A road accident in late March robbed British rnotorsport of one of its foremost engineers. Bob Brain’s preparation skills had earned him respect throughout the sport. particularly in rallying.
Bob Brain Developments, the company he founded with brother John in the late ’70s, had recently turned its hand to the field of historic rallying, Paul Howcroft winning the FIA European Historic Championship in a BBD Elan.
To his family and many friends throughout the sport. we extend our sincere condolences.
We were sorry to learn that Sheffield club racer Terry Stone recently succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident at his garage. Terry, 52, was a well-known saloon competitor. Most recently, his Toyota Corolla GT had been a front-runner in the Falken Tyres Modified Production series, though he had frequently proved his mastery of more powerful machinery in a career which commenced in the 1960s
MOTOR SPORT offers its deepest sympathies to his family, friends and many acquaintances within the sport.
• Just as we closed for press, we learned of the deaths of Geoff Sykes, one of the father figures of Australian motorsport, and arch-enthusiast Count Rudi van der Straten, whose Team VDS was familiar to European racegoers before he switched his attention to the United States. Full appreciations of both men will appear in June’s Motor Sport.
• There will be a memorial service for the late Ken Wells at Salvation Army Hall, Jersey Gardens, Wickford, Essex at 15.00 on Friday, May 1. Friends of the late author are welcome, and are asked to contact his brother, Norman, to confirm their attendance. Norman Wells can be reached on 0268-764298.