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Shingo Tachi 1977 - 1999

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Son of Nobuhide Tachi, founder and head of TOM's, Shingo was killed testing a Toyota Supra GT in 1999.

Alex Tagliani 1972

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Tagliani is a Canadian auto racing driver from Montreal, Quebec. He has raced in the ChampCar series since 2000, when it was still known officially as CART.

Nobuhiro Tajima 1950

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President of the Suzuki Sports Company "Monster" Tajima started in rallying but found his true calling in the massive hillclimbs at Pikes Peak and the Race to the Sky in New Zealand, a race he has now won eight times!

Noritake Takahara 1951

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Takahara was a successful driver winning the Japanese Formula 2 title in 1974 and 1976. He also won the Grand Champion sports car series three times. He also became the first Japanese driver to finish a World Championship Grand Prix in 1976.

Patrick Tambay 1949

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French Formula One driver and one of the most genuinely charming and popular of all F1 drivers on the scene in the early 1980s.

Antonio Tamburini 1966

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Very quick Italian F3 driver who never clicked in F3000. Had a few good seasons in Touring Cars before retiring fom competition.

Garth Tander 1977

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Garth Tander is a multiple-championship winning Australian motor racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship's Enduro Cup, co-driving the No. 97 Holden ZB Commodore for Triple Eight Race Engineering. He was the 2007 series champion for the HSV Dealer Team and is a...

Victor Tandy 1920 - 1968

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Amateur Amercan racing driver. Raced a TR4 in production sports car racing. He won the Pacific Coast F Production Championship in 1966. He was killed in a crash at Riverside.

Gene Tapia 1925 - 2005

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Gene Tapia was a congenial driver dubbed "King of the Supermodifieds." Tapia won one NASCAR championship but then left as he wanted to race more than once a week.

Luigi Taramazzo 1932 - 2004

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Gabriele Tarquini 1962

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Tarquini drove in 78 grands prix. He holds the unfortunate record for the most failed attempts to pre-qualify, mainly because of the cars he drove. Now better know as one of the world's top touring car drivers, winning the BTCC title in 1994.

Don Tarr 1929

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Don Tarr drove in 48 NASCAR Grand National events from 1967-1971. He drove a Winged Dodge Daytona and Plymouth SuperBird 6 times in 1970 and enjoyed 2 top 10 finishes in the aerodynamical wonders. His best finish in a Wing car was 6th in the 1970 Firecracker 400 at Daytona.

Piero Taruffi 1906 - 1988

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Taruffi was an all-round sportsman who managed the Gilera motorcycle team as well as racing cars. He won one Grand Prix, the 1952 Swiss GP, and finished third in the drivers championship.

Henry Tauber 1909 - 2001

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Raced a self-modified Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 in Europe with considerable success in the early 1930s.

John Taylor 1933 - 1966

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John Taylor competed in five World Championship Formula One Grands Prix and a number of non-championship Formula One races. He died following a crash at the 1966 German Grand Prix, when his Brabham collided with Jacky Ickx's Matra on the first lap of the race. Ickx was uninjured and though Taylor...

Henry Taylor 1932

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Trevor Taylor 1936 - 2010

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A short stocky Yorkshireman, Taylor had a nubmer of crashes many of which which would have frightened a lesser man into retirement. After his uninspiring Formula 1 career came to an end he establish himself as a top F5000 competitor.

Michael Taylor 1934 - 2017

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Michael Taylor effectively only raced for just over twelve months. After winning a number of club races, he joined Team Lotus at Le Mans with Innes Ireland. He made his GP debut later in the year at the British Grand Prix. Then in 1960 the steering broke on his Lotus in the Belgian GP and he...

Dennis Taylor 1921 - 1962

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An enthusiastic sports car and Formula Junior racing driver who was killed in the FJ race at Monaco in 1962.

Ian Taylor 1947 - 1992

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Ian Taylor ran one of the best racing schools in the UK. He raced single seaters in the early 1970's but found his niche in sports cars. Tragically killed in a saloon car race at Spa.

Fay Taylour 1904 - 1983

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Fay Taylor was the most famous female motorcyclist in the late 1920s and a champion speedway rider. She switched to racing cars in 1931 and continued racing in the UK and America until she retired in the late 1950s.

Marshall Teague 1922 - 1959

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Marshall Teague was one of NASCAR's first stars and pioneers. In just twenty-three career starts, Marshall captured 2 poles and seven victories in his "Fabulous" Hudson Hornet.

