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James Hunt (II) (1947–1993)


James Hunt was known as Hunt The Shunt for his many accidents in lower formulas. He started his F1 career in 1973, driving for the maverick Hesketh team. Known for its wild parties and eccentric attitude, Hesketh wasn't taken too seriously by rival teams, but after competitive outings in 1974 and 1975, including a win in the Dutch Grand Prix and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mr. H Is Late Trucker
(1988)
Bobby Deerfield Transportation Department
(1977)
The Plank One-Eyed Truck Driver
(1979)
(1983)

Filmography

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 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Trucker
 1985 Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Footman
 1983 Three of a Kind (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1983)
 1979 The Plank (TV Movie)
One-Eyed Truck Driver
 1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... Chauffeur
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Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jim Hunt

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

Speaking in 1990: "I have a problem ... well I don't have a problem, but Brands Hatch for example have a problem with company days, because every time I go there I take passengers round in one of their sports racers, I reduce my own passenger lap record - and they go hairy because it's wearing their car out. But I can't drive any other way, and I never have been able to. If I get into a car on a ... See more »

Trivia:

Was a keen budgie breeder. In his youth, he planned to breed budgies as a career, claiming that he could "retire at 30, a millionaire." However, reality caught up with him, and his first job was as a hospital porter. However, after he'd retired from racing, he spent more time on his hobby and bred up to 150 birds (some worth several thousand pounds). He won rosettes and trophies from exhibitions ... See more »

Nickname:

Hunt the Shunt

Star Sign:

Virgo

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