Don Gray was born in April 1913 and ran a motorcycle shop in Chatham with his brother Norman. Don's first recorded 500 appearance was at Brands Hatch in April 1951 where he took a respectable third place in his heat of the Junior Championship. For the next three years he became a prolific competitor, rarely winning outright but usually in the points. For '51, he used a Cooper Mk V to record a second in the Open Challenge race and a win in the International Trophy Race at Brands in May, third in the Open Challenge and another win in the International Trophy in June, followed by a fourth at Boreham. Third in the Open Challenge and second in the Brands Hatch Championship in September.
1952 continued in a similar vein, fourth at Castle Combe in April, second in the Senior Race at Brands in May. For 1953 he finished fifth at Castle Combe in April then switched to a Kieft, which he acquired from Bernie Ecclestone, to record third in the Senior race at Brands in June, second in the Half-Litre Club Invitation at Crystal Palace in July, second in the Production Car race at Silverstone in August. A member of the BRDC for more than 50 years, Don passed away on 28th July 2009.