RIP Oliver Winterbottom

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RIP Oliver Winterbottom

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Saddened today to hear of the passing of Oliver Winterbottom........a truly lovely fella.....
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He was in deed a lovely fella and true gentleman and always had a great story to tell.

R.I.P. Ollie.

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Yes - very sad indeed. I knew he'd been very ill. Always enjoyed the times I spoke to him.

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Not had the opportunity to speak with him, but very sad news.

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So sad to hear - was looking forward to taking him the pub again.
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Very sad news. Coming back to the wedge clan in only the last year meant I never met him - a lasting regret.
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Yes it is very sad news. He declined rapidly this week and passed away at 7.10 this morning. I was awaiting his family’s OK before breaking the news here but clearly it’s already in circulation.

I’d like to suggest we put together a book of remembrance from the owners. If you could post or pm your words together with your real name, then I’ll make sure it gets to his family.

Thanks, Richard
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Umm! What to do next?

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Great link Stu - thanks! I've really missed the shows this year :(

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Very sad to hear this. On the occasions I've met him he was always very personable and happy to chat, with so many stories (many of them humorous...) of life at Lotus. RIP Oliver.
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A great fella. Ive also owned an S1 TVR tasmin so we had a good chat about both cars, a very nice guy. If Covid wasnt an issue we could have travelled to his funeral and given him a 'sound off' exhaust blast as he went past on his last drive, I bet he would have liked that.
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bash wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 14:47
..........................If Covid wasn't an issue we could have travelled to his funeral and given him a 'sound off' exhaust blast as he went past on his last drive, I bet he would have liked that.
Bash
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bash wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 14:47
..........................If Covid wasn't an issue we could have travelled to his funeral and given him a 'sound off' exhaust blast as he went past on his last drive, I bet he would have liked that.
Bash


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bash wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 14:47
A great fella. Ive also owned an S1 TVR tasmin so we had a good chat about both cars, a very nice guy. If Covid wasnt an issue we could have travelled to his funeral and given him a 'sound off' exhaust blast as he went past on his last drive, I bet he would have liked that.
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It is sad to hear that he died.

I just bought his book "A Life in Car Design - Jaguar, Lotus, TVR" very interesting stories with some humor.
Pitty I have never met him...
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