Kathryn Teasdale 1966

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A professional downhill ski racer Kat was sidelined with a knee injury in 1980. She turned to racing and worked her way up to racing for the Factory Corvette and Pontiac Teams. She became the first woman to race in a NASCAR BUSCH Grand National North series event. She retired in 1998 and has since...

Shorty Templeman 1919 - 1962

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Clark "Shorty" Templeman was an American racing driver who died in Marion, Ohio as a result of injuries sustained in a midget car crash at the Marion County Fairgrounds track.

Omobono Tenni 1905 - 1948

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Tenni was one of the greatest motorcycle racers of his era. In the mid 30s Tenni tried car racing. He made a great debut in the Mille Miglia but never really showed the same passion as he did on two wheels. He died after crashing during practice for the motorcycle race at the 1948 Swiss GP.

André Testut 1926 - 2005

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André Testut was a racing driver from Monaco. He entered 2 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, both in Monaco, in 1958 and 1959. On both occasions he drove his Maserati 250F and both times he failed to qualify.

Teddy Tetzlaff 1883 - 1929

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Tetzlaff was one of the best known American racing drivers of the early 20th century. His style was one of flat out and hope it holds together. When it did, he won, but mostly it didn't!

Mike Thackwell 1961

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Leon Théry 1879 - 1909

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Nicknamed the 'chronometer', he was one of the first drivers to understand the need to drive according to the cars abilities. Often winning when others failed to stay the course, he became one of the top drivers in the early 1900's.

Didier Theys 1956

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Theys is an endurance driving legend, a 2002 Grand Am national champion and a former Indy car star. He won the Daytona 24 hour race and Sebring 12 hour race in 1998. He won Daytona again in 2002.

Paul Thiel 1924 - 2007

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Paul Thiel was a famous East German racing driver who built his own racing car in the period just after WWII.

Alfonso Thiele 1922 - 1986

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Gilberte Thirion 1928 - 2008

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Gilberte Thirion raced between 1951 and 1957. She drove Porsche, Gordini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Renault in rallies and sportscar races. She is one of the few women to win a World Rally Championship event, taking the Tour of Corsica in 1956.

René Thomas 1886 - 1975

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French racing driver who competed at Indy on four occasions, winning in 1914 and finishing second in 1920.

Eric Thompson 1919

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Thompson fitted his racing in with his work schedule. Twice winning his class at Le Mans and victories at Spa, Goodwood and other circuits, though he drove for fun, Thompson drove like no amateur. He only competed in one Grand Prix, the British in 1952, beating Farina in a straight fight for fifth...

Jimmy Thompson 1924 - 1964

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Jimmy raced all over the south in the 1950's and early 60's racing mostly modified coupes. He also raced in "grand national" races. In the 1960's, Jimmy experienced failing health and suffered a fatal heart attack on September 26th 1964.

Alfred Thompson 1926 - 1972

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James Thompson 1974

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Top touring car driver and winner of the British Touring Car Championship in 2002 and 2004.

Muriel Thompson 1875 - 1939

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Involved in the foundation of the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club, she won the first race held there for women drivers, the Ladies Bracelet Handicap, in 1908.

Bryan Thomson 1935

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Bryan raced a variety of open wheel racing cars, sports cars and touring cars in a colourful career that spanned many decades of racing in Australia, the UK and New Zealand.

Johnny Thomson 1922 - 1960

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Johnny Thomson started in Midgets before World War II. He set a record-breaking qualifying run at Indianapolis in 1959 when he finished 3rd in the race. He was the Eastern Sprint Car Champion in 1954 and 1958, and finished third in the Champ Car title race in 1955, 1958 and 1959. He was fatally...

Leslie Thorne 1916 - 1993

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Scottish accountant who started out in 500cc F3 but ended up driving the Ecurie Ecosse Connaught A-type Formula 2 car.

Joel Thorne 1914 - 1955

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Joel Thorne was a wealthy daredevil sportsman, heir to Chase Manhattan Bank & Pullman Railroad Fortunes, he was from New Rochelle, N.Y. and raced hydroplanes and cars.

Thomas Thrash Jr. 1961 - 2009

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Thomas Thrash Jr. raced in SCCA competition for 12 years, winning the E Production National Championship in 2007.

Bud Tingelstad 1928 - 1981

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Bud Tingelstad raced Indy cars and Midgets. In a career that stared in 1960, he competed in 10 Indianapolis 500-mile races between 1960 and 1972.

Sam Tingle 1921 - 2008

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Sam Tingle was a Formula One driver from Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He participated in 5 grands prix. He was one of only two drivers to enter a Formula One race from the former republic of Rhodesia, the other being John Love.

