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#151 Michael Ferner

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 23:36

It seems Sprint Car builder/owner/mechanic Bob Trostle has passed away yesterday (Nov 21). :cry:

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#152 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 06:33

I've read on Facebook that Peter Westbury died on the 7th December. Very sad news.

#153 Tim Murray

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:00

Sad news indeed. RIP Peter.

#154 E1pix

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:51

It seems Sprint Car builder/owner/mechanic Bob Trostle has passed away yesterday (Nov 21). :cry:

Geez, I just spent a week with the grandson of Paragon Speedway's founder and a lifetime friend of Bob's… and heard many stories about Bob and his revolutions, but none of his passing. I best let him know.  :(

 

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#155 ReWind

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:07

On December 1st, 2015, George Benson (81), passed away.
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#156 GMiranda

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 22:35

Américo Nunes, one of the best Portuguese rally drivers between the sixties and early eighties, also competed on sportscars and saloons, died today with 87 years old. RIP



#157 Paul Taylor

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 13:31

Who looks after Motorsport Memorial? The search function hasn't worked for some months and emailing them doesn't seem to have fixed it.



#158 JacnGille

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 14:23

Long time IMSA competitor and Champion Dave White has left us.

http://bcterraceoaks...White-102956835



#159 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 17:01

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Siegfried Siefert has died. RIP

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#160 ReWind

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 18:50

John Coundley (1924-2016) obituary by the BRDC:

The Club regrets to report that John Coundley passed away on New Year’s Day at the age of 91. A property developer from Ringwood in Hampshire, John initially raced motor cycles from 1946 to 1951 before taking part in his first car race at the 1951 Eight Clubs’ Silverstone meeting in a Jaguar SS100. In the early days he also raced a MG Midget R-type at Ibsley, his local circuit. John became more widely known in 1959 with the first of two D-type Jaguars which he owned, the Ronnie Hoare car, which he raced both in the UK and on the Continent. There were also a few Lister-Jaguars, the Costin-type BHL126 being particularly successful in John’s hands including winning the AMOC Martini Trophy at Silverstone in 1960 and 1962. At this time John was commissioned by MGM to provide cars for its motor racing feature film The Green Helmet. When BHL126 was crashed by another driver (also a BRDC Member!) during filming, MGM furnished John with a Camoradi Maserati T61 Birdcage to race at Aintree.
By 1963, with the writing on the wall for front-engined sports cars, John had acquired a Lotus-Climax Type 19 with which amongst other successes he won the 1964 Lavant Cup at Goodwood ahead of rising star Jackie Stewart in the Ecurie Ecosse Cooper Monaco T61-Climax and double (at that time) World Champion Jack Brabham’s Brabham BT8-BRM. Also in 1964 John shared Dick Protheroe’s E-type Jaguar to win the over 3-litre GT class in the Reims 12 Hours and the Montlhery 1000 Ks while, perhaps impressed by his Goodwood victory, Ecurie Ecosse gave John some races in its Tojeiro-Ford V8 which included a victory at Brands Hatch.
Although mainly competing in larger-engined sports cars, John also raced a Lotus Elite in the early 1960s including a Team Elite car shared with Frank Gardner at Le Mans in 1963 when they retired. Two years earlier John had finished fifth in the 1300cc Coppa Inter-Europa 3 hours at Monza, the lone British entry among hordes of Alfas and Abarths.
For 1965 the 19 was replaced by a McLaren Elva-Oldsmobile M1A with which John won the sports car race supporting the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and the Whitsun Trophy at Goodwood ahead of the Ford GT40 of Roy Salvadori who was having his last ever race. Poignantly it was Roy who had seconded John for BRDC Full Membership in 1962, his proposer being a certain James Clark Jnr. John retained the McLaren Elva for 1966 which was his last season.
The BRDC extends its sincere condolences to John’s family. There will be a private funeral for family only.  Members are invited to a burial of John’s ashes on Monday 18 January at 3pm in Lymington.



#161 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:13

Chris Lovely

 

From Gary Gove:

 

"...Chris Lovely died in the Indianapolis Hospital, on Monday, after a long fight with the Big C.

He was a dear friend, a great crew chief for me, and a class act, who is already missed..."

 

Chris crewed for Gary when he won the under 2 liter Can Am championship in 1980.  Also, when they converted an ex-Alan Jones Williams for Can Am racing.  This came to an end when Gary had a big crash at Wakins Glen. Later, they put the Williams back in original form and raced it in historics.  I believe Chris, son of Pete Lovely, crewed for various Indy teams.

 

More here:

 

https://www.youcarin...s-lovely-460049

 

Vince H.



#162 Jeff Weinbren

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:11

Paul,

I believe that the       http://motorsportmemorial.org      email address is now :- 

nanni.dietrich@tiscali.it

Cheers,

Jeff.



