Sad Passing – Graham Robson 1936 – 2021

It is with much sadness that we learned today of the passing of author, inaugural British Sports Car Hall of Fame member, and all-around good guy Graham Robson.

Graham Robson at British Sports Car Hall of Fame
Graham Robson sitting beside Bob Tullius at The British Sports Car Hall of Fame in 2017

This is part of what the MG Car Club posted earlier today. “Many in the world of motoring and motorsport have lost a good friend with the death of Graham Robson on 6 August 2021. He enjoyed a busy professional life which continued right up until his passing. Graham Robson wrote over 169 books, some published in several other languages, and countless newspaper and magazine features, which must have made him the most prolific motoring author ever. But quantity did not affect quality – his books, mainly covering classic cars and rallying, were all meticulously researched and well written: on many subjects his books are now the ‘standard works’. Because of his wide motoring knowledge, Graham was regularly called on to be master of ceremonies or commentator for national club events. It also helped him become President of the TR Register, Vice President of Club Triumph and Honorary Life member of several others clubs including the MG Car Club.

You can read the MG Car Club’s complete obituary and bio of Graham here.

My wife and I briefly got to know Graham at the inaugural British Sports Car Hall of Fame event at Moss Motors in Virginia in 2017. He was charming, knowledgable, and a true gentleman. He and my wife became instant friends, and she was quite honestly smitten with him.

Graham Robson Writer Historian and British Sports Car Hall of Fame Inductee

Graham, godspeed and Safety Fast. You will be sorely missed.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.

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