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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Gerald Sumner
Gerald Sumner
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UNITED KINGDOM

Born
4 / 4 / 1912
Died
8 / 1 / 1964
A leading light in the Junior Car Club at Brooklands, he raced many different vehicles from a tiny GN to the big V12 Delage LSR car.

Gerald Bertram Crothers Sumner lived in Woking, Surrey. A member of the Oxford Univercity Car Club he raced at Brooklands in 1933 in the Oxford and Cambridge Univercity Handicap. Cambridge won 22 points to 3.

He was one of the leading lights in the Junior Car Club movement at Brooklands pre-war and raced many different vehicles from a tiny GN to the big V12 Delage LSR car.

In 1939 he raced a Jackson tuned 1087cc MG, winning a three lap race on the outer circuit at an average speed of 111.85 mph. That year he was elected as a member of the BRDC.

After the war he raced his MG finishing 4th in the Gransden Lodge Trophy in 1946. He quit racing and moved to Majorca where he ended his days.

His brother Bobby also raced GNs.

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