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Arthur Owen, Shelshey Walsh, 1997. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2011. Used with permission.

Arthur Owen, Shelshey Walsh, 1997. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

23 Mar 1915
Lambeth, London

Died:

27 Apr 2002
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

1 (1960)

Far better known for his hillclimb prowess, he won the British Hillclimbing Championship in 1962. He began his career in 1954, and became synonymous with racing Cooper cars, later writing a book about the marque. Retired in 1964, after taking a class win in his last hillclimb at Great Auclum. Moved to the Algarve in his later years - a retired author and jeweler, he used to live in St. Helier, in Jersey. All of this was a far cry from his birth; there is no father named on his birth certificate and his mother, Charlotte, a kitchen maid at the Crown Hotel in Leytonstone, struggled to keep Arthur fed and well.

Biography last updated 5 Feb 2018