From a wealthy background, Sam and his brother Miles played a significant role in the re-introduction of road racing into the USA after the war. He was killed in the 1950 Watkins Glen Grand Prix.
Sam Collier died 71 years ago, he was 38
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.