Harry Mundy

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15 Jan 1916
Coventry, Warwickshire


05 Apr 1988
Kenilworth, Warwickshire


Great Britain


Coventry-Climax (1953-1966)

Former technical editor of The Autocar, who became an apprentice at Alvis after leaving college, and then in 1936, joined ERA. In 1939, he moved back to his hometown to work for Morris Engines as a designer, and then in the Second World War, served in the RAF as an engineering officer. After the war, he joined BRM, but was often at pains to stop some of the more elaborate schemes for new cars, and so joined his old friend, Wally Hassan, at Coventry-Climax. His work there led to two F1 World Championships and a host of successes for Lotus-Cortina in touring and sportscar races. Harry joined Jaguar in 1964 as chief engine development engineer and stayed either in that role or other similiar ones until 1980, when he retired. He remained involved as a consultant, however, until his death. He is the uncle of British TV presenter Johnny Vaughan.

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