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#451 arttidesco

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 19:28

Thanks for the links JWR, and welcome to TNF :-) The only time I recall hearing Tom's voice was on the Brands Hatch tannoy on that freezing day in 1975 at the Race of Champions.

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#452 JWR

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:17

Many thanks.

Glad people found the video interesting. I hope some get around to listening to the radio doc. It is five years old, but when it was first aired it was buried in the schedule on a Saturday evening just before Christmas.

Regarding the relative scarcity of Tom related content in the 'mainstream', I consider this being repeated on Radio Wales a small victory!



#453 arttidesco

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:30

Look forward to catching the doc on i-player :-)

#454 hogstar

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:18

It's interesting how times change as Tom's demise was in an era where deaths were still common place. It was generally accepted, regardless of circumstance. The news reader announcing the accident on BBC2 - Peter Woods I think - is quite haunting, especially the still of Pryce/Laffite coming together after Tom had been killed. There is no way that would be shown these days, but we now live in different times...

#455 sprog

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 21:51

I was at an IRL event in Watkins Glenn 2005 there were a number of Historic F1 GP cars there, being Welsh I was particularly interested when I saw the following Tom Pryce Shadow F1 Cars. Thought I would share them with you all. For some reason they did not take to the track when the historic F1 cars took to the track.

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Shadow DN8 seen at Watkins Glenn IRL 2005

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Another Tom Pryce UOP Shadow Watkins Glenn IRL 2005

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Tom Pryce UOP Shadow without it's body shell on, Watkins Glenn IRL 2005

#456 Giraffe

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:00

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 18:57

Firstly I'd like to apologise for the thread bump.

I've not been on here for quite some time and I've been frantically busy for a few years for various reasons but having skim read some of this thread from my last visit I have to say that some things brought a lump to my throat.

It was just this afternoon whilst I was doing my usual internet trawl of various car blogs I spotted a photo on a news feed on the Speedhunters blog. Its an image of Tom being harassed by Jarier around Monaco in 76, typical of Tom he's pitched his Shadow in on full opposite lock. Brilliance.

The image brought back memories of my research years ago and lead me back to this place. I had a look to see my last few posts and realised that I'd infact posted up a few images of my soon to be painted helmet with my very own memorial on it. Well a few years later and with a few colour changes (they match my car) here it is:

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I wear the helmet with a massive sense of pride!

I am going to make the journey up to Rhuthin this year to visit the memorial, its a fantastic piece of artisty. I cannot wait to see it for myself.

Bryn.

#458 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 19:15

You will love it, Bryn.

#459 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:34

Ever since the unveiling of the memorial in Rhuthun, I have had the pleasure of 'inviting' people to travel to North East Wales and specifically to the Denbigh area to, not only appreciate the distinct beauty of the countryside, but also to visit the Tom Pryce Memorial and feedback relating to both has certainly been brilliant.

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#460 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:13

Special thoughts this weekend with Tom Pryce (11/6) - was wondering if the Brands Hatch event in July will feature any of Tom's old F1 cars?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 21:21

35 years today since Tom Pryce died: http://www.bbc.co.uk...grand_prix.html

R.I.P. :(

#462 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:00

Tom Pryce, still remembered as the gentleman of F1 racing in the Seventies - a well-respected driver who, as attested to by many influential luminaries of the era, had the ability to be potential champion. To many, he simply was a champion!

I have seen requests to view any available Tom Pryce interviews on various websites and have only ever found one ...

- rare interview with Tom Pryce from 1975

- rare BBC footage of the report relating to the tragic events at the 1977 South African Grand Prix

Plea for assistance:

I am presently working on a documentary script and would welcome any stories that anyone who knew Tom Pryce as a schoolboy (the obvious names of his really special friends are well documented in David Tremayne's excellent book, The Lost Generation) and in the workplace in Wales may have, in and around the Sevenoaks, Ightham Mote, Otford, Brands Hatch area, from the various race tracks in the UK and beyond, pit lane experiences having met Tom, former drivers who may have competed with Tom in the various classes that he raced in, and basically any other interesting facts ... I shall of course, as ever, be seeking Nella Pryce's advice and approval before continuing with this venture.

It would be appreciated if contributors would kindly leave their full names for purposes of acknowledgement

Much appreciated
Eddie Knipe
eddieleeds@hotmail.com

Edited by Eddie Knipe, 05 December 2012 - 14:01.


#463 DN5

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:14

Eddie

Thanks for sharing those videos.

Wasn't the interview done around his rallying effort judging by the refrence to Chequered Flag that was visible in the background?

