quit as a pilot & raced in the TVR Tuscan series - he has also taken up fencing recently!
Gerry Ashmore (GB) b. 25/7/1936, West Bromwich, Staffordshire:- Still attends yearly reunions
Bill Aston (GB) b. 29/3/1900 Stafford d. 4/3/1974, Lingfield, Surrey
Richard Attwood (GB) b. 4/4/1940, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire:- Last raced in the mid 80's but did some development & testing work for Vauxhall in early 90's.
Luca Badoer (I) b. 25/1/1971, Montebelluna, Treviso:- Still in F1, as Ferrari's test, reserve & development driver
Giancarlo Baghetti (I) b. 25/12/1934, Milan d. 27/11/1995, Milan:- Photojournalist for ages until he died of cancer
Julian Bailey (GB) b. 9/10/1961, Woolwich, London:- Still racing in sportscars, won the 1999 Privilege Insurance GT series
Mauro Baldi (I) b. 31/1/1954, Reggio-Emilia:- Still in sportscars, mostly in America
Marcel Balsa (F) b. 1/1/1909 Saint Frion d. 11/8/1984
Lorenzo Bandini (I) b. 21/12/1935, Barce, Cyrenaica, Libya d. 10/5/1967, Monte Carlo: - very fast driver who died from burns after a crash in the 1967 Monaco GP
Fabrizio Barbazza (I) b. 2/4/1963, Monza:- Suffered a huge accident at Road Atlanta in 1995, which nearly killed him. Retired & has since been working on development of safety features (mostly armco design) for racing circuits
John Barber (GB) b. c.1929 - A Billingsgate fish merchant, who after loads of research, is completely untraceable
Skip Barber (US) b. 16/11/1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:- Formed & still involved in his successful racing school & series - the Barber Dodge Pro Series
Paolo Barilla (I) b. 20/4/1961, Milan:- Part of the family pasta firm, he now works at the very top - mostly in publicity
Rubens Barrichello (BR) b. 23/5/1972, Sao Paulo:- Still in F1, with Ferrari until the end of 2002
Edgar Barth (D) b. 26/1/1917, Herold-Erzegeberge d. 20/5/1965, Ludwigsburg nr Stuttgart: - died of cancer
Giorgio Bassi (I) b. 20/1/1934, Milan
Erwin Bauer (D) b. 17/7/1912, Stuttgart d. 2/6/1958, Cologne:- killed in 1958 Nurburgring 1000 Km
Elie Bayol (F) b. 28/2/1914, Marseille d. 25/5/1995, La Ciotat
Don Beauman (GB) b. 26/7/1928 d. 9/7/1955, Rathnew, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland:- Killed in sportscar crash
Karl-Gunther Bechem (D) b. 21/12/1921, Hagen:- Also raced under the name "Bernd Nacke" Was alive & enjoying retirement a year ago
Jean Behra (F) b. 16/2/1921, Nice d. 1/8/1959, AVUS, Berlin, Germany:- Fantastic driver, never won a GP, sadly killed in horrible accident on AVUS circuit in support race for German GP
Derek Bell (GB) b. 31/10/1941, Pinner, Middlesex:- Sportscar legend, still involved in the field but mainly as consultant these days
Stefan Bellof (D) b. 20/11/1957, Giessen d. 1/9/1985, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium:- Great talent killed in Spa 1000 Km
Paul Belmondo (F) b. 23/4/1963, Boulogne-Billancourt nr Paris:- Now runs & still drives in his own sportscar team
Tom Belso (DK) b. 27/8/1942, Copenhagen
Jean Pierre Beltoise (F) b. 26/4/1937:- Now retired from business, follows his sons Julien & latterly Anthony, so JPB is often seen at the Porsche Supercup races
Olivier Beretta (MC) b. 23/11/1969, Monte Carlo:- Now one of the world's top sportscar drivers
Allen Berg (CDN) b. 1/8/1961, Calgary, Alberta:- Did race until very recently in single-seater series in Mexico
Georges Berger (B) b. 14/9/1918, Brussels d. 23/8/1967, Nurburgring, Germany :- Killed in endurance race
Gerhard Berger (A) b. 27/8/1959, Worgl, Innsbruck: - Now involved heavily with Williams as BMW head of motor sport
Eric Bernard (F) b. 26/8/1964, Istres:- Now in US Sportscars series
Enrique Bernoldi (BR) b. 19/10/1977, Curitiba:- Still in F1 with Arrows, but 2002 looks uncertain
Mike Beuttler (GB) b. 13/8/1940, Cairo, Egypt d. 29/12/1988, San Francisco, California, USA
Lucien Bianchi (B) b. 10/11/1934, Milan, Italy d. 30/3/1969, Le Mans, France:- Killed in test for '69 race.
Gino Bianco (I/B) b. 22/7/1916, Milan, Italy d. 17/1/1983:- Holder of dual passport
Hans Binder (A) b. 12/6/1948, Zell am Ziller, nr Innsbruck
Clemente Biondetti (I) b. 18/8/1898, Budduso, Sardinia d. 24/2/1955, Florence:- Died of cancer
'B Bira' - Prince Birabongse (T) b. 15/7/1914, Bangkok d. 23/12/1985, Baron's Court, London England - Prince of Siam who was excellent racing driver. Died after short illness
Pablo Birger (RA) b. 6/1/1924, Buenos Aires d. 9/3/1966, Buenos Aires
Harry Blanchard (USA) b. 20/7/1931 d. 31/1/1960, Buenos Aires, Argentina:- Killed in sportscar crash
Michael Bleekemolen (NL) b. 2/10/1949:- Now a very successful businessman & still races with his sons to this day
Trevor Blokdyk (ZA) b. 30/11/1935, Krugersdorp, Transvaal d. 19/3/1995, Hekpoort, nr. Krugersdorp:- became a farmer until his death from a heart attack
Mark Blundell (GB) b. 8/4/1966, Barnet, Hertfordshire:- for years he raced CART, now mainly ITV's summariser although he still races sportscars
Raul Boesel (BR) b. 4/12/1957, Curitiba:- Formed a successful career in CARt & latterly sportscars
Bob Bondurant (USA) b. 27/4/1933, Evanston, Illinois:- After F1, he went on to do his driving schools - drove ocassionally & does the odd TV commentary
Felice Bonetto (I) b. 9/6/1903, Brescia d. 21/11/1953, Silao, Mexico - "Il Pirata" was killed in Carrera Panamericana.
Joakim Bonnier (S) b. 31/1/1930, Stockholm d. 11/6/1972, Le Mans Circuit, France: Killed after collision in 1972 event.
Roberto Bonomi (RA) b. 30/9/1919, Buenos Aires: - Argentine landowner
Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (S) b. 25/11/1946, Borgholm nr Kalmar:- ex drummer (notably with ABBA), went on to race teucks & now touring cars in his homeland
Luki Botha (ZA) b. 16/1/1930
Jean-Christophe Boullion (F) b. 27/12/1969, Saint Brieuc, nr. Cote d'Amor:- After spell in BTCC, now in sportscars
Thierry Boutsen (B) b. 13/7/1957, Brussels:- Raced until heavy crash at 1999 Le Mans. Now re-married & in his own aviation business
David Brabham (AUS) b. 5/9/1965, Wimbledon, London, England:- Top sportscar racer
Sir Jack Brabham (AUS) b. 2/4/1926, Hurtsville nr. Sydney:- GP legend, now largely retired & follows the racing fortunes of his sons, although still races in historic events, despite a big crash at Goodwood in 1999.
Bill Brack (CDN) b. 26/12/1935, Toronto
Vittorio Brambilla (I) b. 11/11/1937, Monza d. 26/5/2001, Camparada di Lesmo, Brianza:- Retired to run Monza workshop with brother Ernesto & his family until he died of a heart attack whilst in his garden.
Antonio Branca (CH) b. 15/9/1916, Sion d. 10/5/1985, Sierre
Eric Brandon (GB) b. 18/7/1920, east London d. 8/8/1982, Hampshire
Tommy Bridger (GB) b. 24/6/1934, Welwyn, Hertfordshire d. 3/7/1991, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Tony Brise (GB) b. 28/3/1952, Dartford, Kent d. 29/11/1975, Arkley, nr. Barnet, Hertfordshire:- great talent, killed in Graham Hill's airplane crash
Chris Bristow (GB) b. 2/12/1937, South London d. 19/6/1960, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium: Killed in 1960 Belgian GP
Peter Broeker (CDN) b. 15/5/1929 d. 1980
Tony Brooks (GB) b. 25/2/1932, Dukenfield, Cheshire:- Now retired from running his Weybridge garage, Brooks is now involved in media work & historic racing
Alan Brown (GB) b. 20/11/1919, Malton, Yorkshire:- Became an entrant & team manager for many years
Warwick Brown (AUS) b. 24/12/1949, Sydney, New South Wales:- raced Can-Am for a bit then back to his homeland but not much heard in last 15-20 years.
Adolf Brudes von Breslau (D) b. 15/10/1899, Wrozlav, Poland d. 5/11/1986
Martin Brundle (GB) b. 1/6/1959, King's Lynn, Norfolk:- Mostly doing commentary for ITV, but also races sportscars (espc. Le Mans) & has a hand in the family business with his brothers after his fathers recent death, based nr his home in Gayton, Norfolk
Clemar Bucci (RA) b. 4/9/1920, Zenon Pereyra, Santa Fe:- Still alive & well, still makes historic events
Ronnie Bucknum (USA) b. 5/4/1936, Alhambra, California d. 14/4/1992:- Honda test driver who died of a diabetes-related illness
Ivor Bueb (GB) b. 6/6/1923, Dulwich, London d. 1/8/1959, Clermont-Ferrand, France:- Killed in F2 race
Luiz-Pereira Bueno (BR) b. 16/1/1937, Sao Paulo:- Raced in brazillian touring cars for aeons - still linked to series
Ian Burgess (GB) b. 6/7/1930, London:- Became engineer after retirement
Luciano Burti (BR) b. 5/3/1975, Sao Paulo:- Still in F1, with the Prost team but currently resting after head injuries suffered in the 2001 Belgian GP
Roberto Bussinello (I) b. 4/10/1927, Pistola d. Jan/Feb/Mar 2000:- Most likely to have died in January - but this isn't confirmed yet
Jenson Button (GB) b. 19/1/1980, Frome, Somerset: - Still in F1, driving for the Benetton team
Tommy Byrne (IRL) b. 6/5/1958, Drogheda, Co. Louth:- Now does driver coaching at racing schools in US
Giulio Cabianca (I) b. 19/2/1923, Verona d. 15/6/1961, Modena Aerodrome:- Killed in horrific accient whilst testing F1 Cooper
Alex Caffi (I) b. 18/3/1964, Rovato, Brescia:- now in sportscars
John Campbell-Jones (GB) b. 21/1/1930, Epsom, Surrey
Adrian Campos (E) b. 17/6/1960, Alcira, nr. Valencia:- Now runs team in Spanish Open Fortuna Nissan, helping the careers of Gene & Alonso
John Cannon (CDN) b. 21/6/1937, London, England d. 18/10/1999, Midwest USA:- Killed in light aeroplane crash - I'm working on finding exact location - Kentucky is possible
Eitel Cantoni (U) b. 4/10/1906, Montevideo d. June 1997
Ivan Capelli (I) b. 24/5/1963, Milan:- Now does commentary for Italian digital channel
Piero Carini (I) b. 6/3/1921, Genova d. 30/5/1957, St Etienne, France: - Killed in sportscar race
Eugenio Castelloti (I) b. 10/10/1930, Lodi, Milan d. 14/3/1957, Modena Aerodrome:- Killed in testing whilst driving a Ferrari F1 car
Johnny Cecotto (YV) b. 25/1/1956, Caracas:- Still involved in sportscars, but largely taking a back-seat these days
Francois Cevert (F) b. 25/2/1944, Paris d. 6/10/1973, Watkins Glen Circuit, New York State, USA:-Killed in qualifying for the 1973 US GP.
Eugene Chaboud (F) b. 12/4/1907, Lyon d. 28/12/1983 Montfermeil
Jay Chamberlain (USA) b. 29/12/1925:- Still involved in the US historic car business & Lotus
Dave Charlton (ZA) b. 27/10/1936, Brotton, nr. Redcar, Yorkshire, England:- After retiring in the 80's, dave now races for fun in major historic events & hill-climbs in South Africa & England
Eddie Cheever (USA) b. 10/1/1958, Phoeniz, Arizona:- Now a team-owner in IRl, still races & palns NASCAr in the future. Also does some commentating
Andrea Chiesa (CH) b. 6/5/1964, Milan, Italy:- Sporadic sportscar driver, mostly works in Italian & Swiss media
Ettore Chimeri (YV) b. 4/6/1921 d. 27/2/1960, Cuba:- Killed in sportscar race
Louis Chiron (MC) b. 3/8/1899, Monte Carlo d.22/6/1979, Monte Carlo:- Ran the Monte Carlo rally & the Monaco GP until his death
Johnny Claes (B) b. 11/8/1916, london, England d. 3/2/1956, Brussels:- died of tuberculosis
Jim Clark (GB) b. 4/3/1936, Kilmany, Fifeshire, Scotland d. 7/4/1968, Hockenheim, Germany:- perhaps the greatest of them all, killed in F2 race
Peter Collins (GB) b. 6/11/1931, Kidderminster, Worcestershire d. 3/8/1968, Bonn, Germany- another brilliant driver, killed in the 1958 German GP
Bernard Collomb (F) b. 7/10/1930, Nice
Erik Comas (F) b. 28/9/1963, Romans, nr. Valence:- Mostly in sportscars & has raced all over the world
Gianfranco Comotti (I) b. 24/7/1906, Brescia d. 10/5/1963, Bergamo:- In his later life, worked for BP
George Constantine (USA) b. 22/2/1918 d. 7/1/1968
John Cordts (CDN) b. 23/7/1935, Huntsville
David Coulthard (GB) b. 27/3/1971, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright, Scotland:- Still in F1 with the McLaren team
Piers Courage (GB) b. 27/5/1942, Colchester, Essex d. 21/6/1970, Zandvoort, Netherlands:- Heir of the brewery firm, killed in the 1970 Dutch GP
Chris Craft (GB) b. 17/11/1939, Porthleven, nr. Helston, Cornwall:- involved in the Rocket Roadster with Gordon Murray & still involved in cars to this day
Jim Crawford (GB) b. 13/2/1948, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland:- Raced in US for ages, also a fisherman
Antonio Creus (E) b. 28/10/1924, Madrid d. 19/2/1996, Madrid
Tony Crook (GB) b. 16/2/1920, Manchester:-Head of Bristol Cars, only just recently retired from day-to-day role
Geoff Crossley (GB) b. 11/5/1921, Baslow, Derbyshire:- Now living in retirement in Oxfordshire
Fritz d'Orey (BR) b. 25/3/1938, Sao Paulo d. ?:- One of the TNF's great mysteries - from what I believe, this man is dead but certainly NOT in 1961 as he survived that crash, however as some believed he was already dead, they haven't researched properly into him, so I can't confirm either way yet - nothing to say he's alive though
Hernano da Silva Ramos (F/BR) b. 7/12/1925, Paris: dual national who made an appearance in Britain in 1999 at the Coy's historic festival
Chuck Daigh (US0 b. 29/11/1923, Long Beach, California:- Still works in engineering to this day
Yannick Dalmas (F) b. 28/7/1961, Le Beausset, nr. Toulon:- Sportscar great with 4 Le Mans wins to his credit
Derek Daly (IRL) b. 11/3/1953, Dundrum, Dublin:- Works in US for Speedvision & also has racing school at Las vegas Motor speedway
Christian Danner (D) b. 4/4/1958, Munich:- Touring Cars & possible organiser of new series of the field in Germany - also does TV work
Jorge Daponte (RA) b. 5/6/1923, Buenos Aires d. 9/3/1963
Colin Davis (GB) b. 29/7/1932, London
Andrea de Adamich (I) b. 3/10/1941, Trieste:- Motorsport journalist , TV commentator, involved in historic Italian racing & follows his son's fortunes
Elio de Angelis (I) b. 26/3/1958, Rome d. 15/5/1986, Marseille, France:- the first F1 driver I ever saw, killed in a F1 testing crash in his Brabham at Paul Ricard
Count Carel Godin de Beaufort (NL) b. 10/4/1934, Maarsbergen d. 3/8/1964, Dusseldorf, Germany:- privateer hurt in practice for the German GP at Nurburgring & died 3 days later
Mario Araujo de Cabral (P) b. 15/1/1934, Oporto: - Now happily retired
Andrea de Cesaris (I) b. 31/5/1959, Rome:- Also now happily retired
Maria Teresa de Filippis (I) b. 11/11/1926, Naples: - Still involved in historic racing & administration
Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried (CH) b. 18/5/1914, Paris, France:- Still alive & very well, always willing to chat about his racing days after being involved with the sport right up to the 80's. Even drove a lap, aged 84, at 1998 to celebrate Silverstone's 50th birthday
