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Bob Gerard

Bob Gerard. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2014. Used with Permission.

Bob Gerard. Copyright LAT Photographic 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

19 Jan 1914
Leicester

Died:

26 Jan 1990
South Croxton, Leicester

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

8 (1950-1957)

For many years, Bob was an F1 and latterly, F2 entrant. Also a businessman, away from racing. A book about his life was released in 2014, to mark 100 years since his birth. At his local circuit at Mallory Park, Leicestershire, there was a race, and still is a challenging corner named in his honour. Made his debut as a teenager back in 1933 in sprint and speed trials which he continued for some years before racing at a higher level until World War 2. A very capable driver, he won two British Empire Trophy races before he retired from race driving in 1961. Bob, whose father was a motor car engineer, died of heart disease in 1990.

Biography last updated 5 Feb 2018