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Trevor Blokdyk

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Born:

30 Nov 1935
Krugersdorp, Transvaal

Died:

19 Mar 1995
Hekpoort, nr. Krugersdorp

Nationality:

South Africa

Grands Prix:

1 (1963-1965)

Died of a heart-attack, whilst as a farmer, which he took up after racing retirement. Trevor, whose first name was actually John, was an accomplished speedway rider who is more well remembered in that sport than in racing, sadly. He began speedway racing as a teenager and when a British team travelled to South Africa, he gained wider fame worldwide. In 1958, Trevor moved to the UK to race for Poole, before then joining Ipswich, and very briefly, Leicester, but injuries restricted his appearances and led towards a four-wheeled career and he quit speedway in 1962, having won 6 South African caps, getting 42 points. Trevor was a very positive chap who gave racing a decent crack but in 1968, he quit to live in the Transvaal, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Biography last updated 21 Sep 2015