We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the British racer and automotive journalist Tony Dron.
As a racer, Tony is best known for his successful career in touring cars, as part of the factory-backed Triumph squad in the 1970s. He gained a fifth place in the 1974 Spa 24 Hours and 6 race wins in the British Touring Car Championship that saw him finish third in the Championship in 1974 and 1978 and second in 1977. Furthermore there was a class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1982 on Porsche 934. He raced 3 times at Le Mans, the last run in 1983 with one of the famous Kremer CK5 Group C cars. And there was a class podium finish in 2002 with an Ecurie Ecosse-entered BMW M3 E36 alongside Gregor Fisken and Ian Donaldson, their A6 class effort taking third in class and a highly impressive 17th overall.
In his latter years of racing, he focused primarily on historic racing, alongside his writing activities for Thoroughbred & Classic Cars , The Daily Telegraph, and Octane.
As a true gentleman: Tony Dron
Tony and his wife Charis have been well respected in our hobby and the whole racing scene. He remained a faithful enthusiast in all the activities of Motor Racing Legends , culminating in early 2020 with the presentation of the Motor Racing Legends Trophy to him for his remarkable support and lifetime achievements.
As a true gentleman Tony will be greatly missed. collectorsarworld sends our condolences to Tony’s family and friends.
Credit: Motor Racing Legends