Jimmy raced all over the south in the 1950's and early 60's racing mostly modified coupes. He also raced in "grand national" races. In the 1960's, Jimmy experienced failing health and suffered a fatal heart attack on September 26th 1964.
Jimmy Thompson died 57 years ago, he was 40 , He would have been 97.
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.