Philip Fotheringham-Parker

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22 Sep 1907
Beckenham, Kent


15 Oct 1981
Beckley, nr. Rye, East Sussex


Great Britain

Grands Prix:

1 (1951)

Wealthy amateur and company director, a survivor from the Brooklands racing days. Survived a huge crash there to go on and race for two more decades, retiring after a spell in sportscars in 1954. Thereafter, he concentrated on his business interests. He worked as a building contractor, following his father's profession, but was also a qualified pilot. Fotheringham-Parker started his racing in 1931 with his most notable result probably being a victory at the 1951 Scottish Grand Prix at Winfield. Fotheringham-Parker was a Fellow of the Institute of Builders, running his construction contractor company Patman and Fotheringham. He was also a former treasurer of the British Racing Driver's Club, chairman of Jaconello, a tiling supply company and served as president or in other senior roles in numerous other businesses. He was also a member of the committee of the Monte Carlo British Competitors Club and owned a number of vintage cars. Rose to the rank of Major in World War Two, serving in Abyssinia and Burma (as they were then). Fotheringham-Parker was also a keen yachtsman.

Biography last updated 4 Feb 2020