George Wicken

George Wicken lived in Kent and ran the family business which included a dairy in Maidstone. He was also part of the Jezreels religious group.

George was one of the most regular competitors in Formula 3 from 1950 to 1956, mainly in Coopers with the motto "C'est Si Bon" on its nose. Always well placed but only winning occasionally, he would progress to Formula II and an occasional Formula 1 drive.

George started in 1950 with a Cooper Mk IV, notable results include a third at Silverstone in June 1950, followed immediately by a win in the heats at Brands, a pair of seconds in the supporting races to the 100 mile race at Silverstone in July and a third in the final at Brands in the same month. In August he got an two outright wins at Brands including the daily Telegraph Trophy.

 

A big day, George collects the trophy on the 7th August 1950 after beating Moss in Race 1, then Bill Whitehouse and John Cooper in the Daily Telegraph Race.

For 1951, he substantially modified the car, moving the fuel tank and incorporating Mk V style bodywork

For 1952, George acquired a new Cooper Mk VI and in April won the London Trophy at Brands Hatch followed by a win in the handicap race in May and a second, to Bob Gerard at the Goodwood Whitsun meeting. July brought a win at Fairwood. He continued with this car until 1954 when he bought a new Cooper Mk VIII

George won the sprint race at the Easter Brands meeting in '53 and continued to be the near right through to 1956 totalling over 80 results in all.

George leading Alan Brown, Don Parker and Stirling Moss at Boreham in July 1952.

At Crystal Palace in July '53 on his way to second place in his heat of the Elizabethan Trophy

George on the front row alongside Don Parker, Brands Hatch 29th May 1955. He would finish third in the Sporting Record Trophy to Ivor Bueb and Don Parker and ahead of Stuart Lewis-Evans and Jim Russell. Photo Robin Fairservice.

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