Darlington-based Jimmy Blumer, who died in August aged 82, was a leading national racing driver in the 1950s and 1960s. He scored his biggest victory in 1962, when he shared an Equipe Endeavour Jaguar Mk2 with Mike Parkes in the Motor Six Hours at Brands Hatch.
Blumer first competed in 1950, driving a 1938 Morris 10 in the Monte Carlo Rally. At just 18, he was the youngest driver in the oldest car. He went on to compete extensively in the UK and Europe and raced for Ecurie Ecosse and Border Reivers. He retired from racing in the mid 1960s and was a life member of the BRDC.