George Tatham

We were very sad to hear the news yesterday that one of the elder statesmen of the Midland’s Hillclimb scene had passed away the previous day.

George Tatham McLaren M12

George’s red M12 nose-to-nose with the similar car of Rupert Marks at Loton Park in 2012.


Long term competitor George Tatham competed in his wonderfully original McLaren M12 CanAm car for decades on the Midlands hills, as well as further afield. Sadly George passed away on Tuesday evening.

Our Correspondent brought us the news via Tony Wood and said:

“It is with great sadness that I report the passing of veteran hill climb competitor George Tatham. George died at home on Tuesday night, 14th January with his family at his side having lost a two-year battle with cancer. As the funeral directors took George away to the Chapel of Rest, his sons fired up the mighty McLaren one more time to sound a fitting tribute to their father’s life.”


We understand that George’s funeral will be held at Midday on Tuesday 28th January at East Riding Crematorium, Octon, Bridlington.

Our thoughts are with George’s family at friends at this difficult time.


  1. David Franklin says:

    George Tatham, one of the wonderful guys of British Hillclimbing, with his super wife Louida always at his side, competing in that fab McLaren M12, we will miss him dearly, such a lovely couple, thinking of you George, ………..David and Deb Franklin.

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