NOTICE OF DEATH - JIMMY BLUMER
It is with regret that the Club has to announce the death of Life Member, Jimmy Blumer, on 24 August 2013.
Jimmy started his racing career in 1950 and took part in that year’s Monte Carlo Rally, where he was the youngest driver (18) in the oldest car, a 1938 Morris Ten. From the mid 1950s, Jimmy raced sports cars, including his ex-Moss Cooper Manxtail, Lotus Eleven and his beloved Cooper Monaco across Europe. In addition to his own cars, he also drove for Ecurie Ecosse and the Border Reivers, amongst others.
Jimmy shared the Equipe Endeavour Jaguar MK2 with Mike Parkes to win the 1962 Motor Six Hour Race at Brands Hatch. In 1963, Jimmy competed in the British Saloon Car Championship, driving the Alan Andrews Racing Cortina GT. He finished 5th overall. He also finished 2nd in the Marlboro 12 hours. 1964 took Jimmy to Le Mans, where he shared a Sunbeam Tiger with Peter Procter.
The funeral will be held at 12.15pm on Friday 6th September at Holy Trinity Church, Darlington. Flowers can be sent to Seaton Leng Funeral Directors or alternatively donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance or RNLI.