Rally star Rockey, 74, passes away

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Nigel Rockey, one of Bri­tain’s lead­ing rally driv­ers of the 1970s, has died aged 74 af­ter an ill­ness.

The Bris­tol mo­tor trader started ral­ly­ing in a Ford Anglia in the mid1960s but it was in Ford Es­corts that he en­joyed most suc­cess. Co-driven by Paul White, he won the 1973 Mo­tor­ing News Rally Cham­pi­onship and was a lead­ing con­tender on na­tional stage ral­lies through the 1970s. He fin­ished 11th over­all on the 1974 RAC Rally.

He stopped com­pet­ing at the end of the 1970s due to lack of fi­nance and in later life Rockey lived in Bourtonon-the-wa­ter.

“He was a hard­work­ing guy and a great char­ac­ter,” said White.

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