Saturday 26th February 1955
Born on this day, Rupert Keegan, former English racing driver. The son of air carrier entrepreneur Mike Keegan, the young Rupert Keegan never had a problem with money to fund the title winning British Formula 3 championship campaign in 1976. After a short stint in Formula 2 he went straight into Grand Prix racing with the struggling Hesketh team. After two dire seasons Rupert stepped back to the Aurora AFX British Formula 1 Championship and took the title driving an Arrows A1. In 1980 he tried to make a comeback in the World Championship with a RAM Racing Williams. In 1982 he tried again with the RAM organization, now racing Marches, but by then he felt there was nothing to achieve at that level and went sports car racing for three seasons before heading to the US-based CART series. After a couple of races without meaningful results Keegan retired from big league racing and settled down in the US.