Ian Raby - 100 years on
Ian Raby in the Envoy Mk1 leading fellow Formula Junior driver Mike Spence in a Cooper T52 at the 1960 BARC Goodwood International, held on April 18, 1960.
Raby would have turned 100 this week.
Instead, he died due to a bad blood transfusion following his Formula 2 accident at Zandvoort on July 30, 1967. He lived to see his 46th birthday on September 22nd that year, but perished on November 7th.
Raby had a highly successful car sales business in Brighton, England that allowed him to race in F1 prior to his accident. Among the cars he sold and exported to the United States was a then-red painted Lotus 7 #SB1290 in the Fall of 1963.
Happy century mark 'Puddle Jumper' (A nickname he acquired for the low right height on many of his cars.)