#163 ReWind

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 15:16

Summary 2015

Argentina (3 passings)
Carlos Baracco (73 years old) Armando Bergamini (90) Denis Martín (23)
 
Australia (13)
Clive Adams (99) Graham Bowra (c.79) Ken Davies (c.72) Leo Geoghegan (78) Brian Lemon (82) Kerry Luckins (75) Frank Matich (80) Harry Mendel (66) Bill Pye (54) Tom Slattery (84) Mike Tighe (77) John Weinthal (74) Rob Worboys (c.75)

 

Austria (1)

Hannes Willenpart (61)

 
Belgium (5)
Jurgen Damen (42) Jean-Pierre Delvaux (??) J.G. Mal-Voy (67) „Perrier“ (80) Joël Rodberg (63)
 
Brazil (1)
Beto Roperto (64)
 
Bulgaria (3)
Boris Borisov (39) Tsvetomira Georgieva (33) Todor Slavov (31)
 
Canada (5)
Allan Dalby (92) George Daszkowski (66) Jim Marchant (79) Jean Ouellet (85) Alec Purdy (69)
 
Chile (1)
Carlo de Gavardo (45)
 
Costa Rica (1)
Davis Laitano (??)
 
Czechia (2)
Karel Holaň (58) Otakar Krámský (55)
 
France (30)
Bertrand Amalric (59) Serge Aziosmanoff (c.77) Jean-Pierre Beltoise (77) Jules Bianchi (25) Jean-Pierre Boilon (66) Anne Boisnard (78) Sébastien Bonnisseau (43) Claude Bouscary (??) Jean Canonici (c.81) Robert la Caze (98) Gérard Chalafre (68) Frédéric Comte (39) Bernard Desray (69) Gérard Ducarouge (73) Jacques Foulon (c.83) Philippe Graby (66) Marc Hennekinne (c.81) Christophe Henry (53) Mathieu Joly (34) Marie Laurent (c.70) Jean-Jacques Lenne (67) Guy Ligier (85) Robert Manzon (97) François Michelin (88) Marcel Nico (c.77) Claude Parpex (66) Marc Peccolo (60) Jean-Jacques Poch (70) Jean-Luc Rançon (64) Michel Réchède (67)
 
Germany (18)
Gerd Baroth (78) Gisela Blume (60) Helmut Bross (75) Gustav Büsing (71) Peter Diekmann (71) Klaus Fritzinger (78) Dirk Hagemeier (56) Eberhard Kaiser (68) Detlef Kaminski (54) Jürgen Möhle (75) Walter Nawotka (54) Kurt Rüdiger (97) Dieter L. Scharnagl (74) Werner Schruf (70) Siegfried Seifert (94) Roman Sonderbauer (54) Axel Spengler (62) Rainer Zenker (71)
 
Great Britain & Northern Ireland (40)
Ronald Barker (94) Paul Boothroyd (c.69) Guy Buckingham (94) Dave Cabena (68) Pat Carvath (78) Alex Clacher (c.79) Trevor Clapton (c.80) Tom Clarke (103) Ken Costello (88) Geoff Duke (92) Cam Forbes (51) Pete Fortune (56) Rob Fowler (65) Colin Francis (80) Tim Gibson (c.30) Doug Graham (c.85) Dick Harvey (c.71) Sue Hindmarsh (82) Patrick Howitt (70) David Hunt (55) Roger Keele (c.69) Roy Kennedy (77) Chris Lawson (41) Damien Lewis (39) Edward Lewis (??) Pat Mannion (c.81) Greg Margetts (63) Jem Marsh (84) Keir Millar (11) Edward Montagu (88) Andy Mort (47) Ann Riley née Wisdom (81) Andy Sutcliffe (68) Eric Thompson (95) Bob Trotter (67) Rob Turnbull (71) Jeff Ward (74) Peter Westbury (77) Justin Wilson (37) Philip Young (66)
 
Guatemala (1)
Manfredo Lippmann (88)
 
Hungary (1)
Tibor Széles (90)
 
India (1)
Bharath Raj (56)
 
Ireland (2)
Brian Foley (82) Simon McKinley (34)
 
Italy (5)
Piero Mancini (c.68) Paolo Pavanello (81) Tommaso Rocco (48) Davide Tulipani (c.44) Renzo Zorzi (68)
 
Japan (2)
Yutaka Katayama (105) Keiji Matsumoto (65)
 
Latvia (1)
Aleksandr Sorokin (??)
 
