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#1 philippe7

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 20:05

We have on many occasions mentioned, or linked to, the excellent and comprehensive "Racing Memory" website, which has become over the years an absolute goldmine about the history of motorcycle racing . The results sections are without equivalent and, although the website is in French, the data is fairly understandable by anybody.

I have just learnt from Francis Boutet , webmaster of the Bike70 website, that Vincent Glon, the Racing Memory founder and webmaster, has sadly been killed in a traffic accident on April 24th . He was riding in his hometown on his motorcycle when he was hit by an errant car . :cry:

My thoughts are with his family at the moment, and I do hope that the labour of love that is this website will be able to survive somehow, and that all the data he has collected will not be lost for ever.

http://racingmemo.fr...TO_SOMMAIRE.htm



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#2 fil2.8

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 20:13

Sad to hear that , Philippe , condolences to his family and friends :cry:

#3 picblanc

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 21:06

Very sad, RIP Vincent. :(

#4 jonnoj

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 23:23

It's sad to hear of anyone being killed on the road. RIP Vincent.
Someone should download the complete site asap in case it does disappear. I would, but I'm not at home atm.

This will do the job

http://www.httrack.com/




#5 exclubracer

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 00:54

Very sad news, sincere condolences to all concerned.

#6 peterd

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:49

Sad news. Thoughts with Vincent's family and friends

#7 philippe7

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:34

Someone should download the complete site asap in case it does disappear.


It's been done, thankfully. Francis, the Bike70 webmaster, has been in contact with Vincent's son who knew absolutely nil about the technicalities of his father's site, access codes etc...so with his agreement , Francis has downloaded the Racing Memory site onto his own ( Bike 70 ) to safegard it and will ensure that it survives as it is now

Edited by philippe7, 30 April 2011 - 08:53.


#8 philippe7

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:44

It's sad to hear of anyone being killed on the road.


Yes, specially by a car that fails to stop at a "stop" sign :mad:

All bike accidents are not due to blatant mistakes by car drivers of course, but when it happens it just makes me mad . Of course we know and accept that we're more vulnerable on our bikes than inside a car bodywork , but still... Last week a bike rider was killed here in New Caledonia by a Gendarmes van (!!!!) who drifted into the incoming lane when taking a curve too fast and smashed head-on into him ....



#9 picblanc

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:10

It's been done, thankfully. Francis, the Bike70 webmaster, has been in contact with Vincent's son who knew absolutely nil about the technicalities of his father's site, access codes etc...so with his agreement , Francis has downloaded the Racing Memory site onto his own ( Bike 70 ) to safegard it and will ensure that it survives as it is now


At least that is good news Philippe.

#10 subh

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:28

That is very sad news. I was in touch with Vincent a few times to help with some minor details for pages on the site. He obviously put a lot of work into it - I’m glad it will continue to exist, it is a very fine legacy.

#11 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:30

Just spotted this. Although bikes aren't my main interest I've found it an invaluable resource when researching pre-war riders who doubled in cars. Good to know it will continue.

My condolences to Vincent's family.

#12 Herr Wankel

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 13:47

Just seen this tragic news.My condolences to his family and friends.His contribution to the history of motorcycle racing will not be forgotten

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#13 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 15:13

Oh no!!!
Vincent, my friend!
Hard to believe, what a sad news what a sad news.


#14 HEMEYLA

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 23:32

A letter from Antoine Glon .............. click.

#15 philippe7

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:54

A letter from Antoine Glon .............. click.




...and scroll down the page to the english text, for the non-francophones... ;)

#16 Herr Wankel

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 14:57

...and scroll down the page to the english text, for the non-francophones...;)


I'm so glad that they have decided to keep the site alive.It is a veritable gold-mine of information.Thank you to Vincent's family

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