28/5/1913 - 7/2/1963
Peter Mitchell-Thomson later became Lord Selsdon. He raced sports cars in the 1930's and 40's, finishing 4th at Le Mans in 1939 and winning the race in 1949 driving a Ferrari 166 with Luigi Chinetti. Peter Mitchell-Thomson died 59 years ago, he was 50
Peter Mitchell-Thomson was the son of William Lowson Mitchell-Thomson, 1st Baron Selsdon (1877-1938). Peter later became Lord Selsdon.
He raced sports cars in the 1930's and 40's. He first raced at le Mans in 1935 driving a 'chain-gang' Frazer Nash with works support. This was Fred Wilmot's 1934 T.T. Replica but, owing to business commitments, was unavailable to drive so he entrusted the car to Michael Collier and Hon. Peter Mitchell-Thomson.
As Lord Selsdon he drove the V-12 Lagonda to 4th place at Le Mans in 1939 and he became Scotland's first post-war Le Mans winner with his co-driver Luigi Chinetti after their Ferrari 166 sports car won the event in 1949.