Henri Julien

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18 Sep 1927
Gonfaron, Provence


13 Jul 2013




AGS (Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives) (1986-1989)

Former racer who had a long spell in motorsport. Until his death in 2013, he remained the president of the AGS racing school and company. After his retirement in 1992, he also wrote a number of motorsport books. Julien became a mechanic after school and ran his own garage and petrol station in Gonfaron. In his spare time, he built his own single-seater, called a JH1, which he drove, and then built a number of racing cars with either Simca, Panhard or BMW engines. Henri carried on racing himself until 1965, after a spell in French Formula 3. In 1968, he became a full-time racing car manufacturer and the AGS team competed for many years in French Formula Renault, before a move up to Formula 2 in 1978, and then in 1986, Formula 1. He sold the team in 1989, but retained involvement with the overall company directly until 2000.

Biography last updated 28 Jan 2017