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Harry Stiller (28 May 1938[1] – 13 May 2018[2]) was a British racing driver and British Formula Three Champion.[3] 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.[3] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Harry Stiller
NationalityEnglish
Born(1938-05-28)28 May 1938
Died13 May 2018(2018-05-13) (aged 79)
Previous series
Formula Two
Championship titles
1966 and 1967British Formula Three
Full nameCustom Made Harry Stiller Racing
BaseUnited Kingdom
Founder(s)Harry Stiller
Noted staffHarry Stiller
Noted driversAustralia Alan Jones
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1975 Spanish Grand Prix
Races entered4
ConstructorsHesketh
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1975 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.[4] 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.

Stiller was a life member of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), and lived in Christchurch, Dorset, England with his wife Annie.[1][5]

Racing careerEdit

  • Double British F3 Champion in 1966 and 1967 (joint holder of the highest number of wins in one F3 season with Ayrton Senna).
  • European Cup captain of the British F3 team in 1968.
  • Works F2 driver for Cooper, Lola and Merlyn.
  • Drove at Le Mans in 1962 and 1967.[citation needed]

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6
1967 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T82 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 ROC SPR INT SYR OUL
11
ESP
Source:[6]

Complete Formula One World Championship results (as entrant)Edit

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyre Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1975 Hesketh 308B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA
  Alan Jones Ret Ret Ret 11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Harry Stiller". historicracing.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Tucktonia creator and Formula Three racing driver Harry Stiller dies". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Newsquest. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Geoff. "The GT interview". BRDC. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. p. 45. ISBN 0091462401.
  5. ^ "Harry Stiller - Christchurch". CheckCompany. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Harry Stiller". driverdb.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.