Sportsman. Born in Caerleon, Newport, Wales, and as a small boy his family immigrated to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He won the 1961 350cc and 500cc World Motorcycle Championships when he rode for MV Agusta. The death of his good friend Tom Phillis (Honda) on the Isle of Man upset him a lot and he retired from motorcycle racing. The following year he began racing cars and at the Westmead Circuit, Durban, South Africa, died after his Lotus-Climax 18/21 went out of control and left the road at high speed. It was believed not to be driver error but may have been as the result of kidney colic or the effects of the heat.. (bio by: Paul Narramore)
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Thinking of you as Autumn comes and your birthday in September. And all the other greats, Bob Mac, Mike H, Tom, The Mint, John Hartle, Jarno and Renzo......Living on in our hearts.... -
Clive Davies Added: Aug. 27, 2015
Remembering Meteoric Gary today, fifty two years since his fatal accident.His light still burns as brightly now as in his last SeniorGod Bless. -
Clive Davies Added: Dec. 20, 2014
Gary was asked what he thought about Mike Hailwood:"He's only a man on a motorbike, if he can do it l can too." And he could.God Bless -
Clive Davies Added: Mar. 20, 2014