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Chap of the Week - Ray Keech

Here we see Ray Keech going for the World Land Speed Record at Daytona in 1928 riding the titanic 81-litre White-Triplex Special!

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Chaps tracks! Avus, Langhorne the Widow maker, Longford and the Gavea Circuit nicknamed The Devil's Trampoline

Born on June 22nd
A list of the drivers born on this day. Note this is not a compete list, if you know of any driver who should be added, please contact us by clicking here. Thank you.
Webb Jay 1870 - 1952
Eddie O'Donnell 1885 - 1920
Rollin May 1896 - 1939
Robin Montgomerie-Charrington 1915 - 2007
George Fonder 1917 - 1958
John Wagstaff 1932 - 2021
Georg Loos 1943
Paolo Mattiazzo 1943
Yutaka Yamagishi 1967
Daniel Clive Wheldon 1978
Passed Away On June 22nd
A list of the drivers born on this day. Note this is not a compete list, if you know of any driver who should be added, please contact us by clicking here. Thank you.
Louis Chiron 1899 - 1979
Dino Crescentini 1947 - 2008
Guy Tunmer 1948 - 1999

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So it’s sharp left, then floor-it. No, Hang on….WAIT!!!

14-Oct-21 historicracing.com

Swiss roller Edgar Berney was generally seen as an accomplished and steady hand, with at least eight “I Drove The Le Mans 24-Hours” T-shirts hanging on his line. And, while we seriously doubt whether he ever cherished the 1966 version as a particular favourite, it was at least his best remembered!

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27-Sep-21 historicracing.com

Australo-Kiwi based Tasman racing was begun back in 1964. And, since it allowed Formula 1 machinery with only light modification, the Grand Prix set, bored with the northern hemispherical winters, took the opportunity to go racing there throughout January and February, before their own school terms started in earnest.

A Day at the Palace!

23-Sep-21 Chris Bowen

Now then, you lot! Imagine it’s the 10th September 1971 and the very occasion of the Iberia Airlines Trophy gala for Formula 3 cars at Crystal Palace. Colin Vandervell (son of Vanwall creator Tony Vandervell) is leading his Brabham into the North Tower section on the first lap, but’s left room under breaking for future World Champion Jody Scheckter to slip his works-entered Merlyn down his right side on a very tight line. Australian Dave Walker meanwhile, the 1971 British F3 champion-elect, has made a late shout to fill the gap between them for the glory of Gold Leaf Team Lotus. Let’s play the Intro, then…

Until the arrival of the Alonso boy, this chap was the most successful Spanish Formula One driver.

20-Sep-21 Chris Bowen

Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, Marquese de Portago (and if you don’t know what Cabeza de Vaca means, it’s well worth looking it up).

Count Louis Zborowski in Chitty-Bang-Bang

14-Sep-21 Chris Bowen

Our top chap this week is Count Louis Zborowski in Chitty-Bang-Bang (oh yes!) at Brooklands in 1921. It’s fashionable now for sons of racers to take up the old-man’s trade. But Louis Zborowski may well have been the first.

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Lost to Us in 2021

Reine Wisell
20/3/2022
1941 - 2022

Vic Elford
13/3/2022
1935 - 2022

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