Born on this day (29th - April)
1916 - 1988
1941 - 2008
1957 - 2001
1967 - 1992
Died on this day (29th - April)
1874 - 1925
1913 - 1978
1936 - 2002
1917 - 2002
1923 - 2008
Born in Bruxelles Neugarten was a successful GT driver winning the GT2 class at Le Mans in 1997 crossing the line with only three available gears!
Neugarten started racing in the 1980s and participated briefly in British F3000 before concentrating on sports cars. Some of the highlights of his career included wining the Venturi Trophy in 1994, the SuperSport Trophy in 1995 and his class win at le Mans in the Elf Haberthur Racing Porsche 911 GT2 sharing the driving with Guy Martinolle and Jean-Claude Lagniez
He had a chance meeting with Luc Besson the French film director, writer and producer. Besson asked him to help with driving on a number of films and commercials inlcuing Ronin (1998), The Transporter (2002) and Transporter 3 (2008). He also acted as technical advisor on the filming of Michel Vaillant and was responsible for selecting the cars and drivers.