A couple of factoids: Despite never winning a Grand Prix, he was considered one of the best drivers of his era. He competed in Formula One from 1963 to 1976, scoring 83 points and finishing on the podium 11 times.
He also took Ford's famous first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, driving a Ford GT40 Mk. II alongside compatriot Bruce McLaren.
In 1993 he was awarded an MBE for his services to motorsport
A guy resurrected Amon's "Amon" F1 car and had it out at Laguna. I had never heard of the car, when I asked the fella working on it about the car he said. "When we mentioned to Chris we had dug up his old F1 car - Chris replied - you should have left it buried"