Johnny Claes

Johnny Claes

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Octave John "Johnny" Claes (11 August 1916 in London - 3 February 1956 in Brussels) was a racing driver from Belgium, born to a Scottish mother and Belgian father. He was educated in England at Lord Williams's School. Claes was one of several gentlemen drivers who took part in Grand Prix racing of post-World War II. His first contact with racing was at the 1947 French Grand Prix, where he served as interpreter for British drivers. He made his debut in 1948, in his own Talbot-Lago, raced under the Ecurie Belge banner. Although Claes never scored any points in the World Drivers Championship, he was, like many of his contemporaries, very active in non-Championship Grand Prix races and sports car races. His first win was at the 1950 Grand Prix des Fronti res, held at the Chimay race track.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134936960
  • 9786134936965