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Paul Erik DUTOIT [1913-1964]

Names
Given: 
Paul Erik
Family: 
Dutoit
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1913-10-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
London
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1964-08-22

Paul Dutoit, the founder of the Macau Grand Prix and a Master at Diocesan Boys School.

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2014

Comments

There are a few of paragraphs about him starting from page 179 of To Serve and to Lead: History of the Diocesan Boys' School in Hong Kong:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=98-miRI2yAwC&pg=PA179&dq=paul+dutoit...

Paul E. Dutoit was born in London on 29 October 1913 to a Scottish mother and French-Swiss father.

On 10 May 1948 he moved to Hong Kong as a teacher with DBS and soon after became a committee member of the HK Automobile Association and a founder member of the Hong Kong Motor Sports Club.

He helped organise the innaugural Macau Grand Prix race in 1954 and participated in a TR2.

He retired from Hong Kong in October 1957 to Australia.

( This info came from pages 22 & 23 of Colour and Noise written by Philip Newsome.)

many thanks to both.

There was a Paul Dutoit taking part in British motor racing in the early 1920s (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_Sunbeams_1921,_1922_TT and https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/person/paul-dutoit), possibly a relative of this man, or maybe he was born earlier than 1913.

David, I believe that was a Belgian race driver namesake who was also a test driver for Dunlop. He is the reason I was initially confused about his identity.

Thanks Phil, just a coincidence then.