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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



Alexe de Vassal
Alexe de Vassal
ROMANIA

Born
15 / 4 / 1910
Died
27 / 11 / 2006

The last prince of motoring in Romania, Alexe de Vassal was a descendant of a Count of de Vassal. He was the honorary deputy chairman of ACR and dedicated his whole life to promoting motor racing and sporting aviation.

His father, a well known public figure of the first half of the century, and who was once chairman of General Motors in Romania, got Alexe a driver’s license when he was just 15.

Alexe Vassal was part of the golden generation of the Romanian motor racing between 1930-1939. His last competition was with Petre Cristea in the Monte Carlo Rally of 1938.

After the war, he brought to public attention the tradition of the Romanian motor racing and actively supported the creation, in 1948, of the Romanian Federation of Motor and Motorcycle racing – FRAM). In 1960 he was among the founders of the Romanian Car-drivers Association and in 1967 he contributed to the resuscitation of Automobil Clubul Roman which has brought together all the various elements of motoring and racing in Romania.