Obituary: Paddy Hopkirk

Posted on 22/07/22 |
Paddy Hopkirk Obituary

Paddy Hopkirk MBE
14 April 1933 - 21 July 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paddy Hopkirk MBE, former rally driver from Northern Ireland, and Mature Driver Ambassador for IAM RoadSmart since 2016.

Paddy was a loyal, enthusiastic, and hard-working Ambassador for our charity and members and he leaves behind an incredible legacy of motorsport and business success; he won the Monte Carlo and Acropolis Rallies and was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 to recognise his achievements in motorsport and education. He showed great commitment and passion for passing his knowledge on, and he made a particular impression on young drivers.

Paddy passed away peacefully at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire on Thursday 21 July 2022, and he will be greatly missed by friends, family and colleagues.

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