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Thomas Murray Jamieson

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Thomas Murray Jamieson (1905-1938)

1938. Racing car designer of Stamford Lincs killed at Brooklands.[1]


1937/38 Obituary [2]

Thomas Murray Jamieson was born in 1905 and received his technical education at Regent Street Polytechnic, obtaining the Degree of B.Sc. (Eng.) of London University. His practical training was obtained in the workshops of the Regent Street Polytechnic, following which he was appointed Draughtsman and subsequently Chief Draughtsman and Designer with The Green Engine Co., Ltd., Twickenham.

In 1928 he joined the firm of Amherst-Villiers, Ltd., specialising in the design of super-chargers, including those of the famous team of 4.5-litre Bentley cars used by the late Capt. Birkin.

In 1932 he received an appointment with The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., as racing car designer, and whilst with this firm obtained numerous successes in races on supercharged cars.

He died on 10th May, 1938, following an accident at Brooklands.

He was elected a Graduate in 1924 and was transferred to Associate Member in 5935.


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