Monaco (1)
Pierre Karczag (c.92)
 
Montenegro (1)
Franjo Kunčer (58)
 
Netherlands (5)
Hans Bullens (68) Frank Eglem (48) Robert Joosten (46) Jeroen van der Ploeg (64) Kees Stoel (83)
 
New Zealand (5)
Lawrence Bruce (c.66) Ivan Cranch (c.81) Robin Curtis (c.73) John Dymand (76) Phil Kerr (80)
 
Poland (2)
Marian Bień (75) Zdzisław Kałuża (82)
 
Portugal (2)
Américo Nunes (87) Manoel de Oliveira (106)
 
Romania (1)
Victor Baldescu (62)
 
Russia (1)
Sergey Lubchenko (44)
 
Serbia (1)
Peca Milićević (61)
 
Slovakia (1)
František Valovič (73)
 
South Africa (1)
Peter de Klerk (80)
 
Spain (2)
José Lumbreras (c.31) „Marcos“ (c.64)
 
Sweden (1)
Erik Carlsson (86)
 
Switzerland (4)
Stefano Campana (38) Christian Carron (c.67) Dieter Cueni (70) Robin Munz (c.21)
 
USA (223)
Herb Adcox (85) Larry Addington (79) Jim Aldrich (67) Judy Allison (74) Rick Allison (65) Edgar Almquist (93) Mel Anthony (92) Mike Argetsinger (70) Don Arnold (73)
Mike Bailey (39) Buddy Baker (74) Earl Baltes (93) Buddy Bardwell (90) George Barris (89) Jim Beattie Sr. (73) Dave Beebe (77) Jack Beebe (90) George Benson (81) Bob Bentley (64) George Berejik (70) Fred Bitner (69) Don Bohlander (80) Ron Bouchard (67) Larry Bower (74) Larry Bowers (81) Joe Brady (71) Rudy Branham (60) Jerry Brophy Sr. (73) Richard Brown (75) Bobby Burger (74) Gary Burgin (69) Bill Burke (97) Steve Byrnes (56)
Jim Campbell Jr. (45) Allan Cantor (65) Wendell Chambers (70) Larry Cheetham (71) Sherman Chunn (64) Jerry Clark (93) Rich Clement (78) Red Coffin (75) Mike Colabucci (52) John Cornell (59) Ralph Corwin (72) Bob Coulter (82) Gene Cox (65) Jimmy Cox (80)
Ron Daggett (74) Lloyd Dane (90) Paul Deasey (87) Larry Demar (76) Thee Dixon (76) Ed Doebler (62) Ralph Donaldson (85) Butch Dowker (60) Smokey Drolet (84) Dick Dunn (77)
Bill Earnest (89) Jack Elden (82) Tony Elliott (54) John Ewald (65)
Richard Falconi (69) Joan Feller (53) Frank Ferrara (82) Randy Fiscus (51) Randy Fox (60) Rodney Franklin (61) Carnie Fryfogle (66) Andy Fusco (62)
Roger Garten (69) Vince Gimondo (84) Bill Golden (81) Leon Gonyo (63) Jack Goodwin (85) Jerry Gradl (79) David Lee Green (77) Tom Green (78) John Greenwood (70) Dick Guldstrand (87) Steve Gustafson (66) Roger Gustin (76) Henry Gutierrez (71)
Ed Hage (73) Royce Hagerty (90) Eugene Hall (90) Jackie Hamilton (80) Dale Hanks (74) Robert Harrington (72) Bill Henry (51) Greg Higgins (75) Brian Hilderbrand (55) Maurice Hill (71) Jim Hitt (79) John Hochmiller (84) Dave Hollander (66) Robert Holloway (60) Tom Hoover (85) Rick Horton (68) Armin Hostetter (87) Jack Housby (80) Bill Huth (91) Tim Hyatt (61)
Lynn Idler (66) David Into (75) Dick Irish (84) Roy Jackson Jr. (53) Tom Jensen (51) Delmo Johnson (82) Chuck Jones (82) Dusty Jones (90) Gary Jones (58) Tom Jones (72) Jimmy Jorgensen (81)
John Kennedy (75) Jim Keppley (73) Ken Klutzz (83) Junior Knepper (80) Bill Koenig (79) Jennifer Kutz (38)
Ron Lemasters Sr. (76) Joe Lepone Jr. (61) Bobby LeSieur (51) Gus Linder (86) Fred Lobello (93) Esther Lyon (80) George Lysle (77)
Doug Magnon (55) Jimmy Massey (86) Paul Matthews (77) Sid Mauldin (61) John Mausa (91) Denise McCluggage (88) Larry McCoy (47) Glen McDuffie (78) Bill McEnery (73) Tim McKinney (68) Worth McMillion (88) Ed McVay (92) Gary Meadors (76) Preston Morton (57) Dalton Myers (18)
Roger Neece (59) Tom Neff (76) Jim Nicoll (??) Evans Norris (76) Dennis Nyari (72)
Brian Olson (58) Don Orashen (52) Dennis Ortenburger (71) Dave Osmun (74)
Chad Padgett (41) Marvin Panch (89) Louie Panico (88) Jack Parks Jr. (86) Robert Paterson (77) Lyle Patterson (68) Duke Pavlick (??) Bob Peck (72) Dick Percival (71) Corky Perkins (57) Allen Phillips (59) Everett Pierce (86) Eliott Platt (75) Hubert Platt (83) Gene Playter (65) Ted Powers (78) Dan Press (66)
Dick Quallio (79) Marvin Ragan (72) Roy Robbins (88) Dave Roulo (79) Otto Ryssman (85)
Check Sadler (64) Don Seay (71) Jim Seip (70) Bob Seller (87) Don Shepherd (80) Cliff Shipp (60) Walt Sizemore (77) Glenn Smith (59) Lonnie Smith (59) Smoker Smith (83) Tex Smith (81) Wayne Smith (69) Wayne Smith (76) Dick Spadaro (66) Jim Splettstoeszer (75) Dennis Stephenson (75) Stubby Stevens (95) Gordy Stewart (77) David Stone (61) Sonny Strupp (89) Tommy Sutcliffe (81) Sam Swindell (82)
Jake Tanner (81) Bill Taylor (84) Ricky Taylor (69) Bill Terry (70) Gary Terry (36) Allen Thomas (54) Danny Joe Thomas (53) Howard Thomas (85) Jabe Thomas (85) Ed Thompson (71) Carl Tiberio (77) Mike Townsend (42) Bob Trautman (76) Fremon Treadway (78) Bob Trostle (82) Donald Tucker (78) Marco Turcotte (42) Skip Turyonas (58)
Red Untiedt (95) Jim Vandiver (75) Ron Vinje (81)
Butch Walsh (74) Mark Ward (84) Walt Weekley (82) Gene Welch (90) Dave White (74) Patrick Wilda Jr. (33) Bill Wright (77)
Larry Yard (74) Chris Young (62)


