RIP David Loring
Posted 01 October 2012 - 13:22
More about him @:
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 22:17
Rest in peace, David.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 20:01
Just copy & paste:
Perhaps there's a way to move others' prior comments into your new thread?
Today I learned that my friend and former colleague David Loring has passed away.
Such a sad loss; David was a top bloke, as anyone who knew him will testify.
You'll be greatly missed fella. The man who educated me re the ADL.
Oh No, the longtime Formula Ford driver?
I am afraid so. See Gordon Kirby's remembrance at:
Thank You, Tom. A friend confirmed this, really sad news.
Thanks too for posting Gordon's article.
I found out about David's passing early yesterday morning--Monday--but it wasn't until today that I could bring myself to read GK's superb remembrance.
It was through my friendship with GK that I met DL. For that I will be forever grateful. We quickly became friends, he was a delight to be around--on or off the track.
Although she got to meet him only once, when she was young, my daughter--who is now in her 30s--immedately liked GK's funny friend.
When I informed her of the sad news yesterday she put it very bluntly...."that really sucks".
Indeed it does.
But what would have been worse was never to have met and enjoyed this fine man.
I will miss him
Posted 03 October 2012 - 00:52
You're welcome, thanks again.
E1pix, it's my turn to thank you for pointing me to the other thread
Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:03
Just watched the movies my dad took at the 1971 Canadian Grand Prix. The best part was the first heat of the Shopper's World Formula Ford series. David had a race long battle with Higgs Murphy in his Castrol Hawke DL2. David seemed to have a slight edge in his Caldwell D9B for most of the race but Higgs must have finished first (probably the only time Dave was topped that season) because he started the final on the front row. Sadly that race was red-flagged on the second lap and never completed.
From Higgs Murphy:
"That's sad. I encountered David in 1993 I think at Sebring when I was building in that area. That's the last I heard of him. Thanks for informing me. Rest in Peace David, you were a great competitor."
Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:06