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#1 Gary C

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:25

This is hugely deserved. A great bloke.

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/104694


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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:31

This is hugely deserved. A great bloke.

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/104694


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#3 Tony Matthews

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:35

I am slightly surprised that it's taken so long! Nice one.

#4 Bloggsworth

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:43

One of the nicest people it was ever my privilege to work with - An award long overdue.

#5 alansart

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:09

Thoroughly deserved. What a good way to start the week :)

#6 JacnGille

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:40

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#7 DogEarred

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:25

Years ago, like so many young & keen people niavely still do, I wrote to Team Lotus, along with all the F1 teams, for a job.

I received a polite reply, a proper headed notepaper letter, from Bob declining my offer. They must have been innundated by this kind of thing but I was so impressed that this 'name', even then, had bothered to reply that I proudly hung on to the letter for many years.

BTW The only other team who replied were Tyrell & that letter was to someone else & wrongly addressed to me. I wonder if there's someone out there who recieved my letter & was offered a job? JYS maybe...

Edited by DogEarred, 04 December 2012 - 08:31.


#8 RDV

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:26

Well done Vicar..

#9 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:49

Last september I attended the Historic GP Zandvoort and entered a pit box with many loti. And who was there painstakingly polishing the steering wheel rims and many other parts of a 25? As if Jim was about to board any minute.

#10 Roger Clark

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:52

it was interesting to read that he was known as Boblotti for his expertise with Colotti gearboxes. Did Team Lotus have a lot of those?

A well deserved award, nevertheless


#11 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:30

I saw Bob at CTL yesterday, with his trophy. He got home to Norwich 4am from the Autosport awards...but was in work at 9 to carrying on restoring Clive's type 12...he's done his stint, time to ease off a bit Bob, especially in the off season!

#12 kayemod

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 13:51

A really good bloke, one of the very best, has anyone ever had a single bad word to say about Bob?

#13 D-Type

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:40

it was interesting to read that he was known as Boblotti for his expertise with Colotti gearboxes. Did Team Lotus have a lot of those?

A well deserved award, nevertheless

Possibly a tongue in cheek reference to his skill with the 'queerbox' - after all the teething troubles of the Colotti gearbox were well-publicised at the time.

But, as you say, that doesn't make this anything other than a thoroughly well-deserved award.

#14 Gary C

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 21:42

Me, Bob and Beaky Sims

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#15 Giraffe

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 22:15

Me, Bob and Beaky Sims


A photo to treasure! :up:

#16 Gary C

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:51

indeed it is, Giraffe, well said. :up: :up: