Pic of the Week: Remembering Alan Mann

It was with great sadness that we learned earlier this week of the death of Brit motor racing hero Alan Mann, aged 75.

Mann started his team in the early 1960s, winning all sorts of championships in sports cars and touring cars throughout the decade, and the red-and-gold livery his cars wore became one of the most distinctive.

Although Mann campaigned many sports and GT cars, it's his Ford touring cars that he'll be best remembered for, particularly the Cortina and Escort - it was an Alan Mann Cortina that scooped the 1965 European Touring Car Championship, driven by Sir John Whitmore.

Plenty of other big names took the wheel of Alan Mann Racing cars, too, including Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Carroll Shelby and Frank Gardner. It's Gardner that helps us celebrate Mann's life here, with a photo taken in 1968 at the Nurburgring. RIP Alan.

Pic courtesy of Ford Motor Company

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  • dave stew 23 Mar 2012

    I was very saddened to hear of the death of another motorsport legend. As a lifelong fan of fast Fords the Alan Mann Escorts were right up there with the factory cars.

    Sympathies to his family.

  • Legacywr 23 Mar 2012

    Yes, sad news.

    What a great colour scheme that was!

  • phillpot 23 Mar 2012

    Maybe not one of his most successful cars but the Ford 3 litre GT undoubtably one of the best looking.


  • vrooom 23 Mar 2012

    Isnt that car appeared in GT lengend pc game ?

    rip Alan Mann

  • soad 23 Mar 2012

    Nice shot, it'll do nicely.

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