Piet de Klerk (ZA) b. 16/3/1935, Pilgrim's Rest, Transvaal:- retired late 80's, still visits races
Pedro de la Rosa (E) b. 24/2/1971, Barcelona:- Races for the Jaguar F1 team
Alfonso de Portago (E) b. 11/10/1928, London, England d. 12/5/1957 between Goito & Guidizzolo, Italy:- colorful Spanish nobleman killed in Mille Migila
Max de Terra (CH) b. 6/10/1918 d. 29/12/1982
Alessandro de Tomaso (RA) b. 10/7/1928, Buenos Aires:- Involved in F1 & road car projects for many years- Still in car industry
Baron Charles de Tornaco (B) b. 7/6/1927, Brussels d. 18/9/1953, Modena Aerodrome, Italy:- killed in F1 testing crash
Emilio de Villota (E) b. 26/7/1946, Madrid:- Still races, mainly in Spain, in support races
Jean-Denis Deletraz (CH) b. 1/10/1963, Geneva:- Now in sportscars
Patrick Depailler (F) b. 9/8/1944, Clermont-Ferrrand d. 1/8/1980, Hockenheim, Germany:- Fast but accident prone driver, killed in F1 testing crash
Pedro Paulo Diniz (BR) b. 22/5/1970, Sao Paulo:- Retired as a driver, now involved in Prost F1's management
Jose Dolhem (F) b. 26/4/1944, Paris d. 16/4/1988, nr. St Etienne: - killed in private plane crash
Martin Donnelly (GB) b. 26/3/1964, Belfast, Northern Ireland:- After injuries in Spanish GP practice, he retired, now involved in junior single-seater formulae
Mark Donohue (USA) b. 18/3/1937, Summit, New Jersey d. 19/8/1975, Graz, Austria:- died after practice in the Austrian GP
Ken Downing (GB) b. 5/12/1917, Chesterton, Staffordshire:- emigrated to South Africa, now lives in Monaco, father-in-law of Paddy McNally
Bob Drake (USA) b. 14/2/1919 d. 18/4/1990, Los Angeles:- restaurateur
Paddy Driver (ZA) b. 19/5/1934, Johannesburg:- raced until the 80's, retired now
Piero Drogo (I) b. 8/8/1926, Vignale, Monteferrato d. 28/4/1973, Bologna:- lost his life in traffic accident
Johnny Dumfries (GB) b. 26/4/1958, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland: - now a businessman as well as the Earl of Dumfries
George Eaton (CDN) b. 12/11/1945, Toronto, Canada:- took over the Eaton department store concern but money problems led to its collapse in 1997. George was at the helm at the time & got a lot of flack. Now retired
Guy Edwards (GB) b. 30/12/1942, Macclesfield, Cheshire:- Successful sponorship consultant
Vic Elford (GB) b. 10/6/1935, Peckham, London:- Now lives in Florida, involved with Porsche, mainly in the garage business as a consultant
Paul Emery (GB) b. 12/11/1916, Chiswick, London d. 3/2/1992, Epson, Surrey
Tomas Enge (CZ) b. 11/9/1976, Liberec:- Made his debut in latter 2001 season for Prost. 2002 unclear at mo.
Paul England (AUS) b. 28/3/1929
Harald Ertl (A) b. 31/8/1948, Zell am See d. 7/4/1982, nr. Glessen, Germany:- journalist killed in light plane crash
Nasif Estefano (RA) b. 18/11/1932, Concepcion, Tucuman d. 21/10/1973:- died in Argentine endurance event
Philippe Etancelin (F) b. 28/12/1896, Rouen d. 13/10/1981, Neuilly sur Seine, nr. Paris
Bob Evans (GB) b. 11/6/1947, Waddington, Lincolnshire:- Still does the odd historic event
Corrado Fabi (I) b. 12/4/1961, Milan:- Looks after the family business
Teo Fabi (I) b. 9/3/1955, Milan:- Last in racing in CART in 1996, has done the odd race or two in US since
Pascal Fabre (F) b. 9/1/1960, Lyon:- still involved in sportscars
Luigi Fagioli (I) b. 9/6/1898, Osimo nr Ancona d. 20/6/1952, Monte Carlo, Monaco: - died of injuries from Monaco GP for sportscars
Jack Fairman (GB) b. 15/3/1913, Smallfield, nr. Horley, Surrey:- Ran a garage business in London for many years - until the early 90's
Juan-Manuel Fangio (RA) b. 24/6/1911, Balcarce, Buenos Aires d. 17/7/1995, Balcarce, Buenos Aires:- The legendary driver died after a long illness in his family home after becoming an ambassador for motorsport & Mercedes after retirement
Dr. Guiseppe "Nino" Farina (I) b. 30/10/1906, Turin d. 30/6/1966, Aiguebelle, nr. Chambery, France:- killed in road crash on way to French GP
Rudi Fischer (CH) b. 19/5/1912, Stuttgart, Germany d. 30/12/1976, Luzern
Mike Fisher (US) b. 13/3/1943, Hollywood, California:- had spell as CART's executive vice-president in 1997 but recently retired as colonel after a lifetime of flying fighter planes (including Vietnam war). Now working in Pentagon, thankfully unhurt in September 11th attack on the building
Giancarlo Fisichella (I) b. 14/1/1973, Rome:- Still in F1 with Benetton, joins Jordan in 2002
John Fitch (US) b. 4/8/1917, Indianapolis, Indiana:- Since retirement has been manager of Lime rock circuit & more recently in soft-barrier systems & advanced driver safety capsule systems
Christian Fittipaldi (BR) b. 18/1/1961, Sao Paulo:- Still in CART
Emerson Fittipaldi (BR) b. 12/12/1946, Sao Paulo:- now retired after long CART career after a huge crash in 1996. Another crash, this time in a plane made him decide to call it a day & is now part of Helio Castro Neve's management team
Wilson Fittipaldi (BR) b. 25/12/1943, Sao Paulo:- Helps Christian, does TV work & a bit of karting & the odd race
Theo Fitzau (D) b. 10/2/1923 d. 18/3/1982
Jan Flinterman (NL) b. 2/10/1919, Leiden d. 26/12/1992, Leiden
Ron Flockhart (GB) b. 16/6/1923, Edinburgh, Scotland d. 12/4/1962, Dandenong ranges, nr. Melbourne, Australia:- Killed in aviation accident
Gregor Foitek (CH) b. 27/3/1965, Zurich:- Ran a team in Italian & Swiss minor racing & helps out at father Karl's garage
George Follmer (USA) b. 27/1/1934, Phoenix, Arizona:- Still does the occasional historic race today - otherwise mostly publicity work
Norberto Fontana (RA) b. 20/1/1975, Arrecifes:- Had drives in CART & F3000, now touring cars mostly
Franco Forini (CH) b. 22/9/1958, Muralto nr Locarno:- Production manager of MC motorsport for a bit, now races in kart challenges
Phillip Fotheringham-Parker (GB) b. 22/9/1907, Beckenham, Kent d. 15/10/1981, Beckley, nr Rye, East Sussex
Heinz-Harald Frentzen (D) b. 18/5/1967, Monchengladbach:- Still in F1, now with Prost. 2002- ? Arrows?
Paul Frere (B) b. 20/1/1917, Le Havre, France:- Still very fit & well, a journalist who still writes, after dinner speaker & still the occasional test drive despite being 84!
Joe Fry (GB) b. 26/10/1915, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire d. 29/7/1950, Blandford Camp, Dorset:- the first F1 driver to die, in a sprint meeting
Beppe Gabbiani (I) b. 2/1/1957, Piacenza:- raced in sportscars (ISRS) in 1999 & still does the odd race now
Bertrand Gachot (B/F) b. 23/12/1962, Luxembourg:- Held dual passport & also raced as an European in a race or two. Now major distributor for the "Hype" energy drink & has an IT business as well.
Patrick Gaillard (F) b. 12/2/1952, Paris
Giovanni "Nanni" Galli b. 2/10/1940, Bologna:- Appears mostly at Ferrari reunions
Oscar Galvez (RA) b. 17/8/1913, Buenos Aires d. 16/12/1989, Buenos Aires:- After lots of work in the Argentine motorsport industry, the Argentine GP circuit was named after him
Fred Gamble (US) b. 17/3/1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:- Worked for Goodyear for a while, now retired
Howden Ganley (NZ) b. 24/12/1941, Hamilton:-Ran Tiger Cars, now a BRDC member & administrator at Silverstone
Frank Gardner (AUS) b. 1/10/1930, Sydney, New South Wales:- Retired but makes appearances to many historic meetings
Jo Gartner (A) b. 4/1/1954, Vienna d. 1/6/1986, Le Mans, France:- Killed in 1986 Le Mans accident
Tony Gaze (AUS) b. 3/3/1920, Melbourne, Australia:- WW2 hero who was also pivotal in Goodwood's foundation. Still alive & very well, 'keeping busy' in Australia
"Geki" (Giacomo Russo) (I) b. 23/10/1937, Milan d. 18/6/1967, Caserta, nr Naples:- Killed in Italian F3 accident
Olivier Gendebien (B) b. 12/1/1924, Brussels d. 2/10/1998:- suffered from long illness from which he died recently
Marc Gene (E) b. 29/3/1974, Sabadell:- Now Williams' F1 test driver
Bob Gerard (GB) b. 19/1/1914, Leicester d. 26/1/1990, South Croxton, Leicester:- For many years was an F1 entrant
Gerino Gerini (I) b. 10/8/1928, Rome
Peter Gethin (GB) b. 21/2/1940, Epsom, Surrey:- Runs racing drivers school at Goodwood
Piercarlo Ghinzani (I) b. 16/1/1952, Riviera d'Adda, Bergamo:- Runs a F3 team. Also has car dealership in Bergamo
Bruno Giacomelli (I) b. 10/9/1952, Borgo Poncarale, Brescia:- Ocasionally races, most recently in Porsche Supercup
Dick Gibson (GB) b. 16/4/1918, Bourne:- Now retired & living in Arizona
Richie Ginther (USA) b. 5/8/1930, Hollywood, California d. 20/9/1989, France:- had been ill for many years before his fatal heart attack
Yves Giraud-Cabantous (F) b. 8/10/1904, St Gaudens d. 30/3/1973:- ran transport business until his death
Ignazio Giunti (I) b. 30/8/1941, Rome d. 10/1/1971, Buenos Aires, Argentina:- Killed in Buenos Aires 1000Km sportscar race
Francesco Godia (E) b. 21/3/1921, Barcelona d. 28/11/1990, Barcelona
Christian Goethals (B) b. 4/8/1928
Jose Frolian Gonzalez (RA0 b. 5/10/1922, Arrecifes:- the "Pampas Bull" is still alive & reasonably well - still makes racing festivals & still drives in them!
Oscar Gonzalez (U) b. ? d. c.1999 - Correspondance passed on to me from his widow says he died recently, almost certainly 1999, but no info on birthdate yet
Aldo Gordini (F) b. 20/5/1921, Bologna, Italy d. 28/1/1995:- Involved with his father's team for a while
Horace Gould (GB) b. 20/9/1921, Southmead, Bristol d. 4/11/1968, Southmead, Bristol:- died of a heart attack
Jean-Marc Gounon (F) b. 1/1/1963, Aubenas:- Now successful in sportscars
Keith Greene (GB) b. 5/1/1938, Leytonstone, London:- Team manager in many motorsport teams & series until mid-90's
Masten Gregory (USA) b. 29/2/1932, Kansas City, Missouri d. 8/11/1985, Porto Ecole, nr. Rome, Italy:- Kept his hands in many projects, but was working as a jeweller when he died of a heart attack
Georges Grignard (F) b. 25/7/1905, Villeneuve Saint Georges d. 7/12/1977
Olivier Grouillard (F) b. 2/9/1958, Fenouillet, Toulouse:- Again, another F1-turned-sportscar driver
Andre Guelfi (F/MA) b. 6/5/1919, Mazugan, Morocco:- Worked for Elf Aquatine & was involved in scandal which involved Dumas, Mitterand & Kohl. Not all his later activies are above the level! Got away virtual scot-free & is now retired, but wrote a book about his life
Miguel Angel Guerra (RA) b. 31/8/1953:- Now in SudAm Super Touring Championship
Roberto Guerrero (COL/USA) b. 16/11/1958, Medellin, Colombia:- Raced in IRL for years, also made NASCAR debut last year
Mauricio Guglemin (BR) b. 20/4/1963, Joinville:- Still in CART, son died of celebral palsy this year
Dan Gurney (USA) b. 13/4/1931, Port Jefferson, New York:- Still involved in his Eagle projects, though starting to wind down just a little bit!
Hubert Hahne (D) b. 28/3/1935, Moers:- Runs a garage in Essen, Germany
Mike Hailwood (GB) b. 2/4/1940, Great Milton, Birmingham d. 23/3/1981, Birmingham:- Bike legend killed in road accident nr his home with his daughter after popping out for a take-away
Mika Hakkinen (SF) b. 28/9/1968, Helsinki:- Having "a rest" for 2002 - jury out on F1 return in 2003
Bruce Halford (GB) b. 18/5/1931, Hampton-in-Arden, nr. Birmingham, Warwickshire:- Still alive & well, still racing historically & attends drivers reunions
Jim Hall (USA) b. 23/7/1935, Abilene, Texas:- Recently retired from running his CART team in 1996
Duncan Hamilton (GB) b. 30/4/1920, Cork, Ireland d. 13/5/1934, Sherbourne, Dorset:- Ran a garage, which still bears his name, run by his family
David Hampshire (GB) b. 29/12/1917, Mickleover, nr. Derby d. 25/8/1990 Newton-Soleney nr. Burton-On-Trent, Derbyshire
Walt Hansgen (USA) b. 28/10/1919, Westfield, New Jersey, d. 7/4/1966, Orleans, France:- Top US driver killed in Le Mans testing
Mike Harris (ZA) b. 25/5/1939, Mulfulira, Zambia
Cuth Harrison (GB) b. 6/7/1906, Ecclesall, Sheffield d. 21/1/1981, Sheffield: - Ran a garage business, which still bears his name (T C Harrison)
Brian Hart (GB) b. 7/9/1936, Enfield, Middlesex:- Now well known as an engine builder
Masahiro Hasemi (J) b. 13/11/1945, Tokyo:- Finally retired from driving in 2000, after 25 years at the top of the Japanese racing ladder
Paul Hawkins (AUS) b. 12/10/1937, Melbourne, Victoria d. 26/5/1969, Oulton Park, Cheshire, England:- tough driver killed in Tourist Trophy race
Mike Hawthorn (GB) b. 10/4/1929, Mexborough, Yorkshire d. 22/1/1959, Guildford by-pass, Surrey:- lost his life in road accident
Boy Hayje (NL) b. 3/5/1949, Amsterdam
Willi Heeks (D0 b. 13/2/1922, Moorlage d. August 1996
Nick Heidfeld (D) b. 10/5/1977, Moenchengladbach:- Still in F1, now driving for the Sauber team
Theo Helfrich (D) b. 13/5/1913, Frankfurt-am-Main d. 29/4/1978
Brian Henton (GB) b. 19/9/1946, Derby:- Makes occasional visits to historic festivals
Johnny Herbert (GB) b. 25/6/1964, Brentwood, Essex:- Looking for ride in US for 2002, in sportscars now
Hans Herrmann (D) b. 23/2/1928, Stuttgart:- Still alive & well & attends many historic meetings
Francois Hesnault (F) b. 30/12/1956, Neuilly-sur-Seine, nr Paris
Hans Heyer (D) b. 16/3/1943, Monchengladbach:- raced onto sportscars through most of 80's
Damon Hill (GB) b. 17/9/1960, Hampstead, London:- Now retired, does media work & spends time with family
Graham Hill (GB) b. 15/2/1929, Hampstead, London d. 29/11/1975, Arkley, nr Barnet, Hertfordshire:- killed in light plane crash
Phil Hill (USA) b. 20/4/1927, Miami, Florida:- Largely retired- restores vintage cars, pianoes, commentates, races in historic events & keeps an eye on son Derek, now in International F3000.
Peter Hirt (CH) b. 30/3/1910, Kusnacht, Zurich d. 26/6/1992
David Hobbs (GB) b. 9/6/1939, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire:- Now working for US motorsport channel Speedvision
Ingo Hoffmann (BR) b. 18/2/1953, Sao Paulo:- Still racing in SudAm Touring Car series
Kazuyoshi Hoshino (J) b. 1/7/1947, Shizuoka Prefecture:- Still racing in Japanese GT & Touring Car Series, although mostly concentrating on Formula Nippon team
Denny Hulme (NZ) b. 18/6/1936, Nelson d. 4/10/1992, Bathurst Circuit, NSW, Australia: - died of a heart attack whilst racing in Bathurst 1000 km
James Hunt (GB) b. 29/8/1947, Belmont, nr Sutton, Surrey - d. 15/6/1993, Wimbledon, London: - TV commentator til his death, also from a heart-attack, in his sleep at his home
Gus Hutchinson (USA) b. 26/4/1937, Atlanta, Georgia

