John Heath

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01 Jun 1914
Weybridge, Surrey


01 May 1956
Ravenna, Italy


Great Britain


H.W.M. (Hersham & Walton Motors) (1951-1954)

Engineer at Lagonda before joining together with George Abecassis for HWM, the garage business he founded near his home,which also developed into a racing car business, albeit not mass-market, which produced neat, streamlined open-wheeled cars. As a driver, Heath's finest moment was winning the 1949 Manx Trophy in Douglas, Isle of Man. He was gravely injured in a crash at the Mille Miglia, dying later in hospital.

Biography last updated 20 Dec 2015