Today we wish former Grand Prix racer Mike Fisher a happy 69th birthday!
This little-known driver was born in Hollywood although he spent much of his life in the northwest state of Oregon.
Fisher contested two Grands Prix in 1967, racing the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 33 – which would turn out to be the very same chassis that the Scot had used to blitz the opposition en route to the 1965 title.
Fisher ran the car with a 2-litre BRM engine, and the American performed reasonably well in both Canada and in practice for the Mexican Grand Prix, finishing the former (albeit it nine laps down after many pit stops to investigate an electrical problem), and being unlucky not to start the latter when his fuel metering unit ruptured on the grid.
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