This man was a motor racing whirlwind, journalist, author of seven motor sport books, vintage car fan, ran driving courses for the British police and was the founder, president or vice-president of some of the UK’s most prominent motoring and racing organizations. And he kept up that pace until he died at the age of 94 in 1981.
The only time I ever met Sammy Davis was in 1978, when he was a friend’s lunch guest at a London restaurant. We had all finished eating, so I was invited to join them both for coffee. And what an experience that was! Even at 92-years old, Sammy Davis was a motor racing dynamo, bubbling over with enthusiastic memories and still drove himself around in a frog-eyed Austin-Healey Sprite.
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