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2020-06-11

Gérard Crombac

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Gérard "Jabby" Crombac was a Swiss auto-racing journalist. In 1954 he purchased the Lotus Mk4 owned by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and began racing with this car. While this was the beginning of a long friendship with Chapman, Crombac realized he was not racing driver material, and stood down in 1958. In 1959 he began managing the interests of Jo Schlesser in association with Jean Lucas while working for Prisunic. With Lucas, he founded the French magazine Sport Auto in 1962 and was chief editor until 1989. In 1973, with the Sport auto team, Thierry Lalande, Luc Melua, and Jean-Louis Moncet, he set up a kit fun sports car in a weekend.

Gérard "Jabby" Crombac was a Swiss auto-racing journalist. In 1954 he purchased the Lotus Mk4 owned by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and began racing with this car. While this was the beginning of a long friendship with Chapman, Crombac realized he was not racing driver material, and stood down in 1958. In 1959 he began managing the interests of Jo Schlesser in association with Jean Lucas while working for Prisunic. With Lucas, he founded the French magazine Sport Auto in 1962 and was chief editor until 1989. In 1973, with the Sport auto team, Thierry Lalande, Luc Melua, and Jean-Louis Moncet, he set up a kit fun sports car in a weekend.

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