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Jackie Pretorius

Jackie Pretorius. Copyright Barrie Smith (www.frenchpix.com/racingtimes), 2017. Used with Permission.

Jackie Pretorius. Copyright Barrie Smith (www.frenchpix.com/racingtimes), 2017. Used with Permission.

Jackie Pretorius, 28th January 2001. Copyright Chris van der Walt, 2013. Used with Permission.

Jackie Pretorius, 28th January 2001. Copyright Chris van der Walt, 2013. Used with Permission.

Born:

22 Nov 1934
Potchefstroom, Transvaal

Died:

30 Mar 2009
Johannesburg

Nationality:

South Africa

Grands Prix:

3 (1965-1973)

A very popular man, he was a regular at historics and worked for many years for Wynn Oil. Jackie later also performed stunt driving, but had to give this up when he was badly injured after being hit by a stunt car. Sadly, robbers broke into his house twice - the first time the attack killed his wife and injured Jackie. Despite this, he still attended historic events and stayed upbeat, but when the 2nd attack happened, Jackie was badly injured, and after a spell in a coma, he died, leaving the whole South African motor racing world aghast and in mourning over his murder.

Biography last updated 1 Oct 2014