Desmond Titterington

Desmond Titterington, one of Britain’s Post-war all-rounders, died recently at the age of 73.

The Ulsterman was a school friend of Archie Scott-Brown and competed in most forms of the sport during the 1950s. Sportscar success in a Jaguar C-type led to him joining the works team in 1955, but it was for Mercedes that he finished fourth in that year’s Targa Florio. In single-seaters, he raced Connaughts and contested his only GP, the 1956 British. He retired from that race, but finished third in the Silverstone International Trophy.

He retired from racing at the end of 1956 to concentrate on business, but still competed in trials and rallies. PL