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Born on this day (26th - April)

Edgar Morawitz

1892 - 1945


Francois Picard

1921 - 1996


Pat Griffith

1925 - 1980


Jean-Pierre Beltoise

1937 - 2015


Gus Hutchison

1937


Ian Geoghegan

1939 - 2003


Tom Jones

1943 - 2015


Jose Dolhem

1944 - 1988


Johnny Dumfries

1958


Tim Sugden

1964


James Thompson

1974



Died on this day (26th - April)

Willi Krakau

1911 - 1995


1937 - 2002


Danny Kladis

1917 - 2009



Alfonso Thiele
Alfonso Thiele
© (c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000
UNITED STATES

Born
5 / 4 / 1922
Died
15 / 7 / 1986

With the exception of his single-seater drive in the 1960 Italian GP, Thiele was exclusively a sports car pilot, and a pretty good one at that.

He spent most of the late fifties campaigning the little Fiat Abarth (taking a 750 cc class win in the 1957 Mille Miglia), before graduating to a more potent proposition with the Ferrari 250GT, winning his class at the 1959 Monza GT meeting with this car.

In the early sixties he was a works driver for both the Fiat Abarth and Alfa Romeo teams. With the latter he took a fine fourth place in the 1964 Targa Florio, just behind team-mate Businello.

© (c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000




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