Tony Settember is one of those drivers who has seen a lot of the world
behind the wheel of a racing car. He began competing in California in
1954 and by 1959 was campaigning with racing’s greats in Europe,
winning the Naples Grand Prix that year to become the only American
to ever do so. In 1962, he finished second to Jack Brabham in the
Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix and placed seventh in the Grand Prix of
Belgium. He raced Cobras at LeMans, the Nurburgring, Monza, Brands
Hatch and the Targa Florio in 1966. In the United States, Settember
has competed in the U.S. Road Racing Championship, the Can-Am,
Formula 5000 Trans-American Championship and SCCA Nationals.
Although he was not a regular competitor in 1970 and ‘71 pro series,
Settember did enter four L&M Championship races in a modified
McLaren M10 in 1972 and last year(1973) campaigned the car in
seven of the nine races, earning points in all four that he finished to
place 11th in the championship standings. Settember, who has a B.A.
degree in engineering, is product development manager for Hone
Residents, Penngrove, CA.
Born July 10, 1926