GENE FELTON 1936-2020
Classic American|February 2021
Steve Havelock looks back on the life of American racing driver Gene Felton…
Steve Havelock

We are sad to report the passing of gifted American racing driver and race car restorer Gene Felton at the age of 84. Gene was a regular at the Goodwood Festival of Speed between 2003 and 2009, thundering up the hill in his NASCARs, which included his exDale Earnhardt 1977 ‘Goodwrench’ Chevy Nova and David Pearson’s 1975 ‘Purolator’ Ford Torino. Gene spoke with a quiet, gravelly voice which was due to his vocal cords being damaged, along with life threatening neck and spine injuries in an accident during the 1984 Trans Am race at Riverside.

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