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Chris Amon – in his own words

We lost Christopher Arthur Amon on August 3. “Arthur”, as Nigel Roebuck and I used to call him, was more than just a very classy racing driver; he was a gent, a sportsman, a grazier, a lovely guy full of humility and understated charm. We’ll miss him terribly…but then I guess we have to be grateful that he survived one of the most dangerous of all racing eras  and was able to enjoy many prosperous years at home in New Zealand. I’ve written a few words about him for the next edition of F1 Racing; and here, re-edited, is Chris himself, talking only a few years ago about various highlights of his career. God bless you, Chris – and a big hug to Tish and all the family.


With thanks to Peter and Christy Urban, LAT Photographic, Nigel Roebuck and The Henry Ford

Autocar 2Aug75 Amon P4 LAT archive

Thanks too, Chris, for those laps around Oulton with you in the Ferrari 330 P4.  I’ll cherish them always

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2 thoughts on “Chris Amon – in his own words

  1. Kevin Jones on said:

    Thanks so much, Peter. I find myself mystified by the loss of Chris I feel. I suspect it has something to do with honesty, integrity, humility & Grace. Qualities I aspired towards and Chris owned.

  2. Gary Knutson on said:

    I couldn’t have said it better, Kevin!

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