The special relationship between Great Britain and the USA is said to be strong in the political arena; it’s for sure stronger in motor racing terms. Many talented Americans have crossed the Atlantic to hone their talents in the UK’s racing scene over the years. Examples include Whitney Straight, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Danny Sullivan, Davy Jones and more. Another was Roy Pike. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1939 and raised in California, Pike has been based in Britain since 1962 and was regarded as the best driver of the “screamer era” of Formula 3. VR’s Simon Stiel talked to him about it as the category approaches its 50th year.
You started racing 50 years ago didn’t you?
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