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.
A colleague of mine said he received an e-mail from Paddy Hopkirk last week.