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 03:17

Richie! Brilliant! :up::up::up:

Don, I wonder if this needs to be placed somewhere within AtlasF1 so it's always one click away from TNFers.


#4 David McKinney

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 05:48

Impressive undertaking, Rich!
I haven't read right through the list yet, but can offer a couple of updates: Attwood still races in historic events on a regular basis, and Bell does one or two high-profile events per year. Tony Brooks on the other hand doesn't have any involvement in historic racing (though Robert Brooks, no relation, does), and Halford hasn't raced in these events for 15 years.

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 06:08

:up: :up: :drunk:

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 12:20

Originally posted by Vanwall
Richie! Brilliant! :up::up::up:

Don, I wonder if this needs to be placed somewhere within AtlasF1 so it's always one click away from TNFers.


I think we've just found the first candidate for this:


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Posted 03 October 2001 - 12:43

First of all: Richie, tremendous stuff!

And then: Vitesse2, I'm listening!

Yes, this should be put on a website. I'll volunteer by offering a 'Where are they now?' page on the Years in Gear section at 6th Gear. Richie, are you interested?

With regards to the 'I had an idea' thread that Vitesse is referring to, I have made a first alotment of 20MB available to Darren and he'll be starting out this very evening. Watch this space...

#8 Stefan Ornerdal

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 13:24

It's great:up:

Thank you. Will have a look around and see if I can add something.


#9 Darren Galpin

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 13:36

Allen Berg is still racing in Mexico, this year in the Mexican ILP championship.

#10 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 17:04

Thanks for all the comments - i've completed the second batch & just double checking them now - Racer.Demon that would be a great idea - as I say I'd do this myself but I haven't really the web knowhow - if anybody wants to use any of the data, please, please, do! Give me an hour & then you'll have more to sift through!:eek:

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 18:19

Second batch coming up:- note - for the Indianapolis drivers all are from the US & I've done their REVISED birth & death datesas I've already listed them all in a previous thread: (coming up soon after these )

