Frank Raymond Wilton "Lofty" England (24 August 1911, Finchley, London – 30 May 1995, Austria) was an engineer and motor company manager from England. He rose to fame as the manager of the Jaguar Cars sports car racing team in the 1950s, during which time Jaguar cars won the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race on five occasions. After the company's withdrawal from racing England moved into the mainstream management of Jaguar Cars, later succeeding Sir William Lyons as its Chairman and Chief Executive, before retiring in 1974.
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... Lyons had retired from Jaguar in 1972 and the new chairman was FRW (Lofty) England ... Lofty England had been a Daimler apprentice from 1927 to 1932 and taken second place in the first ever RAC rally driving a 30/40 hp Daimler Double-Six ... So Lofty England decreed that the new V12 Daimler would be known as Double-Six ...
... Immediately following Jaguar's withdrawal from racing Lofty England returned to his role as director of the Jaguar service department ... In 1958 Tony Vandervell offered to sell England the Vanwall Formula One team, after the death of Vandervell's protégé Stuart Lewis-Evans during the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix ... England refused the offer and was never directly involved in motorsport again ...
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