Dr Kelly Swanston 1930s motorcycle racer of some repute and success.
I love his sand racing outfit - plus fours, tweed jacket,and crash helmet but no goggles.
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In order to keep anyone who is interested up to date
(for details turn to page 1 of this thread)
Most recent entries (last 6 weeks):
Nigel Snowdon, Jeremy Lord, John Settlemyre, Walt Arfons (June 2013), Midge Miller, John Giddings, Hanspeter Laber, Josh Burton, Harry van der Spuĳ, Jean-Pierre Allain, Ian Peerman, Ian Moss, Klaus Stich, Dick Trickle, Ken Jenkins, Lionel Ayers, Troy Rogers, Dean Jeffries (May 2013), Luigi Bormolini, André Reul, Glenn Bopp (April 2013), Charlie Elliott (March 2013), Dario Strukelj (May 2012), Wilfredo Jovellar (May 2011), Don Evans (August 2010), Jim Esau (November 2009), Giorgio Moritsch aka „Gatto Silvestro“ (June 2008), Mick Noden (December 2007), Nico Díaz (May 2007), Allan Barker (March 2006)
Previous new entries:
Mick Ronke, Norm Drew, Al Gaudreau, Franco Gozzi, Ali Schatz, Bob Armstrong, George Hill, André Marcadier, Herbert Lingmann, Maurice Chomat, Fred Gocentas, Ralph Sánchez (April 2013), Bernard Lefêvre, Michel Linder, Gene Heffley, Ed Andreetta, Ed Watson (March 2013), Richard Redgrave (January 2013)
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:58
I found a notice that he turned 75 last year. Does anyone know his exact birthday?
Saddened to see Harry van der Spuij in this list...didn't kmow about his passing. He was my favourite ZA sprint car driver. RIP Harry.
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Prominent Ukrainian rallying driver Vadym Nesterchuk died of dehydration in the desert in Abu Dhabi after his vehicle broke down during a training session for the Silk Way 2013 rally, officials said Tuesday.
Nesterchuk, 42, was found dead earlier this week in the Liwa Oasis in the emirate, it said.
After a technical malfunction of the car, the driver tried to walk to the nearest village. A rescue team that located him using GPS coordinates found him unconscious.
According to the embassy of Ukraine in the United Arab Emirates, the preliminary cause of Nesterchuk's death was dehydration. Police are investigating the circumstances of the death, the Ukrainian foreign ministry said.
Nesterchuk, a leader of Ukrainian rally team "Sixt Ukraine", had participated in major rallies like the Dakar Rally and the Silk Way.
The 2013 Silk Way which starts in July will take competitors from Moscow to the city of Astrakhan close to the Caspian Sea.
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More on Chuck Dietrich here:
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Alice Joyce Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away August 4, 2013 after a courageous 34-months battle with leukemia.
She was born to Frederic H. and Alice I. (Lewis) Uphoff in North Platte, Nebraska, on August 21, 1931. Joyce attended Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, where she was the church organist during high school. She worked at O’Connor’s Department store and helped her mom serve the troops during WWII at the North Platte Canteen. Joyce attended Girls State in 1947 and graduated from North Platte High School in 1948. That fall Joyce attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and served as the first dorm president of Johnson House. Joyce pledged Alpha Gamma Delta sorority where she serviced as an officer, Rush Chairman and later was honored to serve as Chapter Advisor. She helped pay her way through college by working for Reverend Mattingly and NWU Dean Dr. Deal. After Wesleyan, she married Bill Smith on October 26, 1952. They founded Speedway Motors as partners that same year while Joyce was working for Henry Brandt, Chairman of the Nebraska State Fair Board. Joyce loaned her husband “Speedy Bill” the $300 he needed to start Speedway Motors.
Throughout the years, Joyce’s outgoing and friendly nature served Speedway customers well. Joyce was initially Speedway’s bookkeeper, parts runner and counter gal and always served as Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer. In 1961 she co-founded B&J Partnership, a commercial real estate company which came to be known as Speedway Properties. These entities earned many national and local awards including the 1993 Cornerstone Award and ten Community Improvement Awards. Joyce’s six-decade involvement with Speedway Motors earned her a wonderful reputation throughout the racing world and performance industry. She attended countless races, car shows and trade shows across America. Joyce walked the fields at the Hershey, PA swap meet for over 40 years, was there when SEMA was founded and was the first vendor at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. She was a fixture at the SEMA Hall of Fame for over 30 years. Her tremendous impact on the automotive community was recognized in 2005 when she was presented with the Goodguys Woman of the Year Award.
