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#1001 cooper997

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 00:03

From Mark's primotipo FB post on Patrick's passing - photo and words from David Crabtree - plus many others...

https://www.facebook...?type=3

 

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#1002 cooper997

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:25

I couldn't make it to Patrick Ryan's funeral, but by a couple of accounts it was a large gathering for his send off on Monday.

 

I did make Clive Manifold's service yesterday, a huge gathering as it turned out. Back at the Manifold home afterwards and Clive's final restoration project, his Lotus Europa twin cam was on display downstairs being admired and tried out (as in sat in). Two particular monents happened while there, Bugatti enthusiast, Bob King was somewhat amazed by how well Clive's workshop was laid out and another chap, was blown away to see a photo of Clive's bent Bugatti that happened during a trip heading to the seaside village of Lorne. I didn't get his name, but he was at Lorne when it happened, knew the folklore of the incident, although it took a mere 62 years for him to finally see what had happened. So he understandably took a photo of the photo.

 

Just catching up on a few things and find that one of Queensland motor sport identities of the late 1950s and 1960s passed away on July 31st.

 

Max Volkers, probably best known for racing exploits in early Holden, VW and Lotus Cortina died in his sleep. The Death/Funeral notice posted last week.

 

http://tributes.cour...986228256112640

 

My condolences to the Volkers family and friends.

 

Stephen



#1003 TerryS

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:54

I hear that well known former touring car driver Clive Benson Brown of Melbourne has died of cancer at 71.


Edited by TerryS, 24 August 2019 - 22:47.


#1004 MalcolmC

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 19:37

I do feel that if you're not in a position to provide a name then please don't post at all. It just creates unnecessary concern and speculation.



#1005 GMiranda

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 21:03

I hear that a well known former touring car driver of Melbourne has died of cancer at 71.

 

 

I do feel that if you're not in a position to provide a name then please don't post at all. It just creates unnecessary concern and speculation.

 

I presume TerryS is talking about this driver - http://v8sleuth.com....ve-benson-brown

I saw the news on Facebook two or three days ago, generally bad news come through it.



#1006 Red Socks

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 22:06

I understand that Paul Watson of the Paul Watson Racing  Organisation has died in the last couple of days.



#1007 cooper997

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:28

The ghost of 275GTB-4 has been in touch to mention the passing of Michael Navybox, who was involved with racing and driver training mainly at Wakefield Park, nr Goulburn, NSW

https://www.canberra...y-and-kindness/

 

My condolences to family and friends.

 

Stephen



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:51

Hannu Kahi, team manager of Racing Team AAW from 1969 to 1973, has passed away at the age of 82. He was best known in this role during the 1970 Makes' Championship season and 1971-73 in the Interserie.



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Posted 30 September 2019 - 01:43

CAMS has posted a tribute to longtime NSW CAMS Steward and competitor Warren Gracie, who passed away aged 83.

 

https://www.cams.com...e-warren-gracie

 

There's even potential of a few TNF members having to answer to Warren on occasion.

 

I have some notes that back in the early to mid 60s he had involvement with the Cooper-Peugeot.

 

Stephen


Edited by cooper997, 30 September 2019 - 01:53.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 02:36

I can't recall anything in racing ever being more appropriate than this...

It turns out Jessi Combs may indeed have become the fastest woman on wheels just prior to her tragic end last month.

Wow.

https://www.roadandt...n-posthumously/

#1011 E1pix

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 04:01

The ghost of 275GTB-4 has been in touch to mention the passing of Michael Navybox, who was involved with racing and driver training mainly at Wakefield Park, nr Goulburn, NSW
https://www.canberra...y-and-kindness/
 
My condolences to family and friends.
 
Stephen

Please confirm that Mick is okay and that I'm misreading this...

Thanks.

#1012 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 04:27

275GTB-4 is not Michael Navybox...

You might be misreading it.




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Edited by Ray Bell, 30 September 2019 - 11:52.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:47

CAMS has posted a tribute to longtime NSW CAMS Steward and competitor Warren Gracie, who passed away aged 83.
 
https://www.cams.com...e-warren-gracie
 
There's even potential of a few TNF members having to answer to Warren on occasion.
 
I have some notes that back in the early to mid 60s he had involvement with the Cooper-Peugeot.
 
