|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1913|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1991|
Motor racing driver and constructor. Born in Chertsey, Surrey, Abecassis made a name for himself in English club racing until the outbreak of WW2. He joined the Royal Air Force becoming a pilot when he specialised flying his Lysander aircraft into nightime France with secret agents. Awarded the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross). After the war, he returned to club racing then formed a partnership with John Heath of HW Motors Ltd. They built a racing car called the HW-Alta, and later the HWM, and it was in one of these Abecassis entered two Grand Prix, retiring in both. He gained more success in sportscars and became a works Aston Martin driver, winning his class in the 1950 Le Mans 24hr race with Lance Macklin. In 1953 he finished 2nd in the Sebring 12hrs race partnered by Reg Parnell. After his partner Heath lost his life in a crash during the 1956 Mille Miglia, he retired from motor sport.
Angela Abecassis (1932 - 2000)*
St Nicholas Churchyard
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
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