Geoff

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 13:33

Eddie

Thanks for sharing those videos.

Wasn't the interview done around his rallying effort judging by the refrence to Chequered Flag that was visible in the background?

Geoff


Not sure Geoff ...

:up: :up: :up: Absolutely brilliant! I have been inundated with so many stories from Tom's days in Wales. Special thanks to John Colley for very useful leads ... Please keep the stories coming. Much appreciated!

#465 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 17:05

Have a look at this website and see if you can spot a rather cheeky looking chap - a school class photograph taken in the early 1950's in Nantglyn. Who knows, could be someone in this photograph who may be able to pass on some rather interesting stories about this lad ...

Ysgol Nantglyn School Website

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#466 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:22

Remembering Tom Pryce this day - 5th March - 36 years on from that fateful day in South Africa. RIP Tom Pryce and Frederik Jansen van Vuuren.

#467 Barry Boor

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:42

A tragic, never-to-be-forgotten day.

Hwyl Tom!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 14:16

Remembering Tom Pryce this day - 5th March - 36 years on from that fateful day in South Africa. RIP Tom Pryce and Frederik Jansen van Vuuren.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 14:41

As with JFK/Jim Clark/Gilles etc I can still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news - sitting around the radio with my two housemates and staring at each other in utter disbelief.

Thinking of you today Tom. I was there when you destroyed the rest of the field in the F3 race at the 1972 Race of Champions, and to see your only F1 win at the same meeting in 1975, and when you put that beautiful Shadow on pole for the British GP that year. RIP.

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#470 Barry Boor

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 21:43

I was lucky to be in Monaco to see Tom, who was clearly driving an F.2 car, win the F.3 race. How else could he have left everyone else behind so easily?  ;)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:08

As with JFK/Jim Clark/Gilles etc I can still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news - sitting around the radio with my two housemates and staring at each other in utter disbelief.

Thinking of you today Tom. I was there when you destroyed the rest of the field in the F3 race at the 1972 Race of Champions, and to see your only F1 win at the same meeting in 1975, and when you put that beautiful Shadow on pole for the British GP that year. RIP.

Well Done as always, Tim. :up:

RIP, Mr. Pryce.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 14:37

Watching Sky F1 and they have shown the first of 3 mini features showing a visual version of 'The Lost Generation' towards the end of their Formula 1 show.

The Ton Pryce's piece is to be shown soon.

Geoff

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 19:33

Watching Sky F1 and they have shown the first of 3 mini features showing a visual version of 'The Lost Generation' towards the end of their Formula 1 show.

The Ton Pryce's piece is to be shown soon.

Geoff


Link to watch the Tom Pryce Tribute ...

http://www1.skysport...ation-tom-pryce

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:13

Probably the most powerful and gut wrenching yet dignified 5 minutes I have experienced recently, well done SKY.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 14:19

Probably the most powerful and gut wrenching yet dignified 5 minutes I have experienced recently, well done SKY.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 18:29

Probably the most powerful and gut wrenching yet dignified 5 minutes I have experienced recently, well done SKY.


Absolutely.

#477 Barry Boor

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 20:09

Sad and very moving little clip. Hwyl Tom.

#478 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:12

Remembering Tom Pryce and Frederik Jansen van Vuuren today. RIP

#479 Barry Boor

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:21

Racing started much earlier in the year in those days. South Africa was the third Grand Prix and I was at a very cold Silverstone watching a F.2 international race.

Same place I was on May 1st 1994.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 21:03

Remembering Tom Pryce and Frederik Jansen van Vuuren today. RIP

 

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Still remember how I found out watching Grandstand (which was based at Cardiff) and Frank Bough mentioning that it was a mixed day for Welsh sport......



#481 Eddie Knipe

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:56

There were recent reports of Tom's headstone in the cemetery in the grounds of St Bartholomew's Church in Otford (near Sevenoaks) looking somewhat 'worse for wear' and after having a look myself, I must concur that it is not looking good. The letters are fading away and it will certainly be a pity if it in a matter of a few more years cannot be read at all.

 

However, any attempt to assist in remedying the matter should firstly be 'run by' Nella. With Nella's permission, the Ruthin Town Council (Sevenoaks Council?) / Tom Pryce Memorial Trust could be approached to then further assist. Nella is a very private person and may well have matters in hand, so we should be reminded of this fact.

 

The rather active Otford Historical Society may also be approached - I have a contact who could put it to their members to possibly assist ... but, as stated already; only with Nella's approval. I shall write to her ...



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:36

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 19:32

Very cool, Thanks.