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Jack Fairman

Jack Fairman, Tourist Trophy, Goodwood, West Sussex, 5th September 1959. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Jack Fairman, Tourist Trophy, Goodwood, West Sussex, 5th September 1959. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Jack Fairman, 10th February 1997. Copyright, David Hayhoe, 2018. Used with Permission.

Jack Fairman, 10th February 1997. Copyright, David Hayhoe, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

15 Mar 1913
Smallfield nr. Horley, Surrey

Died:

07 Feb 2002
Rugby, Warwickshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

12 (1953-1961)

Indy 500s:

0 (1962)

Raced for aeons but then went on to run a garage business in London and a mechanical parts concern in Surrey for many years. In the early 1990's, health took a downturn, so this Desert Rat moved to a motorsport retirement home near Rugby, where he died, aged 88. Fairman was an exceptional test and development driver and this arguably overshadowed his racing career, but he still enjoyed great success in sportscars.

Biography last updated 22 Sep 2014