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Old 5 May 2017, 19:43 (Ref:3731854)   #1
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I know this a mostly racing forum....but sad to hear that Timo Makinen left us yesterday (4/5/17) - one of the original Flying Finns.......
It was announced as well yesterday that Sir John Whitmore had also passed away - another legend
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Old 6 May 2017, 00:09 (Ref:3731855)   #2
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It was announced as well yesterday that Sir John Whitmore had also passed away - another legend
I, in turn, hadn't heard that - one of my heroes for his exploits in the unusual red with gold stripe liveried Lotus Cortina.......even painted my slot-car Cortina to match......

Sir John and Timo more-or-less the same age - both will be fondly remembered.......RIP.
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Old 6 May 2017, 06:33 (Ref:3731856)   #3
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.......even painted my slot-car Cortina to match......
Me too. RIP John.
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It was announced as well yesterday that Sir John Whitmore had also passed away - another legend
I used to see and speak to John a fair bit when he lived close to me in the UK, and last year I heard what had happened to him , however he did live a good life after racing and used to play squash very competitively at the school that my wife worked at. RIP John.
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Am I missing something? There seems to be little said about Sir John's passing in the usual motorsport outlets. I don't get it, are people unaware? I was expecting to read on obit on the MotorSport site for instance but my searches turned up nothing. Perplexed.

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I seem to have read obits in most of the mags, mostly short, I admit, but a full one in the latest issue of Octane. I suspect that the next issue of Motor Sport will have a proper one, hopefully, but yes, a bit surprised they don't seem to have anything online. Here's a few to be getting on with:-

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/129317

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/0...1937-2017.html

http://www.brdc.co.uk/Notice-of-Deat...e-Bt-1937-2017

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/race/h...re-1937--2017/

http://www.retro-speed.co.uk/showreports.asp?art=22062

And one from a different angle:-

http://www.instituteofcoaching.org/s...more-1937-2017
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