Jacky Ickx (B) b. 1/1/1945, Ixelles, Brussels:- GP & sportscar legend, mostly retired, races very ocassionally, follows daughter Vanina's efforts & does media work
Jesus Ricardo iglesias (RA0 b. 22/2/1922, Pergamino, nr Buenos Aires
Taki Inoue (J) b. 5/9/1963, Kobe:- After a brief spell in sportscars, he's actively retired due to his many millions
Innes Ireland (GB) b. 12/6/1930, Mytholroyd, nr Todmoren, Yorkshire d. 22/10/1993, Reading, Berkshire:- Popular figure in paddock who was a journalist & BRDC organiser until his death from cancer
Eddie Irvine (GB) b. 10/11/1965, Conlig, Co.Down, Northern Ireland:- Currently racing the F1 Jaguar
Chris Irwin (GB) b. 27/6/1942, Wandsworth, London:- Massive crash in 1968 led to him suffering injuries which took a long, long time to heal but he is now better & retired
Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F) b. 1/10/1942, Paris:- Raced in touring cars, then became head of Peugeot's motor sport division. In 1997 formed his own sportscar team, which has been very successful
John James (GB) b. 10/5/1914, Packwood, nr Hockley Heath, Warwickshire:- Alive & well, living in Hereford
Jean-Pierre Jarier (F) b. 10/7/1946, Charenton, nr. Paris:- Still driving, mainly in GT & touring Cars
Max Jean (F) b. 27/7/1943, Marseille:- Real name of "Jean Max" whose name was put down wrongly on form. Recently retired from his haulage business in France.
Stefan Johansson (S) b. 8/9/1956, Vaxjo:- Now runs his own team in American racing series (Lights, IRL)
Leslie Johnson (GB) b. 22/3/1912 d. 8/6/1959, Withington, nr. Andoversford, Gloucestershire:- Became managing director of ERA until his death from a heart attack
Bruce Johnstone (ZA) b. 30/1/1937, Durban
Alan Jones (AUS) b. 2/11/1946, Melbourne, Victoria:- No nonense character who mainly does TV & radio work but still has the odd drive
Oswald Karch (D) b. 6/3/1917, Ludwigshafen
Ukyo Katayama (J) b. 29/5/1963, Tokyo:- Still races (in sportscars mainly), still climbs mountains, also recovering after successfully fighting cancer a few years back
Rupert Keegan (GB) b. 26/2/1955, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex:- Now a driving instructor in the USA
Eddie Keizan (ZA) b. 12/9/1944, Johannesburg:- Now runs Tiger Wheels & Tyres in Johannesburg
Joe Kelly (IRL) b. 13/3/1913, South America d. 28/11/1993, Chester, England:- Went on to run his Ferrari dealership in Ireland & did property development in England
Loris Kessel (CH) b. 1/4/1950, Lugano:- Races in Italy with Lamborghinis & also has a garage full of them back home
Leo Kinnunen (SF) b. 5/8/1943, Tampere:- Still actively involved in Finnish motor sport
Hans Klenk (D) b. 18/10/1919, Kunzelsau:- Alive, well & retired
Karl Kling (D) b. 16/9/1910, Glessen:- Oldest GP driver alive, retired & made a visit to the F1 paddock in 1996, at the Nurburgring, comnparing his Mercedes with Hakkinen & Coulthard's
Ernst Klodwig (D) b. 23/5/1903, East Germany d. 15/4/1973
Helmuth Koinigg (A) b. 3/11/1948, Vienna d. 6/10/1974, Watkins Glen Circuit, New York State, USA:- Killed in US GP.
Rudolf Krause (D) b. 30/3/1907, East Germany d. 11/4/1987
Robert La Caze (MA) b. 26/2/1917, Paris, France
Jacques Laffite (F) b. 21/11/1943, Paris:- Races for fun, works in PR, but mostly involved in the media industry
Franck Lagorce (F) b. 1/9/1968, L'Hay-Les-Roses, nr. Paris:- Now in ISRS Sportscar series
Jan Lammers (NL) b. 2/6/1956, Zandvoort:- Mainly in sportscars & GT racing
Pedro Lamy (P) b. 20/3/1972, Aldeia Galega:- Mainly in touring cars & sportscars these days
Chico Landi (BR) b. 14/7/1907, Sao Paulo d. 7/6/1989, Sao Paulo:-Became leading administrator in Brazillian motor sport
Hermann Lang (D) b. 6/4/1909, Bad Cannstatt, nr. Stuttgart d. 19/10/1987, Bad Cannstatt:- Pre war great who appeared in many historic festivals until his death
Nicola Larini (I) b. 19/3/1964, Lidodi Camaiore:- Mainly in Italian Touring Cars
Oscar Larrauri (RA) b. 19/8/1954, Buenos Aires:- Now in Argentine Touring Cars
Alberto Rodriguez Larreta (RA) b. 14/1/1934, Buenos Aires d. 11/3/1977
Gerard Larrousse (F) b. 23/5/1940, Lyon:- Ran his F1 team for ages, mainly retired now, but keeps his hand in in sportscars
Niki Lauda (A) b. 22/2/1949, Vienna:- Now in charge of Jaguar's F1 project
Roger Laurent (B) b. 21/2/1913, Liege d. Feb 1997
Giovanni Lavaggi (I) b. 18/2/1958, Sicily:- Still races in sportscars
Chris Lawrence (GB) b. 27/7/1933, Ealing:- Moved to America but now works for Morgan as a designer
Michel Leclere (F) b. 18/3/1946, Mantes la Jolie, nr. Paris
Neville Lederle (ZA) b. 25/9/1938, Theunisssen, Winburg, Orange Free State
Geoff Lees (GB) b. 1/5/1951, Atherstone, Warwickshire:- Still drives sportscars, though less than before
Arthur Legat (B) b. 1/11/1898, Haine-Saint-Paul d. 23/2/1960, Haine-Saint-Pierre
JJ Lehto (SF) b. 31/1/1966, Espoo:- Now a top sportscar driver
Lamberto Leoni (I) b. 24/5/1953, Argenta, Ferrara:- Driver manager & powerboat racer
Les Leston (GB) b. 16/12/1920, Nottingham:- Now retired after developing his successful racewear business
"Pierre Levegh" b. 22/12/1905, Paris d. 11/6/1995, Le Mans Circuit:- Killed in the 1955 Le Mans Disaster
Jack Lewis (GB) b. 1/11/1936, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Stuart Lewis-Evans (GB) b. 20/4/1930, Beckenham d. 25/10/1958, East Grinstead, Sussex:- Died from his injuries from crash in 1958 Moroccan GP.
Guy Ligier (F) b. 12/7/1930, Vichy:- Ran an F1 team for years, now working on road cars
Roberto Lippi (I) b. 17/10/1926, Rome
Lella Lombardi (I) b. 26/3/1943, Frugarolo, nr Alessandria d. 3/3/1992, Milan:- sadly died from cancer
Ernst Loof b. 4/7/1907, Neindorf d. 3/3/1956, Bonn:- Died from a brain tumour, although he also had cancer.
Henri Louveau (F) b. 25/1/1910, Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine d. 7/1/1991
John Love (RSR) b. 7/12/1924, Bulawayo:- Now retired
Pete Lovely (USA) b. 11/4/1926, Livingston:- Still races today in historic events, despite being 75 yrs old!
Roger Loyer (F) b. 15/8/1907 d. 24/3/1988
Jean Lucas (F) b. 25/4/1917, Le Mans:- Publisher for many years, now retired
Brett Lunger (USA) b. 14/11/1945, Wilmington, Delaware:- Works in his family DuPont firm
Mike MacDowel (GB) b. 13/9/1932, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk:- Works as an engineer in the Midlands & continued to race in hillclimbs until only a few years ago
Herbert MacKay-Fraser (USA) b. 23/6/1927, Connecticut d. 14/7/1957, Reims-Gueux Circuit, France:- Killed in race just a week after his GP debut
Lance Macklin (GB) b. 29/9/1919, Kensington, London:- Worked as an exporter & lived in Spain for ages, sadly in ill-health these days
Damien Magee (GB) b. 17/11/1945, Belfast, Northern Ireland:- Still races very occasionally, normally in historic events
Tony Maggs (ZA) b. 9/2/1937, Pretoria:- Farmer in his homeland
Umberto Magioli (I) b. 5/6/1928, Bioglio, Vercelli d. 6/2/1999:- Died after a long illness
Jan Magnussen (DK) b. 4/7/1973, Roskilde:- Sportscar driver mainly but single-seater return mooted for 2002
Guy Mairesse (F) b. 10/8/1910, La Capelle, l'Aisne d. 24/4/1954, Montlhery Circuit, nr. Paris:- Killed in Coupe de Paris practice
Willy Mairesse (B) b. 1/10/1928, Momminges d. 2/9/1969, Ostend:- Fast but accident prone whose injuries led him to commit suicide in a hotel room
Nigel Mansell (GB) b. 8/8/1953, Baughton, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire:- Plays golf & works on his own golf course, does occasional policing & drives Minardi two-seaters & in historic events
Sergio Mantovani (I) b. 22/5/1929, Cusano Milanino, nr. Milan d. 24/2/2001, Milan:- Involved in Italian Sporting Comission for many years
Robert Manzon (F0 b. 12/4/1917, Marseille:- Now retired - owned his own business for years
Onofre Marimon (RA0 b. 19/12/1923, Cordoba d. 31/7/1954, Nurburgring, Germany:- Killed in German GP
Helmut Marko (A) b. 27/4/1943, Graz:- Lost the sight of one eye in freak accident in 1971 French GP. Worked for Formula Austria & then became top F3000 team boss. Still involved in the sport, mostly in America
Tarso Marques (BR0 b. 19/1/1976, Curitiba:- Currently Minardi's test driver after racing most of the 2001 season
Leslie Marr (GB) b. 14/8/1922, Durham:- Still an artist, now largely retired, based in Norfolk
Tony Marsh (GB) b. 20/7/1931, Stourbridge, Worcestershite:- Raced until very, very recently in Hill Climbs. Illness has led him to finally call it a day for competitive racing
Eugene Martin (F) b. 24/3/1915, Suresnes
Pier-Luigi Martini (I) b. 23/4/1961, Lugo di Romagna, nr. Ravenna:- Mainly in sportscars & touring cars
Jochen Mass (D) b. 30/9/1946, Dorfen, nr Munich:- Works in TV & runs an EUROC series team
Michel May (CH) b. 18/8/1934, Stuttgart, Germany:- Worked as an engineer for a long while
Tim Mayer (USA) b. 22/2/1938, Dalton, Pennsylvania d. 28/2/1964, Longford Circuit, Tasmania, Australia:- killed in Tasman race
Francois Mazet (F0 b. 26/2/1943, Paris:- Worked in Sponsorship until 90's
Gaston Mazzacane (RA) b. 8/5/1975, La Plata:- drove for Prost in F1 in 2001, rumoured to be returning to sportscars for 2002
Ken McAlpine (GB) b. 21/9/1920, Chobham, Surrey:- Retired, worked in family's civil engineering business & ran his own separate business as well. Recently made an appearance at the Connaught reunion.
Bruce McLaren (NZ) b. 30/8/1937, Auckland d. 2/6/1970, Goodwood Circuit, Sussex, England:- Killed in test. His name lives on with his still successful team.
Allan McNish (GB) b. 29/12/1969, Dumfries:- Will make his F1 debut next year with Toyota's new F1 team
Graham McRae (NZ) b. 5/3/1940, Wellington
Carlos Menditeguy (RA) b. 10/8/1915, Buenos Aires d. 28/4/1973
Arturo Merzario (I) b. 11/3/1943, Civenna, Como:- Still races both internationally & nationally, often in karts
Roberto Mieres (RA) b. 3/12/1924, Mar del Plata:- now ranches in Urugary after a long yachting career.
Francois Migault (F) b. 4/12/1944, Le Mans:- Until recently, raced sportscars, especially at Le Mans
John Miles (GB) b. 14/6/1943, Islington, London:- Now retired after a long engineering career
Andre Milhoux (B) b. 9/12/1928, Bressoux
Gerhard Mitter (D) b. 30/8/1935, Schonlinde d. 1/8/1969, Nurburgring Circuit:- Killed in practice for German GP
Stefano Modena (I) b. 12/5/1963, Modena:- Races in Touring Cars, mostly in Italy
Andrea Montermini (I) b. 30/5/1964, Sassuolo:- Mainly races in sportscars
Robin Montgomerie-Charrington (GB) b. 22/6/1915, London:- Now retired & living in America
Juan-Pablo Montoya (COL) b. 20/9/1975, Bogota:- Still in F1, racing & winning in the Williams
Gianni Morbidelli (I) b. 13/1/1968, Pesaro, nr Rimini:- In European Touring Cars
Roberto Moreno (BR) b. 11/2/1959, Rio de Janeiro:- Now in CART, where he is still a winner
Dave Morgan (GB) b. 7/8/1944, Shepton Mallet, Somerset:- worked as an engineer for many years, most recently with Payton-Coyne Racing
Silvio Moser (CH) b. 24/4/1941, Zurich d. 26/5/1974, Locarno:- Crashed heavily in Monza 1000 Km & later died of his injuries
Sir Stirling Moss (GB) b. 17/9/1929, West Kensington, London:- A living legend, best really described as an ambadassor for the sport. Still races in historic events allowing young un's like meself to see him in action
Gino Munaron (I) b. 2/4/1928, Turin:- Still linked with Ferrari's historic events
David Murray (GB) b. 28/12/1909, Edinburgh, Scotland d. 5/4/1973, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain:- Killed in car crash after years of financial trouble
Luigi Musso (I) b. 28/7/1924, Rome d. 6/7/1958, Reims Circuit, France:- Killed in 1958 French GP
Satoru Nakajima (J) b. 23/2/1953, Okazaki City:- Does endorsements, advertising, runs a team in Formula Nippon & is mentor to Tora Takagi
Shinji Nakano (J) b. 1/4/1971, Osaka:- Now races in Champ Cars
Alessandro Nannini (I) b. 7/7/1959, Siena:- Lost proper use of his right arm in helicopter accident. Raced on for many years in sports & touring cars, but now in virtual retirement
Emanuele Naspetti (I) b. 24/2/1968, Ancona:- Mainly in touring cars
Massimo Natili (I) b. 28/7/1935, Ronciglione, Viterbo:- Runs BMW dealership in Italy
Brian Naylor (GB) b. 24/3/1923, Salford, Manchester d. 8/8/1989, Marbella, Spain
Tiff Needell (GB) b. 29/10/1951, Havant, Hampshire:- Now esteemed TV broadcaster
Patrick Neve (BEL) b. 13/10/1949, Liege
John Nicholson (NZ) b. 6/10/1941, Auckland:- Engine specalist, most notably & recently with McLaren
Helmut Niedermayer (D) b. 29/11/1915 d. 3/4/1985
Brausch Niemann (ZA) b. 7/1/1939, Durban:- Last heard of racing motorcycles in mid 80's
Gunnar Nilsson (S) b. 20/11/1948, Helsingborg d. 20/10/1978, Hammersmith, London:- Sadly died of cancer whilst at his peak
Hideki Noda (J) b. 7/3/1969, Osaka:- in Formula Nippon & All-Japan GT Championship
Rodney Nuckey (GB) b. 26/6/1929, Wood Green, London
Robert O'Brien (USA) b. 30/3/1922 d. 30/5/1997:- These are the dates I have for him but rumour has it that he was a CIA agent who used the above name as an alias & racing was a cover for his activities. If so, this makes the above birth & date dates obsolete - certainly not believed to be alive any more.
Jackie Oliver (GB) b. 14/8/1942, Chadwell Heath, nr Romford, Essex:- Formed Shadow & Arrows & after pay-out decided to retire in 1999. Occasional races as well.
Danny Ongais (USA) b. 21/5/1942, Honolulu, Hawaii:- Raced for many years at the top until a crash in 1997 forced him to retire.
Arthur Owen (GB) b. 23/3/1915, London:- Author & Jeweller in St. Helier, Jersey
Carlos Pace (BR0 b. 6/10/1944 Sao Paulo d. 18/3/1977, nr. Sao Paulo:- Killed in light plane crash nr home
Nello Pagani (I) b. 11/10/1911, Milan:- A legend in the bike world, he made appearances at historic events until very recently but has suffered ill-health in last year or two
Riccardo Paletti (I) b. 15/6/1958, Milan d. 13/6/1982, Montreal, Canada:- Killed in accident in Canadian GP
Torsten Palm (S) b. 23/7/1947, Kristinehamn:- Last raced in 1995, now runs a garage
Jonathan Palmer (GB) b. 7/11/1956, Lewisham, London:- Formed his own racing series, after working in TV - Formula Palmer Audi. 1st champion it produced was Justin Wilson & Palmer is now his manager
Olivier Panis (F) b. 2/9/1966, Lyon:- Still in F1, now with the BAR team
Massimiliano Papis (I) b. 3/10/1969, Como:- Still in Champ Cars, but 2002 looks uncertain at moment
Michael Parkes (GB) b. 24/9/1931, Richmond, Surrey d. 28/8/1977, nr. Turin, Italy:- Killed in road accident
Reg Parnell (GB) b. 2/7/1911, Derby d. 7/1/1964, Derby:- Died from peritonitis after routine appendix operation - was a team manager until death
Tim Parnell (GB) b. 25/6/1932, Derby:- Took over his father's role after his death, now retired & attends reunions.
Riccardo Patrese (I) b. 17/4/1954, Padua:- Now more or less retired, works in PR & also plays a lot of tennis
Al Pease (CDN) b. 15/10/1921, Darlington, Yorkshire, England:- Still very much alive & well
Roger Penske (USA) b. 20/2/1937, Shaker Heights, Ohio:- Still runs his Penske Champ Car outfit
Cesare Perdisa (I) b. 21/10/1932, Bologna d. 15/5/1998:- Became a businessman after his early retirement
Larry Perkins (AUS) b. 18/3/1950, Murrayville, Victoria:- Still involved in Australian Touring Cars
Xavier Perrot (CH) b. 1/2/1932, Zurich:- Ran a garage for a long while but I don't believe he does any more
Henri Pescarolo (F) b. 25/9/1942, Paris:- Involved with Elf - now a young driver tutor & mentor. Last raced himself in 1999.
Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi (I) b. 31/8/1942, Bergamo
Josef Peters (D) b. 16/9/1914, Dusseldorf d. late 2000
Ronnie Peterson (S) b. 14/2/1944, Orebro d. 11/9/1978, Milan, Italy:- Died from injuries sustained in Italian GP
Francois Picard (F) b. 26/4/1921, Villefranche-sur-Saone d. 20/6/1996, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Ernie Pieterse (ZA) b. 4/7/1938, Parows-Belleville
Paul Pietsch (D) b. 20/6/1911, Freiburg im Breisgau:- Still alive, celebrated 90th birthday this year
Andre Pilette (B) b. 6/10/1918, Paris, France d. 27/12/1993:- Ran a racing school at Zolder until the late '80's
Teddy Pilette (B) b. 26/7/1942, Brussels:- Last involved in the sport as an F3 constructor in late 90's
Luigi Piotti (I) b. 27/10/1913 d. 19/4/1971
David Piper (GB) b. 2/12/1930, Edgware, Middlesex:- Despite having part of his leg amputated after a crash in 1970, David still races & appears in historic events. Also runs Ferrari garage
Nelson Piquet (BR) b. 17/8/1952, Rio de Janiero:- Career came to a virtual end in 1992 after a big crash at Indianapolis. Still suffers as a result with leg injuries. Now a grandfather & successful businessman with satellite tracking company.
Renato Pirocchi (I) b. 26/6/1933, Notaresco, Terrano
Didier Pironi (F) b. 26/3/1952, Villecresnes, nr. Paris d. 23/8/1987, off the Isle of Wight, England:- turned to powerboat racing but this was how he lost his life in an accident
Emanuele Pirro (I) b. 12/1/1962, Rome:- One of the best sportscars drivers around - he won Le Mans in 2001
Jacques Pollet (F) b. 28/7/1932 d. 16/8/1997, Paris
Ben Pon (NL) b. 9/12/1936, Leiden:- Now owns & runs a winery & lodge in the USA
Dennis Poore (GB) b. 19/8/1916, West London d. 12/2/1987, Kensington, London:- One of the men that was a pivotal name behind motoring magazine, Autosport
Sam Posey (USA) b. 26/5/1944, New York City, New York:- Works for Speedvision & also writes but is sadly battling against Hodgkin's disease
Charles Pozzi (F) b. 27/8/1909, Paris d. 28/2/2001:- Ran a huge Ferrari dealership & involved in French motor sport right up to his death
Jackie Pretorius (ZA) b. 22/11/1934, Potchefstroom, Transvaal:- Now retired & very well
David Prophet (GB) b. 9/10/1937, Hong Kong d. 29/3/1981, Silverstone, Northamptonshire:- died after race meeting in 1981 when helicopter he was travelling in crashed just after take-off
Alain Prost (F) b. 24/2/1955, Lorette, Saint-Chamond, nr. St Etienne:- Stil in F1, running his own team
Tom Pryce (GB) b. 11/6/1949, Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales d. 5/3/1977, Kyalami Circuit, South Africa:- Killed in horror accident at 1977 South African GP.
David Purley (GB) b. 26/1/1945, Bognor Regis, Sussex d. 2/7/1985, off coast nr. Bognor Regis, Sussex:- Heir to the Lec refrigeration Brabham, this amazing man survived a whole load of scrapes before his death in a biplane whilst performing aerobatics.
