The double British hillclimb champion has died at the age of 77. As well as being successful in speed events, Westbury was a prolific single-seater racer and scored several notable F3 and F2 victories. He contested the 1969 German GP at the wheel of his F2 Brabham BT30 and later tried to qualify a BRM P153 for the 1970 US GP, although he failed to make the cut. Away from his on-track exploits, Westbury produced sports-racers under the Felday banner and also ran cars for other drivers, one of the first being a young Derek Bell.
This former sports car and Formula 2 racer drove C- and D-type Jaguars during the 1950s and early ’60s before later switching to a Ford GT40. Although he focused on UK domestic events, he contested the Le Mans 24 Hours on several occasions, the last of them in 1962 when he shared an E-type with John Coundley.