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Taylor of Wickersley

Trevor Taylor

Trevor TaylorTrevor Taylor, a local hero in the 1960's, was born 26th December, 1936 at Gleadless, Sheffield, Yorkshire

The family was based at the Steering Wheel Garage at Bramley opposite where Morrison's now is, and also the Ace Garage, Rotherham. The Steering Wheel had been owned by a couple who lived on Green Lane.

The Taylor's - father Raymond and brother Michael - hand built a racing car which was the start of Trevor's successful career in Motor Racing.

Trevor drove for the Lotus team at the same time as the legendary Jim Clarke.

In 1958 he won the British Formula 3 Championship.

For the 1959 Formula 2 racing season, his father Raymond invested 1200 in the 500cc Cooper Climax, and Michael his brother built the car at the Cooper factory in Surrey. The Norton specialist Francis Beart prepared the engine. In 2007 this car sold for 58700 at auction.

British Grand Prix

Trevor entered the British Grand Prix during 1959 to 1966. His debut was in 1959, at Aintree, in a Cooper T51 Climax when he qualified 29th but didn't finish the race.

From 1961, he drove for Team Lotus until 1964 when he moved to British Racing Partnership.

In 1966 Trevor joined the Aiden Jones/Paul Emery team, driving a Shannon SH1.

Trevor retired at the end of the 1966 season after the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.

 

From 1968 to 1972, when he retired, Trevor drove in Formula 5000.

Anita Taylor

Anita Taylor Anita Taylor, sister of Trevor, was also a racing driver. She married Dave Matthews, a driver of Touring Cars, who built Kingsforth Garage, Thurcroft, and in 1999 invested in Manor Motorsport of Dinnington, where his son James was runner-up in British Formula Renault in 1993, and won the British and European titles in 1994.

While in the Bahamas on her honeymoon, Anita took part in the Nassau Trophy race and gained 15th overall place in the race, driving a Ford Mustang.

Anita Taylor and Dave Mathews

 

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