Dieter Quester (A) b. 30/5/1939, Vienna:- Still racing in touring cars in Europe & also American sportscars. Also has BMW management roles
Ian Raby (GB) b. 22/9/1921, London d. 7/11/1967, Holland:- Died from injuries sustained in F2 crash at Zandvoort
Bobby Rahal (USA) b. 10/1/1953, Medina, Ohio:- recently returned to his Champ Car team full-time after running the Ford part of the Jaguar Ford F1 outfit
Kimi Raikkonen (SF) b. 17/10/1979, Espoo:- Still in F1, currently racing for Sauber but'll join McLaren in 2002
Pierre-Henri Raphanel (F) b. 27/5/1961, Algiers, Algeria:- Still races, but less so these days, in sportscars
Roland Ratzenberger (A) b. 4/7/1960, Salzburg d. 30/4/1994, Imola Circuit, Italy:- killed in qualifying for the 1994 San Marino GP.
Hector Rebaque (MEX) b. 5/2/1956, Mexico City:- Now a businessman, retired from CART in 1985.
Brian Redman (GB) b. 9/3/1937, Colne, Lancashire:- Now lives in Florida, runs the Redman-Bright racing team amongst many other racing activities
Alan Rees (GB) b. 12/1/1938, Langstone, nr. Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales:- Team manager of Shadow & Arrows for ages - now retired
Clay Regazzoni (CH) b. 5/9/1939, Mendrisio, nr Lugano:- Paralysed in 1980 accident, still races on ocassion with specially adapted cars & most of his time is spent developing hand control systems for these cars.
Carlos Reutemann (RA) b. 12/4/1942, Santa Fe:- Later governor of Santa Fe, retiring from politics soon to live on his ranch.
Lance Reventlow (USA) b. 24/2/1936, London, England d. 24/7/1972, Colorado: Killed in plane crash over the Rocky Mountains
Peter Revson (USA) b. 27/2/1939, New York City, New York d. 22/3/1974, Kyalami Circuit, South Africa:- Killed in pre-race practice for South African GP
John Rhodes (GB) b. 18/8/1927, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire:- Still involved in club racing scene - still drives but largely just makes appearances
Alex-Dias Riberio (BR) b. 7/11/1948, Belo Horizonte:- Now drives the Mercedes circuit Safety Car at all GP's.
Fritz Reiss (D) b. 11/7/1922 Nuremburg d. 15/5/1991
Jochen Rindt (A) b. 18/4/1942, Mainz-Am-Rhein, Germany d. 5/9/1970, Milan, Italy:- Killed in 1970 Italian GP qualifying
John Riseley-Prichard (GB) b. 17/1/1924, Hereford d. 1998/1999?, Thailand:- Lloyd's insurance broker who ran into problem with British law. Moved to Thailand, but suffered from ill-health in last few years. Death date uncertain at moment
Richard Robarts (GB) b. 22/9/1944, Bicknacre, nr. Chelmsford, Essex
Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) b. 18/1/1940, Mexico City d. 11/7/1971, Norisring Circuit, Germany: Fine driver killed in sportscar crash.
Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) b. 14/2/1942, Mexico City d. 1/11/1962, Mexico City: Killed in Mexican GP qualifying
Franco Rol (I) b. 5/6/1908, Turin d. 18/6/1977
Tony Rolt (GB) b. 16/10/1918, Denbighshire, North Wales:- Now retired & living in Stratford-upon-Avon. Content & rich after Ferguson 4WD project he was involved in paid off
Bertil Roos (S) b. 12/10/1943, Gothenburg:- Runs successful driving school in US
Keijo "Keke" Rosberg (SF) b. 6/12/1948, Stockholm, Sweden:- Retired from racing fully in 1995, now successful driver manager to Panis & Hakkinen amongst others
Louis Rosier (F) b. 5/11/1905, Chapdes-Beaufort, nr. Clermont Ferrand d. 29/10/1956, Paris:- Died from injuries sustained in crash in race in France
Ricardo Rosset (BR) b. 27/7/1968, Sao Paulo:- Runs his clothing business in Sao Paulo. Rarely drives
Huub Rothengatter (NL) b. 8/10/1954, Bussum, nr. Hilversum:- Now manager for Jos Verstappen
Lloyd Ruby (USA) b. 12/1/1928, Wichita Falls, Texas:- Still lives where he was born, attends the odd historic meeting
Troy Ruttman (USA) b. 11/3/1930, Mooreland, Oklahoma d. 19/5/1997:- Died from cancer.
Peter Ryan (CDN) b. 10/6/1940 d. 2/7/1962, Reims, France:- Died after crash in Formula Junior
'Bob' (Boris) Said b. 5/5/1932, New York City, New York: Still alive, now retired after an age in property speculation
Luis Perez Sala (E) b. 15/5/1959, Barcelona:- Still involved in Spanish touring cars
Eliseo Salazar (RCH) b. 14/11/1954, Santiago:- Competes in America, in sportscars, IRL & also NASCAR
Mika Salo (SF) b. 25/9/1967, Helsinki:- Returns to Formula 1 in 2002 with Toyota. Will take up management role with team after retirement at the end of 2003.
Roy Salvadori (GB) b. 12/5/1922, Dovercourt, Essex:- Still alive & well, host of the re-unions at Monaco of a lot of the Grand Prix drivers
Consalvo Sanesi (I) b. 28/3/1911, Terranuova Bracciolini, Arrezo d. Jun 1998
Stephane Sarrazin (F) b. 2/11/1974, Ales: Still down as Prost's test driver but it looks like his future is sportscars
Ludovico Scarfiotti (I) b. 18/10/1933, Turin d. 8/6/1968, Rossfeld, Germany: Killed in a hill-climb event
Giorgio Scarlatti (I) b. 2/10/1921, Rome d. 1992
Ian Scheckter (ZA) b. 22/8/1947, East London:- Rarely drives, more involved in PR & sponsorship these days
Jody Scheckter (ZA) b. 29/1/1950, East London:- Moved to the US to run a successful business, then returned to F1, mainly through journalism, but also as adviser & fan of his two sons, Toby & Thomas
Harry Schell (F/USA) b. 29/6/1921, Paris, France d. 13/5/1960, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England:- Killed in testing accident whilst practising a F1 Cooper
Tim Schenken (AUS) b. 26/9/1943, Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales:-Clerk of Course at Australian GP & represents the Australian motor sport federation.
Albert Scherrer (CH) b. 28/2/1908 d. 5/7/1986
Domenico Schiattarella (I) b. 17/11/1967, Milan:- Drove a Ferrari sportscar in the 2000 Grand-Am series
Heinz Schiller (CH) b. 25/1/1930, Frauenfeld
Jean-Louis Schlessler (F) b. 12/9/1948, Nancy:- Now a hugely successful endurance rally driver & constructor
Jo Schlessler (F) b. 18/5/1928, Liouville d. 7/7/1968, Rouen Circuit:- Killed in French GP
Bernd Schneider (D) b. 20/7/1964, Saarbrucken:- Now one of the best sportscar drivers around
Rudolf Schoeller (CH) b. 27/4/1902 d. 7/3/1978
Rob Schroeder (USA) b. 11/5/1926:- Not much known about him at all but he is still alive
Michael Schumacher (D) b. 3/1/1969, Hurth-Hermuhlheim:- 2001 World champion - Still racing the Ferrari
Ralf Schumacher (D) b. 30/6/1975, Hurth-Hermuhlheim:- Still in F1, winning in the Williams
Vern Schuppan (AUS) b. 19/3/1943, Booleroo, Whyalla, South Australia:- Still races & wins in historic events & partner in Stefan Johannson's team
Adolfo J Schwelm-Cruz (RA) b. 28/6/1923, Buenos Aires
Archie Scott-Brown (GB) b. 13/5/1927, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland d. 19/5/1958, Heusy, Belgium - Brave man who died of his injuries after a sports car race at Spa
Piero Scotti (I) b. 11/11/1909, Florence d. 14/2/1976
Wolfgang Seidel (D) b. 4/7/1926, Dusseldorf d. 1/3/1987
Ayrton Senna (BR) b. 21/3/1960, Sao Paulo d. 1/5/1994, Bologna, Italy:- Died after crashing in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
Dorino Serafini (I) b. 22/7/1909, Pesaro d. 5/7/2000, Pesaro:- Released a book about his life just before it ended last year
Chico Serra (BR) b. 3/2/1957, Sao Paulo:- Still races saloons in Brazil
Doug Serrurier (ZA) b. 9/12/1920, Germiston, Transvaal:- Only recently retired after building & re-building fast cars in his workshop at his home near Johannesburg
Johnny Sevoz-Gavin (F) b. 18/1/1942, Grenoble:-Retired, still attends historic events
Tony Settember (USA) b. 13/4/1930, California:- Still very much alive & well
'Hap' Sharp (USA) b. 1/1/1928 d. 7/5/1993:- Commited suicide after personal problems. Worked in cars for ages
Brian Shawe-Taylor (GB) b. 29/1/1915, Dublin, Republic of Ireland d. 1/6/1999, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Carroll Shelby (USA) b. 11/1/1923, Leesburg, Texas:- A heart transplant operation allowed him to travel to many historic events, which he still does
Tony Shelly (NZ) b. 2/2/1937, Wellington d. 4/10/1998, Taupo:- ran a successful delearship & took up American citizenship so he could expand in Hawaii. Died of cancer.
Jo Siffert (CH) b. 7/7/1936, Freibourg d. 24/10/1971, Brands Hatch circuit, Kent, England: Killed during Rothmans Victory Race
Andre Simon (F) b. 5/1/1920, Paris
Moises Solana (MEX) b. 26/12/1935, Mexico City d. 27/7/1969, Valle de Bravo, nr Mexico City:- Killed in hill-climb accident
Alex Soler-Roig (E) b. 29/10/1932, Barcelona:- Retired, ran a garage & transport business in Spain
Raymond Sommer (F) b. 31/8/1906, Paris d. 10/9/1950, Cadours Circuit, nr Toulouse:- Legend killed in 500cc race at end of season
"Mike Sparken" (Michel Poberejsky) (F) b. 16/6/1930, Neuilly sur Seine, France:- Still alive, retired & living in Portugal. Still attends historic events.
Mike Spence (GB) b. 30/12/1936, Croydon, Surrey d. 7/5/1968, Indianapolis Speedway, Indiana, USA:- Killed in accident for Indy 500.
Alan Stacey (GB) b. 29/8/1933, Broomfield, nr. Chelmsford, Essex d. 19/6/1960, Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium:- Killed after crashing, when a bird hit him, whilst racing in the 1960 Belgian GP
Prince Gaetano Starrabba (I) b. 3/12/1932 Palermo, Sicily d. Summer/Autumn 2000, Pachino, Sicily:- involved in the historic car business until his death from cancer
Ian Stewart (GB) b. 15/7/1929, Edinburgh, Scotland:- Still alive, retired from his business, makes rare visits to historic events
Sir Jackie Stewart (GB) b. 11/6/1939, Milton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland:- Recently knighted, retains his links with F1 through the Jaguar team who bought out his Stewart F1 racing team.
Jimmy Stewart (GB) b. 6/3/1931, Bowling, Dumbartonshire, Scotland:- retired, lives in Dumbartonshire, still very close to his more famous younger brother
Siegfried Stohr (I) b. 10/10/1952, Rimini:- now a racing instructor
Rolf Stommelen (D) b. 11/7/1943, Siegen d. 24/4/1983, Riverside Circuit, California, USA:- Died in endurance race.
Philippe Streiff (F) b. 26/6/1955, La Tronche, nr Grenoble:- Paralysed after 1989 testing accident, runs the popular Bercy Kart challenge & involved, like Regazzoni, in developing driver aids for paralysed drivers
Hans Stuck (A) b. 27/12/1900, Warsaw, Poland d. 8/2/1978, Grainau, nr. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Hans-Joachim Stuck (D) b. 1/1/1951, Grainau, nr. Garmisch-Partenkirchen:- still racing in sportscars, mostly in America
Danny Sullivan (USA) b. 9/3/1950, Louisville, Kentucky:- Mostly working in the media, but he still races in selected sportscar races & in historic events
Marc Surer (CH) b. 18/9/1951, Aresdorf:- Commentator for Swiss TV, also head of competitions department at BMW & followed his wife, Yolanda's racing career for while
John Surtees (GB) b. 11/2/1934, Tatsfield, Surrey:- Now heavily involved in the historic cars & bikes world. his youngest son, aged 8, is in karts
Aguri Suzuki (J) b. 8/9/1960, Tokyo:- Owns own Formula Nippon Team but also races in Japanese GT's
Toshio Suzuki (J) b. 10/3/1955, Saitama:- Mostly racing sportscars in his homeland
Jacques Swaters (B) b. 30/10/1926, Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels:- Runs a garage in Spa & has done for years.
Toranosuke Takagi (J) b. 12/2/1972, Shizouka:- Currently in CART, may return to F1 via Toyota in 2003
Noritake Takahara (J) b. 6/6/1951, Tokyo:- Last raced, back in the 80's. Involved in Japanese motorsport management & administartion now.
Kunimitsu Takahashi (J) b. 29/1/1940, Tokyo:- Still racing in his 60's, has own GT team & President of Japan's GT association
Patrick Tambay (F) b. 26/6/1949, Paris:- Mainly works in TV & PR these days
Gabriele Tarquini (I) b. 2/3/1962, Giulianova Lido, nr Pescara, Teramo:- Touring car legend, still in the series
Piero Taruffi (I) b. 12/10/1906, Albone Laziale, Roma d. 12/1/1988, Rome:- Set up a racing drivers school & became an accomplished author
Henry Taylor (GB) b. 16/12/1932, Shefford, Bedfordshire:- Became competitions manager at Ford. Now retired.
John Taylor (GB) b. 23/3/1933, Leicester d. 8/9/1966, Koblenz, Germany:- died of injuries & burns sustained in German GP
Mike Taylor (GB) b. 24/4/1934, London:- Went into property speculation, little heard of lately
Trevor Taylor (GB) b. 26/12/1936, Gleadless, nr. Sheffield, Yorkshire:- Still alive & well, retired & living in Yorkshire, but has financial trouble recently, which means selling some of his racing mementoes
Mike Thackwell (NZ) b. 30/3/1961, Auckland:- After leaving F1 he's had a variety of jobs in between sightseeing, teacher in Merton, London, helicopter driver, steeplejack - now believed to be running a pub in England
Alfonso Thiele (USA/I) b. 5/4/1922:- Still alive, retired
Eric Thompson (GB) b. 4/11/1919, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey:- Runs a historic bookshop. Formerly a Lloyds broker.
Leslie Thorne (GB) b. 23/6/1916, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland d. 13/7/1993, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland:- Chartered accountant for his whole working life
Sam Tingle (RSR) b. 24/8/1921, Manchester, England
Desmond Titterington (GB) b. 1/5/1928, Cultra, nr. Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland:- Became a successful businessman - sadly suffering ill health lately
Maurice Trintignant (F0 b. 30/10/1917, Sainte Cecile-les-Vignes, Vaucluse:- Retired, later became mayor of Vergeze, now a viniculturist, nephew Jean-Louis is a major French film star.
Jarno Trulli (I) b. 13/7/1974, Pescara:- Still racing in F1, now for Jordan, in 2002 for Renault
Esteban Tuero (RA) b. 22/4/1978, Buenos Aires:- Still racing in Argentine touring cars
Guy Tumner (ZA) b. 1/12/1948, Fricksburg, Transvaal d. 26/6/1999, Johannesburg:- died from injuries sustained in motorcycling traffic accident
Toni Ulmen (D) b. 12/1/1906, Dusseldorf d. 4/11/1976, Dusseldorf
Bobby Unser (USA) b. 20/2/1934, Colorado Springs, Colorado:- Still involved in US historic racing
Alfredo Uria (U) b. 7/1/1924 d. 1990's:- Known not to be alive any more but all I know is he died in last 10 years.
Nino Vaccarella (I) b. 4/3/1933, Palermo, Sicily:- living legend in Italy, now retired from being a lawyer, often seen at historic events
Eric van der Poele (B) b. 30/9/1961, Verviers, nr. Spa:- Still in sportscars, 3rd in this years Le Mans
Andre van der Lof (NL) b. 23/8/1919, Emmen d. 24/5/1990, Enschede
Gijs van Lennep (NL) b. 16/3/1942, Bloemendaal:- Now runs a garage in Holland - ocassional media & PR work
Basil von Rooyen (ZA) b. 19/4/1939, Johannesburg
Jos Verstappen (NL) b. 4/3/1972, Montfort:- Still racing in F1, with the Arrows team. Also has a number of businesses & involved in his father's karting centre
Gilles Villeneuve (CDN) b. 18/1/1950, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, Quebec d. 8/5/1982, Zolder Circuit, Belgium:- Brilliant racing driver killed in qualifying accident
Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) b. 9/4/1971, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, Quebec:- Still in F1, with BAR
Luigi Villoresi (I) b. 16/5/1909, Milan d. 24/8/1997, Milan:- Great man & driver, very ill in last years but still played active part in historic events
Ottorino Volonterio (CH) b. 7/12/1917, Orselina:- retired lawyer
Rikky von Opel (FL) b. 14/10/1947, New York, USA:- still works in New York with his Opel family firm
Wolfgang von Trips (D) b. 4/5/1928, Horrem, nr. Cologne d. 10/9/1961, Monza, Italy:- killed whilst racing for the 1961 world title.
Jo Vonlanthen (CH) b. 31/5/1942, St Ursen:- Garage owner when in F1 & still is today
Fred Wacker Jnr. (USA) b. 10/7/1918, Chigaco, Illinois, d. 16/6/1998:- Major businessman until death, won national award in 1994.
Dave Walker (AUS) b. 10/6/1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Peter Walker (GB) b. 7/12/1912, Leeds, Yorkshire d. 1/3/1984, Newtown
Heini Walter (CH) b. 28/7/1927, Rutl
Rodger Ward (USA) b. 10/1/1921, Beloit, Kansas: Still regular visitor to historic events, rarely drives now.
Derek Warwick (GB) b. 27/8/1954, Alresford, Hampshire:- Management in BTCC combined with garage in Poole, also lives in Jersey
John Watson (GB) b. 4/5/1946, Belfast, Northern Ireland:- TV commentator & runs his performance driving school at Silverstone.
Karl Wendlinger (A) b. 20/12/1968, Kufstein:- Now in EUROC series, major sportscar class winner
Peter Westbury (GB) b. 26/5/1938, South London:- Now retired fully after retiring back in 70's.
Ken Wharton (GB) b. 1/3/1916, Smethwick, Worcestershire d. 12/1/1957, Ardmore Circuit, New Zealand: - killed in sports car race
Graham Whitehead (GB) b. 15/4/1922, Harrogate, Yorkshire d. 15/1/1981, Lower Basildon, nr Reading, Berkshire
Peter Whitehead (GB) b. 12/11/1914, Menstone, nr Ilkley, Yorkshire d. 21/9/1958, Lasalle, nr Nimes, France:- Killed in Tour De France race.
Bill Whitehouse (GB) b. 1/4/1909, London d. 14/7/1957, Reims Circuit, France:- Died in F2 race.
Robin Widdows (GB) b. 27/5/1942, Cowley, nr. Uxbridge, Middlesex:- Worked for Moet & Chandon for years, which kept him tied with F1 but now is Goodwood's marketing manager. Also has home in Majorca
Eppie Wietzes (CDN) b. 28/5/1938:- Still alive & well, retired
Mike Wilds (GB) b. 7/1/1946, Chiswick, London:- Now chief flying instructor for Cabair
Jonathan Williams (GB) b. 26/10/1942, Cairo, Egypt:- Now a pilot in the South of France
Roger Williamson (GB) b. 2/2/1948, Leicester d. 29/7/1973, Zandvoort Circuit, the Netherlands:- Died a needless death after crashing in the 1973 Dutch GP.
Vic Wilson (GB) b. 14/4/1931, Drypool, Kingston-upon-Hull:- Alive & retired
Manfred Winkelhock (D) b. 6/10/1951, Waiblingen, Stuttgart d. 12/8/1985, Toronto, Canada:- Died from injuries in sportscar race.
Reine Wisell (S) b. 30/9/1941, Motal, nr. Linkoping:- Returns to many historic events
Roelof Wunderink (NL) b. 12/12/1948, Eindhoven
Alexander Wurz (A) b. 15/2/1974, Waidhofen:- Still in F1 as McLaren's test driver
Alex Yoong (MAL) b. 20/5/1976, Kuala Lumpur:- Still in F1, the first Malaysian in F1 racing for Minardi
Alessandro Zanardi (I) b. 23/10/1966, Bologna:- had both his legs amputated in horror Champ Car crash recently. Currently recovering from injuries.
Ricardo Zonta (BR) b. 23/3/1976, Curitiba:- Drove for Jordan in 2001, but no longer with team. F1 future looking very rocky - may be sportscars in future
Renzo Zorzi (I) b. 12/12/1946, Ziano di Fiemme, nr Turin
Ricardo Zunino (RA) b. 13/4/1949, Buenos Aires

