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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Geoff Crossley
Geoff Crossley
UNITED KINGDOM

Born
11 / 5 / 1921
Died
7 / 1 / 2002

Racing enthusiast Crossley ordered the second Alta (GP2) from Geoffrey Taylor and upon delivery took it to compete in the 1949 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. This may have seemed an ambitious step for someone with only a little pre-war experience in a Riley, but wisely he took things easily and finished seventh.

He made occasional appearances with the car over the next couple of years, picking up sixth place in the Jersey Road Race in 1950.

It seems he was unhappy with the costs of running and maintaining this machine, and dropped out of the racing scene, apart from a brief reappearance in 1955, when his home-made Berkshire Special appeared at the Goodwood Easter meeting. The car performed so poorly it was immediately withdrawn and never raced again.





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