Jacques Ickx

22/2/1910 - 11/5/1978

Jacques Ickx
Belgian motoring journalist and historian.Father of Jacky Ickx. Jacques Ickx died 44 years ago, he was 68


Jacques Ickx was a respected racing journalist and technical writer, covering all forms of motorsports and taking young Jacky with him when he was old enough. Despite being aware of racing all his life, Jacky was not really interested in the sport until his Dad bought him a 50cc Zundapp motorcycle. Soon afterwards, Ickx won 8 of 13 races and the European 50cc title. Jacques Ickx coined the word Moto Cross. He won the motocross event at Brabanoon in 1934 and 1935.

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