Stephen

Warren Gracie was a lovely chap. He was always pleasant to deal with. He was one of my favourite stewards.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:56

Please confirm that Mick is okay and that I'm misreading this...

Thanks.

Mick is still driving around in his MG C - with the 6 cylinder truck engine. 

 

Now that would shirley upset him.   ;)



#1015 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:02

...that was never used in a truck.

Just take a solid 4-bearing six, add three more mains and weaken the whole thing.

#1016 GMACKIE

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:05

Mick would bite at that.

 

Didn't think you would...



#1017 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:54

You aren't aware, then?

I had a long and illustrious history with that engine's predecessor.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 14:45

Mick is still driving around in his MG C - with the 6 cylinder truck engine. 
 
Now that would shirley upset him.   ;)

Thanks Bud, I shouldn't have brought it up. Confused right before nappytime.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:30

It's my sad duty to report the passing of Bob Weaver after a few years of gradual decline with Parkinson's disease.

      The story has been told on TNF of Bob's purchase of the ex Ascari, Gaze, Davison and Green Ferrari 500/625

and his conversion of it to a coupe inspired by the Tipo 151 Maserati before it was restored and bought by Tom Wheatcroft.

      A life long enthusiast, a talented fitter & turner and a dear friend, he will be missed.



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#1020 E1pix

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 15:23

Sorry to hear, Rod.

#1021 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:19

The posts relating to Peter Molloy have been moved to the Peter Molloy thread.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 11:56

On the 10th of October former Dutch racing driver Jeroen Hin passed. He was two times Dutch Touring Car champion in the eighties and competed in the 24 hours of Spa several times with a third in 1991. 



#1023 Bob Riebe

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 18:39

It's my sad duty to report the passing of Bob Weaver after a few years of gradual decline with Parkinson's disease.

      The story has been told on TNF of Bob's purchase of the ex Ascari, Gaze, Davison and Green Ferrari 500/625

and his conversion of it to a coupe inspired by the Tipo 151 Maserati before it was restored and bought by Tom Wheatcroft.

      A life long enthusiast, a talented fitter & turner and a dear friend, he will be missed.

It is sad to lose these people but what I find just as sad is the so called -- restoring -- of custom vehicles that would be a memory of them future person could see to realize how different each was, and life was back in their haydays.

To me these so called restorations is just turning unique ideas into turns that represent same crap, same pile.



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 21:37

There were more bad news today, as Andrew Cowan, one of the best rally-marathon drivers and then head of the Mitsubishi competition department, passed away today, with 82 years old. Another legends has gone.



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 05:39

I have just purchased the latest issue #112 Australian Muscle Car magazine. They managed to pop a brief mention about Peter Molloy's passing with an extended tribute planned for the following issue. However in the same piece it mentions Scott Mackay has also passed away.

 

There will be those amongst TNF who knew him, but I'm certainly not aware of him taking part with TNF.  He contacted myself around 12 months ago seeking some info. But that was all the comms I had with him.

 

AMC writes...

"AMC was also saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of long-term Chevron Publishing volunteer researcher Scott Mackay at his home in Mildura. Scott was an ever-enthusiastic and reliable resource for many motorsport writers over many decades."

 

My condolences to Scott's family and friends.

 

Stephen



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 20:03

[...] Scott Mackay has also passed away.
 
[...] AMC writes...
"AMC was also saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of long-term Chevron Publishing volunteer researcher Scott Mackay at his home in Mildura. Scott was an ever-enthusiastic and reliable resource for many motorsport writers over many decades."

 
v8sleuth.com.au says he was only 58. :(



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Posted 03 November 2019 - 16:30

Sadly reading of the death of a competitor in today's London to Brighton run , although it would appear he wasn't on the route at the time as it happened on the M23 .

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 17:09

Sadly reading of the death of a competitor in today's London to Brighton run , although it would appear he wasn't on the route at the time as it happened on the M23 .

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...surrey-50281989



#1029 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:34

Mike Raymond, the speedway entrepreneur, TV commentator and everything else, promoter of the idea of V8 Supercars as a Holden vs Ford stoush, has died...

