Tim Parnell’s father, Reg Parnell, in the ex–Johnny Wakefield Maserati 4C, at Gransden Lodge in 1946.
Photo: Tim Parnell Collection
Having grown up the son of racer and team owner Reg Parnell, it’s little wonder that Tim Parnell has lived a life dominated by motorsport. Whether going to pre-war races with his father, racing himself in F2 or leading the BRM race organization, Tim Parnell has played an integral role in both British motorsport and the post-war development of Formula One. Mike Jiggle recently sat down with Parnell to review his amazing life in motor sport.
Your father, Reg, was involved with farming and motor racing. It was therefore no accident that you pursued both, yourself?
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