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Peter Gaydon

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Born:

06 May 1941
Cambridge

Nationality:

Great Britain

F2 starts:

3 (1967-1970)

Now living in Northamptonshire, who although he didn't do too badly in Formula 3 especially, he is now best remembered for his post-racing service to the sport, as a promoter, organiser and administrator. He has long-standing links to the Croft circuit, was former head of Aston Martin Lagonda, and was Chairman of the British Motorsport Promoters. As well as this, he was responsible for running the British GP between 1997 and 1999. Still involved in PR and historic organisation. Gaydon won the 1967 Grovewood Award for his performances in British Formula 3, but he also raced an Imp in saloon races. Gaydon's father was a diplomat and so Gaydon was educated in both England (Harrow) and America, and also had a spell living in Germany. His mother was Hope Roderick, who raced a MG at Brooklands pre-World War Two. He initially joined Rootes as a management trainee in 1959 and moved up to become the Assistant Regional Manager for Rootes Motors Overseas Ltd., looking after North and South America, the Far East, India, Australia and New Zealand and Africa. Peter started racing in 1964 and also enjoyed playing squash, and sometimes played guitar in jazz bands. He was also a Royal Navy reserve.

Biography last updated 12 Jul 2020