Giovanna Amati (I) b. 20/7/1962, Rome:- Now in Women's Racing series & Italy
Michael Bartels (D) b. 8/3/1968, Piettenberg:- Races mostly in touring cars
Asdrebal Fontes Bayardo (U) b. 1922
Enrico Bertaggia (I) b. 19/9/1964, Noale, Venice:- sporadic sportscar drives
Jean-Manuel Bordeu (RA) b. 1934 d. Dec 1990:- Had a seat on World Motorsport Council until his death
Gary Brabham (AUS) b. 29/3/1961, Wimbledon, London, England:- Now retired from driving, runs a driving school
"Tino" (Ernesto) Brambilla b. 31/1/1934, Monza:- Worked with Vittorio on workshop until his brother's death. Now takes car of workshop with his & Vittorio's sons
Gianfranco Brancatelli (I) b. 18/1/1950, Turin:- Raced until recently in touring cars
Phil Cade (USA) b. 12/6/1916, Charles City, Iowa
Colin Chapman (GB) b.19/5/1928, Richmond, Surrey d. 16/12/1982, East Carelton, nr. Norwich, Norfolk: - Went on to be Lotus founder - died of a heart attack whilst still boss.
Pedro Chaves (P) b. 27/2/1965, Porto:- Now racing in America, for a long time in Indy lights
Kevin Cogan (USA) b. 31/3/1956, Culver City, California:- Now a businessman
Alberto Colombo (I) b. 23/2/1946, Veredo, nr. Milan
Alberto Crespo (RA) b. 16/1/1930, Buenos Aires d. 14/8/1991, Buenos Aires
Alain de Changy (B) died: 1994
Bernard de Dryver (B) b. 19/9/1952, Brussels:- Still in racing, raced in Le Mans in 2000.
Giovanni de Riu (I) b. 10/3/1924, Maconer, Nuoro
Frank J Dochnal (US) b.?
Piero Drogo (I) b. 13/10/1899, Scurzolengo D'Asti d. 7/11/1975, Buenos Aires, Argentina:- Built the little Cisitalia cars - involved in more car building for much of his life
Bernie Ecclestone (GB) b. 28/10/1930, St. Peters, Suffolk:- Went on to own Brabham, then FOCA & now leading ringmaster in F1. Multi-billionaire
Carlo Facetti (I) b. 26/6/1935, Cormano, Milan:- Works as car tuner.
Willie Ferguson (ZA) b. 6/3/1940, Johannesburg
Ludwig Fischer (D) b. ?
Giorgio Francia (I) b. 8/11/1947, Bologna:- Raced touring cars until late 90's
Hiroshi Fushida (J) b. 10/3/1946, Kyoto:- Now boss of TOM's GB F3 team
Divina Galica (GB) b. 13/8/1946, Bushey Heath nr. Watford, Hertfordshire:- Still competes in woman's racing
"Gimax" (Carlo Franchi) (I) b. 1/1/1938, Milan
Helmut Glockler (D) died: 1993
Brian Gubby (GB) b. 17/4/1934, Epsom, Surrey
Naoki Hattori (J) b. 13/6/1966, Tokyo
Tom Jones (USA) b.? :- almost certainly American rather than Canadian, possibly born in Ohio or Milwaukee
Juan Jover (E) b. 23/11/1903, Barcelona d. 28/6/1960, Sitges, Catalunya
Ken Kavanagh (AUS) b. 12/12/1923, Melbourne:- Now lives retired, in Bergamo, Italy. Ran a dry-cleaning business for many years there.
David Kennedy (IRL) b. 15/1/1983, Sligo:- Now a TV commentator
Bruce Kessler (USA) b. 23/3/1936, California:- involved in boats, trawling especially
Mikko Kozarowitsky (SF) b. 17/5/1948, Helsinki
Willi Krakau (D) b. 4/2/1911, Studerdorf d. 26/4/1995
Kurt Kuhnke (D) b. 30/4/1910 d. ?:- Definitely dead, probably for a while, but no real data when
Masami Kuwashima (J) b. 14/9/1950
Claudio Langes (I) b. 20/7/1960, Brescia
Jean-Lucien Bonnet "Lucienbonnet" (F) b. Nice d. 19/8/1962, Sicily, Italy:- Killed in Formula Junior race
Perry McCarthy (GB) b. 3/3/1963, Stepney, London:- Still in sportscars
Brian McGuire (AUS) b 13/12/1945, Melbourne, Victoria d. 29/8/1977, Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent, England:- died in national meeting practice.
Harry Merkel (D) b.?
Bill Moss (GB) b. 1933
Jac Nelleman (DK) b. 19/4/1944, Copenhagen:- recently returned to virtually full historic racing, also sells Jaguar cars, Honda motorbikes & works as a publisher.
Karl Oppitzhauser (A) b. ?
Alfredo Pian (RA) b. 21/10/1912, Las Rosas, Santa Fe d. 25/7/1990
Ernesto Prinoth (I) b. 1924, Ortistei, Bolzano d. 1/12/1980
Clive Puzey (RSR) b. 11/7/1941, Bulawayo:- runs a garage in Bulawayo, attacked in Zimbabwean uprising. Clive himself is still well & living in Zimbabwe.
Ken Richardson (GB) b. 21/8/1911, Bourne
Alan Rollinson (GB) b. 15/5/1943, Walsall, Staffordshire
Jean-Claude Rudaz (CH) b. 7/7/1943, La Grande Dixence, Sion:- Runs aviation company
Gunther Seiffert (D) b. ?
Stephen South (GB) b. 19/2/1952, Harrow, Middlesex:- part of leg was amputated after Can-Am accident - extremely reluctant now as a result to talk about F1
Vincenzo Sospiri (I) b. 7/10/1966, Forli:- Raced in America but injury has led to his virtual retirement - last in sportscars
Otto Stuppacher (A) b. 3/3/1947, Vienna d. 13/8/2001, Vienna:- Recently found dead in his apartment, no death cause given publicly yet.
Andy Sutcliffe (GB) b. 9/5/1947, Mildenhall, Suffolk
Luigi Taramazzo (I) b. 1933
Dennis Taylor (GB) b. 12/6/1921, Sidcup, Kent d. 2/6/1962, Monte Carlo, Monaco:- Killed in FJ support race
Andre Testut (MC) b. 13/4/1926, Monte Carlo
Tony Trimmer (GB) b. 24/1/1943, Maidenhead, Berkshire:- Ocassional turn-up at historic events
Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) b. 4/11/1953, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, Quebec:- Still races today in US & Canada
Volker Weidler (D) b. 18/3/1962, Weinheim, nr. Mannheim:- Now retired due to ear problem. Still lives in Japan
Ted Whiteaway (GB) b. 1/11/1928, Feltham, Middlesex
Desire Wilson (ZA) b. 26/11/1953, Johannesburg:- Still races, in womans races today
Joachim Winkelhock (D) b. 24/10/1960, Waiblingen, nr. Stuttgart:- touring car & sportscar ace these days
Emilio Zapico (E) b. 27/4/1944, Leon d. 6/8/1996, Spain:- Killed in road accident

