David "Dave" Pinkney
(born July 5
, is a British
businessman and auto racing
driver. In 2006 he raced in the British Touring Car Championship
(BTCC) in one of the 2005
championship-winning Honda Integra
cars. He took a pair of top 5 finishes at Thruxton in rounds 11 and 12, following it with 2 more points finishes at Croft. For 2007, he drives an Alfa Romeo 156
run by the newly-established A-Tech team. After a handful of points finishes, his involvement in an 11-car pile-up at Brands Hatch
left him in hospital and with the car written off.
Early Racing Career
David was a semi-regular BTCC driver in the late 1980s and early 1990s, in a BMW
from 1992 to 1993. He also briefly raced in the series in 2001, in a rather unreliable Alfa Romeo 147
, leaving the JSM team after four rounds.
He has won the Vectra championship twice, in 1996 and 1999. He also raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup in 2004 and once in 2005, and the Seat Cupra Challenge in 2005.
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His car liveries generally contain a large amount of pink, in deference to his name. The slogan "Pink My Ride" (a play on Pimp My Ride
) appears on the top of his windscreen.
Luton Town Football Club
On April 13 2007
, following the resignation of chairman Bill Tomlins, it was announced that he would be taking over Luton Town Football Club