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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 October 2022 - 19:13

Might I draw attention to the passing of motor-cycle star rider and (like John Surtees) seven-time World Champion Phil Read yesterday.  See TNF's associated motor-cycling Forum.  He was a somewhat controversial character (as indeed was our John) and some of the motor-cycle press obits certainly tell it as it was.

 

Regardless, he was a great British rider and should be honoured as such.  Sincere condolences to his family and friends... 

 

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Edited by Doug Nye, 07 October 2022 - 19:16.


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#2 marksixman

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Posted 07 October 2022 - 20:44

Hear hear, Doug.

No doubt he, and Mike, and Barry, and John are thrashing it out around the stars, dazzling all with their talents.

RIP Phil.

#3 Steve99

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Posted 08 October 2022 - 10:34

Sad news for me. I met him on several occasions thanks to my father, he seemed a good bloke to me. 



#4 JacnGille

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Posted 08 October 2022 - 17:21

Sad news



#5 WonderWoman61

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Posted 09 October 2022 - 13:17

Rest in Peace Phil Read. Shouldn't this really be in the Motorcycle Racing section?

Edited by WonderWoman61, 09 October 2022 - 13:18.


#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 09 October 2022 - 16:06

Of course it should (as well) but I posted it here intentionally to draw the parallel with our crossover hero - John Surtees.  Many racers are Racers, regardless of the number of wheels, and many like-minded enthusiasts simply celebrate that fact.  

 

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#7 WonderWoman61

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Posted 09 October 2022 - 17:46

Of course it should (as well) but I posted it here intentionally to draw the parallel with our crossover hero - John Surtees.  Many racers are Racers, regardless of the number of wheels, and many like-minded enthusiasts simply celebrate that fact.  
 
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Understood.