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Born on this day (27th - March)

Louis LeCocq

1892 - 1919


Cale Yarborough

1939


Garcia Veiga

1945


Didier de Radigu├Ęs

1958


Mark Lovell

1960 - 2003


Parker Johnstone

1961


Gregor Foitek

1965


David Coulthard

1971



Died on this day (27th - March)

Tom Alley

1889 - 1953


Heinz Schiller

1930 - 2007



Trevor Blokdyk
Trevor Blokdyk
SOUTH AFRICA

Born
30 / 11 / 1935
Died
19 / 3 / 1995

A former South African speedway champion, Trevor rode in Europe before returning home to compete on four wheels with a Ford-engined Type 52 Cooper in 1961.

He proved to be an extremely fast and fearless competitor and itched to return to Europe, which he did in 1962, to race in Formula Junior.

Trevor did well (second at Nogaro and Caserta) until the money ran out, so he then returned home to contest the South African championships - and his only Grand Prix - in the ex-Love Cooper.

Blokdyk was back in Europe once more in 1965 to race in F3, when he was one of that season's star performers until a massive crash at Albi hospitalised him for three months with pelvic and leg injuries.

He made his comeback at Rouen in 1966, finishing sixth, and continued to race in F3 in 1968 and early 1969, before returning to compete in South Africa.

Extremely popular, and always ready with a smile, Trevor took up farming upon retirement, but died suddenly of a heart attack, aged just 59.





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