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Owen Maddock

Owen Maddock, 1961. Copyright Chris Hale, 2012. Used with Permission.

Owen Maddock, 1961. Copyright Chris Hale, 2012. Used with Permission.

Owen Maddock, 1998. Copyright Chris Hale, 2012. Used with Permission.

Owen Maddock, 1998. Copyright Chris Hale, 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

24 Jul 1925
Epsom, Surrey

Died:

19 Jul 2000
Cowes, Isle of Wight

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Cooper, Vanwall (1950-1964)

Legendary designer and engineer. After his spell with Cooper, he became an independent technical consultant, including a spell designing hovercrafts and he also designed ship parts including pilot hoists. He was still in demand as a designer but Owen wouldn't contemplate a job that took him away from his beloved Isle of Wight. Also a very competent jazz musician, who played with the Mike Daniels and Mick Mulligan bands, the latter of which featured legendary jazz singer George Melly. Owen continued to attend jazz music festivals right up to his death. Maddock studied engineering before joining the Institute of Mechanical Engineers as a member, whilst also serving in both the Home Guard and in the British Army in Germany for two year's National Service. Upon its finish, Maddock joined Cooper initially as a fitter and draughtsman. An unorthodox man who suffered from a stutter, Owen also helped McLaren in the 1960's. In retirement, he enjoyed cycling around the Isle of Wight and also took part in the Wight Music Festival as a pianist.

Biography last updated 12 Sep 2016