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Vale:
Motor Racing Personalities We Have Lost

Compiled from cemetery records and personal information.

So far, mostly Perth metropolitan records are included, as country details are not on-line. Many well-known motor racing personalities were from the country, and details will be added as time permits.

There have been only two fatalities in motor car road racing in Western Australia, both at Caversham. Mick Geneve crashed his Corvette Spl during a race in 1959, and Don Walters died a week after he rolled his MG at Bugatti Bend in 1956. He was doing pre-race mandatory observed laps, which were needed for him to be eligible to take part in practicing and qualifying for his first race.

Red indicates update September 2016

Name
Died
Age
Comment
Aldous, Noel Frederick
19 Dec 2003
87
MG, speedway
Anderson, Mertle Sydney 02 Dec 1957
35
Double V8, Alta
Annear, Robert Loton 01 Aug 2009
86
"Pegasis" sports
Armstrong, Eric Throssell --1983
81
WASCC founder
Armstrong, Hugo Throssell (Sqd Ldr) 05 Feb 1943
26
Brooklands 1932
Armstrong, Percival William 08 Aug 1942
76
Pioneer car dealer
Ashdown, Graeme Stanley
04 Oct 1990
46
Clubman
Ayres, John Malcolm 26 Feb 1967
41
Jack Ayres
Baden-Powell, Frank Vincent 16 May 1992
62
Goggomobil
Badger, Aubrey Victor 08 Dec 1985
79
Holden, BMH
Baird, Neil Hutchinson 02 May 1989
80
1930, Terraplane
Baker, Eric Lyle 14 Dec 1972
80
Sand Pull
Barfield, Edward Raymond 26 Jan 1991
66
Aston Martin DB3S
Barker, Sydney Walter 06 Jun 1969
77
Toodyay etc
Barnes, David Michael 15 Nov 2005
66
"Willy Eckaslake"
Birch, Lewis Edmund 24 Dec 1968
74
Perkollili etc 1929-30
Blowes, Leslie Ronald 17 Dec 1993
77
MG Monoposto
Blythe, Colin Dick 7 Aug 1979
72
WASCC sec'y
Bowers, Victor William 27 Oct 1950
75
Brooklands driver
Brown, Alban Maxwell 14 Oct 1984
38
Perkolilli 1929
Buckingham, Norman Ernest 05 Apr 1972
71
Budgen, John Garry 10 Jan 2010
72
1960s Mofo, VSCCWA
Bulloch, Kelvin McGregor 22 Dec 1993
83
Scripps Booth Spl
Bussola, Angel John 13 Mar 1967
83
Whittakers Hill 1930
Cato, Frank William 22 Nov 1959
75
Pioneer
Cato, Frederick John 12 Aug 1994
80
Wolseley Hornet 1930s
Chapman, Malcolm Thomas 15 Nov 2011
85
Caversham
Collett, Arthur Frederick 14 Jan 2009
96
MG TC No 17
Collier, Donald 28 Oct 1997
88
Albany GP, 1936
Colliver, Arthur Uffindell 4 Feb 1974
76
Silverwings
Connor, Peter Noel St Barbe 8 Dec 1979
64
Albany, 1936 (winner)
Cowan, Julian Walkinshaw 15 Oct 2000
56
Coxon, Frederick Sydney 06 Nov 1992
84
Ford A, Coxon Spl
Cranston, Osborne Scott 01 Jul 1982
78
"Ossie"
Court, Ernest Lawrence 15 May 2002
72
"Bunny" Court
Cunliffe, Terence 23 Nov 2001
64
Simca
Denney, Roderick Elshaw 25 July 1990
68
Diffen, Eric Oswald 30 July 1956
60
1920s
Diffen, Ian Richard 03 May 2003
59
Charger, Torana
Donovan, Rod 05 Aug 1996
57
Holden FX, Fords
Dudgeon, Robert 02 Nov 1938
67
1901 race
Dwyer, Clement Francis 29 July 2004
89
1930s-50s
Dyer, Clement Stanley 05 Nov 1958
48
Bartlett Spl
Emery, John Humphrey 04 Mar 1996
78
Morgan, Cavvo
Francis, Noel 04 Oct 1985
72
WASCC
Garratt, Tim 09 Oct 2011
60
1970s; Mini, 1990s-00s
Geneve, Michael Stanley 02 Jun 1959
41
"Mick Geneff"
George, Michael David 20 Apr 1986
34
ASP clubman
