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Old 14 Mar 2018, 07:11 (Ref:3807869)   #1
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Frank de Jong RIP

Many of you will be aware of Frank de Jong's wonderful website touringcarracinghistory.net - he posted regularly here, both seeking and freely sharing information on his passion for 'tin-tops'.

Sadly, Frank passed away on March 10th, a few days after his 59th birthday.




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I understand that there are plans by some of his Dutch friends to ensure that his legacy is preserved and that his website continues.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 10:04 (Ref:3807910)   #2
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Sad news, glad though that the website will hopefully continue
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 10:29 (Ref:3807916)   #3
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Sorry to hear the news. Always looking on his websites. RIP Frank.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 12:43 (Ref:3807952)   #4
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 15:23 (Ref:3807981)   #5
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Thats so sad. I absolutely love his site. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 15:46 (Ref:3807986)   #6
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Sorry to hear that. I've always enjoyed spending a few idle hours on his website.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 17:13 (Ref:3807997)   #7
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Sorry to hear that. I've always enjoyed spending a few idle hours on his website.
If start looking at this sort of sites in no time it's a hour later.
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That's sad to hear- I corresponded with Frank a couple of times and sent him a few bits of 80's race reports, but I've spent far too many hours getting lost in old touring car pics and results.

Good to hear that friends are working to keep the site going and preserve Frank's legacy though- it would be sad if such a valuable historic resource was to be lost after all the hard work Frank put in to make it happen
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 17:40 (Ref:3808004)   #9
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BTW the link in the first post is not correct, it's http://touringcarracing.net
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Old 15 Mar 2018, 08:19 (Ref:3808109)   #10
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Sad news indeed, he did really good work with his website that was a great source of information.
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A great shame, I too have spent lots of time looking through his site and reading about meetings that I actually attended in the day. What has surprised me is his age as I assumed (wrongly) that he was older ? RIP Frank
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Old 15 Mar 2018, 13:18 (Ref:3808150)   #13
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Very sad to hear of this, I was a frequent visitor to his website and corresponded recently with some information to share.

RIP Frank
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Sad to hear this. Will be missed.
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Yes very sad news, I received a message over the weekend.

RIP Frank, thank you for your help and also for your enthusiasm for all things tin top. Thoughts with your family and of course friends of which there are many.
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