Uphill Racers

Go Back   Uphill Racers > Hillclimb > Midland Hillclimb Championship
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Downloads Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14-09-17, 20:18
Steve Day's Avatar
Steve Day Steve Day is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 336
Steve Day will become famous soon enough
Tony Fletcher

I just wanted to add my comment on the very sad news regarding Tony Fletcher.

I've had a number of conversations and messages with various people about Tony and all are along the lines of him being held in high esteem and respected for being scrupulously fair.

Tony was an absolute stalwart of hill climbing and I found through him sharing his passion for the Midland Championship that he was a man of great integrity and someone who loved to talk about cars and competition.

He was charming but could be be prickly in equal measure, but that was his character - he was certainly tenacious, almost belligerent and that determination helped him to fight cancer for so long.

He's a great loss to our sport and I, like many others, will miss him a lot.

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 14-09-17, 21:19
oldman oldman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 235
oldman is on a distinguished road
Tony.

Well said Steve, I have always found Tony to be most helpful, when Diane and myself decided to compete on the Midland scene several years ago now, he made us so welcome and helped us in so many ways, recently he has been very ill but still continued to run his Midland Hillclimb Championship with Maureen and Rosie's help , we will miss him and so will the sport, our condolences to Maureen rosie and his son Stephen.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14-09-17, 21:21
Lolat492 Lolat492 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,529
Lolat492 will become famous soon enough Lolat492 will become famous soon enough
I knew Tony since 1994 when under the advice of Dave Parr l should do the Midland Championship.
He never gave me a cross word over all these years (ive done the Midland since that first meeting).
He made sure I knew I needed a Nat A Open for Libre before I had thought of it and little helping things like that.

He represents an era that put the current sport on a sound footing, and we have all benefited from this.
RIP.
Graham.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-09-17, 08:09
whimsy whimsy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 209
whimsy is on a distinguished road
It is thanks to Tony that the up to 2 litre racing car class exists. At a time when the MSA speed committee thought there was no need Tony decided that he would run it in the Midland championship and see how it went. It took off and was subsequently accepted as a national class. But for his willingness to try something new it wouldn't have happened.
Our thoughts are with Maureen and Rosie
Andy and Sheila
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15-09-17, 10:06
PP Racing's Avatar
PP Racing PP Racing is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 122
PP Racing is on a distinguished road
well said

agree Tenacious and Fair.
welcoming of new people to the sport, I will miss him

RiP

Piers
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15-09-17, 11:28
melslodge's Avatar
melslodge melslodge is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hayling Island
Posts: 241
melslodge is on a distinguished road
Some great comments made by others already.
Tony was like most people - you just had to treat him as you would like to be treated yourself.
Always helped me and after sending him a get well card following his illness one weekend at Loton Park, I found myself on the Front Cover of the Programme for the very next event!
Times do change and I for one will miss the Corinthian values he showed.
Best wishes to Maureen and the Family
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16-09-17, 04:58
Hillman Hillman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Wales
Posts: 247
Hillman will become famous soon enough Hillman will become famous soon enough
Another much valued pillar of our sport has gone, best wishes to Maureen and the family.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18-09-17, 13:08
SteveSlowboy's Avatar
SteveSlowboy SteveSlowboy is offline
Not-so-slowboy
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,080
SteveSlowboy will become famous soon enough SteveSlowboy will become famous soon enough
Sad news indeed. When I first ventured South to compete, Tony was so accomodating, welcoming and helpful in getting entries sorted out and advising what had to be done. When I last saw him at an event earlier in the year I was quite shocked at how his health had deteriorated. Condolences to his family. Another great loss to the Hillclimbing communitee.


Would anyone be able to advise the funeral arangements? I know these were displayed at Doune at the weekend, but I failed to make a note.

Steve
__________________
Working on increasing my carbon (fibre) footprint
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18-09-17, 13:55
Hasta Hasta is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Worcester
Posts: 1,743
Hasta is a jewel in the rough Hasta is a jewel in the rough Hasta is a jewel in the rough Hasta is a jewel in the rough
The funeral is at Aberdeen Crematorium on Thursday 21st September at 10:45AM

Postcode is AB15 8PT.

Hasta
__________________
I now know a liitle more about using an extinguisher
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18-09-17, 15:58
david.seaton's Avatar
david.seaton david.seaton is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: scottish orders
Posts: 498
david.seaton will become famous soon enough david.seaton will become famous soon enough
I have known Tony and Maureen since my first forays into the BHC in 1988.
Very few Scottish Competitors ventured South in those days, and they (and Rosie - Tonys' sister) always went out of their way to be welcoming and make sure I was being looked after - I suppose coming from Scotland and with a pink Chevron, I was probably the novelty act !
They were lovely people, and have all done so much for the sport over many years, it would be impossible to thank them enough.
I will miss my chats with Tony, and my heart goes out to Maureen and Rosie.
I may struggle to make the funeral on Thursday, but my thoughts will be with them.
__________________
Speakman Trophy - Doune 2011 - Best prepared car
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright© 2007-2018 Uphill Racers www.uphillracers.com