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Jack Early 1928 - 2005

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Jack Early was one of the true pioneers of post-war sports car racing in Southern California. Jack also raced motorcycles and even worked in movies as a stand in for Elizabeth Taylor in the distant riding shots!

Ralph Earnhardt 1928 - 1973

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An acknowledged master of North Carolina short tracks, Ralph was the father of Dale Earnhardt, and the grandfather of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kerry Earnhardt. He raced sparingly in NASCAR's elite division. He won NASCAR's Sportsman Division championship in 1956.

Kerry Earnhardt 1969

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Kerry Earnhardt is the eldest son of the late racing legend, Dale Earnhardt. During his career he has competed in Street Stock racing to the highest levels of NASCAR. Currently competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Dale Earnhardt Jr 1974

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The son of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001), Earnhardt Jr. has competed successfully in a number of racing classes and events, and is a two-time Busch Series champion with 21 wins.

Sonny Easley 1939 - 1978

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Sonny Easley took nine Winston West wins in his short NASCAR career. He finished second in the series in 1973 and 1975. He was killed in practice for a modified sportsman race at Riverside International Raceway.

George Eaton 1945

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Heir to a Canadian department store fortune, Eaton raced in Formula A and Can Am. This led to a drive for BRM. After a dissapointing time when he never troubled the score sheets, he lost interest and retired.

Lindsey Eccles 1908 - 1991

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Welsh racing driver who drove many different Bugatti. He later became the Managing Director of the Briton Ferry Steel Company.

Bernie Ecclestone 1930

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Ecclestone is the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, and as such is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing.

Selwyn Edge 1868 - 1940

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Don Edmunds 1930

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Don Edmunds was a race car driver and builder. He was Rookie of the Year in his one appearance at the Indy 500. Build around 600 race cars through his Don Edmunds Autoresearch concern. Now hand builds some of the finest model cars around.

Guy Edwards 1942

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Guy Edwards participated in 17 grands prix, debuting on January 13, 1974. He competed in the Aurora Formula One Championship in the UK from 1978 to 1980, scoring several wins. Along with Arturo Merzario, Brett Lunger and Harald Ertl, he was one of the four drivers who saved Niki Lauda from his...

Ernest Eldridge 1897 - 1937

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A truly colourful character, Eldridge drove and built a number of aero engined cars which he raced and attempted speed records with, setting a World Land Speeed Record in 1924. Raced at Indy in 1926.

Vic Elford 1935

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One of the greatest all-round drivers ever, Vic Elford started racing in a Mini in 1961, was the last British driver to win the Monte Carlo Rally and has raced at Le Mans, the Daytona 500 and Formula 1

Eje Elgh 1953

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Promising Swedish driver in the lower formula, he failed to realise his full potential as he moved up to F2 and F3000. Had a test with McLaren in 1979 but a GP drive never materialised.

Ed Elisian 1925 - 1959

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Ed Elisian was a curious character, great friends with Bill Vukovich, he did cause the accident that marred the 1958 Indy 500. He was suspended for 12 months and died in his first race back behind the wheel.

Jules Ellingboe 1892 - 1948

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Orgionally part of the International Motor Contest Association. He was the National Dirt Track Champion Of Canada in 1918. He entered the Indy 500 on seven occasions.

Eileen Ellison 1910 - 1967

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Eileen Ellison became interested in racing in the late 1920s. Her main racing achievement came in 1932 when she won the Duchess of York's race for women drivers at Brooklands. Eileen married Squadron Leader Brian Lane in 1940 but he was killed in action in 1942.

Paul Emery 1916 - 1992

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An innovative and visionary designer and engineer, many of Paul's ideas where decades ahead of their time but lack of resouces meant that they were never properly realised. Drove in the 1956 British Grand Prix.

Liane Engeman 0

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Top female Dutch racing driver, she drove in the European Touring Car Championship as a works driver with Ford and with Auto Delta scoring some fine top-five finishes at the Zandvoort, Nurburgring and Spa.

Paul England 1929

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Australian driver who made racing cars back home and contested the German Grand Prix in 1957 in a Cooper Climax. Later ran an engine balancing business.

Sebastien Enjolras 1976 - 1997

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One of the most promising drivers to come out of France in the 1990s, Sebastien Enjolras was destined for greater things. Sadly he was killed in qualifying for Le Mans in 1997

Robert Eonnet 1912 - 1946

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An accomplished sportsman and gentleman driver, Robert Eonnet raced a Bugatti Type 51 until his father found out and banned him from further competition. He even set a world record for deep-sea free diving at a depth of eighteen meters without even meaning to!

Erick Erickson 1916

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Erick raced tracks up and down the west coast of America winning more than his share. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. paid him to compete back east. But his roots were elsewhere and he soon returned to race in the west.

Stefan Eriksson 1961

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Stefan Eriksson is a Swedish businessman who became known for wrecking an Enzo Ferrari in California in 2006. He raced at Le Mans in 2005 but retired on Saturday morning.

Harald Ertl 1948 - 1982

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A motorsport journalist and amateur racer who drove in 28 Grands Prix. Famous for his Inspector Clouseau-style moustache in addition to a beard that he managed to squeeze into his helmet, he was killed in a light aircraft accident in Giessen, Germany.

Nasif Estefano 1932 - 1973

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Nasif Moises Estefano started racing in the Turismo Carratera. He failed to qualify for the 1962 Italian Grand Prix in a deTomaso. Returned to Argentina and won the 1965 and 1966 Argentine F3 Shampionship. Went back to Turismo Carratera endurance events but was killed in the Gran Prémio de la...

Bob Estes 1913 - 2002

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Philippe Etancelin 1896 - 1981

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Étanceline began racing with a Bugatti in 1926, making an immediate impact by winning the Grand Prix de Reims. Nicknamed "Phi-Phi," he teamed up with Luigi Chinetti to win the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1934. He almost always drove privately entered cars, competing in twelve F1 grand prix, debuting on...

Joe Eubanks 1925 - 1971

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Joe Eubanks was one of the pioneers of stock car racing. During his Grand National career he started 159 races, had 37 top-fives and 81 top-10s but just one win.

Prince Bertil Eugén 1912 - 1997

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Prince Bertil of Sweden was a tremendous athlete in his youth, specializing in track and field. In the 1930's he successfully competed in motor racing. His interest in Motor Sport is honoured by Princess Lilian through the presenting of medals at the Royal Swedish Automobile Club's annual meeting...

Kenneth Douglas Evans 1912 - 1985

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Kenneth Evans raced MG, ERA and Alfa Romeo. Prepared at the family run Bellevue Garages in Wandsworth. He and his sister Doreen were regular competitors at Brooklands.

Bob Evans 1947

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Evans was one of many British drivers of the period who, having worked tremendously hard to reach Formula 1, had neither the machinery nor the opportunity to show what they could really do.

Richie Evans 1941 - 1985

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Probably the greatest modified driver in history, Richie Evans won nine NASCAR National Modified Championships, including eight in a row from 1978 to 1985. He was killed in a crash at Martinsville Speedway while practicing for the Winn-Dixie 500 Tripleheader in late 1985. He had already secured the...

George Eyston 1897 - 1979

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Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston, yachtsman, hydroplane champion, distinguished aviator, racing driver, and three-times World Land Speed Record holder, certainly one of the most versatile drivers in the history of the sport.