Thomas Pitt Cholmondeley-Tapper

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Thomas Pitt Cholmondeley-Tapper (born in Wellington, 31 July 1910 - died in Headington, Oxfordshire, 27 July 2001) was an auto racing driver from New Zealand, the first greatest New Zealander auto driver before Graham McRae, Chris Amon, Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and others. He was known as "George", he came from Norwegian ancestry. An expert skier and amateur driver racing Bugatti's,[1] an old GP Maserati[2] 8CM he had bought from Earl Howe, and a Ferrari Monza.[3] He was offered a Mercedes-Benz test drive at the end of the 1936 season, would participate at 1936 German Grand Prix. He died in England at 90 years old.

Works[edit]

  • Cholmondeley-Tapper, Thomas Pitt (1953). Amateur Racing Driver. London: G.T. Foulis & Co., Ltd. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amateur Racing Driver (book review)". The Motor (Temple Press). January 1955. 
  2. ^ Beaulieu, Lord Montague of (1961). Jaguar: a biography. Cassell. p. 46. 
  3. ^ Pritchard, Anthony; Keith Davey (1967). Italian High-performance Cars. Allen & Unwin. p. 34.