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Old 17 Jul 2019, 11:22 (Ref:3918127)   #1
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Bob Ridgard

I am sorry to report news that Bob Ridgard has died following a long illness.
Bob was well known for his exploits racing a Chevrolet Camaro, then latterly in fabricating seats under his brand name, and of course many forays in historic racing.
I have been informed that his funeral will take place on Tuesday 30th July. Further details to follow but I understand that it will be near his home (Sudbury) and that some form of car cavalcade might be planned.
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Old 17 Jul 2019, 11:33 (Ref:3918129)   #2
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I found this which I had not seen before:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZV2s7vEeLg
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Old 17 Jul 2019, 12:58 (Ref:3918145)   #3
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Oh that's a shame. We spent a very convivial Show when our stands were adjacent some years back. We dined and drank - mostly drank ISTR - together in the evenings

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Sorry to hear that, I raced with Bob a few times in different series over the years and a really smashing unassuming bloke he was. RIP Bob it's a pity that there isn't a few more around that are like you were !
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Indeed, I met him through Barry Sideways. Very nice bloke and of course his seats are very comfortable.

RIP Bob.

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Old 17 Jul 2019, 15:48 (Ref:3918186)   #6
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I am sorry to report news that Bob Ridgard has died following a long illness.
Bob was well known for his exploits racing a Chevrolet Camaro, then latterly in fabricating seats under his brand name, and of course many forays in historic racing.
I have been informed that his funeral will take place on Tuesday 30th July. Further details to follow but I understand that it will be near his home (Sudbury) and that some form of car cavalcade might be planned.

I CAN NOW CONFIRM THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS:

The following email has been distributed:
. For anyone who would like to come, the funeral will be held at 2pm on the 30th July at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6RR.
The wake will be from 3.30pm at Bob's house: 23 Ballingdon Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2BT. We would like to celebrate his life with a great send off! We will also be organising a convoy of classic, sports and racing cars to follow the hearse on the 30th July from Sudbury in Suffolk -

I have omitted contact details and telephone numbers, however Lucy and Claire have requested that anyone wishing to bring a car to join the convoy contact them via Facebook.


Alternatively PM me on this forum and i will pass on contact details.
thanks.


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Only just seen this - I only met Bob a couple of years ago at a CSCC meet at Silverstone when he was sharing a Dolomite Sprint, that was reasonably quick but which unfortunately expired only a few laps into the race.


I found him a very pleasant chap who was determined to keep racing as long as he could, despite his cancer.



RIP, Bob.
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