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Rotten Ali

Posted Yesterday, 09:48 PM

That's sad. I only met him once, at a car manufacturers meeting at the SMMT. Great way to build cars - marine plywood bulkheads and GRP curvy outer panels.
In a similar vein about meeting people once, I'm thinking Paddy Hopkirk will really be getting on by now. On checking I find he is 81. And I was astounded to see him still pushing his brand in a business meeting back in 2004. Made of sturn stuff these old motor sports guys.

Lard Bazaar

Posted Yesterday, 08:05 PM

Jem Marsh, of Marcos manufacturing dead

 

http://www.westernda...tail/story.html


time

Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

'Iconic' F1 designer Gerard Ducarouge, has died aged 73.

 

He designed cars for Ligier Lotus & Matra.


Magere Hein

Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:14 PM

I just saw a documentary (on Dutch telly) about Dutch F1 driver Jan Lammers.

jan_lammers.jpg

Doesn't look bad for a 58 y/o.

That documentary is in Dutch of course, but should you want to see it: it's online. I don't know how long it'll stay.

regards,
Hein

DaveG

Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

Thanks for that Pedro - there goes my joker.  Makes up nicely for a blank scorecard last year...


Pedro1

Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

UK obit for Robert Manzon http://uk.reuters.co...N0KS1SB20150119


Cat O'Falk

Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:32 AM

Not sure what to do with this story but ignoring it 'twould be criminal.
Speaking of criminal, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says his ex is a trained assassin who has killed drug kingpins!
So it's a fringe celebrity and racing. Apologies for not having a proper location for this gem.
Sir C

http://www.freep.com...ascar/21749131/

You didn't read my PM. http://www.deathlist.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1552&page=3&hl=nascar#entry53140 :)


maryportfuncity

Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:09 AM

More a reminder than new information but...

 

Quite a few obitable and aged British F1 types continue to breathe, like:

 

Chris Irwin - few F1 drives and serious career ending accident in late sixties - may be one of the more obscure.

 

Vic Elford and Jackie Oliver are also around.


gcreptile

Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

Last living driver of the very first Formula One season, Robert Manzon, dead at 97:

 

http://www.abc.net.a...on-dies/6026686


Sir Creep

Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

Not sure what to do with this story but ignoring it 'twould be criminal.
Speaking of criminal, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says his ex is a trained assassin who has killed drug kingpins!
So it's a fringe celebrity and racing. Apologies for not having a proper location for this gem.
Sir C

http://www.freep.com...ascar/21749131/

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