Paul Emery

Paul died on 3rd February 1993 aged 76. One of the founders of the breakaway Midget Auto Racing Club (MARC) he joined the Spedeworth formula in the 1970 season and, despite contesting half a season or so, still finished third in the end of season points chart. He was the one of the leading drivers in the MARC winning their points championship in the first few seasons as well as the "European" Championship in both 1971 and 1972 although unlike the later Spedeworth European events that followed from 1973 these were essentially just contested with British based MARC drivers rather than having competition from Spedeworth's English drivers and the top Europeans as well.

Paul continued to race with the formula when MARC and Spedeworth merged to form the Grand Prix Midget Club in 1975 although he did not contest all the meetings. Along with four other drivers Paul tried to pioneer a V8 Midget class. 1976 was his last year racing in the UK before he joined the International Speedway Midgets racing at Baarlo in Holland in 1977 with the likes of Pete Smith, Joe Therstappen and Tony Stubbs who had also moved away from the UK scene.

Prior to his Midget racing career Paul was a noted designer and engineer as well as being respected as a driver. He competed at the very highest level in motorsport having entered two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, the 1956 British and 1958 Monaco races.