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Gerry Ashmore

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Gerry Ashmore, Ancien Pilotes meeting, Stuttgart, 2012. Copyright Carlos Ghys(www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Gerry Ashmore, Ancien Pilotes meeting, Stuttgart, 2012. Copyright Carlos Ghys(www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

25 Jul 1936
West Bromwich, Staffordshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

3 (1961-1962)

Now retired and living in France, where he has lived since the early 1990's. His racing involvement in more recent years was largely restricted to his regular attendance of historic festivals and reunions. Gerry is the son of former Grand Prix driver Joe Ashmore, whilst his uncle Fred also competed in Grand Prix's. The Ashmore family were involved during World War Two in making parts for De Havilland for Mosquito aircraft. Gerry made his debut in 1957 in a D-Type Jaguar intended solely to be an one-off so he could understand his dad's passion for the sport. He finished the race despite saying that the car went straight on at all the corners! Eventually gained more enthusiasm for the sport and moved into single-seaters in 1960. Carried on racing in GT and sportscar events until 1971, when he retired to concentrate on fatherhood. He, for many years, operated a truck and crane business. In recent years, Gerry has become frailer and no longer travels to reunions.

Biography last updated 12 Jun 2019