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David Piper

David Piper. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

David Piper. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

David Piper, Mike Hawthorn Memorial at Farnham, January 2009. Copyright Rob Nickson, 2009. Used with permission.

David Piper, Mike Hawthorn Memorial at Farnham, January 2009. Copyright Rob Nickson, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

02 Dec 1930
Edgware, Middlesex

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

2 (1959-1960)

F2 starts:

2 (1960)

Despite having part of his leg amputated after a crash during filming for the Le Mans movie in 1970, David continued to race for aeons in historic events, and still visits them. However he is best known for running a Ferrari garage near his home in Surrey. He was also involved in historic racing administration, however his involvement in historic racing has waned in recent years due to a rather acrimonous legal battle with a notable historic racer. That said, he returned to Goodwood in 2016 to drive one of his cars in the Ferrari display at the Goodwood Member's Meeting. Piper began his career as long ago as 1953 in speed events, and from 1982 onwards, he co-founded and then drove in the Supersports Series, either racing in his classic cars or entering them for other drivers.

Biography last updated 15 Mar 2016