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Sammy Davis
Original name: Sydney Davis
Birth: Jan. 7, 1887
Death: Jan. 9, 1981

Motor racing driver, author, artist and journalist. Born in London, Sydney Charles Houghton "Sammy" Davis began an apprenticeship at Daimler before racing on motorcycles and cyclecars. By 1921 he was recruited into the AC team before joining Aston Martins in 1922 driving a purpose built car called the 'Razor Blade' to break ten World Records and 22 National Class Records. In the 1925 Le Mans 24hr Race he partnered Chassagne in a 3-litre Sunbeam and came second. He returned the following year to partner Dudley Benjafield in a works Bentley, and although the car was badly damaged in a multi-car accident, they limped home to an emotional first place. In 1928 he raced a works Alvis and works Riley. He was awarded BRDC Gold Stars in 1929 and 1930 as the most outstanding British driver in international events. For twenty five years he was the Sports Editor of the Autocar magazine. He died in a house fire at his Guildford home on his 94th birthday. (bio by: Paul Narramore) 
 
Burial:
Brookwood Cemetery
Brookwood
Woking Borough
Surrey, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Jun 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20175002
Sammy Davis
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