John Grif­fiths 1939-2016

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

John Grif­fiths, co-driver of the Mini Cooper S that won the 1964 In­ter­na­tional Welsh Rally, has died. He passed away on 5 May, aged 77.

Born in Bos­bury, Here­ford­shire, John was a keen rally driver be­fore be­com­ing a co-driver. It was his pair­ing with Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Wil­liams that led to the Mini Cooper S’ first out­right rally win.

Barrie says: ‘He was a real Here­ford­shire farmer, and a bril­liant driver too – that’s what made him such a good co-driver. I had com­plete trust in him, through­out the fog, ice and wind. If he said turn left and I couldn’t even see the corner through the fog, I’d turn left. I couldn’t have won the Welsh Rally with­out him.’

The Mini in which John Grif­fiths won.

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