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But the car hung back. Further down the hill, the Bugatti accelerated and drew level with Hamilton, at which point he saw there was no one in it: Held on the Circuito da Boavista , he was leading into the first corner of the race, when he crashed his Jaguar, heavily into an electricity pylon.
The Jaguar cartwheeled, throwing him out of the car and into a tree. He hung there for about a minute, before falling down on the side of the circuit.
He had to be taken to hospital for an emergency operation. The medical facilities did not extend to anaesthetic , and as the surgeon leant over him, Duncan was mesmerised by the increasing length of cigarette ash, as it hovered above his open chest cavity.
The accident cut off the power supply to Oporto for several hours. Hamilton sustained unpleasant injuries during the 24 Heures du Mans, while contesting the lead in his Jaguar D-Type, and then he was shattered by the death of his friend Mike Hawthorn , in early That tragedy finally prompted him to hang up his racing helmet and gloves in , and concentrated on his garage business in Bagshot.
His love and passion for the finest classic motor cars led Hamilton to establish his own company back in He co-wrote an autobiography called Touch Wood!
Duncan Hamilton died in Sherborne , Dorset. His son Adrian Hamilton, a classic car dealer, runs his father's garage in another location today.
Duncan's grandson Archie Hamilton is also a racing driver. Hamilton was the epitome of the old school English competitor. He, and many of his contemporaries, such as Hawthorn, Rolt and Peter Collins , raced first and foremost for the love of the sport.
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