David Prophet, a Midlands motor trader, raced enthusiastically in some serious machinery for more than a decade. He was killed in 1981 his helicopter crashed just after take-off from the Silverstone circuit.
David Prophet died 40 years ago, he was 44 , He would have been 84.
The son of a jockey, Brian started racing in 1959 with an Austin A30. He raced saloon cars and sports cars before aquiring a Lotus 11, a Lotus 18 and an Ausper T4 Formula Junior. In 1965 he raced Lotus 24 Coventry Climax in Formula Libre and non-championship F1 races. After racing he turned to training race horses.