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#1 GMACKIE

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 00:38

Sad news......Don Wright passed away this morning.

Don would be best known here for his Citroen Special, 1950s, and Lancia - especially Lambda. He will be sadly missed by many, many people. RIP Don.



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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:26

I met him when I did a story on the Citroen Special...

That car he bought as an embryonic project from Bill Buckle, but he certainly built it into a durable and quick racing car which gave a succession of drivers a great time.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:00

Attended a get-together of Don's 'old mates', at Dural Counrtry Club, to-day.

The VSCCA and Lancia clubs from around the country were represented, and some wonderful memories of Don, and his exploits were re-kindled. Some nice words by Peter Giddings [via email], and even the Citroen Special turned up for the occasion. We all felt a similar feeling.......a great loss, yet also an enormous gain from having known Donald Wright.

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:39

I guess Bob Winley was there?

And I'm sure Don was old enough that a lot of his friends missed out, too. Was Bill Buckle present?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:02

Of Dalro Jag spcle fame??? damn sad ....safe journey don :|

#6 GMACKIE

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 20:07

Neither Bob, nor Bill were there, Ray.

Sounds like you are one of the few who know how the "D" came to be in Dalro, Mick.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:26

The Citrone Special on the Start Line at Huntley Hill Climb 1960/61, next car is Ray Strong in his Standard 8 then Paul Roberts in his XK120.

I seem to remember that the Citrone Special was having it's first outing after an accident at Silverdale, body repairs were not completed in time for this event.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 20:29

The Citroen Special at King Edward Park (Newcastle) mid-50s;

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