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#164 ReWind

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 15:40

In order to keep anyone who is interested up to date

 

Most recent entries (last four weeks):

Barney Hall, Rex Robbins, Mike MacDowel, Bob Harkey, „Dick Magoo“, Mike McKee, Mike Salmon, John Leek, Royce Renfro aka „Dizzy Dean“, Maria-Teresa de Filippis, Brian Kenyon, David Parks, Tyler Alexander, Louis Pane, Simon Harratt, John Coundley, Bob Kingsbury, Paul Zacka (January 2016), Pat Mannion, Gene Welch (December 2015), Bill Burke, Graham Bowra (November 2015), Jim Hitt, Ralph Donaldson, Randy Fox, Dennis Nyari (October 2015), Jim Aldrich, Gene Playter, Allen Thomas (August 2015), Jake Tanner (July 2015), Tex Smith (June 2015), Jack Parks Jr., Lynn Idler (May 2015), Dick Spadaro, Eliott Platt, Bill Taylor, Tom Jensen (April 2015), Don Orashen, George Berejik, Hannes Willenpart (March 2015), Fred Lobello, Danny Joe Thomas (February 2015), Jerry Brophy Sr., Marian Bień, „Marcos“ [= Silverio Montesdeoca Alonso], Lonnie Smith, Smoker Smith (January 2015), „Vas“ [= Vassilis Zissis] (November 2014), Werner Riedl (July 2014), Sluggo Shannon (March 2014), Günther Klapproth (April 2013), Keane Laakson (July 2012), Jan de Boey (January 2012), Larry Brazil (July 2011), Wayne Redmond (April 2011), David Mote (May 2010), Tony Fisher (June 2009), Paul Feistritzer (July 2008), Boris Garafulic (April 2008), Peter Schrick (May 2007), James Prochowski (January 2006)

 

Previous new entries:

Marvin Panch, Gary Meadors, Fremon Treadway, Jim Nicoll, Henry Gutierrez, Siegfried Seifert, Tim Hyatt, Donald Tucker, Ralph Corwin, Robert Paterson, Roger Gustin, Duke Pavlick, Dieter Cueni, Tom Neff (December 2015), Paul Matthews, Walt Weekley, George Barris, Ted Powers (November 2015), Dave White, Steve Gustafson, Dave Beebe (October 2015), Chad Padgett, Hubert Platt, Maurice Hill, Allen Phillips, Dale Hanks, Allan Cantor, Bill Golden, Jennifer Kutz, Richard Falconi (September 2015), Butch Walsh, Otto Ryssman, Vince Gimondo, David Stone, Brian Olson (August 2015), Edgar Almquist, Joe Lepone Jr., Alec Purdy (July 2015)



#165 Lemnpiper

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Posted Yesterday, 17:01

 1973 Winston Cup Rookie  Lennie Pond  passed away due to complications of cancer wed Feb 9th morning.

 

 

  Nice guy well loved here in Va from his sportsman days thru his cup days.

 

 Godspeed Lennie