KEN GREGORY 1926 -2013


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Ken Gregory, who played a leading role in the early years of the BRSCC, has died aged 87.

Ken was a hugely influential figure in the post war years when motorsport developed rapidly. Not only a racer, Ken also became a racing car constructor with the Kieft Company, organised the very first race meeting at Brands Hatch as well as meetings at Silverstone and circuits throughout the UK.

Ken, who served the BRSCC as both Chairman and Secretary, achieved a number of speed records and thrashed out business deals with the leading figures of the day including Enzo Ferrari, Count Adolfo Orsi of Maserati and Neubauer of Mercedes.

Ken resigned from his position as BRSCC Club Secretary in 1952 to become the full time manager of Stirling Moss and later also managed Peter Collins. Using his keen business acumen he founded the first commercially sponsored Formula 1 team years before it became the norm and wrote a fascinating account of the birth of modern motorsport in his book, ‘Behind the Scenes of Motor Racing’.

The BRSCC would like to convey their deepest sympathies to Ken’s family.