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George Abecassis

George Abecassis in ERA R2A, 1947, from the Abecassis Family Collection. For more photos from this collection, please refer to www.georgeabecassis.com. Used with permission.

George Abecassis in ERA R2A, 1947, from the Abecassis Family Collection. For more photos from this collection, please refer to www.georgeabecassis.com. Used with permission.

George Abecassis in the 1953 HWM1, c1980, from the Abecassis Family Collection. For more from the collection, please refer to www.georgeabecassis.com. Used with permission.

George Abecassis in the 1953 HWM1, c1980, from the Abecassis Family Collection. For more from the collection, please refer to www.georgeabecassis.com. Used with permission.

Born:

21 Mar 1913
Oatlands, nr. Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Died:

18 Dec 1991
Ibstone, nr. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

2 (1951-1952)

Teams:

H.W.M. (Hersham & Walton Motors) (1951-1954)

Alphabetically, the first of all the GP drivers, George was involved in the car industry in various means for a good number of years, and HWM Motors still runs on today. Both parents were American and George spent 3 years growing up in the country until his father's early death. He died, peacefully, after a heart-attack, in retirement, at his home in Ibstone. George also won a DFC during the war, but suffered as a POW. He started racing in 1934 but retired after both John Heath's death and also because he was newly married. Later undertook powerboating after his racing career. For more information about George, please refer to www.georgeabecassis.com

Biography last updated 26 Oct 2014