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#1 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 08:13

I first saw him at Catalina Park and Warwick Farm in an little Brabham, which he drove very neatly...

 

He went to England and finished up in F1 with Team Lotus.

 

In latter years he's been more or less secluded in North Queensland (Airlie Beach) and it's only because an old school friend of his passed on the news that we now learn he has passed away last week.



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#2 broadarrow

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 08:23

Such a shame to hear this, thanks for sharing Ray.



#3 Gabrci

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 08:49

Oh, I'm very sorry to hear that. I briefly corresponded with him a couple of times, he came across as a very nice and friendly man. 

 

Just to give some context to that he was secluded in Airlie Beach as it might sound a bit worse than the reality, they lived in a really nice house in beautiful Mandalay, just off Airlie Beach with wife Jan. 

 

He attended the 2011 Australian Grand Prix but I'm not aware he had much contact with the motorsport world otherwise. 

 

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#4 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 09:41

Thanks Ray, if you find out any more Info, it would be appreciated.

#5 Sterzo

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 10:41

One who is perhaps remembered through the distorting lens of "not making it", when by any standard he was a brilliant racing driver. So impressive in F3, and - while this may not have been his priority - brought great pleasure to all those unwashed enthusiasts standing trackside.



#6 WonderWoman61

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 11:17

Rest in Peace Dave Walker

#7 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 14:47

Sad news  :cry:



#8 LittleChris

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 19:09

The only driver to have his painted portrait on the cover of Motor Sport ? RIP Dave Walker

#9 ellrosso

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 22:25

RIP Dave Walker. The master slipstream winner in F3 back in the late 60's. Didn't get the breaks in F1 unfortunately but as mentioned previously, he was a "real deal", top shelf racing driver.

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