Henry Brooke

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12 Sep 1910
Rusholme, Manchester


09 Nov 1967


Great Britain

Indy 500s:

0 (1947)

Better known as Leslie Brooke, who raced in post-war Grand Prix. Raced on in rallies in the 1950's, then became an engine builder. Won a George Medal for bravery during the Coventry Blitz of World War 2. Brooke started racing in 1937, building his own car which was modelled on a Riley Imp. As war approached, Brooke was at his peak and took strong results at Brooklands and in hillclimbs at Shelsley Walsh. Post-war, he again did well in hillclimbs but also appeared in Formula 1 events, largely in an ERA E-Type and was one of Britain's best immediate post-war drivers. After 1950, he wound down his circuit racing to take up rallying, which he did for most of the remainder of the 1950's.

Biography last updated 11 May 2017