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#1 Kpy

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 20:43

I hear via his son Tom that Simon is not at all well, unconscious but stable. I for one wish him a full recovery.

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#2 LittleChris

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 20:49

What awful news. Fingers very much crossed for Simon who was a regular and much valued poster here a while ago.

#3 arttidesco

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 20:56

That is terrible news about someone I have become acquainted with over the years since joining TNF, sending Simon best wishes and for a full and speedy recovery.



#4 GMiranda

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 21:05

What happened?????

I read something on Facebook, but I had no idea it was so serious!



#5 Myhinpaa

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 21:43

I hear via his son Tom that Simon is not at all well, unconscious but stable. I for one wish him a full recovery.

 

 

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#6 john aston

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 06:20

Simon is a very good man, and a proper enthusiast, whom I've got to know a little over the last few years. If Tom reads this, perhaps he can pass on my very best wishes - of which there will be a huge number I am sure.

#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 06:42

And Tom - please accept all our very best wishes to you and your family, hoping for Simon's improvement and recovery.  Such an enthusiast...genuinely one of the good guys...

 

DCN



#8 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 07:37

Couldn’t agree more with John and Doug. Simon is such an amazing enthusiast, and a lovely, lovely bloke as well. Please get well soon, Simon.

#9 Stephen W

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 07:49

Tom, please pass on my best wishes to Simon and also tell him that the TNF North West group are rooting for him.



#10 Michael Ferner

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 07:59

That's very sad to hear!  :|

 

My best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!



#11 Risil

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 08:55

Best wishes to Tom and very much hoping for Simon's recovery



#12 BRG

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 09:42

Simon is one of the good guys.  Hoping for a speedy recovery.  Best wishes.



#13 MCS

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 11:53

Sincerely hope he is able to make a full recovery.  He has huge, warranted respect from so many. Please get better, Simon.



#14 D-Type

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 13:38

I only "know" him from his writings.  Can I add my best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the others.



#15 Gary C

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 14:11

Get well soon, Simon!

#16 cpbell

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 15:35

Very sad to hear this. 



#17 Rob Ryder

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 17:22

I met him a few times at Oulton Gold Cup way back in the early 00s and found him a joy to talk with. 

I hope he recovers quickly and is soon walking the circuits again.

Rob 



#18 PaulButler58

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 18:04

Get well soon Simon! As others have said one of the good guys, always enjoyed reading his jottings



#19 RTH

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 22:12

Tom tells me Simon is being kept sedated as part of the programme of treatment and gradually it is to be reduced to bring him round gently. We hope to hear the latest as soon as there is any change. Our thoughts of course not only with Simon but with his son and daughter Tom and Lucy. Soon as we hear more.

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#20 ensign14

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 22:37

Fingers crossed.



#21 Myhinpaa

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 22:37

A very nice tribute from Tom on his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/...2098944/photo/1



#22 Giraffe

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 22:39

Top wordsmith, pillar of the motor sport community and all-round good egg. My thoughts and prayers are with Simon and his family at this time.



#23 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 27 October 2022 - 10:05

I met Simon through TNFNW and many times at Oulton Park, a true enthusiast with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport.

Get well soon Simon we are all rooting for you.



#24 Odseybod

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Posted 27 October 2022 - 17:27

A full and speedy recovery, please, Mr A.  Carry on.



#25 jonpollak

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Posted 28 October 2022 - 00:20

Fingers crossed for a full recovery.
Good man and a friend.

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#26 F1matt

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Posted 28 October 2022 - 15:34

Get well soon, a true enthusiast, I always enjoy his writing. 



#27 RTH

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 09:56

Latest from son Tom :-

 

Saw Arron Sr this evening. His eyes opened. First time I’ve seen them in over a week. There have been complications, but he’s doing much better now than was hoped just a few days ago. We’ll take that.


Edited by RTH, 30 October 2022 - 09:57.


#28 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 11:18

That’s very good news. Thanks for letting us know.

#29 John Ginger

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 13:20

Encouraging news, thank you
Wishing Simon a full and speedy recovery

#30 arttidesco

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 14:52

Great to hear news of Simon’s recovery, thinking of Simon and his family at this difficult time.

#31 RTH

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 18:34

Sunday night 30th

Tom Arron

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The last 12 days have been emotionally and physically draining. And we don’t yet know if, how, when that’s going to improve. Things are very uncertain. But I just want to say thanks again for all the support. It’s been more valuable than you can possibly know.