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 18:55

1950-1960 Formula 1 Championship Indianapolis 500 Drivers:
(i haven't put places of birth & death because I don't have access to that information as well as the GP drivers - a lot are on Forix anyway); this is just a revising, although of course Foyt is still involved in IRL & J Rathmann runs a car dealership in Florida

Walt Ader b. 15 Dec 1913 d. 25 Nov 1982
Freddie Agabashian b. 21 Aug 1913 d. 13 Oct 1989
George Amick b. 24 Oct 1924 d. 9 Apr 1959
Richard "Red" Amick b. 19 Jan 1929 d. 16 May 1995
Keith Andrews b. 15 Jun 1920 d. 15 May 1957
Frank Armi b. 12 Oct 1918 d. 28 Nov 1992
Chuck Arnold b. 30 May 1926 d. 4 Sep 1997
Alberto Ascari b. 13 Jul 1918 d. 26 May 1955
Manny Ayulo b. 20 Oct 1921 d. 16 May 1955
Bobby Ball b. 26 Aug 1925 d. 27 Feb 1954
Henry Banks b. 14 Jun 1913 d. 18 Dec 1994
Tony Bettenhausen b. 12 Sep 1916 d. 12 May 1961
Art Bisch b. 10 Nov 1926 d. 6 Jul 1958
Johnny Boyd b. 19 Aug 1926 STILL ALIVE
Don Branson b. 6 Jun 1920 d. 12 Nov 1966
Walt Brown b. 30 Dec 1911 d. 29 Jul 1951
Jimmy Bryan b. 28 Jan 1927 d. 19 Jun 1960
Bill Cantrell b. 31 Jan 1908 d. 22 Jan 1996
Duane Carter b. 5 May 1913 d. 8 Mar 1993
Bill Cheesebourg b. 12 Jun 1927 d. 6 Nov 1995
Joie Chitwood b. 14 Apr 1912 d. 3 Jan 1988
Bob Christie b. 4 Apr 1924 STILL ALIVE
George Connor b. 16 Aug 1906 d. 29 Mar 2001
Ray Crawford b. 26 Oct 1915 d. 1 Feb 1996
Larry Crockett b. 23 Oct 1926 d. 20 Mar 1955
Art Cross b. 24 Jan 1918 STILL ALIVE
Jimmy Davies b. 18 Aug 1923 d. 11 Jun 1966
Jimmy Daywalt b. 28 Aug 1924 d. 4 Apr 1966
Duke Dinsmore b. 10 Apr 1913 d. 12 Oct 1985
Len Duncan b. 25 Jul 1911 d. 1 Aug 1998
Don Edmunds b. 23 Sep 1930 STILL ALIVE
Ed Elisian b. 9 Dec 1926 d. 30 Aug 1959
Walt Faulkner b. 16 feb 1920 d. 22 Apr 1956
Pat Flaherty b. 6 Jan 1926 STILL ALIVE
Myron Fohr b. 17 Jun 1912 d. 14 Jan 1994
George Fonder b. 22 Jun 1917 d. 14 Jun 1958
Carl Forberg b. 4 Mar 1911 d. 17 Jan 2000
Gene Force b. 15 Jun 1916 d. 21 Aug 1983
A J Foyt b. 16 Jan 1935 STILL ALIVE - YOUNGEST
Don Freeland b. 25 Mar 1925 STILL ALIVE
Billy Garrett b. 24 Apr 1933 d. 15 Feb 1999
Elmer George b. 15 Jul 1928 d. 30 May 1976
Paul Goldsmith b. 2 Oct 1927 STILL ALIVE
Cecil Green b. 30 Sep 1919 d. 29 Jul 1951
Cliff Griffith b. 6 Feb 1916 d. 23 Jan 1996
Bobby Grim b. 4 Sep 1924 d. 14 Jun 1995
Sam Hanks b. 13 Jul 1914 d. 27 Jun 1994
Gene Hartley b. 28 Jan 1926 d. 13 Mar 1994
Mack Hellings b. 14 Sep 1915 d. 11 Nov 1951
Bill Holland b. 13 Dec 1907 d. 20 May 1984
Jackie Holmes b. 4 Sep 1920 d. 1 Mar 1995
Bill Homeier b. 31 Aug 1918 d. 2 May 2001
Jerry Hoyt b. 29 Jan 1929 d. 10 Jul 1955
Jim Hurtubise b. 5 Dec 1932 d. 6 Jan 1989
Jimmy Jackson b. 25 Jul 1910 d. 25 Nov 1984
Joe James b. 23 May 1925 d. 5 Nov 1952
Eddie Johnson b. 10 Feb 1919 d. 30 Jun 1974
Al Keller b. 11 Apr 1920 d. 19 Nov 1961
Danny Kladis b. 10 Feb 1917 STILL ALIVE
Jud Larson b. 21 Jan 1923 d. 11 Jun 1966
Bayliss Levrett b. 14 Feb 1913 STILL ALIVE - OLDEST
Andy Linden b. 5 Apr 1922 d. 10 Feb 1987
Bill Mackey b. 15 Dec 1927 d. 29 Jul 1951
Mike Magill b. 18 Feb 1920 STILL ALIVE
Johnny Mantz b. 18 Sep 1918 d. 25 Oct 1972
Ernie McCoy b. 19 Feb 1921 d. 4 Feb 2001
Johnny McDowell b. 29 Jan 1915 d. 8 Jun 1952
Jack McGrath b. 8 Oct 1919 d. 6 Nov 1955
Jim McWithey b. 4 Jul 1927 STILL ALIVE
Chet Miller b. 19 Jul 1902 d. 15 May 1953
Duke Nalon b. 2 Mar 1913 d. 26 Feb 2001
Mike Nazaruk b. 2 Oct 1921 d. 1 May 1955
Cal Niday b. 29 Apr 1916 d. 14 Feb 1988
Pat O'Connor b. 9 Oct 1928 d. 30 May 1958
Johnnie Parsons b. 4 Jul 1918 d. 8 Sep 1984
Dick Rathmann b. 6 Jan 1926 d. 1 Feb 2000
Jim Rathmann b. 16 Jul 1928 STILL ALIVE
Jimmy Reece b. 17 Nov 1929 d. 28 Sept 1958
Jim Rigsby b. 6 Jun 1923 d. 31 Aug 1952
Mauri Rose b. 26 May 1906 d. 1 Jan 1981
Lloyd Ruby b. 12 Jan 1928 STILL ALIVE
Eddie Russo b. 19 Nov 1925 STILL ALIVE
Paul Russo b. 10 Apr 1914 d. 13 Feb 1976
Troy Ruttmann b. 11 Mar 1930 d. 19 May 1997
Eddie Sachs b. 28 May 1927 d. 30 May 1964
Carl Scarborough b. 3 Jul 1914 d. 30 May 1953
Bill Schindler b. 6 Mar 1909 d. 20 Sep 1952
Bob Scott b. 4 Oct 1928 d. 5 Jul 1954
Chuck Stevenson b. 15 Oct 1919 d. 21 Aug 1995
Len Sutton b. 9 Aug 1925 STILL ALIVE
Bob Sweikert b. 20 May 1926 d. 17 Jun 1956
Marshall Teague b. 22 MAy 1921 d. 11 Feb 1959
Shorty Templeman b. 12 Aug 1919 d. 24 Aug 1962
Johnny Thomson b. 9 Apr 1922 d. 24 Sep 1960
Bud Tinglestad b. 4 Apr 1928 d. 30 Jul 1981
Johnnie Tolan b. 22 Oct 1918 d. 6 Jun 1986
Jack Turner b. 12 Feb 1920 d. 19 May 1963
Jerry Unser b. 15 Nov 1932 d. 17 May 1959
Bob Veith b. 1 Nov 1926 STILL ALIVE
Bill Vukovich b. 13 Dec 1918 d. 30 May 1955
Lee Wallard b. 7 Sep 1910 d. 28 Nov 1963
Rodger Ward b. 10 Jan 1921 STILL ALIVE
Spider Webb b. 8 Oct 1910 d. 29 Jan 1990
Wayne Weiler b. 9 Dec 1934 STILL ALIVE
Chuck Weyant b. 3 Apr 1923 STILL ALIVE
Dempsey Wilson b. 11 Mar 1927 d. 23 Apr 1971

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 20:28

:up::up: :up:
Impressive stuff you got there and stuff I didn't even know about. Also make note Roger Penske runs also NASCAR team. Nice to know Keke real name is Keijo which sounds Japanese. When did Vincenzo suffered injuries or Ukyo Katayama fought cancer? I never heard anything of the two. I know why Katayama cancer kept secret due to the Japanese culture.

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 21:36

Ukyo fought cancer & beat it in 1996/97 - Sospiri crashed in 1999, IIRC.

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 22:08

Leo Kinnunen - discovered this a couple of weeks back. Perhaps Leif or one of our other Finnish friends could provide a translation for those of us not versed in Finno-Ugric languages:lol: . Leo appears to be the big cheese at a Finnish kart track:


#16 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 09 October 2001 - 18:27

Dunno if anyone is still doing updates on the above - just sifting through - I apologise for any puncutation mistakes (although all names, dates etc are correct) but I apologise in the case of Tony Marsh for the derogrative term I gave to Worcestershire!! :lol: :blush: It's a great place, honestly!
Updates: (thanks for those already mentioned - have been changed on my original file)
Tom Belso - very occasional racer in historic events
Erice Bernard - hampered by broken leg (third during career) this year
Mark Blundell - looking to form or manage his own team state-side for 2002 or 2003
Bruno Giacomelli - regular Atlas F1 BB user! (thanks to Barry Boor)
Al Pease - retired, lives in Tennessee, mainly does car restoring in his spare time (thanks to F1 rejects)
new entry:
Takuma Sato (J) b. 28/1/1977, Tokyo - makes his F1 bow with Jordan-Honda in 2002

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Posted 09 October 2001 - 22:42

GREAT JOB! I found a small error in Helmut Marko's entry: he had the eye injury during the 1972 French GP, not '71.

Didn't know: Robert O'Brien ...rumour has it that he was a CIA agent who used the above name as an alias & racing was a cover for his activities...

Very interesting!?!?

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Posted 12 October 2001 - 03:01

On the subject of "Where are they now?"...

I just yesterday completed (for a second time) a three-day seminar on race car engineering. The youngest member (and one of the keenest) of the group, a university student, happened to mention to me on the third day, "My father used to race."

"Oh really," I said, "In what category?"

The answer was touring cars, etc, etc, "...and Formula 1 for a little while, until he was seriously injured in a crash..."

Suspicious (this was in Australia and he seemed and sounded Australian to me - and I know all of Australia's F1 drivers) I asked what was his name.

"Basil van Rooyen," he told me, and was genuinely shocked that I had heard of him!

It seems Basil and his family moved to Australia around 16 years ago (when his son James was an infant) and now lives in retirement in a suburb on the north side of Sydney.

That was news to me.

Van Rooyen raced a Holden Torana at Bathurst in the mid-1970s. Perhaps that visit made him aware of the potential of Australia as a place to live, in favour of a more troubled South Africa.

#19 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 12 October 2001 - 17:12

Thanks Barry for that - another new entry:
Felipe Massa b. 25/4/1982, Sao Paulo:- joins Sauber next year in Formula 1, thus becoming youngest driver of them all.


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Posted 12 October 2001 - 17:39

David Kennedy (IRL) b. 15/1/1983, Sligo:- Now a TV commentator

I guess he is 30 years older... Or he tried to qualify some 3 years before he was even born...:lol:
Or his real name was Dorian Gray? Irish he is...

#21 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 12 October 2001 - 18:01

WHOOPS!!!!!!!!:eek: :blush: :blush: :eek: :blush: :lol: I knew there was a stinker in there.... Yes that should be 53.

Or was I just testing you all with my deliberate mistake?!?!?! ahem...

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Posted 12 October 2001 - 18:39

Kurt Adolff is still alive and well. He lives in Achenkirch. Austria, not far from the German border. Will know more about his career after 1953 within soon.

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Posted 12 October 2001 - 19:19

Graham McRae now lives in Auckland where he builds replica Porsches.

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 11:11

Originally posted by Richie Jenkins
new entry:
Takuma Sato (J) b. 28/1/1977, Tokyo - makes his F1 bow with Jordan-Honda in 2002 :)

That's great news, for Sato is a driver of the Montoya mould! If it hadn't been for the Colombian, I think it's fair to say that I wouldn't have watched many F1 races this year, but now things are definitely looking up. Maybe I need to dust off my TV set again? It's been unused for several months now...

The only downside is that Justin Wilson seems to be left out in the cold yet again. Now here's a great racer, waiting for a chance to shine... in an Arrows, maybe?

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 11:34

I'll be interested to see how Sato goes in F1 - we need more chargers. He was at Goodwood FoS this year with BAR, but only on the Friday. He was by far the most spectacular of the F1 drivers off the line, even though he was theoretically only doing an untimed demo run, and drew a standing ovation from the startline grandstand. He certainly wasn't using traction control ...:) :)

#26 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 12:14

Thanks guys for the updates - keep em coming - I guess we can add Katayama's brilliant acheivement to the above list. :)

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 19:08

Kurt Kuhnke
b 30 april 1910
D ?? ?? 1994

motor im bild/Munchen Dt

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 19:51

David Kennedy b 15/1/1953


WHEN xxxx was 30 years old in the year of his GP debut the is he now :
78 year Harry Merkel (D) b.? maby in live ?
78 year Ludwig Fischer (D) b. ? maby in live ?
68 year Gunther Seiffert (D) b. ? maby in live ?
67 year Frank J Dochnal (US) b.? maby in live ?
63 year Tom Jones (USA) b.? : maby in live ?
54 year Karl Oppitzhauser (A) b. ? maby in live ?

xxxx is now yy old
90 year Ken Richardson (GB) b. 21/8/1911, Bourne maby in live ?
86 year Arthur Owen (GB) b. 23/3/1915, London:- maby in live ?
85 year Phil Cade (USA) b. 12/6/1916, Charles City, Iowa maby in live ?
84 year Robert La Caze (MA) b. 26/2/1917, Paris, France maby in live ?
84 year Oswald Karch (D) b. 6/3/1917, Ludwigshafen maby in live ?
82 year Roberto Bonomi (RA) b. 30/9/1919, Buenos Aires: maby in live ?

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 19:59


Fantastic job ! I particularly find great the precise places of birth and deaths wich I lacked. Thanks. Here are a few minor info :

Philippe Alliot is the F1 consultant of french cable TV Channel L'Equipe TV (channel of the daily sports newspaper).

Derek Bell drives in SCCA World Challenge - GT Class in a Champion Racing Audi S4 Competition. He does live comments during races for Speedvision.

Didn't Bira died of a heart attack in the London tube ?

Slim Borgudd even was European Champion in FIA Truck Racing in 1995.

Erik Comas mostly does rallying this last two years (in Japan & USA)

Martin Donnelly has a great team in British F3

The make created by Howden Ganley and Tim Schenken was Tiga.

Richie Ginther died near Bordeaux.

André Gulefi worked for ELF Aquitaine (not Aquatine)

Duncan Hamilton probably died in 1994 rather than at 14yo in 1934 !(got one of your delibarate mistakes ;) =.

Stefan Johansson is no longer involved in CART/Lights. He has founded Johansson Motorsports with his friend Mike Earle (Onyx F2/F3000/F1) and runs Gulf sponsored 2000 Audi R8s. He won the ELMS title this year.

Loris Kessel races all over the world with the Lamborghini Super Sports Trophy.

Jacques Laffite does the live F1 comments for french national TV : TF1. 2001 was his fifth season doing so.

Arturo Merzario raced in italian sportscar championship. He is part of the SRWC/ISRS since the beginning in the lower SR2 category.

Jackie Oliver didn't really founded Shadow AVS. Don Nichols did and Oliver came on board shortly after.

Henri Pescarolo founded his Endurance team. Peugeot (for engines)& FFSA (for drivers) official support extented for 2002.

Pierre-Henri Raphanel has built great links with Japan racing. He is know managing young french drivers, among which Sébastien Philippe and Benoît Tréluyer who are brilliant in Japan F3 and JGTCC.

Bernd Schneider is Mercedes top driver. No more sportscars since Mercedes retired from Endurance, but clinched another DTM title this year.

Hans-Joachim Stück is still a BMW factory driver but in GTs not sportscars.

Teo Fabi's son is doing karting at a high level (FSA). Can't remember his name.

Jarno Trulli created his own make of karts.

Maybe more to come...
Thanks again Richie :up: :up: :up:

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 21:18

Thanks FEV - superb! I had a few doubts over some of them about what they were doing very recently - yes, Hamilton is wrong - I'm going blind there as I actually triple checked the first batch - at least I've got 99 percent of it correct!
Bira - yes, i think now he did die of a heart related illness but IIRC he died at home - I could be wrong...

Ginther's death place is excellent - interesting to know what Comas, Raphanel amongst others are doing - thanks very much - I will change any corrections on my original database.

Boniver - thanks for the Kuhnke date, which I believe is accurate.

Tom Jones is alive ;)
& I can vouch for Cade & Owen still being alive today - reasonably sure Richardson, Bonomi & Lacaze are; Karch, none too sure

Continued thanks for updates... Time to get my glasses fixed!
:blush: :lol: (Still I did say - it was definitive!)

