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#451 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 22:36

Such as Max Pryor...

 

Max was best known as the Shell Tower commentator at Bathurst over a decade or so.



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#452 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 23:16

Here's a bit from Max Stahl:

 

For many years the "Voice From the Top of The Mountain", our long-time mate, Max Pryor, has lost his brave battle with liver cancer, passing away in Sydney yesterday, 3rd February.

 

He was 77. Active in the motor trade and motor sport, Max was the dealer principal at Springs Motors (later Eastwood Honda) until his retirement five years ago.

 

Our sympathies go to his wife Sylvia, sisters Jennifer and Judith, sons Hunter and Kane, and daughter Melanie.



#453 Dick Willis

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 00:57

Noel Hall, Australian Cooper Climax driver, 1059-61 and then Rennmax Climax has passed away aged 82



#454 Lola5000

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:08

John Allison of kew in Melbourne,John built in the 80s the Allison Clubmans and was a true old car guy RIP.



#455 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 13:10

The Allison was a tricky little thing... 10" diameter wheels...

 

Didn't Ross Wemyss drive it?



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:59

Thomas F. "Tommy" Meehan, April 4, 2014…born November 18, 1921.  Seattle area sports car racer, 1953-1962.  I'll post a separate thread.

 

Vince H.


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#457 Murray Lord

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 00:48

Lyn Archer of Tasmania passed away on 4 May 2014.



#458 cooper997

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:07

Thanks for bringing Lyn's passing to our attention Murray.

 

He raced at least 3 Coopers that I'm aware of, an ex Crouch MkV, ex MacKay T39 bobtail and the T41, that was already ex Brabham/Mildren/Griffiths/Roxburgh by the time it got to him.

 

A quick google reveals for us non-Tassie-based, that he spent many years helping run the City of Hobart.

 

Stephen



#459 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:32

Lyn is a sad loss, I have to say...

He has been a source of much information for me over the last several years, a very knowledgeable person and keen to help out.

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#460 B Squared

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:36

Longtime sports broadcaster, Gary Lee, has passed away at age 63 according to the Indy Star and USA Today.

http://www.usatoday....-dies/12660669/

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 13:57

Longtime sports broadcaster, Gary Lee, has passed away at age 63 according to the Indy Star and USA Today.

http://www.usatoday....-dies/12660669/

Sad news indeed.



#462 E1pix

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:23

Thanks Brian, sad indeed.

 

We had a nice talk with him before tossing about some of his karts at a south Indy track he managed (Y2K). Great guy, great reporter as well.

 

Condolences to his circle.



#463 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:44

Long-time Trans Am racer Loren St. Lawrence has passed away at age 74.  More info at these two links:

 

http://www.legacy.co...x?pid=171695400

 

http://www.racingspo...wrence-USA.html

 

Vince H.



#464 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 21:52

I was informed yesterday that Leigh Vine has died...

Leigh was well known in Queensland racing with his brother Rolf, principally in sports cars. I have no further detail.

#465 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:12

Wayne Eckersley...

Wayne was on the Niel Allen team as a youngster, he later worked for Lionel Ayers and was encouraged to go overseas to expand his horizons.

He worked with Williams in F1 and was there in the Alan Jones era, principally working with suspensions I gather.

He died about a week ago on the Gold Coast after returning to Australia, joining Audi in Melbourne and then going over to Hyundai. He was an all-too-young 67.

#466 cooper997

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:09

Despite a frustrating issue with the Cosworth (that meant static display), Wayne still had a smile at the 2011 Philip Island Historics, after his rebuild of FW07/4.

 

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I took this photo of him early on the Sunday morning on the PI front straight when a fabulous group of cars were gathered together for a photo shoot.

 

My condolences to Wayne's family and friends.

 

Stephen



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 13:08

I worked for several years with Wayne at both Audi and later at Hyundai, where he worked out of the Brisbane office.

A sometimes prickly character but mostly pretty amenable and only too willing to talk about his time with Williams and March, where he built the six wheel F1 car.

 

Far too young (younger than me!  :( ) to pass away.

 

RIP Wayne

 

Pat



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 23:59

In the West we just lost John Bertina from the Caversham and early Wanneroo days. John was best known for his cut down FJ Holden.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:11

Roland Selby, Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada.  Raced Formula Junior and Formula Ford.  More info here:

 

http://www.legacy.co...x?pid=172587508

 

http://www.gvmps.org...Roland-2012.pdf

 

Vince H.