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Old 20 May 2019, 09:07 (Ref:3904820)   #1
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John Smith

It is with the utmost heavy heart.... I am so numb I cannot speak, but its my sad sad duty to inform you all , that one of the great lights in grass roots Motorsport... and indeed international historic motorsport... motorsport in general, has been extinguished.

John Smith, former International Clerk of The Course, former Race Director HSBC and Masters, Co Founder of The 360 Motor Racing Club, and one of the most genuine men in Motorsport, passed away in the early hours of this morning.

I am understandably numb in truth , I will keep you all posted on things such as wake/ memorial.

God Bless all
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Old 20 May 2019, 09:15 (Ref:3904821)   #2
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So so sorry Claire. RIP John.He was a top bloke.
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Old 20 May 2019, 09:27 (Ref:3904825)   #3
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Old 20 May 2019, 09:31 (Ref:3904826)   #4
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My deepest condolences Claire, I just saw your post on FB and had a horrible feeling, so came on here and my fears were confirmed. RIP John.

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Old 20 May 2019, 10:03 (Ref:3904829)   #5
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Terrible news Claire. Thanks for letting us know. Was hoping to see him at Donington. RIP John, you will be sorely missed.
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Old 20 May 2019, 10:11 (Ref:3904835)   #6
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Old 20 May 2019, 10:32 (Ref:3904839)   #7
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So sorry to hear that Claire.

It was a privilege to have met John a few times and benefited from his help, experience and insights.

As delta said - a top bloke.
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Old 20 May 2019, 10:42 (Ref:3904840)   #8
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Thanks Peter sorry... i didn't think of that x
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Old 20 May 2019, 10:43 (Ref:3904841)   #9
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Old 20 May 2019, 11:51 (Ref:3904852)   #10
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Really sad news. It was good to know John, RIP
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Old 20 May 2019, 12:00 (Ref:3904855)   #11
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Thanks Peter sorry... i didn't think of that x
No worries Claire. Historics is where he'll be remembered most but the wider audience should also be informed.
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Old 20 May 2019, 12:11 (Ref:3904859)   #12
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As I said on FB, deepest condolences to you Claire. I am so sad to hear that one of the nicest, kindest blokes you'd ever wish to meet is no longer with us.

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As I said on the 360 Facebook page: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I'm commenting on this post. John was a gentleman who lived and loved motorsport. As one of the figureheads of The 360 he brought professionalism and wisdom to proceedings along with common sense and a love of his colleagues, racers, and marshals alike. Any circuit or club that plans a minutes silence for John at a race meeting, please reconsider; rev those engines loud, I'm sure it's what he would have wanted.
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Old 20 May 2019, 18:21 (Ref:3904936)   #14
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Old 20 May 2019, 19:58 (Ref:3904961)   #15
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Thatís very sad news Claire. Sorry not to have responded earlier but have been driving back from Spa and only just seen the thread.

RIP John and condolences to all family and friends.
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