As the proud co-founder of the Museum of American Speed, Joyce‘s love and knowledge of racing and rodding history will be a continuing influence for future generations. As a respected businesswoman, Joyce was honored to serve and direct many organizations, several as their first female board member. She also received Nebraska Wesleyan’s Alumni Achievement Award. Joyce was a trailblazer as a tireless working mom who labored 60-plus hour weeks at Speedway while raising her four boys. She still found time to be a Cub Scout den mother, library volunteer and Sunday school teacher at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she was a proud member for 59 years. She always felt blessed with her boys who all would go on to have the pleasure of working in the business with their beloved mother. Joyce loved reading, her garden, and playing the piano. Joyce’s friendly, kind, outgoing personality was genuine. Joyce liked people and they liked her. Until Sunday, she said she never had a day's rest since she meet “Speedy Bill,” her beloved husband and partner of 61 years.
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How strange. Some parts of the lists are still correctly formatted, while the rest is gibberish. I do hope this can be sorted out, Reinhard - this data is very useful and must not be lost.
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Reinhard - I've just fidlded around with the most recent list (Jul-Aug '13) and it took about 5 minutes to do the below; Not perfect, but by no means a disaster and a bit clearer. The one thing you might have to drop if you perservere (and I really hope you do) is the links to TNF threads. Feel free to copy the below and amend from that if it helps. I'm not the brightest when it comes to formatting and/or codes, but there are tools on there that mean you should be able to rescue some of this. Of course, I do appreciate that you shouldn't have to.
2013 Jul 01 Dud Lambert (Aus) Jul 01 Gord McKichan (Can) 74 07/08/38 Jul 02 Milan Parč (Cze) 71 20/03/42 Jul 02 Frank Tiedeman (GBr) 92 10/10/20 Jul 06 Erick Oland (Can) 89 18/03/24 Jul 07 Chuck Dietrich (USA) 88 17/09/24 Jul 08 Dickie Reese (USA) 88 04/05/25 Jul 09 Willi Bergmeister (Ger) 63 25/09/49 Jul 09 Max le Grand (GBr) 72 1/08/40 Jul 10 Yogi Behr (USA) c.74 1938 Jul 13 Henri Julien (Fra) 85 18/09/27 Jul 14 James McIntosh (Aus) c.40 Jul 22 Johnny Long (USA) 83 08/07/30 Jul 23 Nate Salter (Can) Jul 24 Lukáš Hanžl (Cze) 18 25/05/95 Jul 29 Tony Gaze (Aus) 93 03/02/20 Jul 29 Rudy Held (Can) c.73 Jul 29 Gim Wong (Can) 90 8/12/22 Jul 30 Archie White (Aus) 85 20/11/27 Jul 31 Hans Willwert (Ger) 68 01/07/45 Jul ?? James Furse (GBr) 94 26/10/18 Aug 02 Les King Jr. (USA) 79 24/06/34 Aug 03 John Coombs (GBr) 91 01/02/22 Aug 04 Joyce Smith (USA) 81 21/08/31 Aug 04 Kramer Williamson (USA) 63 26/06/50 Aug 07 Barbara Signore (USA) 80 30/08/32 Aug 10 Ina Schaarschmidt (Ger) 29 15/02/84 Aug 14 Janina Depping (Ger) 34 25/09/78 Aug 15 Terry Sanger[/url] (GBr) 79 04/06/34 Aug 15 Randy Tissot (USA) 69 30/03/44 Aug 17 Karl-Heinz Kalbfell (Ger) 63 29/12/49
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 18:13
An obituary for Peggy Bishop has been published by the OCALA STAR BANNER:
Margaret (Peg) Bishop, a longtime resident of Ocala, FL, passed away on August 21, 2013 in San Rafael, CA, where she lived for the past year.
Peg was born on November 5th, 1925 in Cortland, NY and is survived by her husband of 66 years and man of her dreams, John Malcolm Bishop; her son, Mitch Bishop, his wife Julia Bishop and four amazing granddaughters: Sarah, Alena, Devon and Samantha. Peg was pre-deceased by her three sisters: Barbara Holden, Lorna Murphy, Phyllis Fitts and two sons: John Marcus Bishop and Marshal Bishop.
Peg graduated from Cortland High School in 1943 and married John in 1947 after he returned from duties in the Navy. She graduated as an RN in 1946 from Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Peg contracted polio in 1949 and battled back to work as an operating room nurse for many years. In 1969 Peg helped start the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) with her husband John, which became the premier professional sports car racing organization in North America through the 1970's and 1980's. The business took them all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan.
In 1989 they sold the business and retired to the Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala, where she spent time with John flying in their airplanes and building amazing friendships. She even took pilot lessons and soloed, earning her own wings. At Leeward, Peg was active with the bridge club and other social activities. She was a devoted cat lover, a cherished part of the sports car racing world, and a caring neighbor on the Air Ranch.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC), 610 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1613.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.