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Chris Meek

Chris Meek. Copyright Mike Hargreaves, 2016. T: (0044) (0)7932627669. Used with Permission.

Chris Meek. Copyright Mike Hargreaves, 2016. T: (0044) (0)7932627669. Used with Permission.

Chris Meek, 2016. Copyright Mike Hargreaves, 2016. T: (0044) (0)7932627669. Used with Permission.

Chris Meek, 2016. Copyright Mike Hargreaves, 2016. T: (0044) (0)7932627669. Used with Permission.

Born:

21 Dec 1932
Farnham, Surrey

Died:

21 May 2016
Leeds, Yorkshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

F2 starts:

3 (1967-1968)

Meek was a pretty reasonable driver, but it is his activities after racing for which he is best known. Chris ran Titan Properties for nearly 40 years, and in that time Chris was the manager for Tom Pryce, a sponsorship and management consultant, but his most defining legacy is probably that of the saviour of Mallory Park - he helped a rescue bid in 1983 and until recently, continued to oversee operations there. In his honour, the medical centre there is named after him. His influence in British motorsport was very strong indeed. He sadly died in 2016 after a long fight against cancer. Meek started racing in motorcycles, before moving to Formula 3. He also raced in sportscars, Formula Junior and Formula Atlantic, but arguably his greatest triumph as a racer was winning the 1971 BRSCC Northern Formula Ford title. A larger-than-life character, Chris owned (albeit not at once) over 40 Ferrari sports road cars in his lifetime.

Biography last updated 26 May 2016