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Old 10 Apr 2018, 19:55 (Ref:3814728)   #1
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John Miles RIP

I have read elsewhere that John Miles died at the weekend.He was a very good development driver for Lotus in the sixties and seventies and still improving road cars in very recent times.The Lotus 63 wasn't his favourite car though.Worth reading his opinions if you aren't aware of his standing in the word of vehicle development.He was the subject of "Lunch with...." in Motor sport a while back.
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Old 11 Apr 2018, 11:10 (Ref:3814844)   #2
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Wasnít he also talented musically?

He coped with a lot of dignity, being team mate to Rindt that fateful weekend in Monza 1970. RIP
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I learned of this man only in his passing and in the mid 80s, he started a Jazz Record Label.
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Sad to hear that John has passed away. I had the fortune to work with John as we developed road tyres for the M100 Elan & other cars, including the Lotus Omega, in the eary 90s.
We took turns in trying to kill each other as we tried in vain to get the tyres right. John often drove in bare feet to get a better feel for the pedals & sometimes forgot to put shoes back on before getting out of the car !
He once was taken ill during a test period wil us in Luxembourg & had to be carted off to hosital for a check up. He was complaining about the poor secondary ride & chronic tyre noise of the ambulance all the way to the hospital !

That was John !! Rest in peace my old friend !

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This is a really good read; A Lunch with:

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/a...nch-john-miles
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This is a really good read; A Lunch with:

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/a...nch-john-miles
Great article, well done, Mike for digging that one out ; I'm now going to read Jackie Oliver's one, as I used to (try to) race with him in U2TC, a few years ago.

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Those lunch with are always good reads, really gets insight into characters. My favourites are Warr, Patrese, Bell and John Webb
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Wasn’t he also talented musically?
Then, Music was his first love, and his last.
Music of the Future, and that of the past...

RIP John Miles. Monica will miss you.
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