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Jay Chamberlain

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Born:

29 Dec 1925
Hollywood, California

Died:

01 Aug 2001
Tucson, Arizona

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1962)

Was involved in the US historic car business for many years, retiring just before his death in 2001. Jay was the North American importer for Lotus from the late 1950's until the early 1960's, and this allowed him to become a works sportscar driver for the firm, having initially met Colin Chapman in 1956, but most of his key racing actually came in Europe - his one Grand Prix qualification was in Britain - with Chamberlain racing frequently in France. After the Lotus deal ended in legal disputes, Jay backed away from the sport directly for a while and concentrated on building up new connections for his dealerships thereafter.

Biography last updated 21 Oct 2015