Sir John Whitmore - 1937 - 2017

Racing Drive Sir John Whitmore Dead at 79

Sir John Henry Douglas Whitmore, 2nd Baronet has passed away.  He was born October 16, 1937, and died April 28, 2017.  Whitmore was one of Britain’s leading drivers of the 1960s, best known for winning the 1961 British Saloon Car Championship and the European Touring Car crown four years later. He started racing in the late 1950s and came to prominence in GT racing with a Lotus Elite, acquired with the help of his friend Lotus F1 driver Alan Stacey.