Renaissance man: Visionary thinking and fast driving were John Fitch trademarks


If you could design an idealized life around the automobile, it would be difficult to come up with a more exciting and noble story than that of John Fitch. He is known to most as the first American to join Mercedes-Benz in the early 1950s as a motorsport teammate of Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Peter Collins. Fitch later became team manager and driver on Corvette’s first major racing outing at Sebring in 1956, and he would go on to race Corvettes at Sebring and Le Mans.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/11/16/renaissance-man-john-fitch


What a great guy John Fitch was… a real gentleman