Jack Dunfee

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Jack Lawson Dunfee (26 October 1901 – 13 September 1975)[1] was a British motor racing driver, theatrical impresario, and later farmer who was one of the "Bentley Boys" at Brooklands before the Second World War.[2]

Motor racing[edit]

Dunfee was one of four sons of Colonel Vickers Dunfee, and the older brother of Clive Dunfee. In 1932 the Dunfee brothers raced the BRDC 500 Miles Race at Brooklands, in the "Old Number One" Speed Six Bentley, with a brand new 8-litre engine installed. After the first driving stint Jack Dunfee was in fourth place when he entered the pits. Clive took over, and shortly after, in passing Earl Howe's Bugatti, he went too high up the banking, putting the wheel of his car over the lip. The car cartwheeled over the top, hit a large tree and plunged down through the trees to the road below. Clive was thrown out and killed instantly.

Marriage[edit]

In 1953[3] Jack Dunfee married model Audrey White, but the marriage ended in divorce.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Dunfee. Driver Database. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ Jack Dunfee's Racing Days. Motor Sport, 2014. Original June 1973. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  3. ^ "The Poster Bride Weds", Daily Mirror, 20 July 1953, p. 4.

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