Claimed by pneumonia at a mere 76.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 19:20

Chuck Stoddard passed away in October. For six decades he was the guru of Porsche restoration, especially for 356s, early 911s, and even 914s. He started a Porsche dealership in Willoughby, Ohio, in the late 1950s--while he was racing Alfas (including a TZ)! His dealership became the place to buy a new Porsche. Eventually he became the major US source of Porsche restoration parts, often commissioning high-quality reproductions of rare items. He also collected Porsches and owned and vintage-raced most of the plastic cars, including a 917.  Also owned a Gmuend Coupe and many other unusual models. To American Porsche enthusiasts, he was The Man! We will certainly miss him and his expertise.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 00:32

Sad news



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 00:47

Thanks for letting us know, Frank.

Do you per chance know if he prepped Super 90s for SCCA in the '70s? (E Production)

I think he ran John O'Steen in the day.


RIP.

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:39

Mike Raymond, the speedway entrepreneur, TV commentator and everything else, promoter of the idea of V8 Supercars as a Holden vs Ford stoush, has died...

Claimed by pneumonia at a mere 76.

Like him or loathe him he did a great deal in motorsport and especially motorsport on TV. He was around speedway for a long time running Liverpool Speedway,, and in competition with brother Mike who was involved at the Sydney Showgrounds.

His inspiration with racecam has grown motorsport world wide. And made a couple of good drivers very well known here in Oz.

He often annoyed me on TV but his legacy will be around for a long time.

 

As for pnuemonia I would not recomend that for my worst enemy. So very much pity Mike. I had it once about a dozen years ago and took a long time to fully recover. In fact tommorow my GP has me booked for a Pnuemonia shot on top of my normal flu shot. And when I got the pnuemonia I had not had a flu shot that year. Everybody, and especially asthmatics etc have one every year young or old



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 21:30

Mike's brother was Steve Raymond, Lee.

 

Mike also had the Metro West BMX racing going at Liverpool Speedway. My boys raced (BMX) there quite a lot, along with Mike's son (who's name escapes me).



#1035 Ian G

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 23:03

Mike's brother was Steve Raymond, Lee.

 

 

 

Yeah,AFAIK he only had the one Brother,i met Steve a couple of times when he was doing a talk show at Channel 10 in the late 1970's,my GF at the time was a Journo. I don't think Steve had anything to do with the Sydney Showground Speedway,if he did it was only for a short while.

 

Andy was one of Mike's son and he had something to do with Liverpool Speedway when promoter Oliverie(?) lost interest.  

 

Sad with Mike,photo on 7 News of Steve with Evan Green,they did a great job at Bathurst and now they are both gone. Gary Wilkinson in interviews over the years said it was often chaos behind the scenes in the almost 12 hour Bathurst coverage but when the red light went on Mike and Evan always stretched with the ultimate professionalism. 


Edited by Ian G, 11 November 2019 - 23:12.


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Posted Yesterday, 00:54

Thanks for letting us know, Frank.

Do you per chance know if he prepped Super 90s for SCCA in the '70s? (E Production)

I think he ran John O'Steen in the day.


RIP.

 

No, I don't think so. He was too busy then running his very successful dealership, and I don't think he ever sponsored any one driver or team. Years later, Porsche bought his dealership, but it is now privately owned again. 



#1037 Lee Nicolle

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Posted Yesterday, 02:12

Yeah,AFAIK he only had the one Brother,i met Steve a couple of times when he was doing a talk show at Channel 10 in the late 1970's,my GF at the time was a Journo. I don't think Steve had anything to do with the Sydney Showground Speedway,if he did it was only for a short while.

 

Andy was one of Mike's son and he had something to do with Liverpool Speedway when promoter Oliverie(?) lost interest.  

 

Sad with Mike,photo on 7 News of Steve with Evan Green,they did a great job at Bathurst and now they are both gone. Gary Wilkinson in interviews over the years said it was often chaos behind the scenes in the almost 12 hour Bathurst coverage but when the red light went on Mike and Evan always stretched with the ultimate professionalism. 

Back in the 70s early 80s he ran Liverpool and was the ideas man.

And Steve was announcer and Ideas man at the Showgrounds. Read any old speedway mag of the period to verify this.

They both worked in media at the same time.


Edited by Lee Nicolle, Yesterday, 02:12.


#1038 Ian G

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Posted Yesterday, 12:02

Back in the 70s early 80s he ran Liverpool and was the ideas man.

And Steve was announcer and Ideas man at the Showgrounds. Read any old speedway mag of the period to verify this.

They both worked in media at the same time.

 

Ok,but i think Jim Shepherd may be spinning.

 

Anyway back to Mike.