Grand Prix, 12 Hours of Sebring [33]. Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Parnell, as both a driver and a team manager, had a considerable influence on post-war British motorsport until his premature death in Petre suffered serious injuries. At the Grand Prix de l’A. The company then decided to enter F1 and Parnell led the team but at the end of the programme was abandoned.

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The s were a time of success and fame reg parnell racing Reg Parnell. On lap 4 Parnell passed Bonetto and set about catching Fangio, eventually finishing just 3 seconds behind him.

Farina had to stop for fuel whereas Reg didn’t need to. He also competed in the early-season races in South America.

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He soon sold the car and acquired an MG Magnette but in he lost his racing licence after an accident in practice for a race at Brooklands. It was in Sweden that Parnell shows true British ingenuity. Parnell drove the car again at Goodwood, finishing second reg parnell racing then won the Scottish Grand Prix at Winfield with the long nose version of the car.

His later abilities as a team manager were probably developed during this period. When he arrived at the race, the lead French driver, Raymond Sommer immediately objected but Parnell had checked reg parnell racing rules beforehand and found that there was nothing to reg parnell racing twin rear wheels. Parnell qualified fourth and finished third in an Alfa Romeo behind his teammates, Guiseppe Farina and Luigi Fagioli.


Although two years under age, he drove his family’s trucks and private buses, and in his spare time he performed odd jobs around the garage. Sign in reg parnell racing Don’t add me to the active users list.

Reg Parnell – Derby Blue Plaques

Reg parnell racing result followed his second place in the 12 Hours of Sebring. This page was last edited on 1 Aprilat In the major races a good result for Tim would be at the lower end of the top reg parnell racing but nationally he won races at Mallory Park, in June in particular against a very strong field. Notice of Death – Robert ‘Bob’ Salisbury The success continued into With poor visibility and the track under as much as reg parnell racing inches of water in places, Parnell passed the Alfas followed by Duncan Hamilton in his Lago Talbot.

A staunch supporter of Derby County through thick and thin, he was a great character who will be much missed from the Clubhouse. His family ran a garage business in Derby and when Donington Park opened inReg went to watch.

Jersey Road Race [16].

Parnell raced at Brooklands and was banned following an accident with Kay Petre which ended her racing career. Reg Parnell, pictured in Back to Scratch building.

Following his defeat at Goodwood, Parneell arrived with a works Alfa Romeo He was overtaking Kay Petre when he lost reg parnell racing, crashing into her Austin and causing it to roll.


Meanwhile he had become involved with Aston Martin. Parnell came from a family which ran a garage business in Derby.

Petre suffered serious injuries. Search Advanced Search section: Two reg parnell racing later he raced in the Festival of Britain Trophy at Goodwood. However BRM did not make many appearances and though he remained under contract to them, he continued racing his Maserati, first with a win in the Chichester Cup at ;arnell and then a retirment at San Reg parnell racing. The following season, he secured more victories for Aston Martin, before an unsuccessful sortie to New Zealand reg parnell racing an experimental single-seater Aston Martin.

InParnell enjoyed more class success with the DB2, taking wins at Silverstone and Boreham ; at Goodwood, he reg parnell racing assumed duties as team manager for Aston Parnel, following a pit fire seriously injured John Wyer.

There was only one motor racing events held on English soil inand this took place at Gransden Lodgewith Parnell winning the main race of the event, the Gransden Lodge Trophy. He also began the construction of his own car for voiturette racing the pre-war version of Formula Two.

British Empire Trophy [30].