KEN FILDES 19442018
Irish motorsport has lost a hero with the recent passing of Clonsilla garagiste Ken Fildes. Fildes, son of racer Jack, and Damien Magee were the ‘Duffy Demons’, mentored by Fildes Sr’s great pal Luke Duffy, in Flibre events of the late 1960s. Ken was propelled into F2 by Duffy, competing in a Crossle 19F and 22F, then raced an Fatlantic-spec Lotus 69, March 74B and Chevron B29 and B48 with success. Having competed in a Fiat 128 coupe and Peugeot 205 for fun in the interim, Fildes returned to racing with a Ralt RT4, winning as recently as 2009. His son Jonathan maintains the family’s speed tradition.