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Masten Gregory

Masten Gregory, 1962, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Masten Gregory, 1962, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

29 Feb 1932
Kansas City, Missouri

Died:

08 Nov 1985
Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario, Italy

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

38 (1957-1965)

F2 starts:

2 (1960)

Indy 500s:

1 (1963-1968)

Kept his hand involved in many projects, but was working as a jeweller and diamond trader when he died, suddenly, of a heart-attack, at his winter home in Italy. He also worked in Amsterdam after retiring from racing after friend Jo Bonnier died at Le Mans in 1972. An intelligent man off the track, he was a hard-charging and risk-taking driver on it and he was somewhat lucky to survive a number of scrapes. Masten started racing in 1953 in SCCA events before moving over to Europe soon afterwards. His most notable win was definitely at Le Mans in 1965, but he also won the Nurburgring 1000kms in 1961 and the Karlskoga non-championship Formula 1 race in 1962.

Biography last updated 14 Dec 2015