Dick Thompson (Race Car Driver)


About Dick Thompson

American race car driver and Corvette enthusiast who won five SCCA Championships from 1956 to 1962. He is the author of 1958’s The Corvette Guide and was inducted in the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2000.

Before Fame

He began racing in 1952, when he finished in eighth place at the Sebring International Raceway.


He was nicknamed “The Flying Dentist” due to the fact that he also ran a dentistry business.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife Eve and his daughter Diane.


He and Bill Lester are both well-known race car drivers from Washington, D.C.

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Latest information about Dick Thompson updated on September 13, 2020.

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