#32 Doug Nye

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 22:13

Many of us have been through similar experiences...  Stay strong, show the medics he really, really matters.

 

DCN


Edited by Doug Nye, 30 October 2022 - 22:14.


#33 DCapps

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Posted 31 October 2022 - 15:40

After what I've been through of late, I truly hope the best for Simon, who is a genuinely nice person in my opinion.



#34 O Volante

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Posted 31 October 2022 - 17:38

Best wishes



#35 RobertE

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Posted 31 October 2022 - 20:57

I'm sorry to hear of this - and sorry for your difficulties, too, Don. I don't know SA, but I've read him and I wish him all good fortune. Get well soon!



#36 RTH

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Posted 01 November 2022 - 10:39

After what I've been through of late, I truly hope the best for Simon, who is a genuinely nice person in my opinion.

I am very sorry to read this Don. Whatever it has been I do hope things are straightened out now ?

 

No more news of Simon in the last 24hrs.It has been 2 weeks now since he was taken ill and rushed to hospital  it remains deeply concerning and we all hope for the best . A couple of photos of Simon . He was a regular interviewer at our film show days885-2.jpg

Simon (right interviewing the late Chris Craft)

 

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#37 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 13:23

What dreadful illness has struck him?  I always assumed he was a good deal younger than most of us on here?



#38 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 14:45

What dreadful illness has struck him? I always assumed he was a good deal younger than most of us on here?


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#39 PCC

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 18:16

Posted a minute ago by Tom on Twitter:

 

Dad remains stable, but in a very serious condition. After a positive start to last week, serious complications have arisen. We don’t know if/when he will recover or what that may look like.

 

We, with my sister taking the lead, will continue to let him know how loved he is.

 

https://twitter.com/...870622809473024


Edited by PCC, 02 November 2022 - 18:18.


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#40 BRG

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Posted 03 November 2022 - 09:33

Oh dear, that is sad.  Keep fighting, Simon!



#41 Emery0323

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Posted 03 November 2022 - 17:38

Very grieved to hear this!  Best wishes for for a full and speedy recovery to Simon and his family! 

Just the uncertainty with these major health crises can be agonizing.


Edited by Emery0323, 03 November 2022 - 17:39.


#42 RTH

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Posted 05 November 2022 - 09:13

I cannot find any more news to report in the last 2 days, must presume no change as yet .



#43 GMiranda

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 21:36

I hate to bring such bad news.... I was shocked when I read it. Simon Arron and Michael C. Brown were two of the persons who encouraged me and gave some of the best tips for my developing career as a writer. I have no words.

 

https://twitter.com/...092111063314432


Edited by GMiranda, 08 November 2022 - 21:36.


#44 PCC

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 21:45

I hate to bring such bad news.... I was shocked when I read it. Simon Arron and Michael C. Brown were two of the persons who encouraged me and gave some of the best tips for my developing career as a writer. I have no words.

 

https://twitter.com/...092111063314432

I just saw that too on Twitter. This is such desperately sad news. Unlike many here, I only knew him through his writing and his TNF contributions. But he was so obviously a wonderful person whose passion, intelligence and warmth shone through. I can barely believe how affected I am by this news about someone I never got to meet. My heart aches for his family - and for those here who were privileged to call him their friend.



#45 GMiranda

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 21:54

I just saw that too on Twitter. This is such desperately sad news. Unlike many here, I only knew him through his writing and his TNF contributions. But he was so obviously a wonderful person whose passion, intelligence and warmth shone through. I can barely believe how affected I am by this news about someone I never got to meet. My heart aches for his family - and for those here who were privileged to call him their friend.

I never met him, but we spoke on Facebook and by email, but he helped me a lot, and I felt shock, just as well as that December morning.



#46 LittleChris

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 22:17

Absolutely awful news. My thoughts are with Simons family  :(



#47 Thundersports

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 23:00

Absolutely shocked and very sad to read. Was chatting to Simon only the other week on FB so sorry for Tom and Lucy. 



#48 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 23:06

Such utterly awful news. A wonderful wordsmith. What a loss this is.



#49 JacnGille

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 23:49

sad news



#50 arttidesco

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Posted 09 November 2022 - 03:18

This is shocking news, my thoughts are with Simon and his entire family at this difficult time.