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#1 2F-001

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 10:44

I've been told that, amid all of the other news yesterday, Mike Blanchet died.

Well known both as a racer and for his involvement in Lola.

 

I can't, as yet, see any details about the circumstances. Another notable figure sadly lost from our little world.


Edited by 2F-001, 09 September 2022 - 10:46.


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#2 milestone 11

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 12:14

Yes, sad news indeed. We were pals many years ago, classmates at grammar school and competitors at our local club. Nice guy.

#3 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 12:47

I do believe his beloved wife Pat died earlier this year which probably hastened his decline. Sad news, RIP.



#4 LittleChris

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 20:28

Sad hearing this.  :(



#5 JacnGille

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Posted 10 September 2022 - 00:46

sad news



#6 DouglasM

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Posted 10 September 2022 - 01:16

Another name I recognise from my past gone. RIP Mr Blanchet.



#7 mariner

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Posted 11 September 2022 - 08:26

He has also been a regular, and significant , contributor to Racecar Engineering so not just an  historic figure.



#8 Allen Brown

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Posted 14 September 2022 - 12:37

Very sorry to hear this news.



#9 MCS

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Posted 14 September 2022 - 15:23

Sad to see this.  A good guy and a terrifically competitive individual but with fair play always as his standard.

 

Marcus Pye has written a good obituary, which I found here: https://www.msn.com/...-74/ar-AA11LIhl