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Even with lots of work still do be done this list have reached a state where it must be considered one of the most complete and accurate ever assembled on the subject. This has only been possible due to the tremendous help from people all over the world, each of them experts of their local drivers and events.
Short biographies of drivers with BLUE background, will come up in due time. If you have any information about any driver with GREEN background, please contact me!


Niilo E. Jaakkola (FIN)




R. R. "Robin" Jackson ( )


Marcel Jacob ( )


Antonio Jacono-Caruso, also spelt Iacono (I)
From Vittoria at the province of Ragusa, Sicily.


Paul Jacot (GB)


Jacquin ( )


André Jahan (F)


James ( )


Jamin ( )


Anton Januszkowski ( )


Ronnie Jarvis (GB)

      "Jef Legros" - SEE: "Legros"

Jeffrain ( )




Charles "Charly" Jellen (A)
1909 - 7 May 1934
The lanky "Charly" Jellen was born in Znaim, Czechoslovakia and later lived for many years in Graz, Austria. After 1932 he moved to München, Bavaria, where he started a car dealership. Despite living in Germany, he was still considered an Austrian driver. The name of this young, dashing driver appeared first in the records during 1930. Over the next three years, he achieved many class wins with Bugatti, primarily at hill climbs in Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Switzerland. As of 1933, he banded together with Paul Pietsch and formed the Team Pietsch-Jellen. Each had a 2.3-liter Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, which were later bored to 2.6-liter for the 1934 season. They entered together many hill climbs and while Pietsch started in the racing class with fenders removed, Jellen entered the sports car class and thereby both often won at the same day. Jellen also introduced a woman to Paul Pietsch, whose maiden name was Engel. When 17, Ilse had married a businessman from Frankfurt. But the marriage fell apart and she fell in love with Charly Jellen, whom she had met at an airfield race. After her divorce Ilse found out that Jellen did not intend to marry her and that is when she met Paul Pietsch. They were both 23 when they got married in 1934. Jellen’s many class victories during 1933 at mountain races made him well known. As upcoming private driver he often raced against stronger opposition, drivers with factory support or straight factory entries. The well liked Charly Jellen, still at the beginning of his racing career, was only 25 when he died on May 7, 1934 during a test drive with his Alfa Monza on the Ingolstadt highway, north of München. In the turn Neuherberge, on the well-known world record stretch used by Ernst Henne with his BMW, the car left the road and flipped over. Jellen received a scull fracture and other serious injuries. He was brought immediately to the Schwabing hospital, north in München, where he soon succumbed to his severe injuries. He had planned to enter the upcoming Avusrennen with his friend Paul Pietsch during May.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)


Janine Jennky ( )


Jeo ( )


Leonardo Jeroniti ( )




Leonhard Joa (D)
23 Dec 1909 - 1981.
Born at Carlsberg, Pfalz in 1909, and died there in 1981. Held a private Maserati team (Suddeutsche Renngemainschaft) together with Dipper.


Arvid Johansen (N)


E. Johansen/Johansson? (EST)


Åke Johansson (S)


Artur Johansson (S)




Carl-Gustav "CeGe" Johansson (S)
Brother of Thure Johansson.


E. G. A. Johansson (S)


Ture/Thure H. Johansson (S)
Brother of Carl-Gustav Johansson.




Axel Johnsson (S)
1900-1971
Lived most of his life in the little village of Skyttmon, 50 km NE of Östersund, Sweden. Owner of a bus-company. In autumn 1932 he bought an ex-Belgian Prince Leopold Bugatti T43 4 seater from fellow Swede Einar Lindberg and raced it in 1933. After the summer season he had the car changed into a 2-seater by shortening it by 32 cm. He raced the Bugatti until 1938 and sold the car to Göthe Håkansson in 1942. After the war Johnsson concentrated his efforts on horse racing instead becoming a famous horse owner.
(Info supplied by Bo Söderberg)


Louis Joly ( )


Marcel Joly ( )
Bugatti agent in Tunis.


Henny de Joncy ( )


Giovanni "Nini" Jonoch ( )


Carl "Bograngen" Jonsson (S)


Jouvé ( )


Jorioz ( )




Philip Fontana Jucker (GB)
23 Oct 1906 - 1 Jun 1937
Born in Withington, Manchester 1906.
Alta driver. Died during practice for the 1937 RAC International Light Car Race, Duglas Isle of Man.






Norberto Jung (BR)
19 Jun 1903 - 11 Jun 1976


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