In remembering and memorializing John Fitch upon the occasion of his death, Vintage Racecar has produced this brief photographic summary of his racing career.
Before, after and during that career, however, John Fitch was much more than a racing driver. He served as pilot of both Light Bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft in World War II (right), and in the closing weeks of the war was shot down and sent to a POW camp. Returning home after the Allied victory, he became a car dealer importing first MGs, then later other cars, to sell from his dealership in New York. It was to promote those MGs that he mounted his first racing effort, opening the door to a world that would bring him both satisfaction and heartbreak over the years.
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