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Old 23 Feb 2013, 12:51 (Ref:3209554)   #1
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I have heard the very sad news that Howard passed away this morning. My deepest sympathy goes to Pat and family.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 15:49 (Ref:3209585)   #2
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A stalwart of club racing and the driving force behind Castle Combe. A great loss to British motorsport. RIP Howard.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 17:03 (Ref:3209635)   #3
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A stalwart of club racing and the driving force behind Castle Combe. A great loss to British motorsport. RIP Howard.
Hear hear

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Old 23 Feb 2013, 17:17 (Ref:3209640)   #4
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Very sad news! As most Combe stalwarts will know, Howard was instrumental in saving Combe for racing in the 60s and was the dynamo behind the success story that was Combe in the 80s and 90s especially. He made Castle Combe racing synonymous with club racing at its best ,combining large fields of cars with plenty of spectators. And always plenty of marshals who I know he appreciated.
Hopefully there will be some permanent sign of the esteem he was held in at the circuit?
Let us hope that his hopes and plans for a vibrant Castle Combe Racing Club continue and someone with a successful Combe at heart takes up Howard's torch!
But it's a sad day for British motor racing as when Don Trueman left us. We will miss the red buggy driving round on race day checking on the size of the crowd and the quality of the racing.....
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 18:48 (Ref:3209671)   #5
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A real driving force and entrepreneur for attractive, high-quality, club racing. Always polite and interesting to talk to.

RIP Howard

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Old 23 Feb 2013, 19:40 (Ref:3209694)   #6
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My deepest sympathy's, go to Pat, Karen, Emma & Family.

I will always remember Howard from the late 70's till last season, with his wry smile and wicked sense of humour.

He always made time to talk to marshals, & the general public.

He was Mr Combe, and saved the Circuit, when times were tough.

You will be sadly missed.


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Old 23 Feb 2013, 20:05 (Ref:3209700)   #7
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sad news about Howard. He did so much for British Club motorsport.

A deep void to fill.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 23:17 (Ref:3209762)   #8
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Old 24 Feb 2013, 03:27 (Ref:3209829)   #9
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A very sad day for motorsport in general and Combe in particular. As a spectator at the circuit for over 40 years I was witness to every changing season of development from those early days of a couple of meetings a year at a rather rundown venue to the fantastic setting and race meetings that Howard and his team have strived so hard to attain. It certainly became an intrinsic part of my life and for that I thank you sincerely.

RIP Howard, a man who had the vision and purpose to provide a wonderful lasting legacy to all us motorsport fans. Sincere condolences to his family and his many friends.

Thankyou again.

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Old 24 Feb 2013, 06:57 (Ref:3209873)   #10
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A very sad day for motorsport in general and Combe in particular. As a spectator at the circuit for over 40 years I was witness to every changing season of development from those early days of a couple of meetings a year at a rather rundown venue to the fantastic setting and race meetings that Howard and his team have strived so hard to attain. It certainly became an intrinsic part of my life and for that I thank you sincerely.

RIP Howard, a man who had the vision and purpose to provide a wonderful lasting legacy to all us motorsport fans. Sincere condolences to his family and his many friends.

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Exactly this. A massive loss for club motorsport. Totally committed to Combe and making it work as a business, one of the great successes in recent years. RIP.
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It was a shock to read this sad news yesterday.
My condolences to his family, friends and the Combe family, race days will never be quite the same again.

RIP.
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RIP, as said this will be a massive loss for Club Motorsport, Howard and Combe were a fairly unique combination. Thoughts are with his family and friends.
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A huge loss to UK motorsport and Howard will be always regarded as 'Mr Castle Combe'. I'm sure he will be long remembered and rightly so. RIP Howard
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Old 26 Feb 2013, 14:17 (Ref:3211194)   #14
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Just read in our paper that Howard Strawford passed away last Saturday. Very sad to hear that - in my dealings with him when running the Road Saloons (and as a competitor), he was so helpful. He also knew how to run a circuit for the spectators, which is why Castle Combe has so many of them.
A great loss to all of us - competitors, officials, and spectators.
Condolences to his family - especially his so supportive wife, Pat.
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Old 26 Feb 2013, 15:00 (Ref:3211207)   #15
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