Willy Tischbein 1871 - 1946

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A well known gentleman driver between 1900 and 1909 Tischbein was also a great cyclist in the 1890s. He was probably the first person to use sponsorship by recruiting sportsmen to use products from the Continental Tire Company.

Desmond Titterington 1928 - 2002

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The Ulsterman may have driven in only a single Grand Prix but he was a very fine driver indeed, and had he not chosen to suddenly retire from competition at the end of the 1956 season would quite probably have become a household name.

Jerry Titus 1928 - 1970

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Titus was a racer, engineer and journalist who won the Trans-Am Championship for Ford in 1967. He also won his class at the Daytona 24 hour race in 1968 (4th overall) and 1969 (3rd overall).

Jean Todt 1946

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Jean Todt is currently executive director of Scuderia Ferrari, the Ferrari company's Formula One constructor. On October 25, 2006, he was appointed as the company's CEO.

Omar Toft 1886 - 1921

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Racing driver, promoter of the Speederettes and farmer. Killed in a crash at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

Henri Toivonen 1956 - 1986

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Henri started out racing saloons and Formula V until he could take up rallying full time. He won the RAC Rally in 1980 and in 1985, he also won the Monte Carlo rally in 1986. Henri died in a fiery accident on the Tour de Corse rally which resulted in the FIA banning Group B rally cars.

Johnnie Tolan 1918 - 1986

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Johnnie Tolan was a legendary Midget race car driver in the Denver area in the 1940s through to the 1960s. He won the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association Championship in 1947 and 1947 and the AAA National Midget championship and the Midwest Championship in 1952. Raced at Indy three times with a...

James Algenon Toop 1882 - 1924

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James Algenon Toop raced at Brooklands before the First World War. After the war he returned but was killed at the Whitsun meeting in 1924 when the 1913 Grand Prix Peugeot he was driving went over the Byfleet banking.

Paul Tracy 1968

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Jean Trémoulet 1909 - 1944

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Jean Trémoulet was a French racing driver, who started off as riding mechanic for his friend the Delahaye driver Eugenè Chaboud. Together they won Le Mans in 1938. Trémoulet joined the French resistance during the war and died in an motorcycle accident during a Resistance mission at Sagelat in...

Maurice Trintignant 1917 - 2005

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Maurice Trintignant was one of France's national heroes. He raced on the Formula One and sportscar circuits for nearly three decades from the early 1930s onwards, competing in 82 Grands Prix.

Louis-Aimé Trintignant 1903 - 1933

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Brother of Formula 1 driver Maurice Trintignant, Louis-Aimé was a promissing French racing driver who was killed in practice for the 1933 Grand Prix de Picardie.

Michel Trollé 1959

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A promising French F3000 driver who was destined for F1 until he had a career ending accident at Brands in 1988.

Count Carlo Felice Trossi 1908 - 1949

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Count Carlo Felice Trossi was an Italian aristocrat and a great sportsman who loved speed whether in boats, airplanes or racing cars. He was an early financial supporter of the Scuderia Ferrari and in 1932 became its President.

Prince Igor Troubetzkoy 1912 - 2008

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Prince Igor Troubetzkoy was Barbara Hutton's fourth husband. He won the Targa Florio and then drove the first Ferrari to be entered into a Grand Prix, the Monaco Grand Prix in 1948.

Jarno Trulli 1974

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Trulli won National, European and World Championships in karting before moving to F3 and two years later to F1. Currently drivers for the Toyota Formula One Team.

Donald Truman 1922

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500cc Formula 3 racer who went on to play a significant role in the BRDC and BRSCC.

Esteban Tuero 1978

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Argentine racing driver who raced for the Minardi Formula One team in 1998. At 19, he became the then third youngest F1 driver in history when he landed his seat alongside Shinji Nakano, but left the championship at the end of the season.

Reino Tulonen 1926

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Reino Tulonen was a versatile and successful driver who raced big cars, midgets, sprint cars, jalopies, coupes, modifieds and super modifieds.

Stuart Turner 1933

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Stuart Turner has had a lifelong interest and involvement in motor sport and has competed as co-driver on most major international rallies.

Curtis Turner 1924 - 1970

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Curtis Turner was one of the pioneers of NASCAR stock car racing, a member of that hale and hearty band of competitors who raced hard, lived hard and enjoyed every moment of it.

Ken Tyrrell 1924 - 2001

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Ken Tyrrell, racing driver and the founder of the Tyrrell Formula One constructor, died at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer.