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– *60 years since racing driver Mike Hawthorn’s death *
– *Cars on display include Lotus 11 and Jaguar D-Type*
– *Unique collection of Hawthorn memorabilia from private collection revealed*

This year’s *Motor Sport *Hall of Fame Live will include a unique tribute to British racing driver Mike Hawthorn when it returns to Race Retro. Held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 22-24 February, the Hawthorn showcase features both cars and artefacts from his career that have been curated for a bespoke display. Read More »


Motor Sport, the respected monthly magazine with the famous green masthead, has teamed up with the Motor Sports Association, governing body of UK motor sport, to ask the nation to vote for its favourite British Formula 1 World Champion, as part of a special celebration during National Motorsport Week (30 June – 8 July) to mark the UK’s domination of Grand Prix racing.

Britain has produced more F1 World Champions than any other nation by far, with a glorious roster of 10 since Mike Hawthorn became the UK’s first in 1958. With Brazil and Finland tied for second with three champions each, it is a record that looks unlikely ever to be surpassed. Read More »

jag-hawthorn-tribute09aThe market town of Farnham in Surrey came to a standstill yesterday (Sunday 25/1/2009) when thousands of spectators stood in the pouring rain to remember motor racing Legend Mike Hawthorn who died 50 years ago.

Police closed off streets in the town centre so that more than 70 racing and sports cars worth an estimated £40 million could pay their tribute to the driver who died when  he crashed his car on the Guildford by-pass.

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To mark 50 years since British F1 champ Mike Hawthorn’s untimely death on the A3, a memorial service to be followed by a celebration of the driver’s life has been arranged.

The latter is in the form of a cavalcade of Hawthorn-related motor cars. And the procession of vehicles worth an estimated £30-40m will include Guild member Guy Loveridge at the wheel of a Ferrari Dino 246 F1 GP car. Other vehicles include the 1955 Le Mans-winning D-type Jaguar driven by Norman Dewis. The event has been organised by Paul Roach, Mike Ballard and other members of the Mike Hawthorn Memorial Committee, with support from the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. Read More »