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Sam Tingle, Goodwood Festival of Speed, England, 7th July 2001. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Sam Tingle, Goodwood Festival of Speed, England, 7th July 2001. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

24 Aug 1921
Manchester, England

Died:

19 Dec 2008
Somerset West, South Africa

Nationality:

Southern Rhodesia

Grands Prix:

5 (1963-1969)

Sadly died in 2008. A proud Rhodesian, he moved to South Africa, where he lived for some years. He still kept links with the sport, appearing at many a historic event in Southern Africa and a few in England, where he was born and lived for a while before the family moved to Rhodesia; his father was a cloth merchant who moved abroad for new opportunities. Sadly suffered tragedy in 2007, when his grandson was killed in the war in Afghanistan, but another grandson is racing. He will keep the Tingle name in the sport for a while yet, especially as his name is also Sam Tingle. Sam started racing in 1947 and proved quite adept in sportscars. He took a number of wins in South African Formula 1 racing, probably being at his peak in 1966. Sam stopped full-time racing in 1970 before developing the Donnybrook circuit near Harare.

Biography last updated 5 Feb 2018