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Frank Tiedeman has passed away


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#1 RTH

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:12

Sad news I have just heard from Frank's wife that sadly he passed away peacefully last night.

Frank was a great enthusiast ans stalwart of club racing. He had his first race in 1950 at Silverstone in the 1930 Austin 7 Ulster which he still has and had been already entered in ths year's Goodwood auction . He raced Austins Rileys a Lotus 22 a Lola Mk2 a Keift a Sebring Sprite and more. he lived in Cheltenham not far from Prescott hill climb and was a regular competitor there over the years.
He was the founder and life president of the Monoposto Club. I knew him for more than 30 years , a keen enthusiast and competitor right in to his 80s. He suffered with Parkinsons disease and recently had a number of other health issues. A nice man, amazing in many ways, he will be missed. Frank was 93.

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 19:52

Very sorry to hear this. In so many ways Frank exemplified over many years the very best of foundation club racing and helped a huge number of novices to join in the fun.

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Edited by Doug Nye, 02 July 2013 - 20:07.


#3 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:13

A very familiar name to those who followed club level motor racing in the 1950's and something of an unsung hero.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:21

Three of Frank's cars are in the Goodwood FOS Bonhams auction
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20929/