[Healeys] DMHCo Reference

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Mon Feb 27 09:23:50 MST 2012

The reach of DMH's little car company never ceases to amaze me.  This is from the Feb. issue of AOPA Magazine in an 
article about Mike Dale:

"Dale was two weeks from becoming an active-duty fighter pilot in de Havilland Vampires when he was suddenly stopped by 
an insurmountable medical obstacle.  A genetic inner-ear condition (since surgically repaired) disqualified him from 
military flying.

He was crestfallen but redirected his energy to the automotive industry, and that led to positions at the Donald Healey 
Co. (sic), British Motor Corp., a move to the United States, and auto racing--were he became a production car national 
champion in the 1970s.  His success on the track and at motivating racing teams eventually brought him to Jaguar, where 
his talents in marketing and business strategy propelled his rise to president of Jaguar North America.  He retired in 

Bob Spidell           San Jose, CA            bspidell at comcast.net


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