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 22:01

Richie: confirming FEV's info, here is the last paragraph of "The Prince and I" by Princess Ceril Birabongse:

My brother rang me at home in Italy late one night to tell me Bira was dead. He had suffered a heart attack, collapsed and died on the platform of Baron's Court underground station two days before Christmas 1985 - just opposite the block of flats where, for the last 20 years, I had always stayed during my London visits. He was seventy one.

Obviously, Baron's Court is pretty specific as a place of death, but I don't know which platform ....:)

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Posted 14 October 2001 - 09:07

Originally posted by Richie Jenkins
Bruno Giacomelli - regular Atlas F1 BB user! (thanks to Barry Boor) :)

If this is so (ciao Bruno!), why can't we get him to post here as well? Barry?

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Posted 14 October 2001 - 09:13

Originally posted by FEV
Martin Donnelly has a great team in British F3

Martin Donnelly Racing only competed for one season in F3, iirc. I think that was about three or four years ago, now they are doing Formula Renault, as far as I recall.

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 19:13

Yes Fines you are right, I think he wanted to come back to F3 this year but has not.

This thread made me think about a fact : why does nobody (even the great Forix) inlcude Indy 500 non-qualifiers of the 1950-60 era in the all-time Grand Prix drivers list ? IMHO they have their place in this very exclusive club as much as Tom Jones, Phil Cade, Jean-Claude Rudaz et al. Some of them are great AAA/USAC drivers (Charles van Acker, Joel Thorne, Billy DeVore, Johny Mauro...) and yes some are quite obscure (great stuff for F1rejects guys !).
So I have little data for most of them, but since some are great dirt-track/midget/sprint-car drivers maybe some of you american fellows have something about some of the 77 drivers I suggest to induct in the "Grand Prix Hall of Fame" !!

All are americans unless stated.

Charles van ACKER b. 14-03-1912 in Belgium (1950 Stevens-Offy)
Emil ANDRES b. 22-02-1911 d. 20-07-1999 (1950 Kurtis-Offy)
Johnny BALDWIN (1956 Ferrari)
Buzz BARTON b. 1916 (1952 Rae-Offy / 1953 Pawl D-Offy)
Joe BARZDA (1951 Maserati-Offy / 1952 Maserati-Offy / 1953 Maserati)
Tony BONADIES (1955 Kurtis 3000D-Offy / 1956 Kurtis 3000D-Offy / 1957 Kurtis 500C-Offy & Kuzma D-Offy)
Bill BOYD (1951 Golula-Offy)
Mike BRUCH (1950 Maserati)
Marvin BURKE (1950 Kurtis-Duray)
Neal CARTER b. 1923 (1952 Kurtis 500A-Offy)
Bob CLEBERG (1960 Epperly-Offy)
Bud CLEMONS (1957 Shilala-Offy)
Hal COLE b. 12-11-1912 d. 12-11-1970 apparently died the day of his 58th birthday – would be the only “GP” driver in this case.
(1950 Kurtis 2000-Offy)
Russ CONGDON (1960 Curtis-Offy)
Bob CORTNER (1958 Kurtis 3000-Offy / 1959 Cornis-Offy)
Billy DEVORE b. 12-09-1912 d. 12-08-1985 (1950 Scopa-Offy / 1954 Kurtis 3000-Offy)
Lee DROLLINGER (1960 Kurtis-Offy)
Ted DUNCAN (1950 Kurtis 2000-Offy)
Rex EASTON b. 1913 (1958 Kurtis 500G-Offy & Kurtis 500A-Offy / 1959 Lesovsky-Offy)
Kenny EATON (1950 Bardazon-Offy / 1951 Stevens-Offy)
Jack ENSLEY (1958 Kurtis 500D-Offy / 1959 Kurtis 500G-Offy)
Johnny FEDRICKS (1950 ?-Offy / 1952 Kurtis-Cadillac / 1953 Kurtis 500B-Offy / Kurtis 500C-Offy)
Milt FRANKHOUSER (1950 Stevens-Offy)
Dick FRAZIER (1950 Meyer-Offy / 1952 Stevens-Offy)
Andy FURCI (1957 Schroeder D-Offy)
Joe GIBA (1958 Kurtis 500D-Offy)
Potsy GOACHER (1953 Pankratz D-Offy / 1954 Moore D-Offy)
Bob GREGG (1950 Kurtis 2000-Offy)
Peter HAHN (1952 Snowberger-Offy)
Red HAMILTON (1953 Kurtis 4000-Offy)
Allen HEATH Canadian b. 1918 (1952 Kurtis 4000-Offy & Kuzma-Studebaker / 1953 Ewing D-Offy)
Al HERMAN (1953 Kurtis 2000-Offy / 1954 Kurtis 3000-Offy / 1958 Kuzma-Offy)
Norm HOUSER b. 18-12-1915 (1950 Kurtis-Duray / Miller-Offy)
Chuck HULSE b. 3-10-1927 (1960 Kuzma-Offy & Kurtis -Offy)
Van JOHNSON (1958 Kurtis 500C-Offy)
Johnny KAY (1953 Clemons D-Offy / 1955 Silnes Sherman D-Offy / 1956 Kurtis 4000D-Offy / 1959 Kurtis 500C-Offy )
Russ KLAR (1955 Schroeder D-Offy)
Ray KNEPPER (1951 Silnes-Offy)
Chuck LEIGHTON (1950 ?-Wayne)
Mark LIGHT (1950 Stevens-Offy & Meyer-Offy)
Ralph LIGUORI (1959 Maserati & Kurtis 500G-Offy)
Frank LUPTOW (1952 Ewing-Offy)
George LYNCH b. 20-06-1918 (1950 Snwoberger-Offy / 1951 Rassey-Offy)
Cy MARSHALL b. 17-04-1902 d. 20-12-1974 (1950 Ralph Miller)
Johnny MAURO b. 25-10-1911 (1950 ALFA-Romeo / 1952 Ferrari)
Al MILLER b. 1907 d. 18-08-1967 (1950 Miller RE4D)
Johnny MOOREHOUSE (1959 Kurtis 500G-Offy)
Earl MOTTER (1959 Kuzma-Offy)
Frank MUNDY (1954 Shroeder-Offy)
Roy NEUMAN (1953 Maserati)
Danny OAKES b.1911 (1953 Moore D-Offy / 1954 Kurtis 4000-Offy & Ferrari)
Jim PACKARD (1959 Kuzma-Offy / 1960 Kuzma-Offy)
Jiggs PETERS (1955 Scopa D-Offy)
Marvin PIFER (1956 Ewing D-Offy)
Ralph PRATT (1950 Bardazon-Offy & Golula-Offy)
Dick REESE (1956 Kurtis 4000D-Offy)
Gordon REID b.1923 (1951 Silnes-Chevrolet)
Johnny ROBERTS 1953 Kurtis 2000-Offy
Hal ROBSON Canadian b. 1912 (1953 Voelker)
Chuck RODEE = Charles Roedinger b. 8-09-1927 d. 14-05-1966
(1959 Kuzma-Offy / 1960 Dunn-Offy)
Bud ROSE (1950 Bromme-Offy)
Ebb ROSE b. 26-05-1906 (1960 Moore-Offy)
Jack ROUNDS (1960 Lesovsky-Offy)
Mike SALAY = Mike Szalai b. 10-06-1910 d. ?-11-1973
(1951 Szalai D-Offy)
Bob SCHROEDER (1959 Kurtis 500D-Offy)
Wayne SELSER (1953 Christy-Offy)
Bud SENNETT (1951 Maserati)
Doc SHANEBROOK (1951 Stevens-Offy / 1952 Pawl-Offy)
Joe SOSTILIO (1953 Kurtis 500A-Chrysler)
Gig STEPHENS (1956 Kurtis 2000D-Offy)
Otis STINE (1952 Scopa-Offy)
Bill TAYLOR (1952 Lesovsky-Offy / 1953 Lesovsky D-Offy)
Joel THORNE b. 16-10-1914 d. 17-10-1955 (1950 Kurtis-Sparks / 1951 Adams-Sparks)
George TICHENOR (1952 Kurtis 4000-Offy / 1954 Kurtis 2000-Offy / 1955 Lesovsky-Offy)
LeRoy WARRINER (1951 Kurtis-Offenhauser / 1953 Kurtis D-Offy / 1955 Kurtis 500A-Offy / 1956 Kurtis 3000D-Offy / 1958 Kurtis 500C-Offy)


#35 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 19:56

Once again, the TNF has proved somewhere where you learn stuff you never knew - btw, thanks for helping me with Bira's place of death - I was mistaken, interested to know that he died on a tube platform.
Tell you what FEV, I'll run through these guys & see if I can get any dates for them - I've never seen this list anywhere until now - interesting to see Bob Schroeder on the list - I'll see if I can find anything - thanks once again :)

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 20:02

Marcor has researched van Acker - he was enquiring at TrackForum about him a while back - I'll see if I can find the link ...

If you need help with any of these Yanks let me know Richie, the TrackForum guys can be very helpful.

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 20:13

Found it:


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Posted 15 October 2001 - 20:15

Already found a few things about some of these guys.
Johnny Baldwin died 19-05-2000 in Sonora, Ca.
Ralph Pratt died 15-12-1981. He was Roger Penske's boyhood hero.

Different sources raise some questions :
Allen Heath might not be canadian (he is for IMS but not for Midget Racing Hall of Fame). He died of a heart attack in the 70s.
The same Midget HoF gives another spelling for Chuck Rodee's real name : Rodeghier (?)

The four drivers above are part of the Midget Racing Hall of Fame. Neal Carter, Teddy Duncan, Rex Easton, Danny Oakes and LeRoy Warriner also are so it might not be too difficult to find things about them. If you could ask the guys at TrackForum V2 it would be great.

#39 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 20:58

Heres what I found: (via social security records - so should be right, see what you think)

Barzda b. 22/5/1915 d. 11/10/1993, Somerset, New Jersey
Bonadies b. 30/3/1910 d. Mar 1983, Hartford, CT (dunno what state this is!?)
Carter b. 10/3/1923 d. 2/4/1992
Clemons b. 20/3/1919 d. May 1985
Easton b. 12/12/1913 d. Dec 1974, Sanyamon, Illinois
Furci b. 12/12/1916 d. 9/7/1998 - Suffolk, New York
Heath b. 3/1/1918 d. Mar 1981, Northridge, Los Angeles
Hauser d. 3 Dec 1996, Volusia, Florida
Lynch d. 6/5/1997, Los Angeles
Oakes b. 26/7/1911 d. June 1985, Franklin, New York
Reid b. 11/8/1923 d. Dec 1989
Ebb Rose has the same birthdate as one Mauri Rose! - is there any chance that they are the one & same person??
Selser b. 11/4/1920 d. 21/1/1994, Madeira, California
Sostilio b. 3/1/1915 d. 9/7/2000

Well, I did me best - but that's all I can find thus far!


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Posted 15 October 2001 - 21:07

Originally posted by Richie Jenkins
Bonadies b. 30/3/1910 d. Mar 1983, Hartford, CT (dunno what state this is!?)

Tony Kaye will tell you...;)

Originally posted by Richie Jenkins
Ebb Rose has the same birthdate as one Mauri Rose! - is there any chance that they are the one & same person??

No, CERTAINLY NOT! BTW, "Ebb Rose" is a pseudonym, can't remember his real name off-hand. Wait, Harry Eisele, iirc... will check!

When I have a little more time (maybe tomorrow), I'll come back with more info! So long...

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Posted 15 October 2001 - 21:13

CT is Connecticut...:)

I though Michael would probably know some of them too - I'll help pick up any pieces!!:)

#42 Leif Snellman

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 06:54

JJ Lehto (SF) b. 31/1/1966, Espoo:- Now a top sportscar driver
Also F1 commentator for Finnish TV3.

Leo Kinnunen - discovered this a couple of weeks back...
Kinnunen is chairman for a local sports club "Heinolan Urheiluautoilijat ry" in the town of Heinola, some 120 km NE of Helsinki. They have a kart track and are arranging a local rally.

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 07:16

Richie, I found one minor error in my countryman's name. Andre van der Loft is actually called Dries, full name Andries. It's a Dutch variant on the name Andre. :)

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 18:03

Ha, I was just testing you, guys, and none of you passed the examn! Even as I lay in bed last night, it dawned upon me that Harry Eisele is, in fact, "Bud Rose"! As for Ebb Rose, I don't know a thing about him, except that it can't be Mauri Rose, for Mauri was a top-line driver for twenty years, and it would've been impossible for him to drive incognito at Indy. I browsed through Dick Wallen's book and found this: "Texas trucking operator Ebb Rose, moving into single-seaters from big-bore sports cars (...)". Nothing more yet.

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 18:59

One more thing I remember is: Van Johnson died at Williams Grove, Jul 19, 1959, just five weeks after taking his first champ car win at Langhorne. I'll come back with a batch of dates...

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 21:43

Richie, Michael, Richard,

This is looking good ! Thanks guys.

I found a few more things (mostly racing achievements outisde of AAA/USAC National Championship) and I've contacted a few people in the USA about it. I'm waiting for answers soon. I'll let you know when I got more (I'll make one big post rather than ten small ones !!).

But I must tell you one thing:
I made a typing mistake about one of the drivers : it's Mike Burch not Bruch (this way it will maybe be easier to find something about him :);) :blush: ).

See ya soon,

#47 alessandro silva

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 07:15

A correction should be made in the list of non-qualifiers:
the biographical sketch under Piero DROGO is the one of Piero DUSIO who had never something to do with WDC.
Drogo was a coachbuilder in Modena from Venezuela.
I am curious to know if this is Jenkins' mistake, unavoidable in such an impressive work, or if it was taken from somewhere as it appears.

#48 Barry Lake

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:16

I think we have proof here that no matter how diligent someone is with a task such as this, there always will be errors.

What is required to get it right is to have it read by as many people as possible who know the subject and are determined to get it right.

What better place to find such people than on The Nostalgia Forum?

#49 David McKinney

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:44

A lot of sources list Piero Dusio as a DNQ or DNA in an Italian GP around 1952 - sorry, I'm at work, so can't check which year.
Point is, I think this was more likely Carlo Dusio, the son, as I think Piero had gone to Argentina by then. Anyone any thoughts on that?

#50 alessandro silva

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 10:54

I always thought it was Carlo Dusio appearing for practice for the Italian 52 GP on board of a modified D46 with BPM marine engine. The car practised only on Friday so it is technically a DNQ since there were qualifications.
The Cisitalia book by de Agostini etc. says "Piero listed" and does not mention who actually tested te car. Sheldon gives Piero of course, since he was on the entry list apparently.