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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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Stephen



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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



#1008 proviz

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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.



#1009 cooper997

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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.


#1010 E1pix

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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.

#1018 E1pix

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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.