Harry Stiller (28 May 1938 – 13 May 2018) was a British racing driver and British Formula Three Champion. His racing career covered the years between 1958 and 1969 and he drove a variety of different classes of cars. After stopping driving himself he became an entrant in 1970 and he had cars in Formula Three, Formula Atlantic, F5000 and in 1975, Formula One. After racing he became creator, developer and operator of Tucktonia, a south-coast leisure park in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also a director of the Rob Walker Motor Group in the UK during the 1970s and the owner of Harry Stiller Motor Cars on Wilshire Boulevard, in Beverly Hills, California, also in the 1970s, with agencies for Fiat, Lancia and Lotus and for leasing Rolls Royce and Bentley motor cars in Los Angeles. During the early 1980s, he was a pioneer of the pound shop concept in the North East of England and opened units in Scarborough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stockton and moved into the South as well with another five units along the South Coast and one in Hatfield.
|Born||28 May 1938|
|Died||13 May 2018(aged 79)|
|1966 and 1967||British Formula Three|
|Full name||Custom Made Harry Stiller Racing|
|Noted staff||Harry Stiller|
|Noted drivers||Alan Jones|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1975 Spanish Grand Prix|
|Final entry||1975 Swedish Grand Prix|
He was notable as the person responsible for starting Alan Jones in Formula One in 1975 with a privately owned Hesketh 308. This was not the first time Jones had driven for Stiller as he had done so in the works March Formula Atlantic car in the 1974 UK John Player championship.
Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit
|1967||Bob Gerard Racing||Cooper T82||Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4||ROC||SPR||INT||SYR||OUL
Complete Formula One World Championship results (as entrant)Edit
|1975||Hesketh 308B||Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8||G||ARG||BRA||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||SWE||NED||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||ITA||USA|
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