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Those who are gone...

Post by Jacob » 9 months ago

The third month of 2018 has just began and we lost already a few greats...
This thread is here to remember them

Those we lost this year:
●Henry Hope-Frost (†47) British journalist, commentator
●Peter Rubatto(†62) German motorcyclist
●Gerald Welter (†75) French constructor
●Ron Walker (†78) Australian promoter
●Rudi Eggenberger(†79) Swiss team owner
●Dan Gurney (†86) American racer & team owner
●Marcel Martin (†88) French racer & race director
●Luigi Taveri (†88) Swiss motorcyclist
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Post by Cheeveer » 9 months ago

HHF was my favorite journo. He spoke true passion and #fever. Gutted for his family. RIP
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Post by erwin greven » 9 months ago

:blush: I read at the 12 hours of Silverstone RIP HHF... i was thinking of Heinz Harald Frentzen....
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Post by Jacob » 9 months ago

I just found out that Alfa man Teodoro zeccoli passed away 3 days ago. He was 88 years old.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

RIP to HHF.... the voice of Goodwood and a great amusing writer. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his wife and young children.

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Post by Jacob » 9 months ago

Bad News from Germany. German actor Siegfried Rauch, who played Erich Stahler in the iconic movie "Le Mans", has passed away aged 85. During filming he & Steve McQueen became close friends.
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Post by erwin greven » 9 months ago

Jacob wrote:
9 months ago
Bad News from Germany. German actor Siegfried Rauch, who played Erich Stahler in the iconic movie "Le Mans", has passed away aged 85. During filming he & Steve McQueen became close friends.
Yes. Very sad news.

For who can't remember who Rauch was:
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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

A Facebook thread indicates that Frank de Jong, the man behind www.touringcarracing.net, has passed away.

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Post by Jacob » 9 months ago

hollie3sa wrote:
9 months ago
A Facebook thread indicates that Frank de Jong, the man behind www.touringcarracing.net, has passed away.
Oh, that´s not good. Do you have the Link?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

There is a link at TNF confirming the sad news. It was no secret he had been unwell for some time.
RIP Frank de Jong.

http://forums.autosport.com/topic/20903 ... -jong-rip/

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Post by theracer120 » 9 months ago

That is tragic, his website is invaluable as a touring car history resource and 59 is not a particularly old age to die at these days. Hopefully the site is at least preserved for the future.

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