Gibson, Walter 10 Sep 1974
80
1940s
Green, Douglas Hector 31 Oct 2002
83
Ferrari
Hall, Ronald Archibald James 14 Jun 1975
65
Albany 1937
Hantke, Edward Victor 17 Nov 2001
64
Healey. "Ted"
Haythornthwaite, Raymond 20 Aug 1975
48
Jaguar, A90
Higgs, Walter William (Wally) 2 Aug 2008
92
Peugeot Spls
Hodson, Victor Raymond 9 Oct 2009
88
Wolseley Hornet, 1940s
Hope, Leslie Norman (Len) 1 Jun 1966
74
1920s
Houghton, Tony 2004
-
Formula Ford 1980s
Ibbotson, Graeme Ross 05 Apr 2000
57
Jomax clubman
Jones, Ian 18 Aug 2000
50
Daveric Mk 6 F Vee
Jordan, Edward Henry (Ted) 13 Feb 2010
67
Porsche 356, Mustang
Kestel, Norman 15 Jan 1949
33
MG; speedway
Kolb, Victor Charles 22 May 1981
68
Kolb Corner
Lambert, Reginald Adolphus 12 Feb 1995
98
La Motte, Bevan Claude 27 Nov 1974
53
Perkolilli etc
La Motte, Walter Thomas Charles 10 May 1994
75
Lemon, Brian John
03 Jul 2015
83
Caversham, VW
Lisle, Edward John (Ted) 28 Aug 2002
82
Mini Cooper S
McAuliffe, Edward James (Ted) 15 July 1989
72
WASCC Sec'y 50s
McCrackan, Maxwell Blain 24 July 1998
74
Elfin, Lotus
McCrackan, Joan Patricia 29 Oct 2005
84
Patsie Hills
Maddren, Eric 12 Jun 1941
45
Late 1920s
Mackintosh, George Allan 17 Jan 1975
61
Bartlett Spl
Mallabone, Frederick 07 May 1993
83
Whittakers 1932
Maurice, Elsie Iolanthe 05 Dec 2004
80
CAMS sec'y
Maurice, Maurice George 04 Jun 1958
47
"Morrie"
Milne, Donald 04 Apr 1982
59
Melrose, Aubrey George 18 Nov 1978
78
Austin 7 etc
Mitchell, Roderick William 29 Mar 2007
68
Peugeot
Morgan, Peter 09 Apr 1990
77
Bondley
Munsel, Edward James 23 Nov 1993
81
Mullins, Alfred James 1992
-
"Jim" (d. at Pinjarra)
Munday, Alan David
20 Aug 2011
56
Mini Cooper S
Negus, Sydney Ambrose
01 Aug 1986
74
Plymouth, C-Bristol
Negus, Wayne S 10 Sep 2016 Mini, Holdens
Nelson, Jack Aubrey 3 May 2001
88
Ballot, Ford 10
Newby, Willis John 28 Dec 2009
63
Pit crew
Nicoll, Eric Thomas 01 Mar 1987
67
Ord, Duncan Charles Beresford 12 Apr 1989
71
Bugatti T57
Orton, Gordon Louis 03 Sep 2004
88
VW Spl
Page, Desmond 30 Mar 2006
78
1951 AGP
Peat, Ian Gary 30 Aug 1997
52
Posselt, Roy Lancelot 19 Feb 1997
78
Ranford, Barry Jackson 04 Feb 1979
67
Ranford Spls
Regensburger, Edward 02 Jan 1986
81
Reimann, Donald Stead 06 Mar 2005
85
Mechanic, sponsor
Rossiter, Norman Harold 26 Mar 1982
52
Royal, Francis William John 22 May 1994
71
Frank Royal
Russell, William Taylor (Bill) 7 Sep 1996
78
Race Starter
Seeligson, Lionel Alexander 13 Aug 1993
84
Albany GP, 1936
Shaddick, Jack 03 Mar 2009
75
Wally Higgs mechanic
Smallwood, William Harvey 30 Nov 1988
69
Albany TT, 1940
Stawell, Richard Robert 27 Sep 1974
69
Whittakers 1932
Sojan, Roy Francis 6 Mar 1983
95
"Silverwings"
Stringer, Owen Braim 12 May 1998
72
Mini Cooper, Cortina
Style, Rodney 16 Jul 2008
94
Builder, scrutineer
Taylor, Sidney Russell 29 Apr 1982
61
TS Spl
Allan G Tomlinson Aug 2011
95
1939 AGP Winner
Trowell, Terence James (Terry) 23 Oct 1964
46
Illustrator, Visor
Trezise, Lloyd Reed 01 Jul 1995
76
1938 V8
Vague, Horace Harold 10 Dec 1975
72
1930s
Van Dal, David John 03 Oct 2002
74
BRM Morgan
Wakelin, Harry George 03 Oct 2002
75
WS spl, Holden
Walters, Donald William Frank 21 Sep 1956
22
MG
Wittenoom, John Edward Burdett 13 Oct 1985
72
Oldsmobile 1930s
Wynhoff, Jack 24 Oct 1999
78
Healey, Renault