Mark Colton

Friday 17th March 1961

Born on this day, Mark Colton, British racing driver and software author. He was killed in practice for a hillclimb at Craigantlet, Northern Ireland in 1995, and is widely considered one of the best drivers never to have won the British Hill Climb Championship. His best year was 1994, when he was runner-up to David Grace. Outside motorsport, Colton was involved with home computers, and was the author of both the View range on the BBC Micro and PipeDream for the Cambridge Z88.

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