NOV 10 th Doug Nye: Goodwood International [Formula Libre Handicap 2]. By then, the Battle of Britain was over and the need was for fewer fighter pilots and far more bomber crews. George, unfortunately, was captured, together with one of his colleagues, and together they endured seven months of incarceration as POWs. He knew he would be outclassed by the continentals in their Alfettas and Maseratis, but he did well enough to qualify for the final.

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Doug Nye: George Abecassis – The Man Behind HWM

The Alta was for George an electrifying experience, and he decided that if he could lay his hands on one at a price he could afford, that is what he would do. British Hill Climb Championship [17]. But his racing that year was affected by the trouble in his marriage, which had pretty well broken down, and was in terminal decline. In the latter he was subjected to some interesting tactical racing by a pair of the Lotus Elites, and Robin Ellis in Tony Mantle’s example finished second just over 3 seconds behind after 30 minutes of racing.

It will be open, by invitation only, abrcassis models with competition provenance that were built in the era.

George Abecassis (GB) – All Results – Racing Sports Cars

This was a triumph for George and Geoffrey Taylor, and they both rscing that more glory would follow soon. Once again our season finale where we have consistently provided our best grid of the season. National Oulton Park [Sports Unlimited]. However, I crave your patience as this will have to be done gradually.


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Motors 3 rd 3. His heart was now firmly in Sports Car racing, and the year saw him drive seven times for Aston Martin. Edward Bradley won the cc class in his splendid Ulster.

There was great racing all the way down the field, on a day in which FISCAR excelled itself in giving the wet and cold spectators, both quality and quantity. It is not yet clear whether your Chairman will also be able to run the Bic Healey Cup. Castle Combe Autumn Classic – 3rd October.

Hersham and Walton Motors. Retrieved 27 November There was only one circuit race meeting on the British mainland that year, at Gransden airfield near Cambridge, and here George won the big race of the day in the Bugatti.

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Fastest man on the track at the end however, was Mark Lewis in his Lister Chevrolet, recovering from an early spinand so nearly pipping Roberto for 2nd. The car had finished 3rd at Le Mans in and Sam Stretton showing due deference to this wonderful piece of history gently stroked it home towards the back of the field, but it had real presence and we can only hope that we get the chance to see it out again.

Motors 1 st He tended to be a little reckless at sea, but survived all the dangerous scrapes he managed to get himself into. Motors 2 nd 5. Thus encouraged, George ran fourth in the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace in June and captured the Hill record on his very first visit to Prescott in July — now he was on his way, and he followed this up by winning the British Trophy at Brooklands in early August.


He was half way through his second Tour when he was shot down on 7th October, on a mission over Denmark. George Abecassis was, indeed, far more significant within the soaring flight plan of postwar British motor racing than his too-often forgotten status today now credits. Details will be posted here when known.

All Results of George Abecassis

Full race report to follow. There will be plenty of classes and flexible depending on the entries received. He knew he would be outclassed by the continentals in their Alfettas and Maseratis, but he did well enough to qualify for the final. Abecassix the war it was refurbished and in Abecassis took it to the Grand Prix des Nations in Geneva.

Steve Boultbee-Brooks drove a blinder in the rain on Saturday to hold off a determined group of Jags and Healeys in the racnig race of the day. Philip Jucker was killed in practice at the isle of man, and George was able to buy the wreck of his new car from his estate.