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Peter Connew

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Peter Connew, The Nostalgia Forum Film Show, Hertfordshire, 28th January 2017. Copyright Ralph J. Colmar, 2017. Used with Permission.

Peter Connew, The Nostalgia Forum Film Show, Hertfordshire, 28th January 2017. Copyright Ralph J. Colmar, 2017. Used with Permission.

Born:

11 Jul 1946
Poplar, East London

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Connew, Surtees (1970-1972)

Still alive and well. Originally a draughtsman at a record player manufacturer, who attempted one of the more unlikely F1 entries, after initially working with Surtees to help construct Formula 5000 cars. In the 1980's, he became a design specialist for Jaguar and Daimler specialist. Now based mostly in Essex, as an independent design consultant, but also works with Ford in Chelsmford. His work had taken him to the Far East in recent years as well. For some years now, Peter, who has fostered hundreds of children with his wife, Iris, over the years, has worked on restoring his own original Formula 1 car. In 2017, to much delight and acclaim, the car was in one of the prime positions in the paddock at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Peter did an interview in 2017 for this site which can be found here; https://www.oldracingcars.com/drivers/interview/Peter-Connew/

Biography last updated 27 Jul 2018