Racing Car Fans Lost a Legend, Vic Elford Passed Away at 86
With great grief, we announce that Vic Elford has sadly passed away at the age of 86. The famous English sportscar racer and Formula One driver passed away on Sunday (March 13, 2022).
He was known as one of the best sports car racers ever in the history of car racing who succeeded to win the Le Mans 24 Hours and Porsche 917 ace. The fans and also the critics had given him the nickname “Quick Vic” which shows his driving abilities.
At the beginning of his career, Victor Elford made great fame in rallying, especially for participating in Triumph and Ford machinery. After some years he decided to join Porsche.
His achievements in racing are vast. He won the 1967 European Rally Championship before an incredible run of success in early 1968. He also had some other trophies in the world of racing such as NASCAR and Monaco racing competitions.
May he rest in peace.
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Reactions to Vic Elford’s Passing and his Cause of Death
Right from the time, the news of Vic Elford’s demise spread out on the internet many racing fans and also the critics who are professionals in the area of rallying reacted to this heartbreaking incident and sent their warm messages.
According to many news sources and more importantly family members’ statements Vic Elford’s cause of death has been revealed. In his last years of life, he was suffering from a disease. He was battling cancer and unfortunately, he passed away fighting this disease.
The famous racing car driver Andrew Frankel reacted to Vic Elford’s demise and stated, “So sad to hear that Vic Elford has passed away. An extraordinary talent and a strong candidate for the most versatile driver of all time. Utterly fearless and great company too. Rest well QV.”
Award-winning F1 journalist and title-winning team manager Peter Windsor talked about his mentor’s passing on Twitter and sent his condolences messages. He said, “Sad to hear that Vic Elford has passed away. How good was he? He won the Monte-Carlo Rally, the Daytona 24 Hours, and the Targa Florio in one year (1968) – and finished fourth in his F1 debut at Rouen. It doesn’t come much better than that.”
Nonetheless, our team in Us day News does not confirm any of the rumors which have spread out on the internet. However, we are trying our best in order to find the most reliable news and information about Vic Elford’s passing and also to add additional updates on a daily basis.
Alongside the aforementioned facts, family privacy and social respect toward them are very crucial to us. We wish them peace and solace in such a difficult time. True that he no longer lives among us but he will always remain in our minds.
more on his Biography and Racing Career
Victor Henry Elford was born on 10 June 1935 in Peckham, London, England. His reputation in racing cars started from his young days and then continued his success in this field. After he retired, he moved to South Florida to the United State and lived there.
When he was in great shape, according to many professionals he was the most “versatile” driver in racing history and happened to make history with many big figures such as Porsche and Ford. These giants in the car industry sent their condolence message after Vic Elford passed away.
Following the year 1967, he managed to be was European champion in the competition of Porsche 911. Talking about his other achievements we can mention winning the 1968 Rally Monte Carlo in a Porsche 911 and e 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 907.
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