Bill Thompson (racing driver)

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Bill Thompson (born William Bethel Thompson on 28 December 1906 at Summer Hill, Sydney [1]) was an Australian racing driver who was active in motor sport from 1928 to 1936.[2] His competition cars included various Bugattis, a Riley Brooklands and an MG K3.[2] Although his career was not taken to the international level, he met with considerable successful in Australia.

Thompson died as a result of an aircraft accident on 12 February 1945 in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean.[1]


Bill Thompson (Bugatti Type 37A) contesting the 1932 Australian Grand Prix

Career highlights include:[3]